2023 Golden Lock Awards Announced
Last month saw the annual Golden Lock Awards! Running since 2015, this year's announcement ceremony was livestreamed on Youtube, or you can catch up directly on Room Escape Artist's website. This year’s winners primarily highlight North America.
The Escape Room Awards 2022 have been announced
In their 7th year of their in-person award ceremony in Spain, the Escape Room Awards 2022 have been announced and awarded. Escape Buzz has an excellent round-up, or tap the button below to go to the Escape Room Award website.
Tickets to RECON Remote are now on sale
The annual escape room convention, Reality Escape Con returns for 2023 and will be remove this year. Secure your ticket now.
"With this remote event, we are bringing the global escape room community back together to learn, connect, and play. We hope to see you there!"
🧾 In Other News
Not quite an escape room but...
🔑 Recent Doors Unlocked
- Boggled Escape Rooms has just opened in Calabasas, CA.
- Clever Cat Escape Rooms has opened a new room, Dollhouse, with more to come soon in Mishawaka, IN.
- Crack the Code has opened a new room, Seance, in Staunton, VA.
- Downtown Escapes have announced a new game, Karate Kai, in Goldsboro, NC.
- Escape Room Novi have announced a new room in Novi, MI.
- Escapology have announced they are opening a new site in Orlando Sunset Walk, FL.
- Exit 4 Escape Room have opened a new site with 4 rooms in Allen, TX.
- Eye Spy have opened a site in Abilene, TX.
- Hilton Head Escape Room has opened a new room, Pirates! Curse of the Caribbean, in Hilton Head Island, SC.
- Jackson Escape Games has opened a new room, Escape Hawkins Laboratory in Jackson, GA.
- Nowhere Escape has opened a new room, The Lucky Skull, in Inver Grove Heights, MN.
- Off Center Escape Rooms will be opening it's new site this month in Easton, PA.
- Prototype Escape Rooms has opened a new room, Cannibals in the Catacombs in Jacksonville, FL.
- Sure Lock has announced they're working on a new, underwater escape room in Renton, WA.
- The Escape Game will be opening a new site later this month in San Jose, Santa Clara, CA
- Trapped in the Upstate has opened a new room, The Cabin, in Greer, SC.
- Lockdown Red Deer has opened a suite of VR escape rooms in Red Deer, AB.
- Secret City is relaunching their popular 'Escape the Ghost Ship' room this month, in Toronto, ON.
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- Break Escape have opened a new room, Professor Puzzle's Paradox in Loughborough.
- Breakout have opened a new room, The Vault, in Manchester.
- Compendium have announced a new room, Zombieland 2: The Perks of Karen, in Bury.
- Cryptic Escape Room have opened a new room, Conspiracy, in Manchester.
- Deadlock has opened a new room, Bedlam, in Mablethorpe.
- Doomsday Games have announced they're opening a new room, Critical Mass, in Colchester.
- Escape Dungeons have opened a new room, Dino in the Jurassic, in Weymouth.
- Escape from Fort Lagoon is touring various locations this summer.
- Escape Hunt has opened a new room, Escape the Wild West to their site in Milton Keynes.
- Escape Live has opened a new online escape room, Escape the Jungle.
- Escape Newcastle have opened a new branch in Newcastle.
- Escape Room Cardiff has opened a new room, The 13th Floor, in Cardiff.
- Escape Time has opened a new room, The Mystery of Poe, in Lichfield.
- Escapologic has (re)opened a new room, Chronos at their branch in Nottingham.
- Exciting Game has opened a new room, Royal Heist Academy, in Birmingham.
- Heist Escape is a new escape room open in Southampton.
- Hourglass Escapes have opened a new room, Toy Shop, in Downham Market.
- In Time have opened a new room, The Auld Kirk, in Ayr.
- King's Escapes have opened a new room, The Professor, in Whitehaven.
- Mythologic have opened a new room, Aladdin's Lamp of Wonders, in Gillingham.
- Room Lockdown have opened a new room, Bomb Squad, in Hornchurch.
- The Panic Room have opened a new room, Whodunit: Hotel Homicide in Gravesend.
- The Riddle Room have announced they will open a new room, The Case of the Leather Apron, in Forest Hall.
- WAX NQY is a new escape room with two rooms that has opened in Newquay.
- Breakout has opened a new room, The Bunker, in Redcliffe, Australia.
- Escape Academy has opened a new room, The Pirate's Cove, in Cairn's City, Australia.
- Escape Games Melbourne has opened a new room, Darkness Falls, in Melbourne, Australia.
- Escape This has opened a new site with three new rooms in Sydney, Australia.
- Escape This has ALSO opened two new rooms, in Perth, Australia.
- Fox in a Box Gold Coast has opened a new room, Zombie Lab, in Surfers Paradise, Australia.
- Lost Locks has opened a new room, R18, in Surfer's Paradise, Australia.
- Mission has opened a new room, Intruders, in Sydney, Australia.
- Port Douglas Escape Room has opened a new room, Tournament, in Port Douglas, Australia.
- Puzzled Room Escape has opened a new room, Operation Check-In, in Brisbane, Australia.
- Red Lock has opened a new room, carnEVIL, in Maroochydore, Australia.
- Scram has opened a new room, The Witching Hour, in Macquarie Park, Sydney, Australia.
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🔊 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." Shows & Livestreams
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!"
🔎 May's Puzzle
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