Introducing New Writers for REA

If you weren’t looking for it, you might have missed a detail about these recent reviews:

David and I didn’t write them.

Stylized image of hands holding a journal and pen writing.

Some of the REA Hivemind writers have started reviewing in-person escape rooms, and in one case, a tabletop product.

With more reviewers, Room Escape Artist can share more voices, and cover more experiences, across more of the US, than we’ve ever been able to do before.

For me, this is also a fun new editorial challenge. Luckily, these folks are a talented bunch of writers and we’ve had the benefit of a year+ to collaborate and train with them. (Sometimes that meant training David and me to work with new folks.)

New Reviewers

All of these writers have their own bylined reviews publishing in July and/or August.

Listed in order of appearance:

Additionally, Sarah Willson continues to review from Los Angeles, and Steve Ewing is currently editor for the Reality Escape Pod.

Non-Review Pieces

This month we also published Next Steps for Online Avatar Games by Darren Miller (new contributor) and Defining “Premium Escape Rooms” & Why It Matters by Richard Burns (who started writing for REA a little over a year ago.)

Additionally, all the Reality Escape Pod Show Notes are written by co-host Peih-Gee Law.

Early Access

Matthew and Theresa W had a wonderful time at Magic Lamp… so much so that we shared Matthew’s review with our Patreon backers before it published.

Patreon backers, you can expect more early access reviews in the future from places David and I haven’t even been!

Thank You!

Thank you for supporting us, and the entire Room Escape Artist team. You make this growth possible.

Amanda Harris
Andrew Reynolds
Andrew Sturridge
Angie Meyers
Anne Lukeman
Ben Rosner
Bill Chang
Breakout Games
Brett Kuehner
Brian Resler
Brian Vinciguerra
Bronna Butler
Byron Delmonico
C.J. Smith
Cara Mandel
Chris Cannon
Chris M. Dickson
Chris White
Daniel Egnor
Daniel Kolb
Darren Miller
David Longley
deadpan 1113
Derek Tam
Drew Nelson
Emile Wang
Eric Mittler
Farand Pawlak
Greg Marinelli
Herbert Chan
James Shearer
Jan-Luc Van Damme
Jason’s Fitness Consigliere
Jim of PARADOXsquared
John Wardrope
Jon Kaufthal
Jonathan Dautrich

Jonathan Driscoll
Joseph Allen
Joseph Friesen
Josh Kendrick
Julie Burge
Justin Nevins
Kurt Leinbach
Laura E. Hall
Lee-Fay Low
Leo Dennett
Lindsay Froelich
Lori Miller
Marisa Capobianco
Mark Blume
Mark Denine
Matt Beverly
Matt Keyser
Matthew Stein
Michael Andersen
Michael Wolman
Mihir Kedia
Nathan Walton
Neda Delavarpour
Negina Kolesar
Nick Moran
Nick Rose
No Proscenium
Olivia Anderson
Omer Aru
Patrick McLean
Patrick McNamara
Paul Tashima
Paula Swann
Philip Ho
Phillip Justman
Poem (Danny McKnight)
Psych Out
Puzzling Company

Rebecca Horste
Rene Sorette
Rex Miller
Rich Bragg
Richard Burns
Rob Tsuk
Ruud Kool
Ryan Brady
Ryan Hart
S T Cameron
Samantha Koehler
Sara Reed
Sarah Zhang
Scott Olson
Sean McBride
Sendil Krishnan
Seth Wolfson
Spencer Arnold
Stephanie McNeill
Steve Ewing
Steve Gaddy
Steven Valdez
Stuart Bogaty
Stuart Nafey
Tahlia Kirk
Tammy McLeod
Teo Litto
Terry Pettigrew-Rolapp
The Escape Room USA
The Wild Optimists
Theresa Piazza
Theresa Wagner
Tiffany Schaefer
Todd Geldon
Todd McClary
Tom Henley
Victor van Doorn
Vivien Ripoll
Wesley James
Will Rutherford

To those of you reading who have the means, we hope you’ll consider joining this wonderful group of supporters. 

Support Room Escape Artist’s Mission

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The money that we make from these helps us to grow the site and continue to add more value to the community that we love so much.


  1. I’d love to see a photo or avatar or badge or woodcut or something for each author, so it would be easier to track the byline.

    1. A great idea. It’s absolutely on our to-do list for future site improvements.

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