The Escape Room Championship season starts very soon. This year, ER Champ has 2 stages:
🎖️ Eliminations (November 5, 4 PM UTC)
🏆 Grand Final (November 26, 4 PM UTC)
Around 100 teams selected during the eliminations will get into the final and will compete for prizes. Sign up below.
Played more than 50 escape rooms? Don't forget to register for TERPECA!
Played more than 200? You're eligible to be a nominator this year. The 2022 TERPECA nomination window is open from now until October 31 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Results of the nomination phase and voting will open on November 1st.
The 2022 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition Entries are Live
This year saw 66 puzzle design entries in the annual Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition held at the International Puzzle Party. The International Puzzle Party was first established back in 1978 by noted puzzle collector and scholar, Jerry Slocum, who hosted the first gathering in his living room for a hand-picked selection of collectors. View this year's entries here.
Reality Escape Pod Returns for Season 4
Season Four of Reality Escape Pod returns with a RECON Boston recap! David and Peih-Gee are joined by Lisa Spira and Theresa Wagner to talk all things escape rooms. Catch up below.
🧾 In Other News
🔑 Recent Doors Unlocked
- Aviation American Gin has opened an escape room in Portland, OR.
- Boxed in Escape Rooms opened a new room a few months back, the Search for Sasquatch, in Festus, MO.
- Breakout Escape has opened a new Halloween room in Ann Arbor, MI.
- Carnegie Science Centre has opened an escape room, Escape USS Requin, in Pittsburgh, PA.
- Captivating Worlds has announced a new room, Deep Underground, in New Albany, OH.
- Chiller Night is hosting an escape room this month in Cranberry, PA.
- Deadlock Escape has opened a new room, Posession, in St Charles, MO.
- Downtown Escapes has opened a new room in Goldsboro, NC.
- Encrypt Escape Room has opened with two escape rooms in Norfolk, NE.
- Escape Duck have opened a new room, Fatal Invitation, in Rowland Heights, CA.
- Haunted Hydro has two pop-up escape rooms this month in Fremont, OH.
- Limitless has replaced two of their rooms for Halloween with Monster Squad, and Curse of Davy Jones' Locker, in Livermore, CA.
- Lock & Key is a new site that has opened in Southdale Mall, MN.
- Max Action Arena has been announced for Icon Park, including several escape rooms, adventure rooms, and VR games, in Orlando FL.
- MPower Escape has transformed The Cabin into The Haunted Cabin for Halloween, in Morgan Hill, CA.
- NCCI has a pop-up escape room for Halloween in Plattsburgh, NY.
- Peddlers & Parchments will have a new room launching soon in Brooklyn, NY.
- Ravenchase Adventures has opened a new room, The Trials of Astrid, in Richmond, VA.
- Reason has opened a new 10-30 player room, Sonar, in San Francisco, CA.
- The Escape Game opened two new rooms in Houston, TX.
- The Hotel Who, an overnight escape room style murder mystery game has opened in Los Angeles, CA.
- Twisted Time Escape Rooms has opened with a Dracula themed room, with more planned soon in El Paso, TX.
- Westport Museum has a pop up escape room, Witch Panic, this month in Westport, CT.
- Art Immortal has announced a ‘haunted-house-meets-escape-room’ at the Beaumont Studios in Vancouver BC.
- Bell Canadiens Escape is a new escape room experience in the Bell Centre, Montreal, QC.
- Eliviascape has opened a new room, Abstraction, in Quebec, QC.
- Puzzle Pint has a new Instagram account for the Toronto group, in Toronto, ON.
- Clever Cogz has opened a new game, Jason Vs Michael in Bolton.
- Cluetopia has opened a new room, Wild West Quest in Ipswich.
- Cryptic Escape Rooms Manchester have opened a new room, Curse of the Creel House for October, in Manchester.
- Cryptic Escape Rooms Hudderfield have opened a new room, The Devil Lived, in Huddersfield.
- Escape Blackwood have opened a new room, Curse of Thutmose, in Pontllanfraith.
- Escape Brum has opened a new room, Labyrinth, in Birmingham.
- Escape Hunt has opened two new rooms in one of their Norwich branches.
- Escape Hunt has opened a new site with four rooms in Edinburgh.
- Escape Rooms Middlemoor have opened a new game, Orient Express, in Middlemore.
- Escape Rooms Scotland has opened a new room, Creep, in Glasgow.
- Get Out has opened two new rooms in Wisbech.
- Houdini's has opened a new site with three rooms in Walsall.
- House of Escapes is hosting a "Behind the Scenes" event on Saturday 15th October in Nuneaton.
House of Escapes has also announced a new, 120 minute version of their room, Conspiracy, in Nuneaton.
- SAW: The Experience, whilst not quite an escape room, opens this month in London.
- Supernatural Escape has reopened in Leigh.
- The Escape Room Cottage has opened in Tewkesbury.
- The Escape Goat (previously Get Lost) has opened in Dover, Kent.
- Arcadium Adventures have opened a new room, Seeking the Lost Chagama in Spring Hill QLD.
- Eclipse Escape Rooms have opened a new room, Retro Revenge, in Surfers Paradise QLD.
- Esc Rooms have opened a new room, Da Vinci, in Adelaide, SA.
- Escape Rooms Takapuna have opened several new rooms in Auckland, New Zealand.
- Lockology have opened a new room, Asylum, in Warrnambool VIC.
- Rush Escape Rooms have opened a new room, Pirates, in Hawthorn, VIC.
- The Curium Experience has opened a new room, Extraction, in Melbourne, VIC.
- Urban Mysteries Co has opened a new room, Lucidity, in Adelaide, SA.
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🔎 October's Puzzle
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. But, what other annual festivals and important dates give us the same puzzling output?
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