DIY Escape This Podcast
Location: at home
Date Played: June 2021
Team size: 2-8; we recommend 3-5
Duration: 1-2 hours per scenario
Price: about $12
Author: Walter Miska
Escape Passages was written by an escape room player for escape room players. This came through in the humorous writing, fun scenarios, and familiar gameplay.
This book was at its best when it leaned into its lack of physical game space, with solutions that could never have been executed within the walls of a real-life escape room. In these moments, it combined creativity and deduction wonderfully.
Although we didn’t enjoy every puzzle, and didn’t think they were all optimal choices for the medium, the gameplay generally worked well and was fun.
We played with a gamemaster who is experienced as a Dungeon Master, and she was skilled at turning our ideas into hilarity. Rest assured, however, that you don’t need any prior experience to be the gamemaster. The book tells you everything you need to know.
Escape Passages would be perfect for a group of 3-5 friends who have played at least a handful of escape rooms, and want to bring that style of solving home with them.
This book is a vehicle to make your own fun. We recommend you try outlandish ideas and don’t take anything too seriously. You’ll enjoy some wonderful ahas and just as many laughs.
Who is this for?
- Adventure seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Best for players with at some experience with escape rooms
- You can play these escape rooms practically anywhere, even remotely.
- The writing has personality.
- You create your own adventure.
There are 3 scenarios in Escape Passages: Volume 1:
A Lizard in the Locker Room
We were in a high school locker room, looking to recover a stolen high school mascot.
We’d been captured by Vikings and needed to escape the confines of their longhouse.
We were trapped in a genetics laboratory looking for an antidote to an experiment gone wrong.Continue reading “Escape Passages: Volume 1 [Review]”