I’ve been asked by several people, mainly new escape room owners, what I think makes a good host, so I thought I’d write a quick blog post. I’ve been to a fair number of escape rooms now, and I’ve seen hosts ranging from the amazing to the ridiculous, and I can tell you that it
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Agent November: Murder Mystery

A game with the potential to be good but which was so badly managed on the day that we had a terrible experience. Get luckier with the hosting and coordination with the pub and accept that you can never meet the full quality of an escape room when it’s transported to a random venue, and I think you’ll have a good time.

This short page is to link together some of the resources that I’ve created that might be useful in creating an escape room or puzzle hunt: Mini escape games Tesla’s Teleforce Trail – a writeup of a simple laser escape style game, which requires a piece of wood and a laser pointer. Creating a mini escape room for my children General
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Clue HQ (Brentwood): Detonation

Outside the room So, we’d just come out of Bunker 38 with plenty of time to spare and were chomping at the bit to try Clue HQ Brentwood‘s other room. First though, they had to reset them, so the nine of us were sat in the waiting area without much to do (we couldn’t even talk about
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Clue HQ (Brentwood): Bunker 38

Outside the room I’ve been well aware of Clue HQ for a long time, partly because of their reputation of providing hard rooms, and partly because they first opened in Warrington, where I grew up. In fact, were it not for that reputation of providing tough rooms, I’d almost certainly have visited on a previous family
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Exit games does an excellent blog on UK wide escape rooms, with regular news updates. If you’re not already a reader, then I highly recommend you sign up. I still think it’s interesting to have a page dedicated to London’s scene though, that can talk in a bit more detail about what’s going on, and
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Over the next few months I’m expecting another ten or so rooms to open in the capital. None have me anywhere near as excited as Oubliette Escape Rooms though. So what’s so special? Well, lots, but before I go any further, I’d like to make it clear that I have no vested interest in this
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Enigma Quests: The School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Outside the room I’ve been following Enigma Quests‘ progress since they first launched on Facebook just over six months ago, through their successful crowdfunding campaigns and their trials and tribulations in getting their venue up and running, so I was excited to see how it had turned out. Everything in advance looked good – they’d been giving
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A Door in a Wall: Appetite for Murder

Before the event Ever since The Life and Death of Paul Marrane, I’d been waiting for A Door in a Wall‘s next outing, so as soon as they announced Appetite for Murder, I emailed out to the usual suspects and started putting together a team. In fact, a team of teams – people had enjoyed last time
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A work puzzle hunt

As mentioned in a previous blog post, a few weeks ago we ran a work treasure hunt. In reality, it wasn’t really a treasure hunt. It combined elements of escape rooms, puzzle hunts and treasure hunts. This, most definitely, was not just a case of wandering round a town looking at statues, buildings and fountains (although
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