I spent 20 minutes on BYU Radio speaking with interviewer Julie Rose about escape rooms.
Julie asked some of the best questions that any interviewer has ever raised. She even had me momentarily stumped when she asked a question that no one has ever asked us before.
As usual, we’ve timestamped the entire interview for your comfort.
19:10 – Intro
20:05 – Why did I start reviewing escape rooms?
21:00 – What’s my favorite escape room? (Man From Beyond)
21:30 – What is an escape room experience like?
22:40 – What’s the history of escape rooms?
23:45 – How has the definition of escape room changed over the years?
25:30 – How do escape rooms vary across countries and cultures?
27:00 – What kinds of themes do you commonly see in escape rooms?
28:15 – What makes for a good escape room? I low-key mention Bill Chang.
29:00 – How do escape room creators come up with their games?
30:25 – Where do escape room creators get puzzle ideas from?
31:20 – What kinds of challenges show up in escape rooms?
32:40 – What the most creative puzzle that I’ve ever seen? …I’m momentarily stumped.
33:40 – How do escape room creators tune the difficulty of a game?
34:50 – What safety precautions should be taken when designing an escape game?
36:00 – We talk about the tragedy in Poland.
37:15 – Outro