Escape Room Community Comes Together for a Charity Auction
The Escape Room community has come together for a Christmas charity fundraiser, to help raise money for one our own: Stephen Hawker, owner and creator of MARVO Mysteries in Bournemouth in the UK, a much loved game both nationally and internationally.
Steve is currently undergoing treatment for brain cancer - The Escape Room Community has banded together to raise money in the spirit of the Christmas season so Steve and his partner Lizzy can make amazing memories in their future together.
ER Champ 2021 Winners Crowned!
At the end of a successful Escape Room Championship which saw 832 teams from around the world competing in the semi-finals, and 118 make it through to the finale.
The winners were:
1. CKCOS from Taiwan, with 1:31:13 time
2. Shungyo from Japan with 1:48:24 time
3. Hydra from Japan with 1:49:30 and Far East Solvers from Japan with time 01:49:04
ESCAPETHEROOMer's Bullseye Awards 2021
The ESCAPETHEROOMer's Bullseye Awards are back for 2021. Anyone can nominate and vote for their favourites as part of the "Player's Choice Award", and results will be livestreamed on Youtube on December 30th at 5pm EST.
Batman: Gotham City Adventures - a live, multi-experience escape room!
Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and DC have teamed up with Dama Dreams to bring the city of Gotham to life in Batman Gotham City Adventures, which will take flight in the form of several escape rooms. The yet to be announced location housed somewhere in Paris will be a full 3,000 sqm building with each room covering 350 sqm. The escape rooms promise to launch visitors into the world of the caped crusader with live actors, intricate storylines, themed and detailed surroundings, and much much more.
EU Launches Virtual Escape Room 'Unlock #YourEURight'
Hoping to tap into gaming to teach young people about their consumer rights, the European Commission's directorate general has put together an educational escape room for 16 to 24 year olds.
Pandemic, Ticket to Ride and Mysterium puzzles featured in next Unlock! game
Unlock! have announced their next board game - Unlock!: Game Adventures, which will feature adventures set in the world of Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, and Mysterium.
🧾 In Other News
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🔑 Recent Doors Unlocked
- America's Escape Game has opened a new room, Rockefeller's Secret Mine in Sunrise, FL.
- Captivating Worlds has opened their third room, 'Welcome to the Machine' in Columbus OH
- Chippewa Valley Museum has partnered with Tactical Escape 101 to offer a Christmas escape room in Eau Claire, WI.
- Escape Company Savannah has opened a new room in Savannah, GA.
- Decode Detroit has opened a new site in Ann Arbor, MI.
- House of Hints is opening a new site in Shawnee, OK.
- Labyrinth Puzzle Rooms has opened a new room, The Search, in Lakeville, MN.
- Mohegan Sun has opened a winter-themed escape room in Uncasville, CT.
- NeVR opens a new site in Fresno, CA.
- The Escape Vault has opened with three rooms in Myrtle Beach, SC.
- The Great Escape Adventure opens their site in Atascadero, CA.
- Upside Down Escapes and Riddle Cape Cod are merging in early 2022. Read about it here.
- West Bend Axe & Escape will be opening in the new year in West Bend, WI.
- Aviemore Escape Rooms has opened a new room, The Space Rate, in Aviemore.
- EO Escape Rooms has opened a new room, Scary Tale in Sudbury.
- Eureka Escape has opened a new branch in Falmouth.
- Escape Entertainment opens a new room, 'Castle Heir' in Cheltenham.
- Escape Hunt has opened a new site in West Thurrock.
- Escape Plymouth is adding three new scape rooms to their site in Plymouth.
- Exciting Escapes has opened The Disappearing Duchess in Basingstoke.
- Exciting Game has launched a new room, Prison Punk 2077 in Birmingham.
- Houdini's has opened Poppa Plock's Wonky Workshop in Southampton.
- Jengyd has launched the first Welsh-language escape room.
- Lucardo has opened a new room, Treason, in Rawtenstall.
- Mythologic Escape Rooms has opened a new game, Mr. Todds in Gillingham.
- Paradox Parlours has opened a new game, Recording Studio in Guildford.
- In Time has opened a new room, Gran's Hoose in Ayr.
- We Still Fax has announced a new run of dates for their escape room fax machine, starting January 1st 2022.
- Xscape Rooms has opened a new site in Bangor.
- Xscream Escapes has opened a new room, Block 29 in Ashford.
- A new escape room experience 'Beating the Bomb' is opening in the new year in Melbourne, Australia.
- Destination: Mars is a new immersive experience opening in Wellington, NZ.
- Padlockd Escape has opened a new room, The Serial Killer, in Queensland, Australia.
- Times Up has opened a new room, Ruins, in Perth, Australia.
- Urban Mysteries Co has opened a new room, The Missing Professor in Adelaide, Australia.
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🔎 December's Joke
In the spirit of Christmas, we're swapping our monthly puzzle to a cheesy joke instead:
What do they sing at a snowman’s birthday party?
Highlight to Reveal: Freeze a jolly good fellow!
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