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13 Simple Tips For A Cheap Halloween Party They'll Adore!
Make sure you spook your guests, not your wallet! Here's how you can host a budget-friendly Halloween party WITHOUT scaring away your friends. Grab these wicked tips!
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Reclaim Your Christmas Magic with a DIY Escape Room Kit
This holidays, make 'family time' an event that EVERYONE looks forward to. Band together around a captivating escape room adventure, in your own home!
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Family Activity Checklist for a Spooktacular Halloween
Connect with your family (screen-free) this Halloween by casting an unbreakable spell of bonding... just work your way through our Halloween activity checklist!
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9 Haunting Hacks to Make Your Halloween Easy
Here are our best tips and tricks to hosting an epic Halloween party that everyone will LOVE, without losing your sanity in the process. Read the full list of tips here!
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FREE Download: Ultimate Guide to Kids Party Success
Plan your kids party the easy way. Our step-by-step guide cuts out the drama and leaves you with the good bits - massive smiles for them, and no stress for you!
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Top 5 Ways to Play Escape Room Games This Summer
You can escape more than the heat. Take your summer family fun to the next level with a printable escape room kit you can play ANYWHERE!
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What is an Escape Room?


Thinking of joining the escape game hype-train, but don't know how an escape room works? No worries! Let me guide you on your way to your greatest adventure yet!
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How to Beat an Escape Room

This is the ULTIMATE escape room guide. Level up your problem-solving skills and crush every escape room in your path by following these tried-and-true tips.
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Find an Escape Room Near Me

Itching to embark on your escape room quest, but don't know where to begin? No worries! We're here to show you how to choose an escape room that's just right for you!
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Self-Isolation Survival Guide: DIY Escape Room Kits
We're all locked in. That's a fact. Here's how to entertain your family and friends throughout the apocalypse by transforming your home into a DIY escape room.
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FREE Download: Ultimate Guide to Kids Party Success
Plan your kids party the easy way. Our step-by-step guide cuts out the drama and leaves you with the good bits - massive smiles for them, and no stress for you!
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Check Out These FREE Escape Room Games - From Other Players
Our FREE builder's kit template makes it easy for you to jump right in and start making an escape room. Once you've finished, share your game with us!
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How Two Kids Crafted a Magical DIY Escape Room Game
Anna and Szilard designed a thrilling escape room game from scratch, and you can too! We interviewed them to find out how. Read on for all the details!
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Blueprint for Crafting your first DIY Escape Room
By following this master plan you'll build your escape room faster, have more fun, and avoid the nasty, spiked pitfalls that other designers fall into. Ouch!
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63 Handpicked DIY Escape Room Puzzle Ideas That Spark Joy & Mystery
Are you foraging for escape room puzzle ideas to craft an amazing adventure? Bag the best from this year's bountiful puzzle harvest below. Brilliant!
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10 Secret Design Ideas That Enchant your Escape Room With Fun & Magic
This escape room spellbook is imbued with ideas that transform your creative idea into a truly immersive adventure. It's part 2 of our Escape Room Design Blueprint
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26 Creative Escape Room Theme Ideas

So, you're pumped about designing your 1st escape room. Awesome! Go ahead and steal one of these stylish themes, then add your own flavor. You clever thief...
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13 Escape Room Cipher Ideas

Craft mystique into your DIY escape room with one of these clever ciphers. They're hand-picked for being the perfect balance of challenge & fun.
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Escape Rooms: The Team Building Day Your Staff Will Invest in.
Corporate team-building days don't have to be a dreaded, miserable affair that manages to bring your employees together only due to their shared desire to avoid it.
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How to Throw the Ultimate Escape Room House Party
Time to kiss boring parties goodbye (Finally). You'll be transforming a room in your house into a live game experience. Let's start planning your Escape Party!
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Check out these real-life escape room party wins

Need that extra dash of 'something special' to really level-up your next event? Keep scrolling for inspirational stories of parties made magical, just print and party!
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Why Escape Games CRUSH Classroom Boredom
Here's how to engage your students by transforming your classroom into an escape room. Just download the printable kit, set it up in your class, and you're ready.
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Engage your students by designing an escape room in class
Does it feel like you're fighting a losing battle trying to get your students to put down the games and pick up the textbook? Hack their minds with this easy trick!
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How to Make a Kids Escape Room Family Day Or Birthday.
Crack out this year’s coolest kids escape room ideas to wow your crew, make other parents jealous, and keep your kids engaged! And yes, it's super easy.
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Teaching Critical Thinking - Escape Games At Military College
We sat down for a chat with Major Rex Thomen to talk about how he uses escape rooms to explore critical thinking at Military College, you'll be surprised what he says!
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How to Start an Escape Room Business

