Author Archives: escapethereview

Exit: The Haunted Roller Coaster

Room-in-a-box, Jan 2020

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Like its sister game House of Riddles, this comes with a low difficulty rating and a linear, one-puzzle-at-a-time structure. Also like House of Riddles, it mixes pages of story into the clue booklet. Perhaps Exit was concerned that they weren’t provi… (more)

Exit: The House of Riddles

Room-in-a-box, Jan 2020

Rated 3 out of 5
I wouldn’t like to suggest that Exit are scraping the barrel for their theme ideas, but the premise for House of Riddles is simply that you’re in a house… full of puzzles… kinda like one of those ‘escape room’ things. Although to be fair, there’s… (more)

LetsXcape: Sacred

Newark, Nov 2019

Rated 4.5 out of 5
LetsXcape are certainly fortunate in their location; not only is Kelham Hall a huge and lovely Victorian mansion, but it boasts some interesting history which makes for good inspiration for the company’s escape rooms. Sacred is inspired by the Hall’s… (more)

LetsXcape: The Rig

Newark, Nov 2019

Rated between 4 and 4.5 out of 5
After so many escape rooms hidden away in dubious industrial estates, it’s a bit of a shock to reach LetsXcape, driving through acres of landscaped gardens up to the very grand country house that is Kelham Hall. This building has recently become a ho… (more)

DarkPark Zoetermeer: The End

Zoetermeer, Jan 2020

Rated 5 out of 5
I do wonder about the state of mind of the person who designed a game as wickedly twisted as The End. But whatever is wrong with their head, it’s wrong in a very, very good way, because The End is a work of genius that I absolutely loved.
I’m not en… (more)