We scoured the web and consulted over 308 sites to curate this hand picked list of the best Escape Room Bloggers who are working hard to create content and educate and inspire more people to get involved in our industry.

We didn’t stop at just names and web addresses. We also included the various features of each site to give escape room enthusiasts an idea of their best work, where they have been featured, links to their social media and a summary of what you can learn from them.

A big shoutout to Errol Elumir from Codex.ca for permitting us to take inspiration from his list of Escape Room Bloggers.

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1. Escape Room Tips

(https://escaperoomtips.com)

Contact

Social Media

      

Based out of

San Francisco, CA

About

William and Yuan got hooked on escape rooms way back in 2013. The blog was founded in 2016. Together they’ve finished 230+ escape rooms. They concentrate on the West Coast but they do travel and check out rooms elsewhere occasionally.

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Apart from their West Coast base, they’ve covered rooms in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Guangzhou (China’s third largest city).

Where Have They Been Featured?

#1 on Feedspot’s list of top 30 escape room blogs and websites

2. Room Escape Artist

(https://roomescapeartist.com/)

Contact

  1. On-site form: https://roomescapeartist.com/contact/
  2. Email them: RoomEscapeArtist@gmail.com

Social Media

    

Based out of

Weehawken, NJ

About

David and Lisa Spira started their escape room portfolio in 2013. Till now they’ve finished more than 450 escape rooms. A mass escape event in June 2014 that didn’t go so well inspired them to blog about escape rooms so people can make an informed choice about which room to select.

What They Feature

  1. 644 (as of 16th August, 2018) escape room reviews
  2. Puzzle event reviews
  3. Video game reviews
  4. Player tips
  5. Planned events like the New Orleans tour
  6. Tips and relevant information on escape room design
  7. Escape room map featuring rooms in north America, Hawaii, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and one room in Georgia, Europe

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Apart from reviewing rooms all over the United States, they’ve also reviewed some rooms in London, Amsterdam, Germany and Australia.

Where Have They Been Featured?

Prominently featured in a 2015 article in Newsweek Quoted in a 2015 article in Dallas News

3. Esc Room Addict

(http://escroomaddict.com)

Contact

Social Media

  

Based out of

Started in Toronto. Now has spread across Los Angeles, New York, Kansas City, Denver and Chicago.

About

What started off as a Toronto-based group of escape enthusiasts has since spread across the United States. And it’s a diverse group of reviewers, ranging from a chef’s assistant to a mechanical engineer.

What They Feature

  1. A huge number of escape room reviews
  2. An explainer of their scoring system
  3. Room consultation and analysis (this is a paid service)
  4. Escape room map featuring rooms from mainland USA, one location in Europe, and a few from Australia and Asia
  5. Ad space
  6. Reviews of games that can be played at home

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

All over the United States. And overseas in Vancouver, Berlin, Hong Kong, Bali and finally, Adelaide, Sidney and Brisbane.

Where Have They Been Featured?

Blogger Matt Silver was featured prominently in a video presented by The Canadian Press Featured in escape-rooms.com, the Groupon of the escape room world

4. Escape Authority

(https://escapeauthority.com/)

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Based out of

The United States, possibly Orlando, Florida.

About

Founded by Chris (attraction designer) and Ben (programming and stuff) around May 2016, Escape Authority was formed to give escape room players an idea of which rooms are hot and which are not. Their entire philosophy is that they are fans of escape rooms helping other fans select which rooms to making bookings at.

What They Feature

  1. 372 (as of 17.8.2018) escape room reviews
  2. Explainer of their rating system
  3. A number of interesting and useful articles that can add value to escape room design
  4. An extensive map of escape rooms around the globe
  5. Listings of contests and deals
  6. Reviews of haunted house-type attractions
  7. A forum where you can interact with other owners and players

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

All the rooms they’ve reviewed are in the United States

Where Have They Been Featured?

Featured in USA Today’s 10 Best Blog

5. The Logic Escapes Me

(https://thelogicescapesme.com/)

Contact

Social Media

  

Based out of

London, England, presumably.

About

Ken (Ferguson, the guy who runs the blog) has been interested in theatrics (particularly immersive theatre – theatre that involves the audience) for long. His first escape room was at clueQuest. He was hooked immediately. The blog is his effort to give fellow enthusiasts an idea of what they can expect in various escape rooms and allied entertainment venues.

What They Feature

  1. 296 (as of 22.8.2018) escape room reviews
  2. 30 (as of 22.8.2018) reviews of escape room-type events and games
  3. escape games arranged as per ranking and a brief explanation of the rankings
  4. an ongoing effort to crowdsource ratings for escape rooms (for now restricted to London)
  5. bird’s eye view of the escape game scene in various (European) cities like this one for Amsterdam
  6. Periodic roundup of escape room-related news

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Most of the escape rooms they’ve reviewed are in London. But they’ve also ventured out into other UK cities and even elsewhere into Europe – cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Prague and Warsaw.

Where Have They Been Featured?

