Category Archives: Online

Escape Manor: Cabin 13

Online, Apr 2021

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Creepy cabins mostly fall into ‘psycho’ and ‘supernatural’ sub genres; Escape Manor‘s is the latter, with a nasty case of demonic possession to sort out. In the original in person game it seems there would have been an in person actor; this version a… (more)

Locked In Home: Relive The Moments

Online, Feb 2021

Rated between 3 and 3.5 out of 5
The name of this game is a big clue to its play style and target audience. It’s a Harry Potter story where the framing device is looking back via Dumbledore’s Pensieve at the events narrated in the books; and if you have no idea what a Pensieve is, t… (more)

66 Minuten: Showdown

Online, Mar 2021

Rated between 4 and 4.5 out of 5
The list of avatar games that have actually been created for that format, rather than built for physical play then converted through necessity, is exceedingly short; but the release of Showdown extends that list by one. And like some of the others on… (more)

KW Escapes: Twister

Online, Feb 2021

Rated 4 out of 5
Canadian company KW Escapes were one of the early pioneers of the avatar format, and although they switched back to in-person games only for a while, ongoing lockdowns mean another chance to play their games remotely, including the newly adapted Twis… (more)

Immersia: The Piccadilly Cabaret

Online, Jan 2021

Rated 3.5 out of 5
To the extent that the still very young genre of avatar escape rooms has settled on a ‘standard, recommended’ approach, Immersia are following that approach closely: Zoom for the video call, an initial orientation to make sure players know what they’… (more)

theory11: Box One

Online, May 2021

Rated between 4 and 4.5 out of 5
For months hard to acquire outside the US thanks to an exclusive distribution deal with Target, Box One is finally available from various suppliers in other countries too, though generally at an eyebrow-raising cost. The glossy box comes with the equ… (more)

Swamp Motel: Kindling Hour

Online, Mar 2021

Rated 4 out of 5
When I booked into The Kindling Hour, I knew it was the company’s third game in this style, but hadn’t twigged how closely connected the narrative was. It is in fact the third part in a trilogy that tells a single connected story, and although it wor… (more)