Escapology – Th3 Cod3 – San Diego

This was my 3rd attempt at a solo escape, and I may have taken on more than I could handle. I was able to escape in time, thanks to some well-timed hints, and a flexible clock that may have gone two minutes over. This was a fun room and I was busy running around the entire 60 minutes. However, it really made me appreciate having a second set of hands, eyes, and another brain. See below for the full review.

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Find + Seek – The Majestic Theatre – Vancouver, Canada

Find and Seek was a fun puzzle experience with some great tech and fun props. The room was nicely decorated and well-run with a variety of puzzles. The room is great for people who enjoy a linear experience without a lot of searching, (which we enjoyed). If you’re in Downtown Vancouver and looking for an escape room experience, check it out. See below for the full review.

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Escape Games PDX – Sherlock’s Secret – Portland

I finally got around to visiting Escape Games PDX, and I’m glad I did. We got out of this room without a second to spare. Literally. We opened the door and the clock chimed 60 minutes. The room was pretty nicely decorated and fitting with the Sherlock theme, there were some fun puzzles we hadn’t seen before, and I look forward to trying their other rooms. See below for the full review.

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Escape Dublin – The DaVinci Room – Dublin, Ireland

We set another record!! This room seemed tailor-made to our brains that day. I don’t know what it was…maybe it was the pint of Guinness we consumed directly before arriving. It was just one of those rooms and one of those days. We sped through the room, getting out in time to see a smiling employee tell us that we had the new record. See below for the full review.

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Dublin Escape – Espionage – Dublin, Ireland

It’s so nice to be in a city where wandering around will allow you to happen upon an escape room. This is how we found Dublin Escape. We stopped in and were happy to find that a room was free at the time. Thus began our escape from Espionage. This room really spoke to our way of thinking, and we got out very quickly with no hints. It was one of those times, I can only say, we were just “ON.” See below for the full review.

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Great Escape Rooms – Quarantine – Galway, Ireland

Quarantine Hospital Room was not only the third room we tried with Great Escape Rooms in Galway, it also got us a free T-shirt!! After Prison Break and The Auld Shebeen, we had to complete all 3 for the T-shirt offer. This room had a couple of tough puzzles, and some very interesting props. Although there were a couple of red herrings, we were not overly distracted and managed to escape in time with a couple of hints. See below for the full review.

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Great Escape Room – The Auld Shebeen – Galway, Ireland

The Auld Shebeen, a “traditional Irish pub,” was our second escape room with Great Escape Rooms in Galway, after Prison Break. This room is very heavy on searching and light on puzzles. The decorations and set were pretty cool. It felt like you were in a pub after hours. Unfortunately, there was no booze around. If you like scavenger rooms, you’ll probably like this one. See below for the full review.

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Great Escape Rooms – Prison Break – Galway, Ireland

After completing Asylroom, we continued our promenade around Galway and stumbled across another escape room. Great Escape Rooms had Prison Break available, so we gave it a shot. Some interesting puzzles and we had enough fun that we came back the next day to try their remaining rooms. There were a couple of problems with the room that I think could be fixed to make it better. See below for the full review.

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Asylroom – Sherlocked – Galway, Ireland

Walking around Galway, we stumbled across Asylroom and walked in to see if they could accommodate us. They could, and we tried to escape from Sherlocked. The experience was fun, although there were a couple of problems. If you’re in Galway and are looking for an escape room, check out Asylroom. See below for the full review.

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Escapism – Magician’s Menagerie – Portland

UPDATED. After The Wizard’s Lair, we were hoping The Magician’s Menagerie would be less buggy. The three of us returned (after Ritual Room and Wizard’s Lair), hoping this room would be more Ritual Room and less Wizard’s Lair. Unfortunately, it was plagued by technical problems which really made the experience rather frustrating. A few interesting and new puzzles, but Escapism should really do more beta testing before opening a room. A few simple changes would make the room much more enjoyable. See below for the full review.

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