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Problematic Escape Room Themes (and how to avoid them)

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I believe that, when it comes to art, no topics are off-limits. I’m not suggesting that anyone censor themselves or stay away from difficult topics in the work they produce, be that a video game, painting, film, or escape room. However, it is important that difficult topics and controversial themes are addressed and presented with …

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Dumb Jokes In Escape Rooms: How To Integrate Humor Effectively

Dumb Jokes In Escape Rooms: How To Integrate Humor Effectively

Hey everybody, my name is Patrick Rafferty, I’m the owner of In Search Of An Exit Escape Rooms in Portland, Oregon, and I want to talk to you about working humor into your games. As escape rooms continue to evolve, so do their themes and genres. First, the genre was… well, “escape.” Gradually the story …

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Escape Room Puzzle Design: An Interview With Brian Hoffman

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This week, we’re excited to share an interview with Brian Hoffman, puzzle master and owner of family-run, Just Escape Room in La Grange, IL. Brian reveals his approach to escape room puzzle design. Enjoy! Can you provide me with a little history of Just Escape Room and what inspired you to start an escape room …

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Tell Me A Story: 6 Escape Room Story Design Dos & Don’ts

Hello. My name is Bizzaro, and I am an escape room addict. Wait… wrong meeting? My friends and I discovered escape rooms around the same time many others in the USA did. We loved the concept. It’s like video games, comic books, and other nerdy stuff all brought to life, and WE got to take …

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