Escape the Room Games LI Blog

Designing an Escape Room Experience is an art. We would like to share with you some of our thoughts, ideas, and insights on the very entertaining concept of Escape Rooms.

Communication and Cooperation

To complete an escape room, you’re going to need a team. It can be small or large, but no one can do it alone. That’s not a challenge, either. The games we offer are specifically designed to require teamwork and communication. Because everyone thinks differently, all...

Comparing Escape Rooms

In case you haven’t noticed, escape rooms are getting quite popular these days, especially in our neighborhood. Where games were once few and far between, now there are some towns that even have more than one. And as we see more escape games on Long Island, players...

Fun vs Funds

  In the holiday season, a time where most of us are saving and spending and trying to make the most of our dollar, it’s worth asking, “Is an escape room worth the price?” It’s an honest question, and a good one, but difficult to answer. You know what I’m going...

GSN’s Hellevator

I’m a big proponent of Halloween. When you get down to it, it’s my absolute favorite holiday. Like, my absolute favorite. One of the highlights of my October this year was giving Long Island Escape Game a makeover for some extra spooky vibes. For the past few weeks,...

Oh Game Master, My Game Master

A quick reminder: Way back in my first blog post, I introduced myself as Brittney—your friendly neighborhood game master. I said then that being a game master is sort of like being an adventure guide, a mentor like Dumbledore or Yoda on your epic puzzle journey. At...

Game Difficulty and You

Naturally, everyone wants to know the difficulty of the game they’re playing. At this point, I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear me say that there is no simple answer.

Escape Game Design

It takes a long time to design a completely original escape game, and it takes a load of collaborative work to put those ideas together.

One Room, Two Room

Single room games and multiroom games both have their advantages, and sometimes they lend themselves to different ideas.

The Big Bang Theory Does Escape Rooms

As more and more escape rooms crop up around the country, they’re also becoming popular in media in entertainment. So this week, I want to talk about The Big Bang Theory, 8.16 “The Intimacy Acceleration.”

Chris Evans: Escape Artist

It wasn’t until this year that I discovered that escape rooms were real. Specifically, not until Chris Evans announced his latest Omaze campaign.

Get Smart

There are a lot of different ways that you can be smart. Here are just a few different skills you might use inside of an escape game.

Children’s Parties

There’s nothing more exciting than running a kids escape room. If screams of excitement can be heard from the lobby, then we know that we’re doing our jobs!

Well…Define Cheating

It’s always difficult when things don’t go according to plan. But what do you do when players bypass a lock or skip steps in your escape room? Is anything really cheating when you have 60 minutes on the clock?

Virtual and Reality

“I work in an escape room, now! I’m going to play an online escape game and see how much better I’ve gotten. This should be easy.” …Oh boy, was I wrong…

Linear vs. Non-Linear

Gameplay varies a lot from escape room to escape room. Different rooms have different themes, different kinds of puzzles, different kinds of operation. One of the biggest differences in the experience is whether the game is linear or non-linear.

What is an Escape Room?

An Escape Room is a live, team-based adventurous experience wherein a team tries to achieve a certain objective in 60 minutes (usually) by solving puzzles using the clues and hints that they have.

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