How to Pick The Best Escape Room Puzzles

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How to Pick The Best Escape Room Puzzles

Tips on how to pick the best escape room puzzle for your escape room, event, and birthday party. Figuring out which puzzles to add to your escape room can be difficult. Just because a puzzle looks cool or seems like it will be fun does not necessarily mean it will work. There are a few things you should take in to consideration when looking for an escape room puzzle. Does the puzzle fit your escape room's theme? This one is extremely important. If your room is set in the Wild West you want to avoid plastics or any sort of technology that will...

Start Creating Your Christmas Escape Room Today

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Start Creating Your Christmas Escape Room Today

If you have the available space creating a Christmas/Holiday themed escape room can be a fantastic way to increase revenue. If you do not have a room ready to be replaced at your location consider creating a pop up game in a mall or even a mobile escape room experience. Families are always looking for something to do around the Holidays. Everyone is gathered together and you can only watch the Christmas Story so many times while sipping a refreshing glass off egg nog before you need to get out of the house.   Escape rooms provide a unique experience not...

How to use the Enigma II Machine for Escape Rooms

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How to use the Enigma II Machine for Escape Rooms

It is important to understand each of the props and puzzles in your Escape Room to ensure you can utilize them to their full potential. With this in mind I have created an instructional series to help familiarize yourself with our Cipher Wheels and Encryption Machines. Here we have Step by Step instructions for the Enigma II: Both the Small and Large Sizes work the same way. To encode a message: 1. Define the gear order such as 7 (spokes) - 6 - 5 as shown above2. Create a 3 letter key word and put gears on pins with letters of keyword...

Ideas on How to Use Locks in an Escape Room

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Ideas on How to Use Locks in an Escape Room

Here are some creative ideas on how you can implement locks in your escape room. Even as escape rooms become more technologically advanced the tried and true lock will likely always have a place. Sure the old numeric/alpha combination may present itself in a more "futuristic" manner, but at the core an X digit lock is still an X digit lock. How Escape Rooms present the code/solution/combination/what have you to such locks can go alone way in differentiating a good escape room from a great escape room. Below I will go over a few ways to use props and puzzles with different locks...

Egyptian Themed Escape Room Puzzles and Props

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Egyptian Themed Escape Room Puzzles and Props

Upon popular request I have developed a series of escape room puzzles and props with an Egyptian theme. All available for purchase online right here at Creative Escape Rooms. Escape rooms based on various aspects of Ancient Egypt are very popular and for good reason. There is plenty of fertile soil for involved stories and creative design elements. Below you will find variations of our Escape Room Puzzles and Props customized with Ancient Egypt in mind.  From Puzzles boxes, to key mazes, to puzzles we have a variety of puzzles and props perfect for your escape room. If you would...

How to use the Alberti Cipher Disc for Escape Rooms

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How to use the Alberti Cipher Disc for Escape Rooms

It is important to understand each of the puzzles and props in your Escape Room to ensure you can utilize their full potential. With this in mind I have created an instructional series to help familiarize yourself with our Cipher Wheels and Encryption Machines. For articles on how to use our other Cipher Wheels please see the links below: Confederate Cipher Union Army Cipher Mexican Army Cipher For this installment we have the Alberti Cipher Disc: The Alberti Cipher Disk was invented over five centuries ago by the famous Italian scholar Leon Battista Alberti in 1467. Alberti was an amazingly brilliant Renaissance...