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Komnata Quest: Sherlocked

London, Sep 2021

Rated 1.5 out of 5
In real life, being kidnapped by a criminal and left shackled in a box next to a ticking bomb would I suppose be a thoroughly unpleasant experience – so in that sense I guess you could say that Komnata have nailed the realism here.
Sherlocked is a 4… (more)

Komnata Quest: Maze of Hakaina

London, Sep 2021

Rated 3 out of 5
Maze of Hakaina was for a time the well-reviewed flagship game at Komnata‘s New York branch, and was opened in London with a certain amount of fanfare. It’s easy to see how it could have caused some stir back when it was originally launched, with muc… (more)

Mr Tippleys: Murder At The Moulin Rouge

Online, Jul 2021

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Moulin Rouge is a digital game set in Paris, where you’re investigating the murder of a young lady. This is a paid game with a guideline time of two hours, but note that there’s a free 15 min game from the company if you want to get a feel for the st… (more)

Puzzle Room: Score-settling

Online, May 2021

Rated 3.5 out of 5
The game name might have lost something in translation from the Portuguese; I didn’t notice much score-settling going on. Instead, the story is that you’re helping a young guy escape from the hideout of a notorious motorcycle gang before they return…. (more)

Escape Kent: The Haunting

Canterbury, Jun 2021

Rated 4 out of 5
It’s often hard to know when booking a game with a spooky theme whether it’s going to be mildly creepy or sixty minutes of terror. But most nervous players should be fine with The Haunting – the fear factor here shouldn’t go above a degree of apprehe… (more)

Exit: The Sacred Temple

Room-in-a-box, Jul 2021

Rated 3.5 out of 5
EXIT’s puzzle games are endlessly creative within a very tightly defined format, and while the difficulty level and theming vary, once you’ve played one you know what you’ll get from another. Except that The Sacred Temple takes the range in a whole n… (more)

The 50 best escape rooms in the UK 2021

Which were the UK’s best escape rooms in 2021? This list is based on many thousands of ratings from players of all levels of experience, as well as all the main UK escape room bloggers and reviewers, blended together by the Escape The Review algorithm; and as of the end of Dec 2021, these are… Read More »