Together, At Last

We finally hosted an escape room tour. It was about 18 months late… delayed on account of apocalypse… but it finally happened.

61 escape room players gathered in Montreal and spent 3 days playing escape rooms, socializing, and remembering how damn great it felt to play together.


In my opinion, Montreal is 1 of the top 3 escape room markets in North America (NOLA & LA being the other 2, in no particular order). For Lisa and me, it was such a delight to see the look on people’s faces when they emerged from these games.

There were also some new games that were created right before or during the pandemic. The first of those new reviews published yesterday, and it truly was a special game.

Immersia – The Salutem Medicina Institute

I expect we’ll be revisiting Montreal on future tours.

Group photo from the Montreal Tour shot in Escaparium Laval's board game cafe.

Our Tribe

More than the games, the most special part of those 3 days in Montreal was spending them with escape room people. Some were old friends; some were new friends. There’s something special about the kinds of folks who like to think, collaborate, and have an adventure in their spare time.

The whole group was fun, smart, and kind to one another. We all had a lot of extra hurdles to deal with to make international travel possible, and this group handled it all with style and grace. We had no positive tests, no border crossing issues, and no drama.

This whole website is built around and dedicated to tangible, real-life, entertainment. For nearly 2 years, that was taken from us.

I’m so happy to report that our site, our community, and many of the games we love have endured. The tour of Montreal was an incredible reminder of why we do what we do.

Thank You!

Thank you, Patreon backers. It was so wonderful to see a handful of you in person in Montreal, and we look forward to seeing some of you in New Jersey in November. Your support, from near and far, means a lot to us.

Alexander Gierholz
Amanda Harris
Andrew Reynolds
Andrew Sturridge
Angie Meyers
Anna Lysova
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
Erich Schultz
Farand Pawlak
Greg Marinelli
Haley & Cameron Cooper
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
Joseph Mayeux
Josh Kendrick
Julie Burge
Justin Nevins
Ken Zinn
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
Michelle Rundbaken
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
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
Simon Edwards
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

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