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Berlin Escape Review: Labyrintoom (The Cube)

A game that puts story and decoration to one side to focus on puzzles. If you’ve never played a “white room” before, then I think the surprise element here will impress but of the three I’ve played, this is my least favourite.

Berlin Escape Review: Cat in the Bag

A review of the three games we played at Cat in the Bag. Two fun games with reasonable theming and good puzzles plus one highly original game that unfortunately we hit a lot of problems with. Not high up my list in Berlin but definitely a solid venue.

A Tourist's Review of Hamburg Escape Rooms

A round-up of the 31 rooms that we played in Hamburg in late November 2017 including a summary of which rooms to play if you don’t have time to read the individual articles.

Hamburg Escape Rooms: Fluchtweg

A review of the two games at Fluchtweg. A couple of reasonable experiences which have been created with love but struggle to match up to the quality of the other games in Hamburg.

Hamburg Escape Rooms: Skurrilum

Home to the two best games I’ve played – the Ernie Hudson mysteries. They’re the real deal: immersion, exploration, theatre, puzzles, decoration, audio, flow and narrative. In every way I can image, they deliver. And the other games aren’t bad either. If you’re ever in Hamburg go and play these games. And if you ever have the chance to go to Hamburg, seize it!

Hamburg Escape Rooms: EscapeDiem

The rare room where it felt like we needed plenty of help in spite of logical puzzles. Beautifully decorated, this is a game to book at the end of a day and just relax in an immersive environment.

Hamburg Escape Rooms: Team Escape

A round up of the six games we played across Team Escape’s two sites in Hamburg. The old site is a little bit run down but has reasonable games. The new site looks a lot prettier and generally had slightly better games but a couple were affected by questionable puzzles or GMing decisions.

Hamburg Escape Rooms: Team Breakout

A review of the four games we played at Team Breakout in Hamburg. Some dubious GM-ing decisions led to a couple of the experiences being pretty poor while none of the games we played shined.