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Exit: The Catacombs of Horror

Room-in-a-box, Oct 2019

Rated 4 out of 5
For those who enjoy lining up all their Exit games in a neat little line of matching boxes on the shelf, it will have come as bad news that Catacombs of Horror is a double-size game, packaged in an outsized box that completely fails to match the othe… (more)

Modern Fables: Hypersomnia

London, Oct 2019

Rated 4 out of 5
When I played Modern Fables’ first game they were based down in south Bermondsey, but they’ve since moved to the east side of Shoreditch. Our confirmation email came with extensive instructions for how to find their entrance, and yet we still ended u… (more)

The Clockwork Door: Witch House

Dublin, Oct 2019

Rated 4 out of 5
Of all the escape room lobbies I’ve seen Clockwork Door’s was one of the most inviting, thanks to the board game café they run in the same location. We were welcomed in, offered biscuits and hot drinks, and encouraged to dip into the board games whil… (more)

Escape Boats: Convicts

Dublin, Oct 2019

Rated 4.5 out of 5
I need to start this review with one very large caveat. Convicts is designed as a versus game for 4-10 players, where one half of the group competes against the other. Each half plays a similar but different sequence to the other, sometimes with some… (more)

Escape Boats: SOS

Dublin, Oct 2019

Rated 4.5 out of 5
Escape Boats must have had an easier time than most escape room companies when thinking up a name for their business: they have an obvious distinguishing feature, with their games set inside a boat moored in Dublin’s Grand Canal. The boat hosts two g… (more)