REA Weekly Roundup – December 3, 2017

Greetings from SoCal!REA Round Up logo with an up arrow atop the letter d.


Buy your loved ones some gifts… or buy yourself some gifts. Either way, check out our Holiday Buyer’s Guide!

The third edition of Up the Game will take place on May 8th & 9th 2018 in Breda, The Netherlands. Teaser? Listen to the talk we gave at this conference last year.

Brace yourself, on January 2nd, we’ll announce our 2017 Golden Lock-In award winners. In the meantime, look back at the escape rooms that won in 2016 and 2015.

Featured escape rooms

In Hijacked, RISE Escape Rooms has constructed a truly impressive environment that delivers a dramatic airborne exploit.

Something different

Here’s a fun collection of classic puzzles that we’ve seen show up in many different real life escape rooms. Play them for fun, or play them to level up your puzzling skill.

Featured products

This review took us almost a year to create:

We spent most of 2017 receiving boxes from season one of the subscription game Hunt a Killer. If you’re thinking about playing this, this week we published an in-depth review of this intriguing but largely flawed product.

From the community

Brexit would be a fantastic escape room name… so would these other “potential EU leaving” names. We might need to update our escape room name generator!

Our buddy Randy over at Escape Rumors wrote an interesting review of a very expensive immersive escape room-style event. If you’re thinking about checking out 49 Boxes in San Francisco or Los Angeles, you should give this a read before parting with $100 per person.


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