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The Alchemist

The Alchemist by Sherlocked in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Back then when I started playing escape rooms regularly and people would ask which were the best ones, a game regularly mentioned was The Vault. It’s therefore not surprising that in the first Terpeca awards that game made it into the Top 10. Many years passed until Sherlocked announced a […]

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The Non Believers

The Non Believers by Your Escape in Leiden, Netherlands

When an outstanding room opens in the Netherlands usually two things can be immediately observed. A quick rise into top rooms and a difficulty to book it during weekends for several weeks if not more. This was the case with the Non Believers, which was additionally accompanied by very […]

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Jason’s Legacy

Jason's Legacy by OuterGround in Rijswijk, Netherlands

Jason’s curse had always a special place in my heart and not only because it was in Rijswijk , which is where I live, but because it involved a wow-effect I experienced there for the first time several hundreds rooms ago and was back then also considered one of the […]

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Mary’s Dolls

MARY‘S DOLLS by C9 H13 NO3 Donors in Athens, Greece

It had been quite a while since my last visit to C9H13NO3 Donors (yes, that is the chemical formula for adrenaline, how cool is that?). The first thing I was happy about is that the pâtisserie around the corner was still there selling the good old Greek pastries. Back then […]

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MANIFEST by Dark Vision Project in Athens, Greece

When you play one room after the other and particularly if you have not done the booking yourself, it happens that you go into a room without knowing what it is about, even more when the title is not connected to a movie or to a generic topic overexploited in […]

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La Novia

La Novia by Black Lake Escape Room in Madrid, Spain

This room has been nominated in the Escape Room Awards 2022 from Spain in two categories, best horror room and best acting and was third in the 2022 Horror Awards. Without being able to compare it with the other contestants, I am not surprised that this is the case. After […]

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El Laberinto

EL LABERINTO (The Laberinth) by Descifra Escape Room in Madrid, Spain

Sometimes when booking I read the description of the room and sometimes I don’t. Clearly in this room I didn’t, because I had no clue what to expect. My first association with a labyrinth is the Greek myth connected to the Minotaur and I expected something along those lines. A […]

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Horror Club

Horror Club by Madrid Terror in Madrid, Spain

Everyone knows Heiner loves horror and since this game opened Heiner has been wanting to go to Madrid again. However, several of the games that opened in Madrid and several of the games that will open in Madrid are games that were bought from Barcelona and whether changed or unchanged […]

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Siltobark: La Magia De Oriente

SILTOBARK: LA MAGIA DE ORIENTE by Influx Escape in Madrid, Spain

In a previous trip our last game in Madrid was in Influx and this time we started there to play their other game. One nice thing about the games here is that they are language independent. Officially the games are Spanish only due to some audio elements (a few during […]

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