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Escape60′: Pânico no Metrô

São Paulo, Dec 2023

Rated between 2.5 and 3 out of 5
With this game we walked into the venue and asked if they had any immediate availability, preferably for a game playable in English. They did have a room in English, in the sense that they had English versions of the pre-recorded hints and the conten… (more)

Ninja Escape Room: Missão Ninja

Curitiba, Nov 2023

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Ninja Escape have a theme and they’ve run with it: not only are both their games Asian themed, the lobby and waiting room are packed with Oriental knick knacks, with anime songs playing on loop on a screen.
Mission Ninja was their first room, and li… (more) Holy Secret

Heraklion, Oct 2023

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5
The theming here suggests a Dan Brown style plot perhaps involving the Illuminati or something, but it’s actually more original than that: following the death of the Pope, the holy sceptre that’s a symbol of his office has gone missing.
Holy Secret … (more)

Quest Factory: Cannibal Island

Paris, Sep 2023

Rated 4.5 out of 5
The word ‘Cannibal’ is one I associate more with grim serial killer rooms, but this game is about as cheerful and upbeat as any game I remember that involves severed body parts. The cannibals here are tribesmen on an obscure island; don’t expect nuan… (more)

Quest Factory: Le Fléau du Druide

Paris, Sep 2023

Rated between 4.5 and 5 out of 5
A wise piece of advice for escape room designers is that technology for its own sake adds little to a game, but it expands the range of possibilities for what you can create. Quest Factory illustrate that principle by using technology to do several t… (more)

New UK escape rooms January 2024

January tends to be a quiet month, and that’s mostly true this year – but we also have no fewer than three entirely new escape companies opening their doors, as well as some companies expanding to new locations.

Deep Inside: The Magician of Paris

Paris, Sep 2023

Rated between 4.5 and 5 out of 5
If you follow the TERPECA rankings (and you should), then you’re more likely to have come across Magician of Paris as one half of ‘The Full Experience’; Deep Inside offer it in combination with their second game as a double-bill. We chose to play jus… (more)