Featured in articles in The Telegraph and The Guardian

Contact

  1. On-site form: http://www.foodinisbcn.com/contacto/?lang=en
  2. Email them: thefoodinis@gmail.com

Social Media

Based out of

Possibly Barcelona

About

Cat lover and history enthusiast Boleta and horror film buff-cum-photographer Tetraedrik tried out Room 113 in Barcelona in 2014. That was the spark for this blog. Since then they’ve been joined by 3 more enthusiasts, a Harry Potter fan, a Star Wars follower and a crime novel connoisseur. Another thing uniting them is their love of gorging on delicacies before and after their escape room sojourn. Hence the name – Food + (Houd)ini

What They Feature

  1. 64 (as of 1.9.2018) escape room reviews
  2. Good places near the escape rooms to snack and eat indicated
  3. All 64 escape rooms ranked
  4. The ranking system has been explained in brief
  5. Rooms categorized by theme, difficulty, type (whether for couples, large groups, accepting corporate clients and child-friendly) and by language

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Most of the rooms they’ve reviewed are in Barcelona and other locations in Spain. However they’ve also reviewed rooms in other European locations like London, Amsterdam and even one in Mexico City.

Where Have They Been Featured?

7. Exit Games UK

(http://exitgames.co.uk/)

Contact

  1. On-site form: http://exitgames.co.uk/about/
  2. Email them: ken@exitgames.co.uk

Social Media

     

Based out of

Somewhere in the UK

About

The website was started by Chris Dickson, a puzzles geek and presumably energy trader in 2014, aimed at being a complete guide to all puzzle-type entertainment in the UK and Ireland. In June 2016 control was transferred to Ken Ferguson, seemingly the Ken of The Logic Escapes Me.

What They Feature

This is more a compendium than a direct blog site.

  1. It publishes all escape-game related news from all over the UK and Ireland
  2. It compiles reviews put up by various escape room blogs
  3. It provides listings of various escape room establishments – both in list and map form – grouped according to region
  4. It also lists mini games and virtual reality games

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Where Have They Been Featured?

Social Media

  

Based out of

Paris, France

About

Since using an escape room gift certificate that was a birthday present, she/he has been bitten by the ‘Escapemaniacum’ virus.

And ever since then she/he has been sharing these experience with others.

What They Feature

  1. 125 (as of 2.9.2018) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Most of the reviews include ratings based on 4 aspects of the escape room – the search, the decor, the immersion and the difficulty – and an overall rating
  3. A comprehensive guide to prices, holiday vouchers and related information
  4. Lists of some of the best escape rooms in 5 cities – Paris, Lyons, Marseille, Berlin and Lille.

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Most are in Paris or elsewhere in France. However they have ventured to other prominent European locations like Berlin, Prague and Stockholm.

Where Have They Been Featured?

Their reviews have been featured on prominent escape room companies’ websites like this one

9. The Codex

(https://thecodex.ca/)

Contact

They suggest asking for a Slack invite

Social Media

  

Based out of

Toronto, presumably

About

Errol is an escape room enthusiast who lives in Toronto.

Apart from escape rooms he used to play in a band and creates comic strips.

What They Feature

  1. A list of escape rooms and escape room blogs from all over the United States and Canada
  2. Listings of 234 (as of 2.9.18) escape rooms with over 70 of them reviewed
  3. Their rating system has been briefly explained
  4. An interesting summary of escape room-related terms
  5. 18 (as of 2.9.18) articles on various aspects of escape rooms
  6. A compilation of various issues (business policy, room designs etc) faced by escape rooms
  7. A paper on escape rooms Errol co-authored with a professor from George Brown College and another from the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart is also available on the site

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

All over the United States and Canada

Where Have They Been Featured?

  1. Referenced by Escape Room Tips, another escape room review blog
  2. At 3rd spot in Xola’s list of escape room community resources
  3. Errol contributes to the Escape Room Divas podcasts which are available on iTunes

10. Escape Crusaders

(https://www.escapecrusaders.com/)

Contact

Social Media

          

Based out of

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

About

There’s 4 of them – Sean (number cruncher), Lindie (visual and word puzzles aficionado), Dan Casey (coloring and thinking out of the box) and Melissa (spots what I think are red herrings).

The first two are part of the Jacksonville team while the latter two are part of the Orlando team.

What They Feature

  1. 20 Escape Room establishments reviewed across 4 Florida locations – Jacksonville, St Augustine, Orlando and Daytona
  2. The story and game type are outlined and the immersion, game flow, puzzles and game master are critiqued.
  3. Weekly newsletter features new reviews, discounts and giveaways
  4. Map of escape rooms (both reviewed and un-reviewed) in Florida, for now concentrated in the central and coastal regions of the state
  5. A blog with interesting content like interviews, ‘tips and tricks’ and so on.

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Within Florida, till now near the coast and around central Florida

Where Have They Been Featured?

  1. #26 on Feedspot’s list of top 30 escape room blogs and websites
  2. Featured on The Escape Room Guys website

11. The Escape Room Guys

(https://theescaperoomguys.com/)

Contact

Email: theescaperoomguys@gmail.com

Social Media

        

Based out of

Presumably Alexandra, Virginia

About

There are two of them – Jason and Mike – who moved from New York and Pennsylvania respectively to Virginia.

Jason has been a gamer for a long time, starting out with VR games at Disneyland, Orlando, and rapidly progressing up to escape rooms.

Mike is a Certified Scrum Master, teaches a graduate level class at George Washington University, and is addicted to escape rooms.

