RUSH Escape Game: Lost in Paradise [Review]

Rush Escape Game - Escape Room in MelbourneLocation:
RUSH Escape Game, South Yarra, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Date completed: November 2015 (2 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 8.5;  Difficulty: 7; Atmosphere: 7.5; Fun: 9


  • Fluent English
  • 2-6 players

Lost in Paradise is another of RUSH’s thrilling rooms in Melbourne. You are looking for survivors of a shipwreck which happened in 2012. You also know that the island is inhabited by an aggressive tribe that would not lose a chance to get more slaves. It’s not only about escaping, but about surviving!

Prepare to enter a dark jungle where plants, rocks and animals will be against you. And, very important, try not to freak out with the monkeys!

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Lost HK: Aokigahara [Review]

IMG_6570Location: Lost HK, Causeway Bay (near Times Square), Hong Kong

Date completed: Jan 2016 (2 players). Succeded escaping!

Creativity: 7; Difficulty: 6.5; Atmosphere: 5; Fun: 7


  • Fluent English, Cantonese or Mandarin
  • 2-8 players
  • 45 minute room
  • Full mobility

Aokigahara is a creepy forest near Mt Fuji Japan with the dark reputation of being a ‘suicide forest’. Tales say that mobile phones, GPS and all electromagnetic devices malfunction around the area and the local police often find deceased people over there. So when the plot of Lost HK’s Aokigahara  revolves around recovering a friend lost in the forest, we took notice and decided to give it a go after playing Castiglione.

Before our briefing started, a girl from another group asked if this room was scary. To our surprise, the gamemaster said “none of our rooms are scary”. Huh? How could it? What would we see inside?

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EXITUS (formerly Escapism) at King St Wharf: The Garden [Review]

escapism newLocation:
EXITUS, Darling Harbour, Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia

Date completed:  Jan 2016 (5 players). Succeeded escaping.

Creativity: 4; Difficulty: 3; Atmosphere: 3; Fun: 2.5.


  • 50min
  • Fluent English
  • 2-6 players. We recommend no more than 4.

Quite simply, The Garden had the potential to be a pretty decent escape room but was let down in some key areas. Set in a magical garden which has trapped the players, this room was well decorated but a number of issues constantly reminded you that you were in an escape room co-located with a bowling alley. We really tried to have fun, but it was a frustrating experience. We’ll get onto this in the review below.

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