Making the decision to open your own escape room is scary but exciting.
You have played other escape games and enjoyed them.
You’re full of creative ideas, and you know you can design a game that will delight your customers.
Of course, there are certain things you’re excited about and certain things you know you have to do but really would rather not have to think about.
Exciting things include writing a compelling script, designing puzzles, and seeing the room in your imagination come to life.
Not so exciting things include getting legal permits, signing paperwork, finding a suitable location, and selecting a booking system.
A booking system is something you know you need, but when you start to do Internet research, you feel kind of overwhelmed. Where do you start?
You can start right here.
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May 2, 2016
Escape rooms are getting more and more popular all over the world.
Customers pay you to get locked in a room for an hour – and they absolutely love it.
So should you sit back and let your business run on it’s own?
Not so fast.
There is one thing that can ruin even the most amazing escape room experience…
Bad customer service.
Continue reading »21 Quick HR Tips: How to Hire, Manage and Retain Your Escape Room Staff
April 19, 2016
Selling something people already know about is not easy.
Selling something people are just becoming aware of is even harder.
Selling something people have never heard of and often can’t begin to imagine is the difficult task escape room game operators face.
Escape room businesses must overcome distinct marketing challenges that don’t exist in other industries.
The escape room sales and marketing tips described here are designed to help you increase your visibility in your market and – ultimately – boost your bookings.
Continue reading »21 Ways to Sell More Escape Room Games
April 4, 2016
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.
Continue reading »101 Best Escape Room Puzzle Ideas
March 18, 2016