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ClueCapers (Winchester): Mission to Winchintzy

I’m not entirely sure how you can get away with a room that’s decorated in such a chintzy style but somehow they did. A decent mission, a fun background story and good original puzzles, not to mention an awesome ending, helped making this a game I encourage people to visit.

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Exciting Escapes Southampton: Breaking the Law

Probably the best of the three games at Exciting Escapes. Solid puzzles with a strong physical element, a real sense of progress during the game and a thrilling finale added up to a highly enjoyable experience.

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Exciting Escapes Southampton: Change the Record

Dance along to the 80s in this escape room packed with musical nostalgia. Good puzzles and an engaging theme add up to a lot of fun. Don’t rush this game – relax and you’ll soon get into the groove.

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Exciting Escapes Southampton: A Hidden Past

A gentle room which would be perfect for beginners and still plenty of fun for enthusiasts. Solid, logical puzzles and a little bit of story but the real strong point was the immersion – with a house that felt genuine and background music that washed over you throughout the game.

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Live Escape Salisbury: SPECTRE

A great game that pulls together an intriguing story, a broad range of logical puzzles and beautiful props.

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AIEscape: Kill M.A.D.

AI Escape don’t make my life easy. This is another game that’s incredibly hard to review dealing with a difficult subject matter that made this an experience with more depth than most. Ignoring that, though, they’ve put together good puzzles in a beautiful set to make a game that’s well worth playing.

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Escape this Room

An impressive experience considering it was created for just a three week stint. Lots of high tech interactions, a game where you kept on expanding your space and a mixture of physical and mental puzzles led to an enjoyable game with the only real negative being a slightly over zealous games master.

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Time Run: Celestial Chain

The long awaited sequel to Lance of Longinus. Celestial Chain does exactly what I’d expect and push the boundaries of escape rooms. As far as I’m concerned the two Time run games are the best in London and whether you rate this experience of Lance of Longinus more highly will probably depend on how much you accept the new format.

Vienna Escape Review: Fox in a Box

A write up of our visit to Fox in a Box Vienna – one of the Austrian branches of the international franchise. Solid, fun games with a great space for corporates but didn’t quite meet the wow factor of some of the independent companies in the city.