When I set foot in my very first escape room, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The thought of being thrust into a survivor-esque competition for one hour was baffling, yet intriguing enough to really pique my curiosity. I’ve always enjoyed puzzles and games ever since I was a kid (beingWhen I set foot in my very first escape room, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The thought of being thrust into a survivor-esque competition for one hour was baffling, yet intriguing enough to really pique my curiosity. I’ve always enjoyed puzzles and games ever since I was a kid (being

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From my first time experiencing an escape room as a consumer to my first foray into the escape room industry as a host, I’ve had the unique opportunity to view the experience from two different perspectives. As a fellow escape room enthusiast and someone who assists in the creative process, I’ve developed distinctive mindsets whenFrom my first time experiencing an escape room as a consumer to my first foray into the escape room industry as a host, I’ve had the unique opportunity to view the experience from two different perspectives. As a fellow escape room enthusiast and someone who assists in the creative process, I’ve developed distinctive mindsets when

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It’s hard to come across those types of opportunities that self-motivate and challenge you to excel, not just in the workplace, but in everyday life. When I first got involved in the escape room industry, I was working a full-time job as a recruiter for an HR firm and doing freelance writing gigs on theIt’s hard to come across those types of opportunities that self-motivate and challenge you to excel, not just in the workplace, but in everyday life. When I first got involved in the escape room industry, I was working a full-time job as a recruiter for an HR firm and doing freelance writing gigs on the

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Let’s be honest: people are always looking for fun, new, trendy activities to do. Especially in Orange County, popular choices like going to Disneyland, relaxing at the beach, or going to an Angels’ game can sometimes get old really quick, so it’s no wonder why people jump at the first chance to engage in theLet’s be honest: people are always looking for fun, new, trendy activities to do. Especially in Orange County, popular choices like going to Disneyland, relaxing at the beach, or going to an Angels’ game can sometimes get old really quick, so it’s no wonder why people jump at the first chance to engage in the

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Over the last 45 years, video games have changed the way people perceive the virtual entertainment industry. Countless transitions from the 8-bit to the 16-bit era and so on have improved game mechanics as well as stylistic play, giving players the freedom to make decisions while playing rather than forcing them to follow a linearOver the last 45 years, video games have changed the way people perceive the virtual entertainment industry. Countless transitions from the 8-bit to the 16-bit era and so on have improved game mechanics as well as stylistic play, giving players the freedom to make decisions while playing rather than forcing them to follow a linear

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So, you’ve completed x number of escape rooms and thought, ‘Hey, this seems simple and fun. I’m going to create some puzzles and open up my own escape-the-room business, which will generate a ton of money in no time.’ Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong. One of the hard truths about the escape room industry isSo, you’ve completed x number of escape rooms and thought, ‘Hey, this seems simple and fun. I’m going to create some puzzles and open up my own escape-the-room business, which will generate a ton of money in no time.’ Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong. One of the hard truths about the escape room industry is

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The art of storytelling has come a long way in the last few decades. With the emergence and increasing popularity of video games, not only were people thrust into the action, but they essentially became the Protagonist, the most significant character which the story revolved around. No longer were these people just viewers standing onThe art of storytelling has come a long way in the last few decades. With the emergence and increasing popularity of video games, not only were people thrust into the action, but they essentially became the Protagonist, the most significant character which the story revolved around. No longer were these people just viewers standing on

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I’m getting you out of here. That’s impossible. Not if you designed the place, it isn’t. Anthony B, CEO: My first glance into the “escape the room” industry emanated from my deep fascination with the hit drama, Prison Break. The rising tension. The perpetual drama. It was pure captivation at first sight. Michael Schofield’s meticulousI’m getting you out of here. That’s impossible. Not if you designed the place, it isn’t. Anthony B, CEO: My first glance into the “escape the room” industry emanated from my deep fascination with the hit drama, Prison Break. The rising tension. The perpetual drama. It was pure captivation at first sight. Michael Schofield’s meticulous

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“He doesn’t want us to cut through our chains. He wants us to cut through our feet.” The doctor, in severe desperation, takes the jagged, ironic tool and begins to dismember himself, cringing in excruciating pain. The mere thought of salvation – the thought of getting out of that murky, rundown bathroom was the only“He doesn’t want us to cut through our chains. He wants us to cut through our feet.” The doctor, in severe desperation, takes the jagged, ironic tool and begins to dismember himself, cringing in excruciating pain. The mere thought of salvation – the thought of getting out of that murky, rundown bathroom was the only

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  Team Building? What the heck is that? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like – working as a team to boost morale, achieve a sense of “togetherness,” and grow in ways beyond imagination. Am I advocating for your company to sing Kumbaya around the campfire? No, not really (unless your company is into that  Team Building? What the heck is that? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like – working as a team to boost morale, achieve a sense of “togetherness,” and grow in ways beyond imagination. Am I advocating for your company to sing Kumbaya around the campfire? No, not really (unless your company is into that

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