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21st May: Escapologic: Curio in Nottingham is “a magnificent gem of a room”, and goes straight into our best games list!
20th May: Escapologic: E.P.I. Centre places you in an earthquake-struck science facility.
19th May: Nottingham review #2: Escapologic: Crypt-ic.
18th May: Howitz by Escapologic in Nottingham is a gleefully macabre game.
16th May: One more from Locked In Edinburgh: The Distillery.
15th May: Locked In Edinburgh’s original game sends you on an animal rescue mission, in Animal Hospital.
14th May: For this site’s 150th review, a rather special game: Locked In Edinburgh: Secret Lab.
11th May: A long-delayed visit to London’s Escape Rooms with their first game, Room 33.
10th May: One to skip: Escape Games London: Escape The Theatre did not impress.
8th May: Escape This Room: London Bank Heist is a London pop-up game with an unusual level of immersion, open this month only!
7th May: And Exit Plan’s third game pits you against a dastardly magician, in Svengali’s Lair.
6th May: The second game at Edinburgh’s Exit Plan is Framed!, a murder mystery with a tense ending.
5th May: Edinburgh reviewing continues with the first of three games at Exit Plan, The Tesla Cube.
4th May: Suitably for Star Wars Day, a first-rate space-themed game in Edinburgh: Can You Escape: Operation Odyssey.
2nd May: Enigma Room: The Bank Job is this site’s first review of Sheffield’s escape games.
30th April: Chris finds much to like in the sequel to Lady Chastity’s Reserve, the much-anticipated Poppa Plock’s Wonky Workshop from Handmade Mysteries.
25th April: The second game at Adventox is Terror Alert in London Mission X.
24th April: Adventox is one of London’s new venues, with a more immersive style of game than most. First of their two games is Alcatraz: No Way Out.
20th April: Here’s Escape London: Escape Casino, plus an additional review added for their Area 51 game.
17th April: Finishing the Easter weekend with reviews of the four Escape Room The Game scenarios from Spin Master’s set of boxed escape games: Prison Break, Virus, Nuclear Countdown and Temple of the Aztec.
14th April: Lock Paper Scissors: Rebel Revolt is a print-and-play game worth looking at if you fancy experimenting with running an at-home escape game.
11th April: And Dubrovnik’s other escape game is Respublica Obscura: Libertas.
10th April: Dubrovnik currently has two escape games. The first is Dubrovnik Escape Room: Save King’s Landing!
8th April: Checking in on Sarajevo’s nascent escape room industry with Escape Room Sarajevo: Mystery, one of only two venues in the city.
5th April: We review Oxford’s other main escape venue, with The Warehouse and Project: The Diamond by Ex(c)iting Games.
31st March: Rounding March off with a triple-bill of reviews for the remaining Unlock! game-in-a-box scenarios: The Formula and The Island of Doctor Goorse, plus the free print-and-play demo game, The Elite.
26th March: Here are reviews for KOSMOS’s other two room-in-a-box games in their Exit series: The Secret Lab and The Pharaoh’s Tomb.
23rd March: A rare 5 star rating, and unquestionably deserved – Clockwork Dog: Loop goes straight to the top of the list!
21st March: Another newly released room-in-a-box: Unlock! from Space Cowboys, and their Squeek and Sausage game.
18th March: KOSMOS have recently released their boxed Exit games in English. Here’s a review of the first of the three: Exit: The Abandoned Cabin.
14th March: Our final Warsaw review (for now) is Wrażenia: Czerwonej Królowej (Red Queen’s Court).
13th March: Warsaw venue #8 is FunEscape, with Lost Girl and Zen Master.
12th March: Two excellent rooms by Dom Zagadek: Back to the Future and Pyramid.
11th March: Quest Hunt: Space Odyssey and Quest Hunt: Follow the White Rabbit – one of these was my personal favourite of all the Warsaw games.
10th March: New World 22: Secret of the Orphanage proves a complicated game to review.
9th March: Fourth Warsaw venue: Room Escape, with no fewer than three rooms reviewed: Laboratory, Indiana and Medieval.
8th March: Warsaw part 3 is Team Exit: Spy at the President’s.
7th March: Warsaw part 2 is a pair of rooms by Escapers: Tomb of the Dragon and Abandoned Hotel.
