Best of REA: July 2022

At Room Escape Artist, we write about escape rooms 365 days a year. It’s a lot of content… so we’ve decided to help you out with a monthly column that highlights the strongest and most interesting content that we put out each month.

Best of REA, July 2022 banner.


This week we announced tickets for our next tour: Escape Immerse Explore New Orleans 2022

This is our third time running this tour, and we’ve already sold half the tickets πŸŽ‰

If you’re considering a trip to this renowned escape room destination, we hope you’ll join our group in November.

Saturday, November 12 – Tuesday, November 15

Read all the details and the FAQ here.

Industry Report

Yesterday we published an updated escape room industry report. If you work in this industry, or are interested in and invested in its sustainable future, please check it out and share it with your network.

Escape Rooms

Bonus Fun Time Game Show Challenge, Escape Factor (Forest Park, IL) – In this game we played contestants in a vintage game show montage – what a fun escape room theme!

Escape Room Adjacent

Cabal – In Cabal, Walking Shadow Theatre Company made both immersive theater and puzzles approachable through their “play with puzzles.”

The Curiosity Room – Marriott x TED’s new The Curiosity Room at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis is almost like sleeping over in an escape room…

Tribeca Interactive: Narrative Pioneering – Here’s what we found interesting in Immersive (VR/AR) & Gaming (video games) at the Tribeca Festival (formerly Tribeca Film Festival).


While Season 4 is in production, we’re doing another podcast throwback this month: Season 2, Episode 6 – The Puzzletales of Rita Orlov, creator of The Light in the Mist. This outstanding tabletop game has now shipped. If you’ve received your copy, it’s the perfect time to check out this podcast conversation.


Escape Room Phones Should Default to Speaker – In almost all cases, escape rooms should be using speakerphone. We explain this nuance of escape room design and why it matters.

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