Welcome to 2022. We’re planning travels and events… and we’re optimistic about the year ahead.
New Feature: Best of the Month
We’re introducing a new feature tomorrow, the last day of January, where we highlight our favorite REA posts from the month. This will include reviews (in person, online, and tabletop), design tips, news, commentary, podcast episodes… whatever we wrote about.
You can help us decide what to highlight by supporting us on Patreon and joining the conversation in our secret (and super fun!) Discord channel. We’ll be chatting there about what to include. (We’re currently also chatting about mystery-flavored candy. Now we all know why there are white “mystery” airheads.)
Escape Immerse Explore: New Mexico
Earlier this month we announced tickets for our 7th escape room tour, taking place in New Mexico in June.
Saturday, June 4 – Tuesday, June 7, 2022
We were really impressed by the companies in the region when we visited in December and we can’t wait to share these games with a group of traveling escape room players.
Tickets are on sale now! They are already more than half sold.
Reality Escape Pod Season 3
Our podcast returns February 15 for its third season.
David and Peih-Gee are excited to bring you 12 episodes (our longest season yet!) with guests from escape rooms, immersive theater, larp, board games, Survivor, and more.
We’ve already recorded a lot of the season, and we’re really excited by what we’ve captured so far.
In the meantime, catch up on seasons 1 & 2 if you haven’t already. And if you have, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. It may sound silly, but it truly helps us.
The Reality Escape Convention will be in person in Boston this August. Mark your calendar.
Sunday, August 21 – Monday, August 22, 2022
We’ll be releasing tickets, as well as our plans, soon, but I’ll give you a little teaser. Just something between you and me…
RECON Boston is an in-person convention focused on live interaction. In addition to some phenomenal speakers, there will be lots of opportunities to play escape rooms and other fantastic immersive games baked right into your tickets. It will not have a digital component. It will not be recorded. You’re either there or you’re not.
RECON Global will return in 2023 to continue its success of connecting people around the world and sharing their passion for immersive games.
This year the team is focusing on building the best RECON Boston that we can, and we hope to see you there.
Tickets will be limited. If you want to be informed when they go on sale, make sure you’re subscribed to the RECON newsletter. Click the link below and scroll down to the footer to subscribe.
We are putting together our annual industry report, scheduled for release in late February.
This next report will be an update to our most recent industry report and our 2021 study on the impact of the pandemic on the industry.
If you know of any escape room companies opening, closing, moving, or rebranding, please contact us. Your regional knowledge helps keep our directory up to date.
Thank you to our Patreon backers. You all help make all of these projects possible. We can’t wait to see many of you in New Mexico and Boston in 2022.
We especially want to thank the handful of folks who increased their pledge this month. It means a lot and it truly makes a difference.
Chris M. Dickson
Haley & Cameron Cooper
Jan-Luc Van Damme
Jim of PARADOXsquared
Laura E. Hall
M. Sean Molley
S T Cameron
The Escape Room USA
The Wild Optimists
Victor van Doorn
To those of you reading who have the means, we hope you’ll consider joining this wonderful group of supporters.
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