You can't escape the summer.
But you can have some serious escape room fun with it!
You may not be so crazy about the sweat, the mosquitos, or your kids' daily litanies of "I'm boooored" (I swear, you could set a watch by it!). But there's hope. With clear skies and warm weather comes some crazy opportunities for totally awesome escape room adventures.
Grab your adventuring buddy and head outside, because here are the top five ways you can play awesome escape room games this summer:
It's beautiful outside, why not grab the family and take them on an unforgettable adventure?
Using a printable escape room kit, you can play literally anywhere. For real! Sarah took her friends on a hike over a Columbian island and played escape room games on the beach.
Unfortunately, not everyone lives on a perfect island. Instead, you could play by the poolside (or laminate the game and play underwater!), in the park, or even just in your backyard.
Just print out all the game pieces you need, pack some cool snacks, and head on outside. You can play literally anywhere! (Well... almost anywhere. We haven't tested these games in space yet, but we assume they work well.)
Ok, here's the thing. I can't stay outside all summer.
Maybe you can, but I need a dark little cave to retreat to!
If you can find a good escape room venue near you that also has air conditioning, this is a great option. Not only does it get you out of the heat for one glorious hour, but you get to have a blast with your friends at the same time!
Of course, you'll need to find the escape room first, which can be tricky, especially if this is your first 'real' escape room. No worries though - we've got your back! We can help you find an escape room that is just right for you.
Sometimes, it can feel like summer is melting your brain as much as your ice cream.
Designing an escape room game is the perfect way to keep your mind sharp, and your kids engaged. Not to mention, it's simply a fun family activity!
You don't have to start from scratch though. We've made an Escape Room Master Class for you to work through with your kids. It has all the step-by-step instructions, templates, puzzles, and props you need to make a thrilling escape room game.
Ready to become genius puzzle designers?
Let's face it, Uncle Joe's family barbecues are starting to get stale, even if his breadrolls are fresh as ever.
Mix things up by printing off an escape room kit and bringing it along! These are perfect group party games to get people talking and laughing together.
You could print these games for any event, so long as you plan to be done in an hour. For example, Dan used Rebel Revolt to pass the time with his 50 boy scouts while they waited outside for their parade to start. How awesome is that?!
Scavenger hunts are always a super fun adventure. That's why we made our Kids Escape Quest kit primarily a scavenger-hunt game.
Summer is already a magical time for your kids - games, holidays, and perfect weather. What's not to love?! Why not make this one a summer to remember by hosting an epic scavenger hunt?
The goal of a scavenger hunt is to follow the clues to reach the prize at the end. Maybe they're searching for a box of ice-cream cones. Maybe it's the WiFi password.
Regardless, you can make the scope as big or as large as you like. Search the house, or scour the city, it's up to you.
The family that plays together, stays together (unless it's Monopoly, in which case, you're on your own!)
Have yourself a chill night by just gathering around the table, throwing down a printed kit, and having some fun. You could ramp up the AC and play inside, or maybe bring it to the yard and solve a murder under the stars. It's up to you!
Setup for a simple game night is super simple - just print the game and put it on the table. Done! Night of family fun, guaranteed!