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Berlin Escape Review: Illuminati Escape

Reviews of Jackpot and Cyber Attack, two fun games set in an alternate world where the Illuminati reign. With logical puzzles, great set design and good flow I’d recommend both but Jackpot had the edge across the board.

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 Weekend in Paris

A write-up of a weekend in Paris where we played around 20 games across 10 venues. Plenty of fun but Epsilon Escape, Phobia and, of course, the Game were the highlights.

A Weekend in Paris: Escape Hunt

An enjoyable room with a few too many rough edges. The centrepiece to the game is impressive but it was somewhat spoiled for us by some clumsily added clues, a partially removed puzzle and a flat ending

A Weekend in Paris: Epsilon Escape

A thoroughly enjoyable game until we hit a breakage and some poor GM-ing that marred our experience. The Patient in Room 8 has some fun puzzles, a beautiful but simple set and plenty going for it – fingers crossed others don’t hit the issue we did.

A Weekend in Paris: Team Time and Leavin Room

A review of Team Time’s Zombie Bunker and Leavin Room’s Hostel, a couple of thematically scary games in Paris. Both had great sets with immersion that started well before entering the space but with puzzles that didn’t quite do it for me.

A Weekend in Paris: Team Break 9

A review of the three games at Team Break’s venue in the 9th arrondissement. All solid games but with a little over-reliance on searching and some puzzles that were disappointing. Lost, a plane-crash-based game was the clear winner for me.