The Spoilers Club: Browse The Archives

We introduced the Spoiler’s Club with the launch of REPOD Season 1. In this podcast (special for Patreon backers), David and Peih-Gee discuss an escape room in great detail, spoilers and all. We’ve gone through a few iterations of the format and settled on one we really like: the creator joins the conversation.

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🚀 Leaked: REPOD Patreon Bonus Episode

Today we’re releasing a Patreon Bonus Episode from Season 3 to give you a sneak peek of our REPOD Patreon perks. Johanna’s episode was extremely popular, and with good reason. She shared a wealth of knowledge about game design with us on the main episode, and yet, we still had so many questions for her. Luckily she stuck around for the Aftershow.

This one in particular feels very much like an extension of the main episode. If you haven’t listened to her main episode, we highly recommend you play that one first. You can find REPOD S3E2 with Johanna here. Johanna thinks about game design with both an eye towards the larger picture, as well as considering all the small details, like how temperature can affect a player’s behavior. We hope you’ll enjoy this surprise release of our exclusive Patreon Bonus Aftershow.

Brunette woman with an enigmatic smile against background of dark hallway, titled Pushing Boundaries Safely, Johanna Koljonen and Nordic Larp

Bonus Content

After each episode, hosts Peih-Gee and David record another long form show, just for Patreon backers ($5/ month and up). Sometimes the guests stick around for the Aftershow.

Where the main episode is a heavily edited and produced experience, the bonus content is a freeform conversation.

Season 3 Episode 2

This sneak peek is the REPOD S3E42 Patreon Bonus Episode, recorded with Nordic larp creator Johanna Koljonen.

You can find REPOD S3E2 with Johanna here.

Patreon Perks

As a Room Escape Artist Patreon backer, you get lots of great perks including early access to blog posts and access to every podcast bonus episode.

Plus, as a backer at any level you get to join our discord channel, one of our favorite places for escape room (and other) conversation. It’s a great group of folks!

Support Room Escape Artist’s Mission

There are lots of ways to support Room Escape Artist, like buying from Amazon, Etsy, or Art of Play after clicking into the links included in this post or backing us on Patreon.

The money that we make from these helps us to grow the site and continue to add more value to the community that we love so much.

Announcing Escape Immerse Explore New Orleans for November 2022

It’s that time again… when Room Escape Artist brings a group of escape room players to visit New Orleans. Now running for the third time, this escape room tour will showcase beauty, gameplay, and spectacle.

If you’re eyeing a trip to New Orleans, but your friends aren’t sold on the idea, and you don’t know how you’ll get the minimum 4 teammates to play at the world-renowned 13th Gate… well… we’ve solved your problem.

Tickets are moving quickly. We already sold more than a third of the tickets during pre-sale.

Escape, Immerse, Explore New Orleans 2022 banner designed to look like Mardi Gras beads.
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1,000 Escape Rooms 🤯

This week, we hit 1,000 escape rooms… and it comes with a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions. Before I dive into them, I’ll answer the question that many of you are wondering:

What game was your 1,000th?

The Depths from The Escape Game. They just opened up a new location near our home in New Jersey. It’s at the American Dream Mall in the Meadowlands. That mall is a bonkers place with a theme park, a water park, an indoor ski slope, and all sorts of other crazy things.

It has also been under construction for most of my life… I think construction began back in the mid 90s. It was weird finally setting foot inside.

Andrew, Madeleine, David, & Lisa posing after having competed The Depths.

How was your 1,000th game?

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