I’ve started this blog to chronicle my experience in building my DIY escape room games and hopefully provide info to others interested too. Here are a few posts that I’d recommend checking out to get started. Featured Posts Escape Room – Basic Building Blocks Working Out Your Story More Story Details and Example Puzzles, Puzzles, […]
I have recently been able to combine both my interest in DIY escape rooms with a volunteering position at a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program. I got to work with a group of teenagers to create their own escape room game at the local community center. The teens decided to target the […]
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 […]
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 […]
I have posted a walk-thru video of my latest DIY escape room – Back to the Present. In this room players have been transported to the recent past and most assemble the time-machine to get themselves back to the present. Watch out for a post with details on the room’s build and puzzles.
I found a cool and new variation on a DIY escape room on Youtube. I’m lucky enough that the creator agreed to a guest post on his project. Hope you find it as interesting as I do. I made, what I believe is, the first free-to-play online escape / puzzle room on YouTube. There are […]
The Game Gal recently sent me her latest printable escape room game – Color Crisis, to try out. The game’s story – Everything’s turning black and white! A mysterious meteor has drained all the color from the earth. The only color left is locked in an underground vault. Can your team escape from the vault […]
I have uploaded two videos on great lock types of your DIY escape room and some tips on using them in the rooms. Hope you find these useful. Have any other tips or suggestions for the locks? Post them in the comments below.
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. […]
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 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, […]