101 Best Escape Room Puzzle Ideas

Escape Rooms are great.

But Great Escape Rooms are even better.

How to make your own Escape Room that will be really great?

Today I am going to share something which will allow you to build  your own Great Escape Room.

101 Best Escape Room puzzle ideas that keep your players excited

Escape Rooms have become one of the fastest-growing entertainment businesses worldwide.

Here is the deal:




Now, there is just one little problem:

Room operators keep the details of their room a secret (obviously). This allows some very low-quality room with nothing more than endless chain of code-lock-code-lock riddles to compete with super fun rooms.

Of course, customers find out about the room only AFTER they have spent their time and money.

I have compiled a list of some Escape Room puzzle ideas to help room owners around the world keeping their players happy.

The key to the success of an Escape Room is keeping the FUN level high. After all, clients come to experience something unexpected.

How many times have you played a room and had to unlock a sequence of padlocks?


Below is a list of 101 Escape Room puzzle ideas that you can easily implement at your Escape Rooms.

Whether you want to improve your current Escape Room, or build a new one – these ideas might help you to win your clients’ hearts and minds.

One more thing:

It makes no sense to just copy them.

You want your Escape Room to be unique, right?

Use the idea as a general guide, a source of inspiration. Use your imagination and creativity.

If that’s not enough – you may also be interested in 13 Secrets from Escape Room Design Guru.



Read more at: blog.nowescape.com



The Nursery

1483225_819632554760039_5399950471736318693_nDuring Esc Room Addict’s trip to London, ON we were given the chance to review some of the rooms at Exodus Escapes. Unfortunately one of our review team members was unexpectedly delayed last minute leaving us with only three people to tackle the Nursery and prove once and for all escape rooms are merely child’s play. Ba dum dum. (Ok, ok, we admit humour isn’t our strong point, let’s forget this joke ever happened and get on with the review).

Exodus Escapes is easily found in downtown London and just minutes away from the University of Western Ontario. The staff were incredibly friendly, helpful, and attentive. One thing particularly impressive was the amount of staff ready and waiting for anything that might be needed (which came in handy as our room needed some quick cleaning and repairs after a group of young ladies who obviously had some liquid courage in their systems tried out The Nursery for a bachelorette party). Although the staff and owners were incredible, there’s room for it to get to the next level by adding a bit more to the pre-room experience.

Room quality is where this room has its greatest strength. All you needed for the realism to be complete was a few toddlers, a couple teachers, and you would’ve had an actual daycare centre!   Not only was the set design professional, but we also felt the props and furnishings were appropriate.   The room did lack any of the big budget bells & whistles that are becoming more commonplace in big budget companies, but in comparison to most rooms out there you won’t find too many that beat The Nursery for room quality.

The Nursery’s immersive qualities were decent but left us wanting more. Because of the puzzle difficulty and complexity in this room, it was easy for us to feel disengaged with the overall story and lose motivation to discover what happens next. Instead of being engaged in the moment with what was happening, we found ourselves more focused on trying to solve puzzles and ignoring the overall atmosphere around us (which is a shame considering the impressive room quality). This of course leads us to the puzzles…


You can find this game at ROOMESCAPE.COM.


Read more at: escroomaddict.com

Tips and Tricks

How to Play The Escape Game with New Friends


Did some of your friends bail on you at the last minute? Is everyone in your friend group diagnosed with claustrophobia? Are you out on the town by yourself?

There are many reasons why you might play The Escape Game Orlando with strangers. Of course, if you want to play with just your friends and no one else, you can reserve a room and fill all the available spots. However, in the event that you don’t have enough players, there’s a chance you might have to play with some newly made friends.

This is actually a good thing, especially if you happen to play with a retired CIA agent or police officer! The more diverse your group, the more perspectives you have to solve the challenges before you. Here’s how to successfully win The Escape Game Orlando when you play with people you’ve never met before:

Win the Name Game

Before the game begins and everyone is waiting in the lobby, start with a handshake. Introduce yourself to any strangers in your group – and remember to win the name game. In other words, really focus on remembering everyone’s name. You’ll be surprised how much this will come in handy during the game, as you won’t be the guy who points and shouts “Hey you!” to get someone’s attention. This is the most effective way to quickly break the ice and make sure everyone settles comfortably into the game.


Read more at orlandoescapegame.com


50/50 – Sacrifice @ Clue HQ Warrington

This review of Sacrifice is based on a visit from February 2016.



We’d learned of this room back in August when playing The Teleporter, but didn’t have chance to go and play it until much later. I was particularly interested and intrigued for two reasons: 1) The room design was at least partly inspired by my suggested theme, 2) I knew there wasn’t a lot of space left in Clue HQ Warrington so wanted to see how they’d implement Sacrifice:

What may not be immediately obvious from the intro (but will be if you read my suggestion) is that this is designed as a race room. And not just two copies of the same room to see who gets the fastest time; one where you can interact and affect what happens to the other team. Brilliant! So the first thing to do was decide who would be teamed with who. You wouldn’t believe the length at which it was debated, and the systems that were suggested, until eventually we had to very literally draw straws. Finally we were set: James and Richard1 vs. Richard2, me and Paul.

After watching the general health and safety video (which we know nearly off by heart now) we were led through to our room for the specific briefing. There wasn’t much to add to the description above apart from the sting in the tail; when one team escapes the others are instantly ‘sacrificed’ meaning the room ends for them and they don’t get the chance to finish it. In hindsight I’m not sure I’m a massive fan of the idea, as it seems like people should at least have the hour to try and get out, but it certainly upped the stakes.

Picking up my earlier point, possibly the first thing you’ll note about the room is how small it is. In fact the website warns that the game might not be suitable for people with claustrophobia (the first time I’ve actually seen a site mention that it might be an issue, rather than saying it definitely won’t be). And this isn’t just the entrance hall; this room is it for the two or three of you until you get out. Definitely the next thing you’ll notice is how you’re going to interact with the other team, who aren’t very far away. It’s so bizarre, making your environment feel both bigger and smaller at the same time. Then the timer starts, and you’re off.

Read more at Reallyfun.uk.