60Out announces a new site with three official IP rooms
For fans of Godzilla vs Kong, The Smurfs, and Titanic (yes, really), 60Out has announced their new site will feature rooms from all three IPs. The new site is due to open at HHLA 6081 Center Dr #220, Los Angeles, CA this summer.
10 Teams Progress to the ER Champ Finale
This month saw around 800 teams take place in the ER Champ Eliminations online. If you like data, you can read up on all the data from the ER Champ over on Lock Me. Since the ER Champ Finale is taking place in person this Poznań, Poland this year, only 10 teams 'passed' and will be travelling to the finale. In recent years, the ER Champ has attracted around 2,000 to 3,000 participants from countries ranging from Japan, Hungary, Poland, Germany to the USA, Canada and Chile.
2022-2023 EGA National Excellent Reality Game Selection - Finalists Announced
Whilst not available in English, escape room fans in China have been voting for the best 'reality game' experiences in the country, including (and forgive my poor translation skills): "secret rooms", "interactive dramas" and "puzzle games". The finalists have been announced, and I believe there is one more round of voting before the winners are announced.
Last but not least, a word from our sponsors: Buzzshot
After popular demand, Buzzshot is super excited to announce a new feature on their escape room management software: Email marketing. The new feature combines the power of marketing with the existing CRM so owners can send targeted and personalised emails based on Team Names, Escape Times, Win Conditions, and more. Read more on their blog 👇
🧾 In Other News
Not quite an escape room but...
🔑 Recent Doors Unlocked
- 60Out has opened a new location, with a The Smurfs and Godzilla vs. Kong room in Los Angeles, CA.
- All In Adventures has opened a new room, Zombie Apocalypse: Contagion at a number of it's venues.
- Cityscape Games has announced a new zoo-themed room in Tacoma, WA.
- Clockwise Escape has opened a new game, Back to Childhood, in Pleasanton, CA.
- Colby Escape Room has opened a new site in Whitehall, MI.
- Escape Medina is opening a new room, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in Medina, OH.
- Escape Room Novi is opening a new room, Professor Bleehall’s Odditorium Emporium and Pie Shoppe, in Novi, MI.
- Maze Rooms has opened a new room, Area 51 in Los Angeles, CA.
- Off the Couch has opened a new room, Asheville Chapter 3: The Morgue, in Fremont, CA.
- Oh Key Escape Games has opened a new room, The Great Potato Escape, in Blackfoot, ID.
- Panic Escape Room has opened a site in Palatine, IL.
- River City Escape Room is opening a new room, The Clairvoyant’s Conundrum, in Henrico, VA.
- Spare Time Madison is opening with an escape room in Verona, WI.
- The Escape Game has announced a new site in Sunrise, FL.
- The Escape Game has also announced a new site in Dedham, MA.
- Time to Escape has opened a new site with four rooms in Dayton, OH.
- Escape Manor has opened a new Sherlock themed room, as well as their recent Flight69 room in Ottawa, ON.
- Game Over has announced plans to open a venue in Mississauga, ON.
- Looking Glass Adventures opened a new room, It Came From the Attic in Toronto, ON.
- Secret City have opened a new immersive experience, Where Dark Things Dwell in Edmonton, AB.
- Adrenaline Escape have opened a new room, Dilemma, in Wigan.
- Captive Experiences have opened their site with two escape rooms in Hastings.
- Cave Escape have opened a new room, Project Iceman, in Nottingham.
- City Mazes has opened a new room, Subject 11 in Oxford.
- Clued Up! have opened a new room, Xtraction, in Norwich.
- clueQuest has opened an outdoor escape game called Glitch Hunters in London.
- Containment have opened a new room, The Hellir, in Guildford.
- Escape Hunt has opened a new room, Curse of the Pharaoh, in Oxford.
- Escape Live have opened a new room, Sherlock: The Hunt for Watson, in Birmingham.
- Escape Newcastle have opened a new escape room, Taken: Play the Game, in Newcastle.
- Experimental Escape have opened a new room, Asteroid Threat, in Leamington Spa.
- Houdini's has opened a new site with three rooms in Swindon.
- Lock and Code have announced they're opening a new room, Murder's on the Menu in Weston-Super-Mare.
- Oliver Cromwell's House have opened two escape rooms in Ely.
- Rhondda Escape Rooms has opened with two rooms in Tonypandy.
- Scream Aloud have opened an escape room, The Crypt, in the New Forest.
- The Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History have opened a pop-up escape room called Escape Extinction in St. Andrews.
- The Escape Goat has announced plans to open The Morgue this month in Dover.
- The Panic Room have opened two new rooms, Gold Rush and 7 Sins in Gravesend.
- We didn't find any new openings in Australia or New Zealand this month! Know any? Let us know!
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A shout out to the resources & individuals who were a huge help this month:Escape the Review (UK), Morty App (USA), Rich Bragg (USA - CA),
Matt Lui (Canada), & the Escape Room Discord (Canada).
🔊 ListenLast month in Podcasts, Radio & Live ShowsCager 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!" Escape This Podcast"A show that’s a mix of escape room puzzles and tabletop role-playing." Life is an Escape Room"The Life Is An Escape Room Podcast explores how the skills you gain playing escape rooms with intention will make you more successful in all aspects of your life." Reality Escape Pod"Your hosts David Spira & Peih-Gee Law explore immersive gaming from all angles. Our guests have made awesome stuff: ARGs, puzzle hunts, tabletop games, and of course, escape rooms." 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."
These podcasts may not have released new episodes this month, but are well worth checking out:
- 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."
- Enigmailed Puzzlecast
- Thoughts perspectives and unpacking of ideas from the man behind Enigmailed Puzzles.
- 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!"
🔎 July's Puzzle
With everything going on in the world *gestures vaguely* I've decided this July I will run into the woods 🌳🌲🌳
Here's your puzzle:
How far can I run into the woods?
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