Best of REA: February 2023

At Room Escape Artist, we write about escape rooms 365 days a year. It’s a lot of content… so we’ve decided to help you out with a monthly column that highlights the strongest and most interesting content that we put out each month.

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Escape Rooms

Chapter 1: Room 303, 303 Escape (Thornton, CO) – 303 Escape put an abundance of thought and craft into the design of this, their first escape room. (Review by David Spira)

Headcase, Breaking Point Escape Rooms (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) – The high production cinematics in Headcase made us feel like we were in a movie. (Review by Theresa W)

Spellbound, 13th Gate Escape (Baton Rouge, LA) – Spellbound is a classic escape room for a reason. The game holds up. It is one of the strongest games in the famous 13th Gate Escape facility. (Review by Lisa Spira)


NEScape! (2023), (digital) – This is a point-and-click game in the style of an NES game. It has puzzle-forward gameplay and is now available on Switch and Xbox. (Review by REA Hivemind)

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