Full built time machine

Music in a DIY Escape Room

I was inspired by a blog post that I read about the benefits to having music in an escape room. That post was geared towards commercial escape rooms, but I feel most of its points are equally important for stepping up my game with music in diy escape room. I incorporated music into my Time […]

Full built time machine

Latest DIY Escape Room – Back to the Present

I’m pretty late in doing a write-up on the last room I created. My latest is a time machine escape room. The back story is that the players be-friend an scientist who convinces them to try out his new time machine. Unfortunately for the players, the machine sends them back in time instead of into […]

Exit The Game - The Secret Lab and Abandoned Cabin

Exit the Game Review

I had not played any of the escape room inspired commercial board games yet, so these were on my Christmas wish list. Nicely, I received two for presents: Exit the Game – The Abandoned Cabin and The Secret Lab. I played both these games with a couple of my high school age nieces and nephew. […]

escape room locks

Escape Room Locks

There are many choices for locks that you can use in your DIY escape room. A variety in the type of locks is as important as variety in other parts of your game. Locks are typically inexpensive and re-usable in your different rooms. You may already have a few laying around your house, or maybe […]

Escape Team's App and Paper Game

Escape Team Game Review

Escape Team released their app based escape room game recently. Described as: Escape Team is a digital-physical escape game: solve puzzles using pen and paper, racing against a merciless countdown in the digital world. The puzzles vary in difficulty and some require cutting or other  changing of the printouts. Like in a physical escape room, […]

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Printable Escape Rooms

As I have talked about in previous posts, diy escape room printable games are a great way to bring the escape room experience home. The options for games just keeps growing. The way games are prepared and played also vary. Some are completely self-contained in the printable files. It includes story, puzzles, clues and setup […]