Thoughts following the REA Exclusive Event – Escape, Immerse, Explore: NYC 2017

We did it! And it worked! And everyone enjoyed themselves (a claim supported by data)!

Escape room enthusiasts descended upon New York City recently for Escape, Immerse, Explore.

Escape Immerse Explore 2017 Chart logo

Attendees traveled from Arizona, California, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Upstate New York… with one brave individual making the journey across the East River from Brooklyn.

Some were owners. All were players.


This is our community.

From our first conversations on Friday, we knew we were spending the weekend with like-minded people. We were still enjoying each other’s company after midnight, long after booked events had ended.

By Sunday morning, it was like a camp reunion. Folks were looking for the people they’d played with on Saturday morning to ask how their afternoon escapes had gone. When the event wrapped up midday, people went off with new friends to escape more rooms.


This event showcased the many different styles of escape rooms in New York City. These ranged from puzzle-focused to adventure-based. Some included context and story. Others presented more straightforward puzzle solving.

One person’s favorite was another person’s not-so-favorite.

Our selections only scratched the surface of what this city has to offer in terms of escape rooms and other immersive entertainment.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out for this. Thank you for the wonderful conversations, perspectives, questions, and ideas.

We learned as much from you as you learned from us and from each other.

Next time?

Based on the incredibly strong post-event feedback, we’re going to have to do this again.

We might run Escape, Immerse, Explore again in New York. Or, we might bring this to another city. Maybe both. We’ll just have to see what the future brings.

If you missed this one, but you’d like to come to the next one, please let us know.


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