Tag Archives: City Mazes

City Mazes: The Runner

London, Apr 2018

Rated between 2 and 3 out of 5
More than a few escape companies have games with themes that are based on films, lightly re-skinned to avoid the copyright lawyers. City Mazes London’s newest room is unusual in that it’s an official tie-in: the game was originally available in Cardi… (more)

City Mazes: Bamboozled

London, Oct 2017

Rated 3 out of 5
Bamboozled is one of City Mazes’s new stable of purchased game designs, currently available both at their London branch and in Cardiff. Unlike their earlier homegrown designs, the new ones have visible inspiration from TV or movie franchises, and Bam… (more)

City Mazes: The Lost Cabin

London, Oct 2017

Rated between 2.5 and 3.5 out of 5
My previous experience of City Mazes, with the four games at their Oxford branch, did not leave me with fond feelings for the company: each game we played seemed badly flawed in one way or another. However, some rumours suggested they’d been trying t… (more)

City Mazes: Star Breaker

Oxford, Feb 2017

Rated 2 out of 5
If you’re reading these reviews in order, you’ll have noticed that I wasn’t hugely impressed with City Mazes. Entering their fourth and allegedly hardest room I thought things were looking up. As with their other games, Star Breaker is divided into t… (more)

City Mazes: Control Room 54

Oxford, Feb 2017

Rated 2 out of 5
I should note up-front that there was a third of this game that I didn’t directly see, since for a large part of it the team is divided between two rooms, and I was shut in one small office while my two team-mates dealt with the adjacent area.
As yo… (more)

City Mazes: Operation Spaced X

Oxford, Feb 2017

Rated 2 out of 5
You start this game in an empty white room, with no visible puzzles or clues. This is the second game I’ve played that used this idea, which I believe is ‘inspired’ by a famous room in Budapest, and of the two I’ve done this is the more successful im… (more)

City Mazes: Pandora’s Escape

Oxford, Feb 2017

Rated between 2 and 2.5 out of 5
The Oxford branch of City Mazes has four rooms, and Pandora is listed as the easiest. If going to this venue, be warned that it’s some distance from the town centre, out by the southern ring-road – though this review is unlikely to persuade you to ma… (more)