9 Important Questions to ask yourself to prepare for becoming an Escape Room Entrepreneur (That Have Nothing To Do With Cracking Puzzles!)
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About Us - The At Home Escape Room Wizards

Hi, I'm Elliott. Today, I wanted to give you a sneak peek behind the scenes and reveal why I started an escape room business in the first place...
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Have a Frighteningly Fun Time with this Zombie Themed Escape Room Kit
Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie invasion?
Or are you fated to die like another cheap B-movie extra? Let's put it to the test!
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Have Fun Solving Murder Mysteries Like Sherlock Holmes
Think you've watched enough 'Sherlock' to rival the great detective himself? Let's put those skills to the test...
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Have a Magical Adventure at Home with a DIY Escape Room Kit
What does it really take to have a good time at home these days? Netflix - Stale. Board games - boring. Video games - meh. Time to pull out something FRESH!
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Turn Your Party into a Gatsby Style Murder Mystery Escape Game
Thinking about what to do for your next event? Are your friends bored of the usual? Or maybe you just need an ice-breaker that WORKS? No worries, we've got you covered.
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How To Set Up Spy Missions At Your Home: Train the Next 00-Spy
We're looking for the best of the best trainers to come and build a team of specialists. If you think you've got what it takes, then read on and save the world!
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Getting Ready for an Egyptian Theme Halloween
Looking for something special this spooky season? Read on to find out how you can host your BEST Halloween party ever using a ready-to-play kit.
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Escape Room Ideas Made Magically for Kids

Are you looking for DIY escape room ideas to create a magical experience for your creative kids? 

Well, look no further!
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Turn a Classroom Into a Fun Learning Escape Room Activity
Wondering how to keep your students engaged? The Lost Mummy Classroom Kit is here to help. Yep, we're going to play an escape room in class!
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5 Most Common Escape Room Games
(And How to Beat Them!)
Load up on this essential escape room knowledge to level-up your game. CRUSH your next escape room adventure with this classified info pack. Let's get started.
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Novice Mistakes to Avoid in Zombie Apocalypse Escape Room Game
The apocalypse is a dangerous place. So grab these essential tips to surviving a zombie outbreak, and you may just make it out alive.
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How You Can Solve Escape Room Puzzles Faster by Building a Team
Trust me, you're not better off on your own. Here's how assembling a crack squad will make you better at escape room games.
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Turn Any Boring Night Into an Epic Adventure With an At-Home Escape Room
Ready to level-up your game night? An escape room kit is a surefire win for instant connection and endless good times!
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What to do When You're Stuck in a Mystery Escape Room
Don't panic! Ignore the ticking clock for a moment and follow this tried-and-true escape room survival checklist. You'll be out in no time!
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What Adults Can Learn From Escape Room For Teens
If you're an adult who's feeling a little behind the times or like, you could use a refresher course on being young and alive - read on. Escape Rooms are all the rage!
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5 Reasons Why An Escape Room Game Is The Best Kids Party Idea Ever!
Ready to become the cool parent again? Just grab a printable escape room kit to throw an unforgettable kids' party, without any of the stress.
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Normal Birthday Party Vs. Escape Room Birthday Party
Trust me, this will be good.
Escape room parties get everyone involved right away, they stand out from the crowd, and they're epic fun! Let me tell you more...
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The Secret Key to Solving Escape Room Puzzles

