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Crystal Maze Online

Online, Sep 2020

Rated 4 out of 5
When escape room websites try to explain what they are to the uninitiated, over and over again they use the same cultural touchstone as their reference: the 90s TV gameshow The Crystal Maze. These days there is of course a live version open to the pu… (more)

Escapology Las Vegas: Th3 C0d3

Online, Aug 2020

Rated 3 out of 5
Does that which happens in Vegas still stay in Vegas if the participants are remotely connected from a different continent? In Escapology’s game we were (collectively?) FBI agent Alex Vargas, who in proper Hollywood lone wolf style is breaking into t… (more)

Terror DTLA: Son of Sam

Online, Jul 2020

There’s a blurry line at the edge of the escape room genre, which has got even fuzzier with the recent explosion of play from home games, and there are plenty of games and experiences where it’s a judgement call whether to list them in this site or n… (more)

Edaqa’s Room: Prototype

Online, Jul 2020

Rated 3.5 out of 5
The premise of Prototype is that while applying for a job at an escape room company you get stuck in their room… meaning that yes, this is a (digital) escape room where the goal is to escape from the escape room.
This is a digital point-n-click ga… (more)

The Escape Game: Hanna Unlocked

Online, Jul 2020

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5
The gradual increase of escape experiences that are based on official IP franchises is I guess a welcome sign of how increasingly well-known and mainstream the hobby is, and the lack of geographic restrictions makes plY-from-home games even better su… (more)

Agent Venture: Cyborg Island

Online, Aug 2020

Rated 4.5 out of 5
In the grand tradition of sequels, Agent Venture’s second game is everything their first one was, but more so. Where the first had you infiltrating a building, this time round your target is the island where the bad guy is building his cyborg army. T… (more)

Agent Venture: The Heist

Online, Jul 2020

Rated 4 out of 5
Even though the term has broadened recently to include a whole variety of online experiences, I wouldn’t call Agent Venture an escape room. It uses some of the same skills, and will appeal to a great many of those who like escape rooms, but it’s a di… (more)