brighton

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Escape Game Brighton: Secret Agent - The Black Box

By far my favourite of Escape Game Brighton’s three games with prettier decoration, solid puzzles and a couple of nice tricks. I’d still recommend the other venues in Brighton instead though.

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Escape Game Brighton: Murder at the Pier: Revenge

Puzzles that are mostly reasonable but nothing exciting, decoration that is lacklustre and tired and a shared GM. If you’ve not played every other game in Brighton, then I’d recommend heading to one of the other venues instead.

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Bewilder Box (Bright): Judgement D.A.V.E.

A thoroughly enjoyable experience with humour, strong characters, fun sci-fi decoration and good puzzles. A room that manages to appeal to enthusiasts with stronger-than-average puzzles and first-timers with calm-inducing humour, plus a cluing system that feel like it’s just part of the experience.

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Pier Pressure (Brighton): Modrophenia

A wonderful homage to a part of Brighton culture that I knew little about. Decoration-wise it’s impressive and there’s a decent story as well. A great option if you’re looking plenty of varied challenges.

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Bewilder Box

That rare gem – a room genuinely worth travelling for. Excellent introduction, games masters, puzzles and theming combined to make this a really enjoyable game.

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Escape Game Brighton: Laboratory of a Madman

A short and simple game which would have been entirely unmemorable were it not for a couple of higher tech puzzles. Not enough to redeem it but enough to make me feel it wasn’t entirely without merit.