A round up of the best escape rooms in the Scottish capital based on a couple of trips we made in February of 2017.
A review of Can You Escape? Edinburgh’s Operation Odyssey room, a game that was amazingly well designed with clear progress, parallel, logical puzzles, a pretty set and a fun ending.
A roundup of the three games at Locked In Edinburgh. The Secret Lab is the jewel in their crown but Animal Hospital and the Distillery both deliver solid experiences too.
A review of Escape Hour’s Diamond Heist, a fun filled adventure which shows that it doesn’t take high tech puzzles to make a good game.
A review of the three rooms at Exit Plan in Edinburgh. The experience across the games was almost entirely consistent – good, logical puzzles, great GMing, sufficient decoration to convey the theme but no more and a basic storyline that they didn’t expand upon during the games. Choose what you’re going to do and do it well!
The Secret Lab is, to put it simply, a brilliant game. I was left pretty much speechless for quarter of an hour after playing. It delivered a coherent set of puzzles that meshed beautifully with the story, forced you to criss-cross the space throughout the hour, made good use of technology and pitched itself at a perfect difficulty level. The satisfaction at having made your way across the expanse of puzzles was awesome. At the time of writing, this is my favourite game. Ever.