David’s parents gave us a nifty gift! A set of Wanderlust Scratch Off Maps.
The package contained both a map of the USA and one of the World.
Thus far we’ve played escape rooms in a dozen countries and 26 states (and DC). It turned out… that was a lot of scratching.
It appears our escape room habit has a coastal bias in the US. We’ll need to change that. Our travels abroad have been disproportionately to Europe. We hope to get back to Asia soon!
If you’re a traveling escape room player, you might be interested in one of these scratch-off maps. You can see your escape travel trends in vivid color.
Tips for Scratching
Thankfully the maps came with a guitar pick that was considerably more effective than a coin.
It’s deceptively challenging to color in the lines. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
The scratching produces quite a lot of shavings. If you try to suck them off the map with a Dustbuster, you might inadvertently make a scratch with the Dustbuster. Sorry, Montana. We’ll just have to visit!
Finally, the maps emerge from the box curled up in a roll. The hardcover Harry Potter series is fantastic for flattening them.
You could use these maps to keep track of all sorts of travels. We know a couple who is trying to win an escape room in every state. Could be a fun way to keep track.