What They Feature

  1. 62 escape rooms fully reviewed and 15 reviews in the pipeline (as of 6.9.18)
  2. A very detailed review system, providing both
    • minute details like whether the room is original, temporary, revamped or new
    • grades of how difficult the puzzles are and a final score
  3. The rooms they have reviewed are listed geographically
  4. They give recommendations to players as to which rooms the latter are likely to enjoy
  5. They list discounts offered by escape rooms they review
  6. Tips and tricks for both players and game masters
  7. Their tags enable players to search for rooms based on specific themes

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Within the United States

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Texas
  • Virginia

Elsewhere

  • Zagreb and Dubrovnik in Croatia

Where Have They Been Featured?

Social Media

  

Based out of

Somewhere outside London

About

A group of 4 escape room lovers – Ster, Ni, Simon and Stu – blogging about their conquests.

They started the blog after the 32nd escape and have been blogging ever since.

They mostly visit rooms in southern England but occasionally travel elsewhere.

What They Feature

  1. 30 different rooms from 21 escape room businesses reviewed (as of 7.9.18)
  2. The reviews are quite detailed, and sometimes more than one of the bloggers offer their views on the rooms
  3. There are two five-point grades – difficulty and overall

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  1. Various UK locations like London, Brighton, Milton Keynes and the Lake District
  2. Estonia – Tallinn, the capital city
  3. United States – Orlando, FL

Where Have They Been Featured?

Frequently featured in the Exit Games newsletter – ‘Escape Room Rumours’

13. The Escape Couple

(https://escapecouple.com/)

Contact

On-site contact form: https://escapecouple.com/contact/

Social Media

 

Based out of

Alexandra, Virginia, seemingly

About

Chris and Julie J. describe themselves as a husband and wife team with an Escape Room problem.

As per Twitter, the couple have done 76 rooms across 9 states and attained an 81.6% success rate (as of 7.9.18).

They prefer escape rooms that can work with them on scheduling escapes.

Finally, they like the staff to be friendly and prefer puzzles that are self-contained and without any arbitrary features.

What They Feature

  1. 19 (as of 7.9.18) different escape rooms reviewed
  2. Overall scores assigned to each room
  3. Wherever possible, nearby restaurants and pubs have been pointed out, making it easy for players to plan a day out
  4. A Top 3 list with one spot remaining
  5. 2 escape game apps reviewed with screenshots and pricing information
  6. A series of ‘escape 101’ articles which are humorous guides to getting the most out of escape room adventures

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee

Where Have They Been Featured?

14. Escape Base

(https://theescapebase.com/)

Contact

There is no contact form as such; this site is aimed mainly at players and not rooms.

However you can try to get in touch with them via social media.

Social Media

    

Based out of

Santa Barbara, California

About

He’s a client experience director at ONTRAPORT.

She’s a fundraiser for the SBCC Foundation.

They’re both ER Enthusiasts.

Their aim in creating Escape Base is to have a very granular and searchable database of escape rooms.

It is stressed on the website that individual rooms must be reviewed, not a business as a whole.

Reviews are supposed to be written by players with at least 5 rooms under their belt.

What They Feature

403 (by my count; as of 7.9.18) individual rooms are listed

Players can search for rooms geographically, that is within a certain radius of their target area

Players can also search for scary/non-scary rooms; according to number of players and difficulty

Each room is graded separately on the quality of the puzzles and on the theme. And each room is given an overall rating.

There are short written reviews from players about most of the rooms as well.

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

The bulk of their listings are from California.

However some rooms from other states like Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and Wyoming do feature in their listings too.

Finally, some rooms from Ontario, Canada have made it onto their listings as well!

Where Have They Been Featured?

15. GameGrrlz

(http://www.gamegrrlz.com/)

Contact

Email: gamegrrlz@gmail.com

Social Media

    

Based out of

About

Amanda and Eva have liked games like Scrabble, crosswords and Zork as long as they’ve been friends – since they were children.

The website is their attempt at spreading their love for puzzles and games.

What They Feature

  1. 29 (as of 7.9.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Each review includes basic information about the room like pricing information and suggested group size
  3. Each room is scored on a number of heads like puzzle quality, room design etc and then an overall score
  4. iOS game reviews
  5. Interactive fiction game reviews
  6. They mention they’re available to beta test games and Escape Rooms

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Across 3 states – Texas, New York and Florida – as of 7.9.18

Where Have They Been Featured?

16. Escape The Grid

(https://www.escapethegrid.co.uk/)

Contact

Social Media

 

Based out of

Somewhere in Central Scotland

About

It’s three Scottish lads – Andrew, Jamie and Ross – that started this review site on the 27th of February this year (2018).

They started visiting escape rooms in 2017, liked what they saw, and now they’re writing about it.

What They Feature

  1. 39 escape rooms reviewed (as of 7.9.18)
  2. The reviews are textual, with particular stress on room design and atmosphere and with an overall score

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Most of the rooms they’ve reviewed are in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Apart from that they’ve reviewed one room in Aberdeen, one in Belfast and a few in Newcastle.

Where Have They Been Featured?

As per Escape The Review’s listings, Escape The Grid is one of just two escape room blogs based in Scotland.

