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Creative Ideas For Incorporating Locks In Your Escape Room

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Creative Ideas For Incorporating 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 to add an extra dimension to your Escape Room. This will make the experience of discovering...

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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 serious of Escape Room Puzzles and Props with an Egyptian theme. All available for purchase online right here! 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. I can also custom every other puzzle you find here at Creative Escape Rooms to fit this theme.   Egyptian Themed - Holy Moley Jumbo   Pharaoh's Cipher Jumbo...

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How to Use/Read the Pig Pen Cipher in Escape Rooms

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How to Use/Read the Pig Pen Cipher in Escape Rooms

It is important to understand each of the items 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. The Pig Pen Cipher is significantly easier to understand and use than some of our more secure encryption machines (think Enigma II). All you need to start writing coded messages are the images below:   You will want the above image somewhere in your Escape Room. With this players can start figuring out what the different symbols mean....

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Where to Purchase/Buy Escape Room Puzzles/Props Online

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Where to Purchase/Buy Escape Room Puzzles/Props Online

This seems pretty straight forward right? Just go to Google or Yahoo and type in "Purchase or Buy Escape Room Props Online." Escape Room Suppliers from across the globe will populate on your screen. Nothing else to it! Unfortunately, it isn't quite so simple. Escape Rooms are a relatively new entertainment option. According to the Escape Rooms Wikipedia Page they first became popular stateside 2010 with the first permanent Escape Room debuting in Asia (2008). Given how young this form of entertainment is it should not be all that surprising to find the secondary industry of creating props and puzzles is still rather...

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How to Read and Use Sign Language in Your Escape Room

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How to Read and Use Sign Language in Your Escape Room

Believe it or not sign language can be an effective way of communicating a numeric code, clue, or short message in your Escape Room. Sign language by definition is a visual form of communication. Some of the more intricate and complication hand movements/gestures do not translate well to medium such as engraved wood, but the basic alphabet and digits 0-9 certainly do. Each letter of the alphabet and single digit can be expressed by a single hand. Letters Z and J involve movement, but this is easily conveyed via arrows indicating the motion involved. See the image below to see how...

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