Lock.me team member. Germanist and scholar of German literature - German language is also her superpower.
Besides escape rooms and board games, she loves Dragon Ball, Star Wars and cynology. After work she likes learning foreign languages, writing texts and planning her next trip to escape room, probably with rap music in the background.
The policy of taking hints in an escape room is an extensive topic - a doctorate could be written about it. There is no player who has never used them. Until a few years ago, they were accompanied by sundry emotions. However, are they still relevant today? What has changed over the years in the approach to hints?
The community of escape room enthusiasts is constantly growing. No wonder - every day more people around the globe discover the world of escape rooms and get interested. Thanks to this, there are also more and more sites available that bring together fans of this form of entertainment and make their exploration of this world easier.
RECON 2023, also known as Reality Escape Convention, will take place on August 19 - 20. This year the conference for all escape room enthusiasts and their creators will be held online. Ticket sales for the event have just kicked off!
Probably all of us like to go to good escape rooms. However, before a room becomes playable, it requires months of work on various levels: after all, the scenography, puzzles or electronics need to be taken care of. A finished room, however, is not a guarantee of success - checking whether a scenario is suitable for a commercial client is one of the tasks of so-called test groups.
This is the second part of the article about escape room introductions - after its types it's time to place their role in the context of the entire experience. In this part, we will focus on the seven biggest mistakes made by creators. You will also learn what are the three pillars of a good escape room introduction.
The ceremony of Bullseye Awards 2022 will start on January 28 (that's tomorrow!) at 5 PM (EST). The gala will be held for the fourth time this year. The organizers are Cici Cao and Brandon Chow, who run together the ESCAPETHEROOMers blog.
The current Guinness record for the number of escape rooms visited in 24 hours is 32 rooms and was set by Japanese group in 2020. However, this is not the only such impressive number - less than a month earlier the record was 25 rooms in a day, and in 2018 - 22 rooms in 24 hours.
There are things that each of us once did and there are sentences that each of us once said. Just as we used to build a hidden base out of blankets and pillows when we were kids, during our school days we used to go with a friend to the teachers' room and say "I knock, you ask." This is a common denominator that can also be seen among such a narrow social group as escape room enthusiasts.
This year's ER Champ 2022 has made history. On November 26, the grand finale of the competition took place, with more than 100 teams from around the world participating. As usual, the participants could count on great excitement, a large portion of thinking and, above all, puzzles, including challenging ones.
Christmas is coming. When it comes to ideas for gifts for our loved ones, a lot depends on us, including our ability to organize time and actions and our creativity. One thing is sure - due to the huge number of orders from couriers, it's worth ordering gifts right now. And if you have no idea - we invite you to familiarize yourself with our proposals for fans of thinking.
Each market has its own rules - of course the escape room industry isn’t any exception. We may talk here about the aspect of the market, which due to its specificity always requires an individual approach - also even when it comes to building a database.
There's no need to prove to anybody that escape rooms are a kind of entertainment, in which, along with its development, all boundaries are being crossed - it mainly concerns such aspects as technologies used, attitude to the interior design or ingenuity in puzzle logic. But what does it look like when it comes to crossing the age limits of the users?
ER Champ is an international escape room competition which consists of two stages: online eliminations and the final. There is also a less official and optional stage: tutorial that serves as a stress test, which will take place tomorrow, i.e. 08.10.2022. What is it about?
The trade fair Internationale Spieltage SPIEL in Essen is the largest board game fair in Europe and one of the largest in the world (according to some sources - the largest). It's quite a treat not only for board game freaks, but also for escape room enthusiast. Every fan of board games has been waiting longingly for this day.
TERPECA (Top Escape Rooms Project Enthusiasts' Choice Award) is an event that has been selecting the best escape rooms from around the world since 2018 in the form of a ranking. The best escape rooms in the world are also about to show up - because the nominations phase has been opened! What do we know about it already?
Thanks to the annual voting and nominations, we will soon find out which rooms will be awarded the title of best in the world. It's a special season of the year for escape room fans - rankings, awards and, above all, escape rooms.... All these associations come together in one term - our dear escape community, TERPECA 2022 is approaching fast!
Keeping the world informed about events is our responsibility. It's also an opportunity to encourage new puzzle fans to take part in exciting activities. That is why we are doubly happy, as a patron, to inform you that this year's ER Champ event has been set! What else do we know about the sixth edition? Let’s check it!
The long-awaited conference for escape room enthusiasts will start this Sunday in Boston: it's RECON 2022. This is a significant industry event that is created for both creators and enthusiasts of escape rooms as players. Simply put - it's for everyone.
This article is based mainly on the statements of two groups: company owners and enthusiasts visiting rooms as part of escape room tourism. Thanks to this, it was possible to reach many real perspectives, and the article took the form of a collection of conversations.
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