A round-up of the best European games as voted by enthusiasts from around the world in 2019.
Two games with high-quality decoration throughout that really conveyed their themes. Both are well worth playing, even in the high-quality Amsterdam market although, be warned that we found them a little lacking in signposting for some of the puzzles.
A company with a forgettable name but a memorable game. You might not be wowed straightaway but it just keeps getting better. Reasonable set design improved throughout the experience and after a disappointing start, the puzzles that followed were top quality challenges.
An immersive experience with fantastic theatre and the core puzzles are pretty good too. If you think you can cope with a scary escape room, then it comes highly recommended!
Two fantastic games that should definitely be on your to-do list, especially if you like scary attractions. Decoration is top-notch across the games. The End wins the story battle while Honeymoon Hotel comprehensively wins for quality and quantity of puzzles.
Two impressive games. The sets are magnificent, the puzzles are good, especially in Flight 815 and the eighty-minute duration gives you a real opportunity to get into the story.
A room that was so hard to rate I chose not to… It’s an evil set of challenges that will push almost any team to their limits and probably leave many frustrated. If you go in with your eyes open, then there’s a lot of fun to be had.
A room which was full of contrasts – stunning attention to detail in some parts with what felt like careless design in others. Still worth playing but be prepared to go through moments of frustration and confusion in what was, overall, an enjoyable game.
A review of three fun games. Each was great in its own way – the racing game with an impressive centrepiece, the mine with wonderful decoration and the Boat Trip with a real feel of going on a voyage. Worth playing if you’re in the area.
A fun room buried deep in Utrecht which will, perhaps unfairly, forever be associated with the smell of stuffed animals. Reasonable puzzles and theme but nothing that really excited me.