Category Archives: Brussels

Escape Rush: Submarine Bunker

Brussels, Jan 2018

Rated between 4.5 and 5 out of 5
Really good games are harder to compare with each other. While every escape game is different, after playing a few hundred games, their relative quality mainly comes down to the same few factors: are the puzzles interesting and fun, well-designed and… (more)

Let Me Out: Alice in Wonderland

Brussels, Jan 2018

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5
Alice in Wonderland is not a particularly common theme, but the games I’ve seen based on it have tended to take full advantage of the excuse for gloriously madcap decorations. Let Me Out’s version is particularly pretty, full of creative craziness an… (more)

Let Me Out: Spaceship

Brussels, Jan 2018

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Let Me Out’s sci-fi game places you aboard Hermes, a spaceship whose crew have vanished following possible foul play. Your task is to find out what happened and recover a critical document.
I found the set simultaneously impressive and very low-tech… (more)

Enygma: Mr Fogg’s Residence

Brussels, Jan 2018

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5
I’d tried Enygma on a previous visit to Brussels a year and a half earlier. On that occasion I was underwhelmed by the puzzles in their Mayan game but subsequently felt I’d been overly harsh on it, so a return trip to the venue was high on my list. T… (more)

Enygma: Mayan Temple

Brussels, Aug 2016

Rated between 2.5 and 3.5 out of 5
I’m unconvinced by the decision to give hints via a TV screen in what’s supposed to be an ancient lost temple… but maybe I’m being too picky there. More seriously, the structure of the puzzles was in several places unclear, in that clues we uncover… (more)