Next Level Escape: The Artefact [Review]

NextLevelEscape-LogoLocation: Next Level Escape, CBD, Sydney , NSW, Australia

Date completed:  November 2017 (2 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 9.5; Difficulty: 9; Atmosphere: 8.5; Fun: 9


  • Fluent English
  • 2-7 players
  • Acute senses
  • 2 team members not colour blind
  • 75 minute room

It was just another normal day in our escape room enthusiast life when the FBI came got me and Trapspringer into a facility to check out an alien artifact. Sounds interesting, why not? Then we were told that all scientists disappeared and the artefact was doing something strange. Okay…. Then they locked the door behind us and left us with a crazy AI computer compulsively trying to destroy Tasmania. Yep, this is bad – but why Tasmania?!

In late-2017, Next Level Escape opened their new escape room, The Artefact. As we had an excellent experience in their first room, Ex Libris, we were curious to see if The Artefact would keep up with the high standards. The theme was very different from their previous room: out with the magical fantasy, in with the crazy sci-fi. But the complexity, the creativity and the hilarious unexpected moments were still there. Yay!

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Next Level Escape: Ex Libris [Review]

NextLevelEscape-LogoLocation: Next Level Escape, Centre Point, Sydney , NSW, Australia

Date completed:  May 2017 (2 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 10Difficulty: 9; Atmosphere: 8.5; Fun: 9.5.


  • Fluent English
  • 2-10 players
  • Acute senses
  • 1 team member not colour blind

If you ever checked the About Us page, you will see that I describe myself as a bookworm. Before I became a puzzle-lover, little Pá was already a book lover, always with her eyes on some fantastic story. When we were invited by Next Level Escape to try their room, Ex Libris, I was immediately excited. A room about literature? In which you are trapped inside the book world? Why would I even want to escape from there? 😀

The risk of great expectations is that if they are not met, you can get really disappointed. That was not the case in Ex Libris, which was a beautiful, great escape room, with a myriad of tasks and puzzles of various types that fitted beautifully in its literary theme. Maybe people who are not so fond of literature may not feel as excited. But for me, who had Hercules, Frodo and Narizinho as some of my best childhood pals, it was a delightful experience.

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