Hi there! We are William and Yuan. We run this blog and do a lot of escape rooms together (currently 120+ and counting!). The posts on this blog are mostly written by William with feedback from Yuan.

We are based in San Francisco, CA, so this blog will mostly focus on San Francisco Bay Area escape rooms. However, we love travelling in general and try to do rooms wherever we end up. Currently we’ve done a good number of rooms in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Boston, London, and Paris.

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William and Yuan after HintHunt’s Submarine room in Paris, France

William Chen

William has been doing escape rooms since 2013, within a year when they were first introduced to San Francisco. Since then, he’s been hooked and has done a total of 120+ across the USA and Europe, mostly in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas.

He also writes about escape rooms on Quora and reviews escape rooms on Yelp. His goal with this blog is to share this hobby with others and encourage escape room business owners to make great escape rooms!

If you’d like to contact me, you can email me at hello [at] wzchen.com, DM me on Twitter (@wzchen), or use our contact form.

Yuan Jiang

Yuan has also been doing escape rooms since 2013, and has travelled with William to multiple cities and countries to do a total of 120+ across the USA and Europe. Yuan helps offer ideas and suggestions for all posts on this blog, and also reviews them.

She enjoys food photography and travelling for food, and runs a food blog at Bunny Eats World.

Advertiser and Affiliate Disclosure

This blog is a passion and an obsession for us, but we do make money on this blog through affiliate links and ads. We definitely don’t make enough to cover our escape room habit.

We disclose the presence of affiliate links on any pages that include them. We may have received media-discounted or comped tickets to escape rooms mentioned. We will disclose that as well.

The affiliate revenue, ads, and media-discounted escape rooms help support our escape room passion, and we strongly believe that any financial incentives should not in any way influence our opinions, reviews, or rankings.

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  1. Hi William. Do you find that after doing 60+ rooms that the riddles become similar and therefore easier to figure out? I would imagine that your success rate for rooms is pretty high now?

    1. Hi Randy! There’s basically almost an unlimited supply of possible puzzles, so for good rooms we’re still expecting fun, challenging, novel puzzles. We’ve definitely gotten a lot harder to impress with more rooms. Our success rate is high but definitely not 100%. We typically play with team sizes that are close to the minimum possible, so that balances out our experience in terms of escape rate.

      1. Cool. Nice blog! I’ve done 6 rooms so far in US/Canada and my favorite ones are the Breakout (from Malaysia) franchises as they are more physical (i.e. no folder with crosswords and actually no pen or paper at all). Will start exploring more and probably do a few in SF this weekend! Actually going down your list and trying out ones that look good.

  2. Thanks for reviewing Escape Rooms in Seattle! It’s helpful to read your blog to plan for an upcoming party. Keep it up. -Stacy

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