TERPECA Nominations Round Concludes - Voting Begins Today!
So far, TERPECA has seen over 240 enthusiasts submitting over 4,300 nominations. The finalists have been whittled down, now all that's left to do is go and vote! Any escape room enthusiast who has played over 50 game is eligible to vote, and you can do so by heading to the link below.
Laura E. Hall in NME on how escape rooms are more like video games than you’d expect
Sitting down to chat with NME, Laura E. Hall explained that she’s always been “a puzzle and mystery lover” – all the way back to her passion for Nancy Drew at a young age. Read the full article to learn about how the escape room industry has expanded across the US and the world in the past decade.
On your marks! The ER Champ 2021 begins this week
Now in it's 4th year, the ER Champ officially kicks off this week. Unlike previous years, the ER Champ is fully digital, with teams competing over a series of 'at-home' escape room games. The qualification round will take place on Saturday, November 13th at 16 UTC. The top 100 teams from the qualifier will be invited to the grand finale.
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🔑 Recent Doors Unlocked
- 13th Hour Escapes has opened their new room, The Gate in Wharton, NJ.
- Concord Escape Room has opened a new room, The Dragon's Chamber, in Concord, NH.
- Deadlock Escape is opening a new room, The Prison, in St. Charles MO.
- Enigma 68 is now open in Louisburg, KS.
- Escape Corvallis has opened a new room, 'Happy Hour' in OR.
- Escape Games PDX closes it's Sherlock room, with a new one to follow soon, in OR.
- Escape Room Arlington has opened their Christmas room in Arlington, VA.
- Escape Room Downtown have opened their new room, The Black Hand Society in Canton, OH.
- Every Second Counts is retiring 'Locked Up Abroad' and opening their Christmas Room this month in Beaufort, SC.
- Fox & Otter is opening a pop-up site in Asheville, NC.
- Granite State Escape has opened their new room, Dead Cabin, in Manchester, NH.
- Hour to Midnight opens a new room, The Pharaoh's Lost Relic in Portland, OR. They also announced House of Darkness will be getting a revamp.
- Huddy's Escape has opened in Ocala, FL
- Red Door Escape has opened a new branch in Oxnard, CA.
- The Escape Adventures has announced they're opening a new location in Port Charlotte, FL.
- The Escape Game has opened a new location in DC.
- The Escape Room Experience has opened a new room, 'Camp Winnipesaukee' in Laconia, NH.
- The Great Escape Fond Du Lac opens with two rooms in WI.
- The Hallway Entertainment has opened a new wizard themed escape room in Port Huron, MI.
- Trap Door Escape Room is expanding with a new game called "Ripper of London" in Red Bank, NJ.
- Trapped Escape Room has opened a new game, Pandora's Box in Las Vegas, NV.
- 4FunToronto launched a Squid Game themed escape room in Toronto.
- District 3 has launched their new room, Interrogation Room 2: Synergy in Regina.
- GTFO's room 'The Directive' has been replaced with 'Bomb Squad' in Edmonton, Alberta.
- Escapade NZ have converted a number of their physical rooms into live avatar escape rooms.
- Escape Hunt Melbourne has reopened from Nov 1st in Melbourne, Australia.
- Escape Hunt Perth retires it's game, 'The Pub Heist' in anticipation of building a new one, in Perth, Australia.
- Escape Quest Queenstown opens 'The Lost Artifact', an outdoor escape room in Queenstown, NZ.
- ERM (Escape Room Melbourne) has reopened from Nov 5th in Melbourne, Australia.
- Mission Escape Sydney have reopened both their sites as of October, in Sydney, Australia.
- Paniq Room Sydney has reopened as of Oct 11th in Sydney, Australia.
- Trapt reopens from Nov 5th in Melbourne, Australia.
- Ukiyo has reopened from Nov 5th in Melbourne, Australia.
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