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The Escape Room Industry Conference 2017 – Part Two

Following a good lunch, activities resumed at the ER Industry Conference. Many had taken the opportunity to eat at the venue and meeting new faces and catching up with old, was the order of the hour.  The venue was buzzing… Continue reading →

Alien
iLocked - Nottingham

This is a newly opened game, the second at ilocked, and we were happy to get a last minute booking as we were passing through Nottingham. I have to say first of all, that the game is set on a… Continue reading →

Professor Dunstan and the search for the Ancient Statuette

We are so glad we had the opportunity to go and play this newly opened game. We were invited to explore the case of missing archeaologist Professor Dunstan. The arrival into this industrial/business/retail complex just has to be ignored because… Continue reading →

The Marketing ‘Mare

Sharing in the Escape Room enthusiasts groups on Facebook, I see queries coming up from time to time from owners regarding marketing, marketing strategy, ideas and best value options.  Marketing can most certainly be a nightmare.  And primarily that’s because… Continue reading →

Bloggers – who needs ‘em?

“Part of the support network for any emerging industry, should be the presence of the bloggers”. I’ve been blogging for almost 15 years, from the early days of Blogger.com, and long before it had the widespread presence that we find… Continue reading →

Walkie Talkie – Squawky Dorky

Here’s the thing…. I’m a stickler for items within the room fitting in with theme and being congruent to the storyline.  That’s probably just a minimum level of expectation for entering an Escape Room.  We want things to make sense,… Continue reading →

Lost Tomb
Extreme Escape - Stockport

This is a room built with love! Which is the only way you can describe the wonderful creation that is the Extreme Escape Lost Tomb. The craftsmanship, the theme, the intelligent design of puzzles and props – all wonderful. You… Continue reading →

The Iron Kingdom
Escape Reality - Leeds

We were invited by Escape Reality Leeds to try two of their rooms, and had a really enjoyable afternoon with them.  The first room – Iron Kingdom – is based loosely on Game of Thrones and entering the room we… Continue reading →

Revenge of the Sheep
ClueQuest - London

After planning a day out to do some London escape games, Revenge of the sheep was top of our list and first to do on the day. And boy did it live up to our high expectations! Upon entering the… Continue reading →

Room 33

The welcome into Escape Rooms (London Bridge) is warm and friendly.  The walls are covered with decorated pictures of teams who have played there, and the immediate effect is to psychologically ‘set you up’ for your game – in the… Continue reading →

The Great Escape Unconference – Overview

Last week we drove up to Edinburgh to join The Great Escape Unconference. This is a regular gathering for some in the escape room industry – with owners and enthusiasts being brought together by Liz Cable of Time Games Leeds…. Continue reading →

The Secret Lab
Locked In - Edinburgh

We were invited to explore the rooms at Locked In as part of the added activities with the Escape Room Unconference taking place at Summerhall, Edinburgh.  We are so glad we had the opportunity. The Locked In escape rooms are… Continue reading →

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