As well as the escape boxed games and escape books, another way we have been scratching out escape room itch during lockdown is with online escape games.
This one by The Panic Room was the first professional online one that we tried and we were very impressed.
First of all, the buying process was easy and it was straight forward to set up. Having been given a link and a password, we were ready to go. We did this one as a couple with one computer but you are able to play virtually with other people using the same code and a video calling app such as Zoom.
The puzzles and story are very well made and work seamlessly. They use a good mixture of videos and documents with a range of clue types. We did find that some clues were extremely easy whilst others were quite tricky but overall this made for an appropriate game length.
Overall, we would highly recommend this online game.
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We booked this one last minute on our trip to Kent. This is actually an escape room in a mobile van and is only 30 mins long. It wasn’t a particularly difficult room but the creators have certainly used the space well. The puzzles are logical and follow a clear sequence. Overall, we enjoyed this very much.
Game stats: Allocated game time: 30 mins Players: 2-4 Difficulty rating: 3/5
This was a great escape room. The puzzles were well designed, followed a clear logical order and provided enjoyment for all ages. Clues were only given when asked for and we would definitely recommend this escape room!
Game stats: Allocated game time: 60 mins Players: 2-6 Best time: 30 mins 33secs