Price: from €48 per team of 2 to
€75 per team of 5
Emergency Exit Rating: We’re unsure what fire escape measures there were, if any.
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Rebellion was a good, puzzley escape room. It was generally more puzzle-focused than the rest of the games that we played in Athens.
I legitimately enjoyed this game. It would stand out a lot more in other parts of the world. In Athens, it didn’t have the drama, intensity, or heavy storytelling that etched other games into my brain. When I went back and looked at my notes I remembered how much fun I had playing, but those moments weren’t persistent memories.
For locals, Rebellion would be a fantastic game. For travelers, it was good, and I’m happy that I played it, but I didn’t need to play it.
Who is this for?
Players with at least some experience
Amusing opportunities for character interactions
Puzzle heavy (for Athens)
A couple of cool set pieces
We needed to infiltrate the king’s keep and the easiest way in was through the dungeon.
Project Avatar is an unusual avatar-based escape room livestream, designed specifically for online play, created by Legendary Quests in the Ukraine.
Style of Play: avatar-based livestream of a real room, but designed specifically for online play
Required Equipment: computer with internet connection; pen and paper also recommended
Recommended Team Size: 2-5
Play Time: about 2 hours
Price: €200 for up to 8 players
Booking: book online for a specific time slot
You are controlling a silent avatar through an environment that encourages video game-like play. You will see a first-person POV with some HUD-type overlays showing status information and maps. While the avatar does not speak, they will respond nonverbally to the commands you give.
Escape the Grid is a set of crossword puzzles with individual metapuzzles and a final metapuzzle created by Bewilderingly.
Style of Play: 10-crossword puzzle suite, each with a metapuzzle leading to the next crossword puzzle
Required Equipment: computer with internet connection and either a printer, pen, and paper, or digital crossword software
These are PDFs designed for print solving, but you can also solve on screen. There is a .puz file included for use in digital crossword software. Across Lite worked well.
Recommended Team Size: 1-2
Play Time: There is no game clock. It took anywhere from 3-6 hours total to solve everything.
Price: pay what you want
Booking: buy and play at your leisure
Although this is called Escape the Grid, it is not an escape room; it is a series of crossword puzzles, presented with light storytelling and gating that is influenced by escape rooms. Players will solve a crossword puzzle, and then use that solved crossword to solve a metapuzzle that extracts the 4-letter word that will unlock the next crossword puzzle. There are 10 total crosswords with metapuzzles. These all culminate in a final metapuzzle.