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5 Steps to Organize A Successful Outdoor Escape Room

As if escape room fun could be contained inside! Read on for our best tips to transform any outdoor space into an escape room adventure.
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Just follow these five steps for a smash-hit outdoor event that nobody will ever forget!

Let's Take This Outside...

Outdoor escape rooms are a great way to add an element of excitement and adventure to any event or gathering. With a little pinch of ingenuity and some creative thinking, you can turn an ordinary outdoor space into a fun-filled escape room.

Making your own escape room game is not as difficult as it may sound! Here are five steps to help you plan and organize your own successful outdoor escape room.

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1. The Research

Just like traditional escape rooms, choosing the right theme for your outdoor escape room is the key to success. Lock Paper Scissors offers a variety of exciting and unique game universes to transform your outdoor space into an unforgettable adventure.

Dive into the magical world of Frost, Zombies, Mummies, or the murder mystery of the century inspired by the movie 'The Great Gatsby.' Whether your guests are Harry Potter fanatics, superhero enthusiasts, or want to take down the entire empire, these escape room kits offer plenty of fun to keep your guests entertained.

You can also make your own escape room game with our quick-start templates. With these easy-to-use templates, crafting an escape game is simple and fun. Perfect for classroom adventures, youth group activities, or a family game night, these templates make creating an outdoor escape room a cinch.

Whatever kit you choose, you’ll be sure to have hours of fun creating your outdoor escape room. Our high wizards have done all the work for you. All that’s left is to print it out and get ready for an adventure!

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2. Print Your Escape Room Game

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Once we've got the kit teleported to your home, it’s time to get printing. Open the pdf file, and make sure that your printer is set to print one-sided. For some games, it's important that the printed puzzle sheets remain in a certain order, so try not to mix them up too much.

Before printing your escape room kit, be sure to know the number of players you will have. All our games can accommodate any number of players. However, you'll need to divide your players into groups of 2 - 5, and print one copy of the game for each group.

If you need help, we have step-by-step printing guides for all of our kits. We also recommend using cardstock paper because it will make the game pieces more durable and last longer.

3. Set Up the Game

Now it’s time to get creative and transform your outdoor space into a unique adventure. Choose the right spots for each of the puzzles and set them up in a way that fits the theme of your escape room.

Create an entrance and exit for each puzzle, and think about using natural elements from the environment, like trees and other objects in your garden. Make sure to provide enough space for each group of players to move around freely.

The game master must always be nearby to give clues when needed. You can also set up a timer or scoreboard to keep track of each team’s progress.

Remember to delimit the playing areas to facilitate the search. You can use garlands, flags, balloons, or anything that fits the theme of your game to mark the game zone. You can also name zones such as “forbidden, polluted, secret…” for added fun.

The weather can also play an important role, so make sure to have plans B and C in place. Bring the necessary items such as paperweights, tape, paper clips, transparent folders… anything you can use to keep your items safe from the wind.

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4. Gather Accessories 

People love outdoor activities, especially children. They are always eager for adventure, and with a little imagination, you can turn an ordinary outdoor space into a fun-filled escape room.

To bring your theme to life, add a few accessories such as masks, hats, costumes, or disposable cameras. Let your guests explore the area and take awesome photos to remember their adventure.

You can also create a mini-store in the game area and let your guests buy items with the coins they earn. What’s an escape room without some snacks? Set up a picnic table in your garden and let your guests enjoy a snack break in between puzzles.

Don't forget to download your soundtracks from YouTube as MP3s so you can play them during the game without needing an internet connection. Just copy the video link and convert it to MP3 in a free online converter.

Playing outside provides you with endless opportunities to create a great environment for your escape room party. You can also use your household objects like ketchup for fake blood, a wizard costume for Harry Potter’s world, candles for a summer night… Have fun!

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5. The Organization

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Think about the Game Master, who will be the one accompanying the participants during their adventure. If you play with several players, it is advised to make groups of 3 to 6 players and differentiate the puzzles among them.

You can mark each group’s papers with a colored pen so they don’t mix up.

For instance:

Team 1 = black mark on the puzzles,
Team 2 = white mark.

You also need to make sure that the clues are distributed in a balanced way. It is important to design the puzzles taking into account the age of your players, their interests, and the time limit of the activity.

When all the groups have finished, it’s time to declare a winner! You can end this fun activity with a nice snack or a prize for the winners. Make them happy!

Time To Get Out There!

Congratulations! You're now all set to make your own escape room and give your friends and family the best outdoor escape room experience ever.

So what are you waiting for? Choose from our selection of different themes, and let the fun begin! Enjoy your outdoor escape room, and have a blast!

Good luck, adventurers! May the force be with you!

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Choose Your Favorite Theme To Get Started Instantly:

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Rebel Revolt (Spy Mission)
Teen parties (14+) & youth camps
Treasonous spy mission to take down a government facility.
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Envy (Murder Mystery)
Adult parties & teambuilding
1920's Gatsby-style murder mystery of debaucherous luxury.
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Escape Room Z (Zombies!)
Adult parties & teambuilding
Comical zombie thriller with a deadly splash of infectious z-virus.
4+ Players
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Frost (Magical Quest)
Kids parties & holiday events
Can your kids help the magical forest Wisp in time?
Ages 8-12
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Lost Mummy (Adventure!)
Kids parties & school events
Unearth Egypt's ancient secrets in the Lost Mummy.
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Escape Quest (Time Travel)
Younger kids parties
Fix the time machine using relics from across the ages.
Ages 6-9
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All our escape kits (6x)
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VIP early access to games
5x kids edu-venture games
Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas packs
Bonus: Treasure Map pack
Bonus: Skulls Card Game
Lifetime FREE copies of all future games. Boom!
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