What is an escape room?

Your buddies have been talking about them … your family bought you a gift certificate to them … you’ve been invited to join a team from work later this week … but still nobody has bothered to answer your biggest question … WHAT IS AN ESCAPE ROOM?! No worries. We’ve got you covered. Enough chit-chat…
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Popular Escape Room Themes

Eight of the most widely-used escape room designs found throughout the world. As escape rooms develop, so do the puzzles, the locks, and the doors. But one of the areas that has probably seen the most development in the industry is in the area of escape room themes. A good escape room puts you into…
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9 Escape Room Tips – Proven strategies to beat any escape room like a pro

As escape rooms continue to spread throughout the world, more and more people are getting curious, dipping their toes in to test the waters. But after seeing how fun and exciting the games can be, you’re ready to dive into the deep end and take on the challenge of even more rooms. But if you’re…
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How to play an escape room with kids?

Participating in the escape room experience is an amazing bonding activity, and a well-designed game plot can be fun for the entire family. Escape rooms are probably the most interactive form of location-base entertainment around today, and the communication and problem-solving skills of children can improve rapidly in this kind of environment. Thanks to the…
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11 Interesting Facts About Harry Houdini

PanIQ Room is all about a great escape, and no one has a better reputation for great escapes than Harry Houdini. So we’ve gathered some interesting facts about the legendary escape artist, all while pondering the question: how many minutes (seconds?) would Houdini need to get out of an escape room? #1 Just like PanIQ…
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5 Reasons Why Escape Rooms are the Best Team-Building Activity

1. It’s safe, cheap, and comfortable Going to an escape room is an inexpensive team-building activity, compared to the other options out there. Our escape rooms are located close to city centers with good access regardless of transportation means, so it shouldn’t be an issue for your associates to get there. The one-hour game time…
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The Four (+1) Most Famous Prison Breaks

In the escape room industry, one of the most common themes is the prison break. Here at PanIQ Room, the Jailbreak unit is consistently one of the favorites. Players have one hour to escape from a room modeled after the cells of Alcatraz or the halls of Fulsom Prison. That’s a far cry from the…
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Escape Room Game Masters Share Their Most Memorable Stories

When you’re working in an escape room, anything can happen! Unlike a typical boring job where you see the same thing from day to day, every single group that comes through your doors is totally unique. Whether a group turns out to be terrified of the room, takes an unusual approach to a clue, or…
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The Best Escape Room Puzzle Ideas

Who doesn’t love a good puzzle? Especially escape room puzzles! While some certainly exhibit it a bit more than others, there is a spirit of competition and conquest in all of us that needs to be fed every once in a while, and puzzles offer that opportunity within a pretty comfortable space. And they’re actually…
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How to Start an Escape Room Business

A Step-By-Step Guide to Opening Your Escape Room Franchise Owning your own business can be tricky, but entrepreneurial spirits can find some much-needed help by joining up with proven companies to open a franchise instead. It comes with all sorts of extra incentives, from startup support to employee training to marketing.The escape room business is…
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