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.
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.
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.
A roundup of all the games we played in Amsterdam including at Questomatica, Sherlocked, Save Amsterdam, Escape World, Boom Chicago, MyEscape.Club, Logiclocks and Locked.Amsterdam. 18 games and not one of them was bad – this may be the city with the highest average quality of all that I’ve played.
A short roundup of three games we played in Breda (in the south of the Netherlands). None were amazing but, if you’re in the area, I’d point you at the Mail Room as the best of the group.
A triumvirate of games where you had to save Amsterdam from various disasters. Three solid rooms with very different feels to each. Black Hole was our favourite with a great sense of exploration and discovery and plenty of interesting puzzles.
One of the older Amsterdam escape rooms but still high quality. Great story and immersion, good progression and solid puzzles throughout. Definitely worth playing if you’re in the city.
The best escape rooms in Amsterdam and two of the most amazing experiences I’ve had. They might be light on puzzles and occasionally have frustrating moments but the overall experiences were phenomenal.
A review of the two games at MyEscape.Club. Back to the USSR is very much targeted at relative beginners but did its job well enough to make it still enjoyable for small groups of enthusiasts. Judgement Day delivered a true mission of a game which would work incredibly well for small groups of enthusiasts.
Two games that are highly rated by enthusiasts but felt a little flat to me. Arcade Invasion had the potential for being brilliant but lacked direction and we encountered a real issue with the hinting. Wake up! didn’t have quite as much potential but delivered better. Both games are well worth a visit when you’re in Amsterdam though.