Best of REA: October 2023

Today’s “Best of the Month” post is 1 day early again… because Tuesdays are for REPOD! And tomorrow, we’ll be bringing you a special Halloween REPOD: Peih-Gee’s Spectacular Spooky Special.

But as always, we’re helping you out with a monthly column that highlights the strongest and most interesting content that we published this month.

Best of REA, October 2023 banner.

Watch the RECON 23 Talks on YouTube

Throughout October, we released each talk from RECON Remote 23 on the Room Escape Artist YouTube channel. You can now watch them all again at your leisure. Check out the recent write ups by Lee-Fay Low and Richard Burns for a little RECON Remote behind the scenes!

Please note, due to this month’s events, we postponed the re-release of the RECON Remote talk “Not Another Puzzle Design Talk” until a later date to support our Israeli speakers and their community. Gai and Lee and their families are safe and our thoughts are with them.

Almost Gone: Early Bird Tickets to RECON Los Angeles

There are only a handful of Early Bird tickets left for RECON Los Angeles 2024. As I was typing this post, two more were purchased. If you want to get the best deal on RECON Los Angeles (August 18-19, 2024), get your ticket today!


Escape Rooms

DarkPark – The Orphanage (If Walls Could Whisper), DarkPark (Zoetermeer, The Netherlands) – DarkPark has leveled up many of the game’s original strengths and this escape room a must-play. (Review by Matthew Stein)

The Purrfect Plan, Get Out of My Escape Room, (San Antonio, TX) – This is the perfect escape rooms for families and cat lovers. It was so cute! (Review by Sarah Mendez)


The Morrison Game Factory, PostCurious (tabletop escape game) – This tabletop escape game is as much about the touching story as the wonderful puzzles. It’s a delight to play! It’s already fully funded on Kickstarter. (Review by David Spira)


Pics or It Didn’t Happen with Christine Barger, The Haunt Girl – Christine Barger was an escape room enthusiast and influencer before she opened 13th Basement. Here’s her story on REPOD.


Escape Room Replayability at Doors Of Divergence Doors of Divergence has created truly replayable escape rooms by focusing on storytelling and actor interactions. (By Richard Burns)

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