It’s TERPECA Season!

At this point, it is hard for me to imagine being an escape room enthusiast without utilizing the Top Escape Rooms Project Enthusiasts’ Choice Awards: TERPECA. 

It is a resource that I use all year round, from planning trips and dreaming about new destinations to just looking up information and sparking conversations about great games. It has become my most trusted source to learn about high quality escape rooms. 

TERPECA is an international, community-driven endeavor to surface the finest games that our industry has produced. If you’ve played at least 200 escape rooms, this is your chance to nominate your favorite games for recognition and possibly an award.

Top Room Escape Project Enthusiasts' Choice Awards 2020 logo.


TERPECA (Top Escape Rooms Project Enthusiasts’ Choice Award) is an attempt to find the very best escape rooms in the world by leveraging the experience of the most experienced escape room enthusiasts in the world.

This is not a Room Escape Artist project, but David and Lisa do share a vote on the TERPECA board and do their best to help guide it. They also participate as nominators and voters.

Each year the project consists of a nomination phase and a voting phase. You need to have played at least 200 games to nominate, and at least 100 games to vote.

Go to the TERPECA voter portal to get started.

Nominations are due October 31 at 11:59 PM Pacific.

Voting takes place in November. We’ll remind you again when it’s open.


 Click here to read some background on TERPECA.

What’s new for 2022?

  • The games played threshold for new voters has increased to 100. 
  • Last year’s winners are now automatic finalists for 2022.
  • The maximum nomination count is now 15 games per nominator. 
  • The Top Online Room category will be dropped for 2022. 
  • This year brings the introduction of horror-level tags and language tags for every room.
  • TERPECA will launch a series of videos to help navigate the application, nomination, and ranking processes. 
  • There are lots of minor changes to usability, ranking, and more. 

What are the important dates to know for 2022?

Applications are live year-round!

Nominations start in October and are due October 31 at 11:59 PM Pacific.

Rankings start in November and are due November 30 at 11:59 PM Pacific.

The 2022 TERPECA Winners will be announced in mid December via a live internet broadcast. Details are TBA.

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