How to Use A Caesar Cipher Wheel

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How to Use A Caesar Cipher Wheel

How does a Caesar cipher work? It's not as difficult to learn how to encode and decode secret messages as you may think. You take the alphabet, and shift every letter by a certain number of places. For example: if you shift one place, you would replace each letter with the one that is one place down the alphabet. So A would become B, B would become C, and so on.  In this example, with a right shift of one,  the word CLUE it becomes DMVF Better yet, instead of calling it a shift, let's use what is known as a...

5 Reasons We Love Puzzles

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5 Reasons We Love Puzzles

Do you love puzzles and brain teasers? Us too! Here are 5 reasons why we think puzzles are awesome. Puzzles are a great way to keep your brain active and healthy They can help improve your problem-solving skills They're a fun way to spend time with friends and family Puzzles can be challenging and rewarding when you finally solve them They provide a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction Puzzles are a great way to keep your brain active and healthy. They can help improve your problem-solving skills, they're a fun way to spend time with friends and family, puzzles can...

Escape Room Games - Are They Fun?

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Escape Room Games - Are They Fun?

Escape rooms are an interactive live game that is taking the world by storm. They require teamwork, problem-solving skills, and most importantly - lots of fun! The best escape room games provide a welcoming environment for friends to come together and try to solve puzzles in order to break out before time runs out.   A few reasons why you should try an escape room game at least once: - They are fun! Escape room games are a great way to have some laughs and excitement with your friends.   - teamwork is key. In order to escape the room, you’ll...

Black Friday Puzzle Deals on Props and Brain Teasers

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Black Friday Puzzle Deals on Props and Brain Teasers

Find the best discounts on escape room props, puzzle boxes, puzzles, and brain teasers for Black Friday at Creative Escape Rooms. All you need to do is use the code FRIDAY at checkout to receive your special Black Friday of 15% EVERYTHING on the site. The sale will be in effect 11/26/21 - 11/29/21. This cannot be combined with other discounts. Shop online from the comfort of your home and get an early start on your Christmas Shopping this Holiday Season. Shop our Entire Catalog Now  Shop Escape Room Puzzles Shop Wood Puzzle Boxes Shop Popular Christmas Gift Puzzles Shop Hardest...

5 Best Christmas Gifts for Puzzle Lovers

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5 Best Christmas Gifts for Puzzle Lovers

Find the best Christmas gift for friends, family, & coworkers who love brain teasers. *UPDATED FOR 2021* Figuring what to get people can be difficult (especially people who love puzzles!); however, if any of those people love puzzles this handy little guide will make it extremely easy for you to pick out the best gift. Checkout the puzzles below for this year's top Holiday puzzle gift ideas: The 5 Best Christmas Gifts for Puzzle Lovers  For people who love solving the hardest puzzles: There are a couple great options here such as Calibron 12 and Martin's Menace, but I am going to...

Five Spy and Detective Themed Birthday Party Ideas

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Five Spy and Detective Themed Birthday Party Ideas

Have a birthday for your son or daughter coming up and not sure what to do? If so, you are in luck! Check out the 5 ideas below to incorporate into your spy and detective themed birthday party.   1. Secret Decoder Ring: The Secret Decoder Wheel will allow you to create encrypted messages for the kids to decode. They are very easy to use so do not worry about it being to complicated for kids. You can use the decoder wheel as a guide of sorts throughout the birthday party event. The kids can find clues throughout the experience...

The Best Cyber Monday Deals on Puzzles and Escape Room Props

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The Best Cyber Monday Deals on Puzzles and Escape Room Props

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with great deals on brain teasers, puzzle boxes, and escape room props here at Creative Escape Rooms. All you need to do to get in on the savings is use the code MONDAY at checkout. That's it. Just use the code MONDAY and you will save 15% off of your order. Every puzzle, escape room prop, puzzle box, Montessori puzzle, game, and brain teaser is on sale. What are you waiting for?! Get that Holiday shopping done now from the comfort of your home. Shop our Entire Catalog Now  Shop Escape Room...

The History of Japanese Puzzle Boxes

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The History of Japanese Puzzle Boxes

The History of Japanese Puzzle Boxes Japanese puzzle boxes (Himitsu-Bake) have fascinated people for generation. Also known as trick boxes, lock boxes, and secret boxes amongst other names are well known for their artistic qualities and intricate design. Many; however, do not know the interesting history of Japanese puzzle boxes.  Origins of Japanese Puzzle Boxes The first reference of Himitsu-Bako (translates to personal secret boxes) can be traced back to the journal Onsen Miage Hakone-sou that translates to Hakone Hotspring Souvenirs. Originally, they were called Sikake-Bako (trick box) or Tie-Bako (idea box). As the name of the journal suggest Japanese...

Personalized Cipher Wheel Custom Made For You

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Personalized Cipher Wheel Custom Made For You

Cipher wheels are powerful form of encryption and popular escape room prop. Cipher disks have been trusted to relay top secret information throughout history. Some employ ridiculous levels of encryption requiring complex computations to break while others will not withstand several hours of cryptoanalysis. We aren't here to talk about the history of cipher wheels though are we? Let's talk about creating a personalized cipher wheel custom made for you. If you are not familiar here are a few of the more popular applications for cipher wheels: Escape Rooms Escape Room Birthday Parties DiY Escape Rooms Teaching Cryptography They are awesome and why would...

Escape Room Puzzle Boxes

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Escape Room Puzzle Boxes

Who doesn't like solving a good wood puzzle box? Escape room players, like the rest of us, love figuring out how to open that tricky secret lock box. Puzzles boxes have a long history of entertaining people for generations and it only makes sense they have found escape rooms a new place to call home. How do you know which puzzle box to include in your room though? There is no tried and true methodology behind picking the best puzzle box for your escape room, but there are a few things to consider. Difficulty Level I think this is where...

Generating Additional Revenue For Your Escape Room

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Generating Additional Revenue For Your Escape Room
For those looking to add an additional revenue stream to their escape room or business we have a wholesale puzzle program available. This is a fantastic opportunity to easily add to your existing revenue or stream (or perhaps create a brand new one). Escape Rooms go hand in hand with puzzles so why not offer them for sale in your lobby or on your website? In addition leaving some out for players to try and solve while waiting for their game is a great way to keep them not only occupied, but entertained.

The Best Puzzle Boxes For Gift Cards and Money

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The Best Puzzle Boxes For Gift Cards and Money

Make the popular, but boring gift of money and gift cards exciting by putting them in a wood puzzle box first.   Even better you can personalize the puzzle box with a laser engraved name or message. This will make the gift even more memorable.  Why you should give gift cards and money in a puzzle box: Puzzle boxes are fun. The puzzle box will last a lifetime. The gift card will certainly not. You can personalize each box you purchase with a personalized name or message laser engraved on it. They will create a long lasting memory. Thinking back on...