Best of REA: August 2023

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.

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Escape Rooms

A Knight To Escape, Escape Effect – (Orlando, FL) – This is a split-team escape room for puzzlers. Bring a team that wants to communicate! (Review by Lisa Spira)

Only Murders in the Building Escape Game, Hulu & The Escape Game (Los Angeles, CA) – Only Murders in the Building Escape Game is an activation created by The Escape Game and Hulu to promote the tv show. It was amazing! (Review by REA Hivemind)… plus Behind the Scenes for Only Murders in the Building Escape Game


The podcast isn’t in season right now, but here’s a favorite from Season 5:

You Are All Terrible: Advice from Magician & Comedian Harrison Greenbaum – We chat with magician and comedian (and escape room player!) Harrison Greenbaum. Buckle up; we are in for a wild ride.


Escape Rooms as a Force of Good – Learn how Ty Cobb is creating escape rooms to help improve the lives of urban youth and how you can help this mission (By Lisa Spira)

Go Experience Doors of Divergence, While You Still Can – This innovative company in Brooklyn, New York, is closing in October. Their two games are legitimately replayable because the choices that we make as players result in vastly different experiences. (By David Spira)


Three Observations About Open-World ExperiencesTips for creating amazing open world immersive experiences like Sleep No More, Meow Wolf, Phantom Peak, and Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser (By Richard Burns)

We’re Stuck With the Name “Escape Room” – We can’t change the name “escape room” even if it makes no sense. Here’s why. Also, it’s not a bad thing. Seriously. (By David Spira)

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