6th March: After a weekend escape room binge in Warsaw, we have a flood of reviews in the pipeline for the mostly very good games we played there. First up is Black Cat Escape Rooms, with Dom Mordercy (Murder House) and Bunkier (Bunker).
2nd March: First non-London UK game to make our ‘best’ list: Thinking Outside The Box: Merlin’s Mystery!
28th February: Chris reviews Escape Peterborough: Witchcraft and Wizardry.
26th February: Part 2 of City Mazes Oxford: Control Room 54 and Star Breaker. Plus additional reviews from Lewis added to the first two.
23rd February: Two reviews for City Mazes in Oxford: Pandora’s Escape and Operation Spaced X. Two more to follow soon.
18th February: A triple update today of rooms in Swindon, all by Incarcerated: Prisoner of War, A Dose of Death and Detention.
15th February: The Flying Dutchman is our six and last review for Breakin’ Escape Games.
14th February: The Rebel Alliance strikes back in Breakin’ Escape Games: War on Horizon Alpha.
13th February: Breakin’ room #4: Butcher’s Lair.
12th February: Breakin’ room #3: Sherlock’s Despair. Also, additional reviews added for Heist Plan: The Garage, Escapemobile and Namco Funscape.
10th February: More London mini-escaping: Namco Funscape: 765.
9th February: Review added for Escapemobile: Houdini’s Last Trick – this one’s in London only until 5th March!
7th February: Another Breakin’ review, and this one makes it onto our ‘best in London’ list: Breakin’ Escape Games: Heist Plan: The Garage!
6th February: First room review for one of London’s newest escape game companies: Breakin’ Escape Games: Blackwing’s Cave.
3rd February: Another room from Copenhagen: Brain Game CPH: The Last Passenger.
31st January: Back after a short absence with Eda’s review of the temporary game hosted at the Eden Project in Cornwall: Eden Escape: Alien Rescue.
24th January: New review of AI Escape’s second room Kill M.A.D., and an additional review added for their original room Leo’s Path.
23rd January: Latest additions are TimeQuest: The Bank in Copenhagen, and the other ThinkFun boxed game, Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor.
22nd January: Eda reviews Area 51 and Da Vinci by Escape London near Shepherd’s Bush.
21st January: UK Escape Games: The Diamond Caper in Melton Mowbray suffered from game-master inattention on Chris’s visit.
20th January: Plus a room in Peterborough: Thinking Outside The Box: Stranded.
17th January: Chris joins the review team with two particularly high quality rooms in Anaheim, California: Cross Roads Escape Games: The Fun House and Cross Roads Escape Games: The Hex Room.
16th January: Outdoor escaping with Agent November: Major X Plos-Shun!
10th January: Two reviews from Karen: Indizio: Mirror Mirror On The Wall in Cologne, and, closer to home, Operation Escape: The Ops Room in Bromley.
9th January: And another from the same company: Lock’d: Perpetuum Mobile.
8th January: First of the new year is Lock’d: Grandpa’s Last Will.
25th December: Merry Xmas! And here’s a review of Mystery Cube in Wimbledon.
24th December: New review of Escape Plan: The Adventure Begins by Eda!
23rd December: Clue Adventures: The Book of Secrets is the latest addition to our favourites list!
20th December: Review of Secret of Dr. Gravely’s Retreat, one of the two room-in-a-boxes from ThinkFun.
17th December: New review for Puzzlescape: The Diamond Hunt in Dereham, Norfolk!
11th December: New review for Do Stuff Escape Games: Hostage Hideout in Battersea!
9th December: New page for Cardiff with four room reviews, which we played in a one-day binge earlier this week!
5th December: Four reviews from Lewis for:
4th December: All new reviews for both Hint Hunt rooms and all three Cluequest rooms by Sam, who’s played them far more recently than I did. Expanded comments and reviews from Sam on various other rooms throughout.
1st December: New review of Time Run: Celestial Chain!
1st December: All remaining reviews added to the site, barring a few I’m holding back until some of my other co-players have had a chance to look at them and expand them.
27th November: First 19 reviews published. Some of them are fairly short or sparse; where possible I plan to replace these with reviews from enthusiasts who’ve played the rooms more recently.