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Escape Industry News
Happy April, Escape Room Industry!

The seasons oh, they are a-changing. Here at Escape Industry News HQ, we're heading into a bright and colourful Spring. Whilst April showers are an excellent excuse to stay indoors and play more escape rooms, we're also noticing plenty of outdoor puzzle trails popping up in cities across the world.

So, what are the biggest movers and shakers of the escape room industry this month? If you're an owner, you can take part in the state of the escape room industry survey right now. Or, if you're an enthusiast you can look forward to the triumphant return of The Golden Locks later this month. As for us, we'll be taking part in Fool's Errand, the daily puzzle fitness challenge for the month of April.

Whatever's in store for you this month, keep those directional locks set to 'onwards and upwards', and have a great one!

Until next time 👋

Editor of Escape Industry News

P.S. On an important note, we'd like to give a shout out to Legendary Quests, creators of the TERPECA and Golden Lock award winning experience, Project Avatar. The Legendary Quests team are active members of the escape room community and are based in Lyiv, Ukraine. Despite being affected by the war, we are incredibly impressed to learn that they are still hard at work creating turnkey escape rooms and hosting amazing escape online experiences. If you'd like to support them you can purchase a gift certificate or book an online game.

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Take part in the 'State of the Escape Room Industry Survey' 2021

SEO Orb is conducting the the State Of The Escape Room Industry Survey 2021, if you're an escape room owner, be sure to fill out their survey and help spread the word about escape rooms and empower more folks to participate! Learn more here:



The Golden Lock Awards 2022 returns this month

The Golden Lock Awards were the very first escape room awards in this industry. To avoid award-season fatigue, the organisers have moved the event to April 2022. Find out more and get involved here:



🧾 In Other News

📆 Upcoming Dates for your Diary

April 1st - 31th
Fool's Errand

April 24th
2021 Escape Room Awards Gala​
(Note: Spanish Language)

April 30th 
Golden Lock Awards Livestream

August 21 - 22nd
RECON 2022


🔑 Recent Doors Unlocked 


  • Clue Hunters has opened in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • Escape Hunt have opened a new room, Alice in Puzzleland in Brisbane.

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