17. Escape Goats

(http://www.escapegoatsuk.com/)

Contact

Email: info@escapegoatsuk.com

Social Media

 

Based out of

London

About

It’s just 4 escape room enthusiasts – Daiman, Jenny, Paul and Bharath – who’ve been escaping since 2014 (as a group since 2017) giving their opinion about the rooms they’ve escaped from (or not; they’re candid about their failures as well!)

What They Feature

  1. 66 (as of 7.9.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Their scoring system, based on 4 factors – theme, puzzles, enjoyment and value – is clearly laid out in each review.
  3. Rooms can be searched on the basis of area, company and score.
  4. There’s a Top 20 Leaderboard

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • All over England (from Bristol, through London right up to Reading)
  • Finland (Helsinki)
  • France (Paris)
  • Germany (Berlin)

Where Have They Been Featured?

18. Escape Room Artist

(https://www.escaperoomartist.co.uk/)

Contact

Social Media

Based out of

Somewhere in the U.K.

About

They blog about escape rooms, video games and so on.

What They Feature

  1. 38 escape rooms reviewed and pricing information is provided in each case
  2. Each review is text-based, with difficulty and decor critiqued in particular
  3. Each review includes one strength and one weakness of the room
  4. 19 video games and 1 board game have also been reviewed
  5. Escape rooms can be searched based on location and difficulty
  6. Video games can be searched based on difficulty and platform (Android, iOS or Playstation)

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • Mostly within the United Kingdom
  • A few rooms in Zurich, Switzerland, and one in Japan have also been reviewed.

Where Have They Been Featured?

Contact

Social Media

Based out of

Halton, Ontario, Canada

About

She is a/an

  • Student
  • Escape Room Fanatic
  • Gamemaster
  • Nancy Drew fan
  • Opinionated Canadian

This blog is her attempt to help readers make an informed decision as to which escape room to choose.

She’s mentioned the site Esc Room Addict as an inspiration for creating this blog.

What They Feature

  1. 3 (as of 8.9.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. She has clearly explained her rating system – she rates rooms on 3 heads – aesthetics, experience and puzzle design.

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

3 escape rooms, one each in

  • Burlington
  • Toronto
  • Mississauga

All three in Ontario province, Canada

Where Have They Been Featured?

20. Stuck In The Riddle With Clue

(https://stuckintheriddlewithclue.com/)

Contact

On-site contact form: https://stuckintheriddlewithclue.com/contact/

Email: stuckintheriddlewithclue@hotmail.com

Social Media

Based out of

Yorkshire and The Humber, UK

About

They review escape rooms in and around Yorkshire in the United Kingdom.

What They Feature

  1. 30 (as of 10.9.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. 1 (as of 10.9.18) Playstation 4 VR Game reviewed
  3. Each review is text-based and quite detailed in describing the decor and how tough the puzzles are
  4. Each review includes a critique of the host, briefing and the clue system and includes the pricing system of the room in detail
  5. A list of escape room blogs and directories
  6. A list of escape rooms in Yorkshire and the surrounding areas

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Yorkshire

Where Have They Been Featured?

21. Escape and Conquer

(http://www.escapeandconquer.co.uk/)

Contact

Email: escapeandconquer@gmail.com

Social Media

 

Based out of

Birmingham

About

There’s 4 of them:

  • Business consultant Sue
  • Programmer and web developer Mikey
  • EMT Andy
  • Technical analyst Chris

Working together to try out and review escape rooms in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and elsewhere all around England and even one in Scotland

What They Feature

  1. 35 (as of 10.9.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Each room is rated on 3 heads – Quality, Immersiveness and puzzles – and an overall score is assigned to each
  3. Rooms are searchable by rating
  4. Important topics related to escape rooms covered as also some other articles

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • Mostly (9) in Birmingham, followed by 4 each in London and Manchester and in various other places all over England.
  • They’ve also reviewed one room in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Where Have They Been Featured?

22. Locked In Reviews

(http://www.lockedinreviews.com/)

Contact

Social Media

 

Based out of

Northern New Jersey

About

They’re a group of friends (in particular Chris and George) who tried out an escape room for the first time in June 2016 and have since become addicted to escape rooms.

What They Feature

  1. 58 (as of 10.9.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Each room is critiqued on 4 heads – backstory, theme, puzzles and customer experience
  3. Pricing information and room size are indicated for each room
  4. Escape room listings from all over North America via Room Escape Artist
  5. Top 5 selections

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

46 rooms in New Jersey, 8 in Pennsylvania and 2 each in Florida and New York

Where Have They Been Featured?

  • Featured in some escape room websites like this one
  • Featured in ‘what to do at this place’ type articles like this one

23. Escape the Review

(https://escapethereview.co.uk/)

Contact

Email: escapethereview@outlook.com

Social Media

 

Based out of

Somewhere in the UK, presumably London

About

Toby runs the site.

The review team consists of Toby, Sam, Lewis, Pris, Eda and Chris. Karen chips in sometimes as well.

What They Feature

  1. 450 (as of 10.9.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. 47 (as of 10.9.18) boxed games reviewed
  3. Text-based reviews critiquing various aspects like decor, immersion and so on
  4. Each reviewer’s rating is provided separately as well as an overall rating as is explained here
  5. Escape rooms listed from all over the United Kingdom (both reviewed and non-reviewed)
  6. Escape rooms are searchable by rank
  7. Guides provided to escape rooms in London; escape rooms in Europe and box games

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • All over the United Kingdom
  • Outside the UK they’ve reviewed rooms in locations as diverse as Lille (France), Ghent (Belgium), Athens (Greece), Sofia (Bulgaria), Bucharest (Romania) and Porto in Portugal.
  • Outside the EU they’ve reviewed a number of rooms in the United States.

