TERPECA Voting Time Is Here!

It’s that special time of year again. People all over the world are making their lists and checking them twice. It’s finally that time again when escape room players have their chance to vote in the Top Escape Rooms Project Enthusiasts’ Choice Awards.

TERPECA brings the international escape room player community together to recognize the very best escape rooms. I can’t overstate just how valuable this project has become to me as both a traveling enthusiast and as someone who recommends games to friends near and far. 

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REA is Going to PAX Unplugged!

Last year, I brought you a recap of PAX Unplugged 2021. PAX is a series of conventions focusing on gaming of all types. PAX Unplugged is the version of the event that focuses on analog gaming: board games, tabletop role playing games, and miniature games to name just a few. This year, Room Escape Artist is going back to Philadelphia, and we’re taking over the stage.

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Key Information

  • Date: Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Venue: Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Price: Daily badges are $37 per day; a three day badge costs $78
  • PAX Unplugged is a masked event and entry requires proof of vaccination.
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Video: PAX AUS 2022 – Behind the Un-Locked Doors of Escape Rooms Panel

Lee-Fay Low from the RECON team (and two time REPOD guest) moderated an escape room panel titled, “Behind the Un-Locked Doors of Escape Rooms” at PAX Australia this year.

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She guided a conversation with some of the creators behind The Cipher Room (Watch their RECON 2021 session), Project Immersive, The Curium Experience, and Next Level Escape (Listen to them on REPOD or watch their RECON 2021 session).

The gang had a great conversation and covered a lot of ground. I hope you enjoy it:

For me, the biggest surprise in this panel was that Charlie… who I knew from THE ROOM in Berlin, Germany (see REPOD episode with owner Chris Lattner) has opened his own escape room company in Australia. I spent the first few minutes looking at him and wondering why he looked so familiar… but I could place him in this context. 🤯

Thoughts on the Escape Room Sports Movement via Escape Buzz

At Escape Buzz, they are musing on the question of escape rooms as sports in advance of the World Escape Room Championship (ER Champ), taking place virtually on November 5, 2022.

Jakub Witosławski recently interviewed REPOD co-hosts David and Peih-Gee on this topic. These two are pretty competitive (and I saw this come out during The Trust Experiment, let me tell you!) but their thoughts on competitive escape rooming are more nuanced.

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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.

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