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Escape Industry News
Greetings escapists! 👋

September is upon us and another Escape Industry Newsletter is here...

This past month has been a busy one for us. We attended not one, but two international escape room events! Back in August we had a booth at RECON Remote 23, and just two days ago in Lyon, France we attended the Salon de L'Escape Game as press. It's been fantastic meeting and chatting with owners, operators and enthusiasts, and we'd love to extend a big shout out to all the people involved in putting on these fantastic events and conferences worldwide!
Escape room events aside, this month's issue of Escape Industry News features links for the upcoming ER Champ Finale, RECON 24 announcement, Puzzletember, and more.

Last but not least, if you're planning anything fun in your marketing calendar - don't forget October 1st is World Escape Room Day.

Until next month 👋

Editor of Escape Industry News

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🧩 Trending Now


Reality Escape Con has announced their 2024 dates

RECON will return in 2024 and will will be in Los Angeles on August 18th & 19th, 2024. The announcement video, and an accompanying post has gone live. Check it out (and secure your tickets early).



ER Champ Finale (In-Person and Online)

The in-person ER Champ Finale has been moved to Wrocław and confirmed for October 7th. June's eliminations selected the top 10 teams from around the world, who will compete in person in 2 escape rooms specially designed for the occasion. The show will also be livestreamed around the world.



Puzzletember takes place this month

Puzzletember is a puzzle solving challenge that takes place every September, with a new puzzle being posted each day and a new puzzle-prize to win, including many escape room, board game, and video game entries.



🧾 In Other News

Not quite an escape room but...


📆 Upcoming Dates for your Diary

September 1st - 30th

October 1st
Escape Room Day

October 7th @ 11:30 CET
ER Champ Finale
Wroclaw, Poland / Online

November 12th - 14th
Escape Immerse Explore
Orlando, FL

March 1st - 31st

March 12th 2024
Lock & Key Awards
Manchester, UK

September 12th - 14th 2024
Wacky Wheels Escape Game Road Trip
Bilbao, Spain

August 18th - 19th 2024
Los Angeles, USA


🔑 Recent Doors Unlocked 

  • 11th Hour has opened a new room, The Lost City, in Corpus Christi, TX.
  • Bazada Games is opening a new room, A Pirate's Curse this month, in Coventry, RI.
  • Escape IT, the official IT escape room has expanded to include a Chapter 2 in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Escape on 13th is running a pop-up DnD inspired escape room in Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Escape Room 66 is opening a new site in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Escape USS Requin will be running from September 1st - October 28th in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Escapology have opened a new room, 7 Deadly Sins, in San Francisco, CA.
  • Exit 4 has opened a new site in Allen, TX.
  • Exit 446 is opening a new room, Haunted Escape Room, in Pittsburg, CA.
  • GOAT Escape Room is a new site that has opened in Evansville, IN.
  • Journey Escape Rooms has opened a new site in Fontana, CA.
  • Mind Trapped Escape Room has opened a new room, Mansion Mayhem: Villain Takedown, in Palm Harbor, FL.
  • Quantum Escapes has opened a new room, Professor Pittsburgh's National Treasure, in Danville, CA.
  • Premier Escape Adventures have opened a new room, Shadows in the Night, in Bradenton, FL.
  • Side Quest Escape Rooms have opened up a mobile escape room called Shaky Grounds, touring multiple locations. 
  • Studio 84 have opened an escape room, Musee Gallerie 84 Escape Room, in Whitewater, WI.
  • The Escape Ventures is opening a new site in Port Charlotte, FL.

  • 007 Escape Games have opened a new room, Toy Store, in Wolverhampton.
  • AIM Escape have opened a new room, Hotel of Horrors, in London.
  • Beyond Breakout have opened a new room, Shaken Not Purred, in Newtown.
  • Compendium have opened bookings for their Christmas room, Bad Elf and the Key to the Sleigh, in Bury.
  • Crack the Code have opened a new room, Discovery of Dragons, in Sheffield.
  • CTRL ALT ESC have opened a new room, Behind Number 7, in Margate.
  • Escape Coalville have opened two new rooms in Coalville.
  • Escape Hunt have opened a new room, Alice in Puzzleland, in Woking.
  • Escape Time has opened a new room, Xtinction, in Burton.
  • Escapologic has (re)opened Reactorvate, in Nottingham.
  • Houdini's have opened a new branch with two rooms in Dundee.
  • House of Frankenstein has announced they're opening a new room, The Shallows, in Bath.
  • Lucardo have opened bookings for their Christmas room, Seriously Elfish, in Rawtenstall.
  • Major Mind Games has opened two new rooms, in Horsham.
  • One Way Out has opened a new game, Yellowbeard's Treasure in, 
  • Pier Pressure have opened a new room, Tea Party, in Brighton.
  • Pier Pressure have also re-opened bookings for their Christmas room, in Welwyn.
  • Spy Missions have opened a new site in Leicester.
  • Streethunt Games is opening a new outdoor trail called Will Breaker, in London.
  • Stuck in the Riddle have opened a new room, TestRun in Huddersfield.
  • The Escaporium have opened a new room, Area 51 1/2 in Halifax.
  • Unsolved Mysteries have opened a new room, The Basement, in Chatham.

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

A shout out to the resources & individuals who were a huge help this month:
Escape the Review (UK), Morty App (USA)

    🔊 Listen

    Last month in Podcasts, Radio & Live Shows

    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!"
    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."
    Live from the CodeBar
    Live from the CodeBar is a twice-monthly podcast about Armchair Treasure Hunts, codes, ciphers, puzzles, Escape Rooms as well as ARG's and puzzle subscription boxes.
    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."
    • 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!​"

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