Where Have They Been Featured?

Featured on Escape Room Tips

24. Ottawa Escape Artist

(https://ottawaescapeartist.wordpress.com/)

Contact

Social Media

Based out of

Ottawa, Canada

About

Dave is in his late twenties and a graduate of Algonquin College’s ‘Game Development’ program.

He’s been interested in escape rooms for some time and tries to do at least one room every month.

Note however this blog hasn’t been updated in over a year.

What They Feature

  1. 6 rooms reviewed
  2. Text-based reviews giving brief descriptions of the storyline and the puzzles
  3. An overall recommendation
  4. Bigger reviews including some spoilers (aimed at people who’ve already completed the rooms) in the offing
  5. 2 blog posts on his personal tastes and how to form an escape room team

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

4 rooms in Ottawa and 2 in Toronto

Where Have They Been Featured?

25. Brit of an Escape Habit

(https://britofanescapehabit.wordpress.com/)

Contact

On-site contact page: https://britofanescapehabit.wordpress.com/contact/

Email: britofanescapehabit@hotmail.com

Social Media

 

Based out of

Liverpool, England

About

Amy Duggan and her fiancé Ian White are the ones behind this blog.

Amy started out with escape rooms in August 2015 and hasn’t looked back since. She enjoys the adrenalin rush and the positive reinforcement of solving puzzles.

They mostly play as a pair but do on occasion be part of a larger team.

What They Feature

  1. 261 games across 85 companies (as of 19.9.2018) reviewed
  2. Each review includes an outline of the theme and the room, a critique of the game play (including immersion, puzzles and so on), the clue system and the hosts
  3. Pricing information and a link to the room’s website are provided
  4. Reviewed rooms are grouped by company
  5. Top 10 list
  6. Various escape room directories, enthusiast groups and blogs are collated
  7. Event reviews like this one of ScareCon 2017
  8. A few discussion blog posts on various aspects of escape rooms like this one

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • All over England, in locations as diverse as Loughborough, Margate and Dover
  • One or two locations in Wales
  • A few locations in the United States – like Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Orlando in Florida
  • In Russia – St Petersburg

Where Have They Been Featured?

Featured in The Derby Telegraph

#21 on Feedspot’s list of 30 escape room blogs

Recommended by David Spira on Quora

26. Lock Us Up

(https://lockusup.co.uk/)

Contact

Email: info@lockusup.co.uk

Email: britofanescapehabit@hotmail.com

Social Media

Based out of

Manchester, England

About

Sam and Jamie are a mother-son duo that enjoys escaping.

As of September 2018, they have done 200 games with a success rate of 85%.

What They Feature

Around 100 (as of 20.9.2018) rooms reviewed

Text-based reviews outlining the theme and then critiquing the escape w.r.t. puzzles, decor, immersion and so on

The host and clue system are described and a link to the escape room website provided

Links to other escape blogs listed

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

All over England

Where Have They Been Featured?

27. Escape Rooms in Sydney Blog

(http://escaperoomsydney.blogspot.com/)

Contact

  1. Contact form on the home page
  2. Email – escaperoomsydney@gmail.com

Social Media

Based out of

Sydney, Australia seemingly

About

Scott M and his team (which of late has included his pre-teen daughters) check out escape rooms around Australia and also globally and review them to help others get the best value for their money.

What They Feature

  1. Over 100 rooms reviewed
  2. Text-based reviews include the theme and an overall assessment
  3. Specific points that he appreciated are bulleted
  4. Link to the escape room website is included
  5. Frequently promotional exercises like voucher sales by various escape rooms are featured
  6. Other events like TV shows, new escape games and so on are also featured

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Mostly in Sydney

Also in Melbourne, Adelaide and Cairns

And some in locations like Parramatta

Where Have They Been Featured?

28. Escape Review

(http://www.escapereview.co.uk/)

Contact

Email: dean@escapereview.co.uk

Social Media

  

Based out of

Coventry, England

About

It’s professional writer Dean Love who’s behind this blog that reviews mostly escape games in the United Kingdom.

What They Feature

  1. 105 (as of 21.9.2018) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Each review is largely text-based with decor, puzzle types and design critiqued. A link to the escape room’s website is provided
  3. At the end each room is ranked under 4 heads – Puzzles, Difficulty, Theme and Toys – with an overall ranking also provided
  4. Escape rooms are listed by rank
  5. Their rating system is clearly described
  6. Bonus material like interviews, escape-focused travel guides and so on. There’s even an escapees’ agony uncle space!
  7. A news feed

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Primarily London and the Midlands

But they have covered many other locations across England as well; they’ve also ventured into Edinburgh.

Where Have They Been Featured?

29. Live Escape Room & Haunt Reviews

(https://thehauntgirl.com/)

Contact

Social Media

Based out of

Los Angeles

About

You may have heard of Christine Barger, actress and ventriloquist.

Turns out she’s a fan of escape rooms and haunts as well!

