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Escape Industry News
It's December! 🎄

And with a new month comes the final issue of Escape Industry News for 2022.

What a year it's been! Right now we're looking forward to all the exciting end of year awards ceremonies, such as TERPECA and the Bullseye Awards which you can catch livestreamed later this month.

But, with just a few weeks left until the new year, there's nothing left to do but see if we can't squeeze in as many more escapes as we can!

Enjoy the festive holidays, and we'll see you next year, Puzzle People! 👋

Editor of Escape Industry News

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ER Champ Winners Crowned, Congratulations 6 Keys!

From Escape Buzz's ER Champ Round-Up:

Nearly 2,100 players took part in the ER Champ 2022 eliminations, forming almost 660 teams from about 50 different countries - the most popular this year turned out to be such countries as Japan, France, Canada, Poland, the United States and Slovakia. During the 4 hours of this stage, players performed more than 6.5 million actions - not to forget that many teams were still playing when the competition was over. A total of 116 teams qualified for the finals.



Shopping for the Holidays?
Here are some Puzzler Gift Guides


This festive season, give the gift of puzzles. Here are some of this year's publishes Holiday Gift Guides:



Perplexing Doodles' 24 Puzzles of Christmas


Every day this December, Perplexing Doodles is posting a series of fun, Christmas themed puzzles on their Facebook page. Keep an eye out for some special guest puzzle designers, and have fun!



Can you escape this Spotify Playlist?


And finally, for a bit more fun at the end of the year, Bewilder Box have created an escape room in a spotify playlist. Good luck and rock on!



🧾 In Other News


📆 Upcoming Dates for your Diary

November 17th - December 29th
Sherlocked Puzzle Event
Online Competition

December 17th
TERPECA Awards Ceremony

January 13th
MIT Mystery Hunt 2023
Online & In Person Competition

January 28th
ETR's Bullseye Awards Ceremony
Online Event

February 2 - 5th
TransWorld's Room Escape Conference
St. Louis, USA


🔑 Recent Doors Unlocked 

  • Escape Manor has announced a new site with 6 rooms in Ottaway.

  • Elude Escape Rooms has opened a new outdoor escape room, Stumped, in Galston, NSW, Australia.

📩 Have we missed an opening near you? Reply to this email and let us know!

A shout out to the resources & individuals who are a huge help when compiling this list each month:
Escape the Review (UK), Matt Lui (CA), Rich Bragg (US), Morty App (Global)

    🔊 Listen

    Last month in Podcasts & Radio

    Cager Express: Escape Break
    "Escape Break featuring Beth Divel and Tatiyana Abarro: Southern California's premier escape room podcast show. We recap fun rooms, interviews and bizarre topics!"
    Cipherdelic Pod
    "Have you ever wondered who oils the cogs of the constantly evolving escape room industry? Think no more. In each episode we speak to a guest from the interactive experience industry to offer you, our listener, a peak behind the curtain."
    Escape This Podcast
    "A show that’s a mix of escape room puzzles and tabletop role-playing."
    Puzzling Company
    "On this podcast, Zach and Jared every week cover a new at home puzzle / escape room style game and discuss all things about it!​"
    Reality Escape Pod
    "With this Podcast, your hosts David Spira & Peih-Gee Law explore immersive gaming from all angles, alongside guests with incredible experience in this realm."

    The Infinite Escape Room
    "The puzzling podcast where a gaggle of geographically diverse chums come together, have a drink - and work together to solve a home made escape room of the ears.​"
    And finally, not quite a podcast but...

    Behind the Mastermind
    "Live on our "Behind the MasterMinds" show where we interview with game creator and you'll get a chance to win FREE game giveaways!!!"

    🤝 The Job Board

    Puzzalogical is hiring for Games Masters in Bracknell, UK.

    Escape Zone Ohio is hiring for Games Masters in Cambridge, OH, USA.

    Sherlocked is hiring a Creative Marketing Internship in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    📩 Hiring for new staff at your escape room? Let us know!

      🔎 December's Puzzle


      In the spirit of Christmas, we're swapping our monthly puzzle to a cheesy joke instead:

      What do you call an elf that runs away from Santa's workshop?
      (Highlight to Reveal)

      A rebel without a Claus!
      Tweet us your answer @escapeindustry

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