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Project Breakout (Brighouse, Yorkshire): Operation Clearsafe

A fun experience with logical puzzles that should appeal to players as long as they’re happy with mild scares. An interesting layout helps keep players engaged, although the linear puzzle flow may leave you feeling a little bit blocked, particularly with larger teams.

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Project Breakout (Brighouse, Yorkshire): Antidote

A fun game, with logical, enjoyable puzzles. You’re not going to find anything earth-shattering, but there’s plenty of fun to be had here, and the theatre at each end of the experience adds something a little unusual to proceedings.

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Escapem (Sabadell, nr Barcelona, Spain): Bajo Zero

A great game with a real feeling of adventure. There are good, logical challenges embedded within the experience but, if you choose the hard option, expect to find a couple that are less fun.

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.

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The Panic Room (Harlow): North Pole Panic

A sweet, Christmas-themed escape room that delivers reasonable, straightforward puzzles in a pretty setting. It’s a great escape option for celebrating Christmas!

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Locked In Glasgow: Christmas Dream

Few games have filled me with such unbridled joy as Christmas Dream. The structure of puzzles gives you confidence in searching the room, the bonus elements are a fun addition, and the room is absolutely gorgeous throughout. This may be a pop-up experience lasting just a few weeks, but it felt like a permanent game, and it’s a travesty that they built it for such a short period.

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Athens Escape Review: Escapepolis – Cosmos 05

A beautiful, extended sci-fi game that manages to deliver a complete experience from start to finish despite a relatively small floor area. With regular bouts of adrenaline to keep you on your toes and a puzzle experience that was generally good, it’s a game that I’d highly recommend.