This is her blog.

What They Feature

  1. 129 (as of 22.9.2018) escape rooms reviewed, sorted by state
  2. Reviews are text-based, with immersion, puzzle types and design critiqued; finally an overall assessment is given
  3. Wherever possible parking facilities and nearby eateries are pointed out
  4. Many interviews with escape room owners and so on are also featured
  5. Haunts are listed and reviewed as well
  6. Some other attractions are also listed – once again statewise

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Across 15 out of the 50 states.

Most of the rooms, however, are in California.

Where Have They Been Featured?

Featured in a Room Escape Divas podcast

On the expert panel of the USA Today Reader’s Choice – 10 Best Escape Rooms – 2018

Occasional collaborator with Room Escape Artist

30. Exit Games Scotland

(https://exitgamesscotland.wordpress.com/)

Contact

Social Media

  

Based out of

Somewhere in Scotland.

About

The blogger describes herself as a ‘forty-something Lancastrian lass living in the central belt of Scotland’.

Among her hobbies (apart of course from escape rooms) is geocaching – a kind of treasure hunt.

What They Feature

This is more of a listing blog than a review blog.

Their Facebook and Twitter pages are incredibly active and both feature escape room-related news, with a focus on those in Scotland.

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • One each in Livingston, Edinburgh and Dundee
  • As far as news is concerned however, from all over the UK. Edinburgh, Falkirk, Manchester, London and on and on.

Where Have They Been Featured?

31. EscapinGuru

(https://escapinguru.com/)

Contact

On-site contact form: https://escapinguru.com/contact-us/

Social Media

    

Based out of

New York, as per their Facebook page

About

Their purpose is to develop connections between escape rooms and players while improving player experience.

What They Feature

  1. 182 escape rooms reviewed (as of 29.9.18)
  2. Every room is rated on a number of objective factors starting from ease of booking through hospitality, briefing, hint system and ending at closure
  3. Booking links are provided along with each review
  4. Discount deals available for rooms across the USA, the UK, Europe and Australia
  5. Occasional webinars for room owners like this one on room automation

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • Most of the rooms they’ve reviewed are in the United States.

New York, Pennsylvania and California account for most of the rooms within the USA.

Apart from that they’ve reviewed rooms in Tennessee, Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Oregon, Delaware and Louisiana.

  • Canada:

Markham, Toronto in Ontario Province

New Westminster in British Columbia Province

  • One room in the UK in Macclesfield.
  • Mainland Europe:

Berlin (Germany)

Budapest (Hungary)

  • Australia:

Melbourne

  • Singapore

Where Have They Been Featured?

32. LockChix Escape Room Reviews

(https://lockchix.com/)

Contact

On-site contact form: https://lockchix.com/contact/

Social Media

  

Based out of

The Asbury Park, NJ area.

About

Add a mathematics wiz, a mechanical engineer, an IT guy and a digital marketer and you get Lock Chix.

Only the first two are actual chicks, however (Rae and Katie); the latter two (Benji and Devon) aren’t.

What They Feature

  1. 30 (as of 29.9.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Each room’s story, puzzles, immersion, highlights and shortcomings are briefly pointed out
  3. A recommendation is given as to who each room is best suited for
  4. Important information like location, team size, duration and pricing are displayed
  5. Immersive experiences (like mini-games) and haunts are also reviewed
  6. There’s a map locating eateries, pubs and so on near the rooms and events that are reviewed

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Mostly in New York and New Jersey

One in Washington, DC

Where Have They Been Featured?

33. Unlock & Roll

(https://unlockandroll.com/)

Contact

Email: hello@unlockandroll.com

Social Media

Based out of

London

About

Hannah and Matt.

Both living in London.

Hannah likes travelling, learning languages and feeding squirrels.

Matt likes video gaming, watching cricket and eating too much chocolate.

And they both like checking out escape rooms with friends.

What They Feature

  1. 10 escape rooms (they’ve started in 2018) reviewed
  2. Fairly comprehensive reviews, mentioning pros and cons
  3. A final recommendation is given
  4. Address, location and number of players on a team are provided

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • 8 (as of 29.9.18) in London
  • 1 in Bornemouth
  • 1 in Malta

Where Have They Been Featured?

34. Escaped it!

(http://escapedit.com/)

Contact

Email: contact@escapedit.com

Social Media

Based out of

Texas, apparently

About

A couple of nerds who love puzzles and escape rooms and want to share their experiences with others.

What They Feature

  1. 14 (as of 29.9.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Each review includes a text-based critique of various aspects of the room
  3. Hints, clue quality, puzzle creativity, fear factor and things to note are all noted separately
  4. An overall rating is provided
  5. They may do the occasional blog post like this one about the various ways of delivering hints

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • Mostly in Texas
  • Also in Missouri

Where Have They Been Featured?

35. Partly Wicked

(http://www.partlywicked.com/)

Contact

On-site contact form: https://www.partlywicked.com/#contact

Email: admin@partlywicked.com

Social Media

Based out of

New York and California

About

Paul Nowak has a Master’s in Game Design and has designed games for Warner Brothers, Disney Interactive and the US Olympic team.

Michael Merriam has degrees in Archaeology and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and excels in any challenge dealing with history, geography, or ancient civilizations.

Together they’ve developed a taste for escaping and writing about their escapes.

