REA Weekly Roundup – September 10, 2017

We wish all of the folks in or escaping Irma’s path all of the best. 
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We are introducing a new feature that you’ll see from time to time. We will not be publishing aggressive spoilers of games, but when we think that readers may want to choose to engage with deeper analysis, we’ll bury the content behind a spoiler warning.

Go ahead, click today’s spoiler alert.

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There are only 2 weeks left to purchase tickets for our New York City Tour, Escape Immerse Explore. There are still a few tickets left… Buy them now!


Tickets for Escape Immerse Explore: NYC 2017 are ONLY on sale through Friday, September 22.

Escape Immerse Explore: NYC 2017 is a tailored tour through many of New York City’s best escape rooms. Join us November 3-4, 2017.

Featured escape rooms

This week we started publishing reviews from our recent trip to Minneapolis:

If you’re looking for a different spin on the bank heist theme, check out Puzzle Works’ The Vault. Beyond the massive metal vault door, it was inventive, surprising, and humorous.

Something different

Trap Door in New Jersey has introduced Puzzles & Corks, a hybrid puzzle hunt and wine tasting experience… as an onramp to escape rooms.

We take you on a tour of Boss Keys, an episodic analysis of the dungeon design and game mechanics of The Legend of Zelda videogame series. We particularly focus on episodes that cross over to room escape design.

Featured products

This week we reviewed Break Free, the first of three games for children available from Spy Code. Break Free is inspired by escape rooms and lockpicking and is great family entertainment.

From the community

The results are in from the 2017 Escape Room Enthusiast Survey.

This week, Up the Game released a video of Nick Moran from Time Run in London speaking about Tools of Immersion.

Another shocking study about locking people in spaces…

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