RECON 23 Video Release – The Athens Escape Room Scene is Special

The talk first aired at RECON Remote 23 on Sunday, August 20, 2023.

Athens, Greece, is one of the world’s top escape room markets. We hear from an industry insider about what makes it so special.

Video title card: Image of the Book Store escape room facade in Athens. Text reads, "Only in Athens Giant, Crazy Games."

The Athens Escape Room Scene is Special

This video is now available on the Room Escape Artist YouTube channel!

RECON speaker, Dimitris Varelas headshot in a gold, art deco frame with the RECON logo.

Speaker: Dimitris Varelas
Company: Paradox Project

Athens has a dense collection of high quality escape rooms with a distinct flavor. They tend to be long (2 hours+) and immersive, often including actors. Dimitris will share how the escape room scene evolved in this beautiful city and why enthusiasts should visit.

Why This Topic?

Dimitris shares stories and information about several important games and companies. His talk represents the Athens escape room owner community and gives insight into the nature of the customer base they serve.

Highlights From The Live Discord Chat

The chat participants were eager to start booking flights and making plans to visit Athens even as the talk was still going. The length and size of the games that Dimitris described were hot topics of discussion. RECON attendees were surprised to learn how experienced the average Athenian escape room player is, a far cry from what most US owners are seeing.

Chatters also discussed the popularity of 100% escape rates and the feasibility of getting around Athens using public transport. Many chat members made note of the number of popular horror games in the Athens market and just how scary they might be.

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