What They Feature

  1. 26 (as of 29.9.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Their ratings system is extensive and has been described at length here
  3. Informative blog posts like this one
  4. News items like this one
  5. Room Of The Year selections

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • Florida (Gainesville, Orlando and Winter Garden)
  • Georgia (Marietta)
  • California (Los Angeles and San Diego)
  • Texas (Kemah and Houston)

Where Have They Been Featured?

36. The Brisbane Geek Social Club, Escape Room Corner

(http://brisbanegeeksocial.club/category/local-spaces-and-activities/escape-rooms/)

Contact

Social Media

  

Based out of

Brisbane, Australia

About

It was founded on December 18, 2012 by Adam Shypanski as a club for all geeks and all their interests; and it has grown rapidly, becoming a permanent presence at the Supanova Expo and holding events like Board Games and Burgers.

And, sure enough, some geeks like escape games so there’s a niche for those in this club.

What They Feature

  1. 36 (as of 29.9.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Text-based reviews critiquing important aspects of each room
  3. The basic storyline and a link to the room’s website are provided in each case
  4. They upload an occasional post about various aspects of escape rooms and reviews like this one

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • Mainly Brisbane
  • A few in Sydney and Melbourne
  • One in Caloundra

Where Have They Been Featured?

Andrew from the club was quoted on Lock Me If You Can

37. Disco Messiah

(http://discomessiah.co.uk/)

Contact

Social Media

Based out of

About

TDM and his occasional partner Mr Carrot go around trying to escape escape rooms and write about their experiences.

They award their favourite rooms with a ‘Golden Disco Ball of Awesome Escapiness’.

What They Feature

  • 45 (as of 29.9.18) escape rooms reviewed
  • Text-based reviews dwell on essential aspects of the rooms
  • The storyline and a link to the room’s website is provided

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • Chester, Liverpool and some other areas in England
  • A few locations in Wales like Llandudno and Abergele

Where Have They Been Featured?

Contact

Social Media

Based out of

About

He’s an escape room fan who reviews rooms he’s visited on Instagram.

What They Feature

  1. 26 (as of 1.10.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. The reviews focus on the theme/scenery and the quality of the puzzles
  3. An overall rating (ranging from bad to phenomenal) is provided

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • Multiple areas in California, especially Los Angeles and Anaheim
  • A few locations in Colorado

Where Have They Been Featured?

39. Doctor Escape

(https://drescape.wordpress.com/)

Contact

Social Media

Based out of

Calgary, Canada

About

Bubbletease, Doctor What, Escapegoat and Flavescape are 4 escape room aficionados who, between them, have done escape rooms in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Hong Kong and Las Vegas.

What They Feature

  1. 17 (as of 1.10.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Comprehensive reviews critique rooms’ guest service, creativity, puzzles, decor and functionality (reset) and an overall score
  3. On their home page itself you will find an explanation of their rating system

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Calgary (Alberta province in Canada)

Where Have They Been Featured?

40. The Fifth Element/Room Escapers

(https://www.room-escapers.com/)

Contact

Social Media

  

Based out of

Somewhere in Spain, apparently.

About

Kayto, Victor and Maria Jose, Dani and Vane are the five elements.

What They Feature

  1. 340 (as of 1.10.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Text-based reviews critique important aspects of each room and also allocate an overall rating
  3. Each review also includes a link to the room’s website, pricing information and wherever possible nearby places to eat
  4. Rooms are listed by ranking
  5. Bonus material like this interview with escape room creators

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • Mostly in Spain (especially Barcelona, Madrid and so on)
  • Bremerhaven, Hamburg (Germany)
  • Le Havre, Seville, Montpellier (France)
  • Malta

Where Have They Been Featured?

41. Escape Room Lover

(https://www.escaperoomlover.com/es)

Contact

Email: hola@escaperoomlover.com

For instructions on entering a new room or updating an existing entry: https://www.escaperoomlover.com/es/contacto

Social Media

    

Based out of

Barcelona in Spain

About

Ekaterina Polenyaka is the owner of the website.

What They Feature

  1. 1247 games of 738 companies (as of 1.10.18) listed
  2. Interactive map showing the locations of the listed rooms
  3. You can search for rooms by city and province, indoor or outdoor or VR etc, family and child-friendly or not etc and theme

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Where Have They Been Featured?

42. Best LA Escape Rooms

(http://www.bestlaescaperooms.com/)

Contact

Social Media

Based out of

Los Angeles

About

It’s a guide to escape rooms in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area.

What They Feature

  1. 26 (as of 1.10.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Text-based reviews include all the important features of an escape room even including practical things like availability of parking space
  3. Contact details of the escape room – website, email and phone – provided
  4. Each review also contains an interactive map showing the room location
  5. Escape rooms are listed by rank
  6. Escape rooms near me’ feature enabling viewers to find escape rooms with a certain radius of their location

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

Where Have They Been Featured?

43. Escape Rumors

(http://www.escaperumors.com/)

Contact

On-site contact form: http://www.escaperumors.com/p/contact.html

Email: escaperumors@gmail.com

Social Media

  

Based out of

The US West Coast

About

Randy Hum started the website in April 2017 to share his passion for escape rooms with others and grow the escape room community.

