3 Best Escape Room Board Games of 2017

We’ve played 7 different escape room board games and over 100+ escape rooms across the United States and Europe. These 3 escape room board games specifically impressed us the most, and are worth considering for anyone who likes both escape rooms and board games! We think these are an excellent alternative to escape rooms, especially on …

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Stargazer’s Manor is on Sale [DEAD]

Amazon and Target have both discounted Thinkfun’s Stargazer’s Manor to $9.99, less than half of the price of the list price of $21.99. (UPDATE: The sale is over on both Amazon and Target)  Considering that we think this game is already good value at the original list price, the $9.99 price is a steal and this is …

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10 Best Escape Rooms in Seattle

As escape room veterans who have done 12+ Seattle escape rooms and 100+ across the United States and Europe, we’re happy to rank our top 10 recommendations for Seattle escape rooms based on which rooms we thought were overall the most impressive. There are of course nuances in tastes of escape rooms, so you can also check …

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Den of the Occult – Escapedom (Review)

The Den of the Occult by Escapedom is a fun, supernatural-themed escape room in Los Angeles. Story and Background The objective of the game involves sneaking into the sanctuary / office of occultist Maya Conway to extract the ancient Crystal of Death. Here’s the official blurb from the website: The Crystal of Death. An ancient …

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Rise of the Mad Pharaoh – Hourglass Escapes (Review)

The star of the show is the life-size high-tech sarcophagus in the middle of the room. Story and Background The plot centers around Dr. Carter and his discovery of the ancient Mad Pharaoh Ah-Ramen Twostep’s tomb. Dr. Carter is stuck in the tomb while you, as a group of adventurers, are tasked with unlocking the sarcophagus …

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Watch Us Escape Live and Support UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

The EscapeRoomTips.com team and friends will be in Seattle today to participate in Extra Life’s 2016 Game Day, an annual all-day gaming marathon put together to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Very appropriately, our choice of game will be escape rooms! We’ll be doing various escape room challenges for the full day from …

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Secret of the Cursed Chapel – Cursed Rooms (Review)

Secret of the Cursed Chapel is a live-action Halloween-themed puzzle event (like SCRAP’s stadium games but better!). Story and Background The plot centers around the disappearance of Dr. Carver Coleman at the Fort Mason Chapel exactly 50 years ago. Here is the official plot blurb from the website: In 1966, renowned occultist and paranormal expert Dr. …

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The 5 Best Escape Rooms in San Jose

As Bay Area locals, we’ve done 10+ South Bay / San Jose escape rooms and 30+ in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is nearly all of the available local rooms. We’re cataloging all of the South Bay escape rooms here and calling out our top 5 favorites: Time Travel Lab – SCRAP / Real Escape Game …

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10 Best Escape Rooms in Boston

As frequent Boston-area visitors and former residents for 4 years, we’ve done 12 Boston escape rooms (including escape-room-like adventures) and are ranking the 10 that we’d recommend to our readers. Our take on the “best” escape rooms in Boston is the following: Mystery of the Magician’s Study – Boxaroo The Hustler – Trapology Boston Drunk Tank – …

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Secret of Dr. Gravely’s Retreat – ThinkFun (Review)

Escape the Room: Secret of Dr. Gravely’s Retreat is Thinkfun’s second and latest entry in their “Escape the Room” series of games. It follows the same mechanics as the earlier game but is a general improvement in terms of overall difficulty and satisfaction. Quick Facts: Product: Escape the Room: Secret of Dr. Gravely’s Retreat by …

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