Author Archives: escapethereview

Lucardo: The Prison

Manchester, Jun 2019

Rated 4.5 out of 5
Prison is one of the timeless escape room themes. It’s been done so many times in many different styles that it’s very difficult to build a prison game that feels original, doubly so because there’s a very limited range of items you can plausibly put… (more)

Unlock!: Scheherazade’s Last Tale

Room-in-a-box, Jun 2019

Rated 3 out of 5
Second in Unlock!’s Exotic Adventures set, Scheherazade’s Last Tale dives into the mythology of Arabian nights, with the premise that Scheherazade has run out of inspiration on her final night, and needs you to save her. It’s a romantic and distincti… (more)

Unlock!: The Night of the Boogeymen

Room-in-a-box, Jun 2019

Rated 3 out of 5
Unlock! are nothing if not experimental. I imagine it’s due to the variety of designers involved, typically a different designer for each game, but the way each game is distinctive not just in presentation but in gameplay is one of the series’s parti… (more)

Journal 29: Revelation

Room-in-a-box, Jun 2019

Rated 4 out of 5
Naturally, the first thing I have to mention here is the terrible missed opportunity in not calling this book Journal 30. Leaving that aside, Revelation is of course the follow-up to Journal 29, a puzzle book that managed to spawn a small sub-genre o… (more)