Amsterdam, Aug 2016
This venue previously operated under the name Claustrophobia.
The theme and decor are an absolute treat to anyone who grew up playing 80s arcade games. Like Claustrophobia’s other games, it eschews padlocks and goes for creative, on-theme puzzles. They make fantastic use of lighting and effects to sign-post when you’ve solved a puzzle (with one frustrating exception, when it wasn’t clear that we’d opened something).
Parts of it are a little bit linear, with one puzzle in particular that can only be operated by two people and which takes time to complete, which can leave the rest of the team hanging around watching, since they can’t start on the next bit until the puzzle is complete. That aside, it’s brilliantly different and the climax is great.
Wonderful surroundings and some innovative ideas let down by very linear play – expect to be waiting for your teammates to finish a puzzle.