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Netherlands Escape Review: Riddle Room (Best)

A review of two games hidden out in the forest near Best, the Netherlands. One game was distinctly mediocre apart from the decoration but the Conductor is a beautiful game that recreates the feel of a British station in a way that would be impressive in the UK let alone overseas and still manages to pack in good puzzles.

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Netherlands Escape Review: Kamer 237 (Volkel)

A review of one of the most talked-about rooms in the Netherlands. There were a surprising number of weak puzzles but that was more than made up for by a great introduction and an amazing set.

Netherlands Escape Review: Project Escape (Nijmegen)

Great games focusing on immersion and making use of strong in-character introductions to get the experiences off to a fantastic start. Two of their games were good but Ramkraak is a truly great game with an amazing intro, solid puzzles, a neat mechanic and an awesome ending. Well worth a detour.

Prague Escape Review: Locked in Prague and Getaway

A review of the last few escape rooms from a short trip to Prague. Getaway and Locked In are well-established venues with enthusiastic hosts that ultimately left me feeling a little let down.

Prague Escape Review: Mind Maze and Door Z

A review of some fun but not amazingly challenging games from Prague across two venues, DoorZ and MindMaze. Consistently pretty sets but lacking in depth.

Prague Escape Review: EscapeX, Chess Key Room and the Padlock

Three of the highlight games of the trip, EscapeX: Pragueception, Chess Key Room and the Padlock: Mission 53 all had stunning sets. The puzzle quality might not have been as consistent in them but it was good enough to keep you engaged once you’d stopped being distracted by how pretty they were.