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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)

Exit: The Cemetery of the Knight

Room-in-a-box, Apr 2021

Rated 3.5 out of 5
The Exit series of puzzle games keeps rolling on; the games follow a well-defined format and style, and at this point are definitely starting to blur one into another. On the other hand, it’s a format and style that works well and reliably delivers a… (more)


London, Sep 2021

Rated 3.5 out of 5
SENSAS is not an escape room. As an experience it’s closer to the style of the live Crystal Maze, in that it involves a series of challenges for you to tackle as a team, collecting tokens for your successes as you go. Unlike the Crystal Maze, in SENS… (more)

Poland escape room tour 2021

In August 2021 I played 35 escape rooms in Poland on a short trip organised by The itinerary was based around highly recommended games, and pretty much all of them richly deserve proper, detailed reviews; but I’m going to have to give just a quick overview guide of them instead. Abandoned Hotel

Wrocław, Aug 2021

Rated 5 out of 5
At time of writing Abandoned Hotel is not yet officially open; we were lucky enough to be the first non-test group to try it. There were a number of really excellent games that I played on this visit to Poland, the best of which compare well to the s… (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)