A superficially exciting set of games that didn’t quite meet up to the expectation set by their beauty. The underlying puzzles were reasonable but a couple of questionable GM-ing decisions significantly impacted our experience.
A review of the two games at Chamber Challenge in Brussels Belgium. Both were interesting rooms that were helped massively by a charismatic owner who knew a lot about the subject matter he used for the stories.
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!
A round up of all the games we played in Vienna – a great starting point for tourists to the city of what to play (Crime Runners!) and what to avoid (MindX!).
A slightly surreal escape room just round the corner from Real Escape Wien. Well worth tacking it on to a visit there given the proximity. If you have enough for two teams then the battle mode looked particularly intriguing.
A venue with one game that was OK and another that was one of the very worst I’ve ever played – bad enough that it became comical. I wouldn’t recommend visiting – there are far better destinations in Vienna.