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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Escape Room Puzzle Ideas Part #2

Our last article was aimed at sharing some simple puzzles that we’ve used in our escape rooms in order to showcase how often the quality of any escape room is dictated by the quality of the puzzles used in it. And it was so well-received, we thought we’d share some more! But before we get…
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Escape Room Puzzle Ideas Part #1

Who doesn’t love a good puzzle? 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 quite lucrative too. Games…
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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…
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Escape Room Generations

Just the fact that we can talk about an escape room “industry” is proof of how fast they’ve developed since they hit the American streets back in 2012. Today even small towns can boast to having at least one escape room nearby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdD9uYiIvK0 But escape rooms have been developing in ways far deeper than just…
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The 10+1 People You’ll Encounter in Escape Rooms

Maybe it’s something about the puzzles. Maybe it’s something about the environment. Maybe it has something to do with the unique microcosm of human society that develops between a group of people in isolation over the course of one hour. Whatever the reason is, escape rooms seem to attract certain personalities, and anyone who’s played…
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