After a recent trip to an escape room, I was musing on what made me like certain puzzles more than others, so I thought I’d write down some of my thoughts – partly so that I can get them clear in my mind, partly so that I can point game operators at it and partly to get other
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London timeline - Feb 2016 update

A Facebook Escape Room Enthusiasts’ discussion reminded me that I’d not updated the London timeline since last August. The last six months have seen continued new openings, probably at a similar rate to the previous six months, but closures have dampened the relative growth a little. I don’t think that’s a major blip though. I believe
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At the tail end of last month, I came across Escape Room in a Box: the Werewolf Experiment, a kickstarter project to fund a tabletop escape game. As soon as I heard about it, I was instantly intrigued, excited, concerned and contemplative. How was it going to work? What a great centre piece for a party! Can they
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Welcome to the February 2016 edition of the escape rumours post. When I originally wrote the draft of this article, I said that things were quietening down, but in the meantime, plenty of new gossip has popped on to my radar, and my February calendar has exploded. Read on to find out more. Note that this is about London
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[This page is a work in progress, but publishing to allow people to start consulting it now]. This page brings together other people’s opinions on London escape rooms to give you a crowdsourced view of the games. Note that I’ve not put much effort into making it easy to use, but you can filter the results to get ratings
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Quest Room

Outside the room QuestRoom are an interesting company. They first came on the scene over 18 months ago, when they launched an unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign. I assumed they’d fallen by the wayside, but it turns out that they were biding their time looking for the right location, and having finally found it, opened their first
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Happy New Year and welcome to the January 2016 edition of the escape rumours post, and once again there’s plenty to keep the escape enthusiast busy in the coming months. Read on to find out more. Note that this is about London (and a little further afield). Exit games does an excellent blog on UK wide news, with frequent news
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Trapped In: Air Traffic Control

Outside the room After a short bite to eat, it was back to Trapped In, this time to play Air Traffic Control. If you’ve read my first review, you’ll have got the teaser trailer that things might have been a little broken when we left. Indeed, throughout the morning it seemed like things were going wrong –
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The Escape Room (Preston): Gallery

Warning: the room didn’t quite look like this… Outside the room A few hours after our visit to Escape Room Preston we were back again to take on Gallery – the Insidious Art Thief. Unsurprisingly, not much had changed in the intervening three hours, although things had become a little busier, with several hosts and teams at various stages
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The Escape Room (Preston): The Mummy

Even Brendan Fraser could escape from this room… Outside the room A couple of months ago, I chanced upon a special offer that gave half price entry to The Escape Room Preston, so I couldn’t resist signing up to play two of their games over Christmas. First up was the Mummy, supposedly their easiest room, rated at
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