Thoughts on one future direction of the ER industry where teams play many entirely separate individual games as part of an overall experience.
An analysis of the UK escape room market over the past year and thoughts on the future.
An analysis of the new escape room in a box Kickstarter project The Enigma Box.
My thoughts on handling breakages and mis-sets in a room. In some ways they’re the GM’s absolute nightmare but with a little preparation, you can smooth over them and, on rare occasions, actually turn them to your advantage.
A roundup of how colour blind people (and me in particular) are affected in escape rooms and what designers and owners can do to make life a little easier.
A whirlwind tour of Up the Game from the perspective of an enthusiast.
A write up of all the stuff we got up to around the sides of the Red Bull Mind Gamers tournament – a brief mention of the games we played, the activities we were involved in and the final itself.
A wrap up of the action in the UK team’s Red Bull Mind Gamers semi final with a particular focus on the puzzles and their flaws.
Has it really been a year since I posted my first set of predictions on this site? Apparently so. Well, since then the UK market has continued to explode in a way that no one suggested twelve months ago. There are now 600 or so rooms in the UK across well over 200 venues and a good
Behind the scenes recording a TV show segment for What Britain Buys (Channel 4) on escape rooms with Mary Portas.