Do you keep getting stuck on escape room puzzles? Then grab a handful of these secret tips to level up your escape room skills!
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Add Extra Fun To Your Escape Room Birthday Party
Throwing an escape room birthday party, but worried that people won't get involved? Try assinging them these 'special roles', and watch your party take off!
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The Ultimate Guide to Throwing an Amazing Escape Room Birthday Party for Kids
Get ready for a party that stands out, feels special, and makes your kids smile. With an escape room, it's easier than you think.
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How to Create an Escape Room, For People Who Don’t Like Games!
Got a puzzle-shy friend who's not sure about this whole 'escape room thing'? I'll show you how to create a newbie-friendly escape room game they'll actually enjoy.
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How To Solve A Murder Mystery Like Sherlock Holmes
Hosting a murder mystery escape room party? Grab these games and use these Holmes-approved tips to WOW your friends.
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How Riddles Escape Room Themes Can Make Your Game Exciting
Add extra magic to your escape room experience with a few well-placed riddles. Don't worry, you don't even have to be any good at them!
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Tips for Escape Room Puzzles: How to Excel at These Incredibly Fun Games
Yes, escape room puzzles can be hard! But don't worry, these tips will help refine your puzzle-solving skills. Ready?
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How To End The Zombie Apocalypse In 60 Minutes or Less!
It's the end of the world! Here are all the tips you'll need to survive a zombie apocalypse... well, a zombie escape room anyway.
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How To Create A Perfect Classroom Escape Room Your Students Will Love?
Your search for your next classroom innovation is over. Escape rooms are a tried-and-true lesson format that kids absolutely adore, so get ready to be the popular teacher!
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Top Escape Room Storylines to Try With Your Family
We all love a good escape room – the thrill of being locked in a room with only an hour to solve a series of puzzles and escape before time runs out.
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Dress Code For Escape Rooms: What To Know Before Your Big Game
Although there's no specific dress code for escape rooms, that doesn't mean you can show up in your PJs (or worse). It's time to get dressed up!
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How to Throw An Unforgettable Escape Room Bachelorette Party
Looking to make memories of Hangover-esque proportions for the bride-to-be... but haven't quite got the budget? Try hosting an escape room bachelorette party.
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How Escape Rooms Can Be An Ideal Family Therapy Tool
We all long for close, supportive relationships with our family members. But sometimes, life gets in the way, and communication breaks down. Don't you wish...
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Quick and Easy Guide to Set Up and Run a School Escape Room
This is it, you've found the ultimate cool teacher's tool for instant classroom engagement. This guide will show you how you can use a school escape room for...
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What It Takes To Be A Great Escape Room Mystery Solver
Practice these tips next time you play an escape room to solve puzzles quickly, refine your teamwork, and have an absolute blast!
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Why You Should Choose An Escape Room For Your Next Date Night
Escape rooms are an instantly bonding experience - especially if it's a zombie escape room that makes your date jump straight into your arms!
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Why You Struggle To Solve Escape Room Puzzles
With escape rooms all the rage these days, it's a little embarrassing to be awful at them. Don't worry, it's easier than you think to improve your skills.
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Find The Leaders On Your Team By Solving Escape Room Mysteries Together
This will be fun. Yes, FUN.
You can identify leaders, build team skills, and have a ton of fun along the way! Let's get started.
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Make Your Escape Rooms More Interesting With These 11 Amazing Supplies
Need to level-up your DIY escape room and wow your kids? These 11 escape room extras will do the trick!
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Enhance Your Escape Room Experience with Google Slides Customization
Good news! If you make your escape room online you can cut out the stress and ALL the material costs. Here's how you can do it:
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How Advanced Players Should Approach Escape Room Puzzles
Congrats on uncovering this ancient tome of lost wisdom. Use this guide to take your escape room puzzle solving skills to the next level... or maybe rule the world!
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Zombie Escape Room Vs Mystery Escape Room: Which One to Choose For Your Next Birthday Party
These escape room games will transform your party into the gold standard for good times!
Just choose one to get started:
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5 Common Escape Room Mysteries And How To Solve Them
Play enough escape room games, and you'll undoubtedly face some common questions. Maybe solving these escape room mysteries will help you improve?
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9 Common Escape Room Challenges That You Should Look Out For
Need ideas to beat your next escape room? This guide will help you avoid those classic pitfalls you'll find in every escape room.
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Can Escape Room Riddles Help Build Cognitive Skills In Children?
In short, yes. Yes they can. And yes they do! You can use escape room puzzles to teach problem-solving and logic in a FUN and engaging way. Here's how it all works:
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Why At Home Escape Rooms Are Better Than The Normal Ones
'Real' escape rooms are a TON of fun, but you don't have to be locked into an expensive night out. Here's why printable escape room games are awesome:
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Which Theme Should You Choose For Your Next Escape Room Birthday Party?
Here, explore some of our most popular themes for escape room birthday parties. They're sure to be a hit with your guests!
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Everything You Need To Know About Hosting A Murder Mystery Dinner Party
This playbook will guide you through hosting your best event yet. Follow these tips to craft an epic evening your guests will LOVE!
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10 Must Ask Questions To Help You Win A Mystery Escape Room Game
A mystery is afoot! You'll need to be crafty to solve it... here, take a note from Sherlock's playbook. Just ask these questions to solve any mystery escape room game.
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How To Guide Your Child Through An Escape Room Experience
Whether you're looking for an escape room for teens, or for younger kids, this guide will help you introduce your family to their most exciting adventure yet!
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Our escape wizards are always experimenting with fun new escape room tips and tricks. Check in later and see what we've found!
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