He has since gathered a team around him. Sometimes the team goes on city-wide escape room crawls.

What They Feature

  1. 61 (as of 1.10.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Wherever possible they review the different rooms at a single location together
  3. Each review mentions the back stories of each room followed by brief analyses of the puzzles, set design and room for improvement
  4. An overall rating of 0-5 stars is assigned
  5. Pricing and group information is provided, as well as a link to the escape room website
  6. 5 star rated rooms are listed separately
  7. Bonus material like interviews with room owners, enthusiast surveys and so on is available
  8. Escape room map with listings in the USA, Canada, the UK, France, Malaysia, Australia and one in Ecuador

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • Within the United States – Arizona, California (most of their reviewed rooms are in Ca), Oregon, Washington
  • Canada – Toronto (Ontario province)
  • United Kingdom – London and Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Australia – Brisbane

Where Have They Been Featured?

Contact

Social Media

Based out of

About

What They Feature

  1. Around 100 rooms in Singapore reviewed (Many of the rooms have since closed or changed though)
  2. Text-based reviews start off with the storyline in brief followed by evaluation of the room
  3. Each room has a recommendation (highly recommended, recommended or not recommended) and is scored on 6 heads – difficulty, logic, variation, setting, technology and VR and finally integration of the storyline
  4. A review index grouping the various rooms under their companies and indicating which are open and which are closed
  5. Recommendation of which rooms can be played by couples
  6. Escape rooms in Malaysia are also reviewed
  7. A separate blog reviews escape and similar events in Singapore
  8. Yet another blog contains reviews of rooms in other countries

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • Escapingsg

Singapore and Malaysia

  • Escapesg

Japan, Malaysia, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Romania, Italy, Slovenia, Sweden, the UK and the USA

Where Have They Been Featured?

45. Escman League

(https://escmanleague.com/)

Contact

Email: hq@escmanleague.com

Social Media

Based out of

Malaysia

About

Cheech, Jing, Joshua and Ming are 4 friends from Malaysia, each of who brings their set of skills – whether it’s dexterity at visual puzzles, math skills, climbing or just leading – to this escape room team.

What They Feature

  1. 26 (as of 1.10.18) escape games reviewed
  2. Text-based reviews analyse the room, followed by a list of pros and cons and an overall rating
  3. Escape event reviews

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

Klang Valley and Johor regions in Malaysia

Where Have They Been Featured?

46. Lock Me If You Can

(https://lockmeifyoucan.wordpress.com/)

Contact

Email: contact.lockmeifyoucan@gmail.com

Social Media

Based out of

Canberra, Australia

About

Pá is a journalist, polyglot and bookworm; good with puzzles based on logic, anagrams and patterns.

Trapspringer is a history nerd, a memorious person and rather good at uncovering hidden stuff.

Together they go around sampling escape rooms and other related activities around Australia sometimes even abroad.

What They Feature

  1. 111 rooms in Australia and 62 abroad reviewed (as of 7.10.18)
  2. The reviews are text-based and very detailed, analysing aspects of both the room (well, duh) and also the debriefing, the general competence of the staff and so on
  3. 4 aspects of the room – creativity, difficulty, atmosphere and fun – are given numerical scores
  4. A link to the room website is provided
  5. Escape room related events and other games, articles and activities also feature on this site

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • All over Australia
  • Singapore and Hong Kong in Asia
  • Italy, Portugal and Spain in Europe
  • The United States (in Texas)
  • Brazil in South America

Where Have They Been Featured?

Quoted by Room Escape Artist

47. Escape Room Explorers

(https://escaperoomexplorers.wordpress.com/)

Social Media

Based out of

Canberra, Australia

About

Our escape room dynamic duo are Alastair (a software engineer, maker and tinkerer) and Ruth Ellison (a design researcher, user experience designer and maker of science and geek themed jewellery and accessories).

They went on their first escape room sojourn in 2015 and haven’t looked back since.

What They Feature

  1. 16 (as of 7.10.18) escape rooms reviewed
  2. Text-based reviews peruse the game itself, the service and the staff
  3. 4 attributes – fun, atmosphere, the difficulty and the creativity of the puzzles – are assigned scores on a maximum of 5; an overall score is also given
  4. Important information like parking and nearby places to eat are provided; as is a link to the room’s website
  5. Other kinds of events like pop up escape rooms and outdoor activities are also covered
  6. In their About page they have provided an external link to an article giving some tips on escape room design

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

  • Canberra, Perth and Sydney in Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore

Where Have They Been Featured?

48. Escape Rooms Nederland

(https://www.escaperoomsnederland.nl/)

Social Media

  

Based out of

Somewhere in the Netherlands

About

This website was founded by Mike van Hoenselaar. Mike first tried an escape room in 2014 and has been hooked ever since.

What They Feature

  1. Around 600 escape rooms listed and reviewed

Clarification – this is more a listing site where players leave reviews of listed rooms

  1. Rooms sorted by city
  2. Each listing includes concise reviews by players
  3. In addition to the reviews, each listing includes the room theme, a link to the room website, location on Google maps and pricing and other important information
  4. Other types of activities like VR escapes are also covered
  5. Bonus material like interviews with room owners is also featured

Where Have They Reviewed Escape Rooms?

All over the Netherlands

Where Have They Been Featured?

In a number of prominent publications

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