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A Tourist's Review of Athens Escape Rooms

A round-up of our trip to the Greek capital including pointers to our highlight games like the Paradox Project and links to all the individual articles.

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Athens Escape Review: The Brainfall Hotel (Down the Rabbit Hole and Dark Seas)

A pair of fun experiences with gorgeous sets but with the actors that didn’t really add to the experience. In one, the actor got a bit repetitive, while in the other, the actors weren’t very relevant. Go in expecting an immersive theatre/escape room hybrid and you should have a good time.

Athens Escape Review: Room 54 (Swamp of Sorrows and Ring of Protection)

Two very different games. Swamp of Sorrows was an impressive experience that transported us to a new world with varied puzzles and an interesting finale. Ring of Protection didn’t engage me with its repeated use of missions over puzzles and a generally less impressive set.

Paris Escape Review: Lock Academy (Tres Cher Lock, Revolt and LA Confidential)

A review of the three games at Lock Academy, Paris. Revolt was my favourite, with an unusual theme, fun puzzles and an experience that improved with each step forward. LA Confidential had a relatively mundane start but improved significantly and had one of the most stressful, frantic (and enjoyable!) finishes I’ve experienced in a room. Tres Cher Lock is a game that’s worth playing, but it’s merely good in comparison to the other two – a strong start in what on the face of it looked to be a pretty ordinary room wasn’t quite matched by the end sequence.

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Paris Escape Review: Odyssey - La Pièce

A gritty, humorous, enjoyable space game that I’d thoroughly recommend to visitors to Paris. It may not have the most polished decoration, but it delivers consistently good puzzles, story and set – a rare combination.

Paris Escape Review: Phobia and You Have Sixty Minutes

Two scary games – The Departed is a good, creepy experience which you should only avoid if you hate scariness. Cannibal is an amazing scare experience that you should only do if you actively enjoyed scary games.

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Paris Escape Review: The Game - Space Mission

A beautiful game, with moments of theatre and puzzles that are really embedded in the theme. Yes, there were a couple of rough edges, and the searching felt a little too tough, but that didn’t stop me from thoroughly enjoying my experience.

Netherlands Escape Review: MyEscape.Club (Amsterdam)

Two games with high-quality decoration throughout that really conveyed their themes. Both are well worth playing, even in the high-quality Amsterdam market although, be warned that we found them a little lacking in signposting for some of the puzzles.