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Tips to creating challenging escape room puzzles

How to Create Great Escape Room Puzzles: 4 Strategies That Work

Do your escape room puzzles keep your customers on their toes?

Do they result in huge, delighted “a-ha” moments when they’re finally solved?

Do your escape room customers spend as much time laughing over missteps and cheering victories as they do pondering and strategizing?

No matter how new you are to the escape room business, you know that the quality of your puzzles is a critical factor in your success.

Fortunately, you probably got into the escape room business because you, yourself, love puzzles! So spending the extra time to make sure you’re providing your customers puzzles they’ll be delighted to solve is a no-brainer.

Want to make sure your escape room puzzles have the right ratio of challenge to success rate? This guest post by Rob Mesler, owner and operator of Escape IT in Columbus, Ohio, offers proven tips for creating great room escape puzzles.
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July 25, 2017 Categorised in:
100 Escape Room Puzzle Ideas

100 More Great Escape Room Puzzle Ideas

Your goal is to design the most fun, challenging, immersive escape room game in your area.

Or, heck – no reason to limit yourself . . . you want to design the best escape game in the world!

To do that, you need great puzzles.

You need puzzles that will challenge your customers, but which will also be fun and just the right amount of difficult to make them enjoy solving them without getting angry or frustrated.

The puzzle ideas in Nowescape’s blog, 101 Best Escape Room Puzzle Ideas, helped you get started. Now we’ve compiled another list to spark your imagination and help get you on the path to success.

Remember, you don’t want to just copy these ideas exactly as they are. If everyone used the same puzzle ideas in their room escapes, customers would get bored pretty quickly.

Take these ideas and give them your own unique spin. Your customers will appreciate it, and your revenue will reflect it!

Let’s get started!
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January 16, 2017 Categorised in:
How to open your own Escape Room: Simple 22-step Guide

How to Open Your Own Escape Room: A Simple 22-step Guide

You’ve played a few escape games, and you’re hooked.

You think, “the only thing better than playing escape games would be building my own!”

Guess what – you’re not alone!

Almost every escape room operator started his or her business because of a fantastic room escape experience.

But now that you know what you want to do, where do you start?

The answer to that question is right here.

This 22-step guide will take you through the entire process – from the initial idea to your first profits.

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Escape Room Design guru reveals 13 secretsm

Escape Room Design Guru Reveals 13 Secrets

There is not much information on how to design a good escape room available on the Internet.

Would you like to learn the secrets of escape room design from someone who has designed over 250 escape rooms worldwide?

In this guest blog post. Daniele Colombo, an entrepreneur who runs his own escape room design company, shares 13 secrets to designing “must-play” escape games that leave people eager to come back for more.

Want to learn the secrets to astonishing customers, as well as how to avoid common mistakes, from a top expert in the industry?

Read on.

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101 Best Escape Room Puzzle Ideas

Q: What’s the ultimate win for an escape game operator?

A: Making a group of players want to simultaneously curse you and high-five you.

Seriously! When escape room players love you and hate you at the same time, you’re doing something right!

To run a truly great escape room, your puzzles must be challenging, unique . . . and FUN!

To help you get started, NowEscape has compiled the following list of 101 escape room puzzle ideas, based on the most common escape-game puzzle types around the world.

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