Musings From an Escape Room Game

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Little Things You Do That Make Your Cluemaster Secretly Happy

The majority of our staff at Mystery Room NYC are actors or entertainers, so our favorite part about this job — aside from the whole locking you up bit — is to interact with our guests. For those of you who have come to play with us, you know that our time to do that […]

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Soundtracking Your NYC Day-Trip

Hopped off the plane at JFK with a camera and a subway map. Wait, that’s not how it goes. But fear not, because here is a list of songs (mostly hip hop) to soundtrack your day from morning prep to the tortured barefoot walk back home.   CL — Lifted You’ve just woken up and […]

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Photo-Opp NYC

If you traveled to NYC, but didn’t take a photo on top of the Red Stairs, did you even go at all? With this new age of technology and social media, it’s common practice to catalog the highlights through photographs. Some of the newest phones come equipped with incredible photo taking technology and there is […]

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Jun 0
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Corporate Team Building in Escape Rooms

A good team is key to the success of any organization. After all, no one wants to work in a workplace where they feel alienated or undervalued. However, what is the secret to developing cohesion in a team; to make the ‘best’ team? Countless studies have been done on this from Harvard to the NIH […]

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Escape Room Game – Things NOT To Do

Things Not to Do at an Escape Room Game When teams play an escape room game for the first time, their creativity is boundless. Is this nail a clue? Is there a clue written behind this furniture? Can I get a clue from unscrewing this lightbulb? In a real life situation, anything you can touch, […]

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Things to Do in Midtown

Our escape room game is located in two locations: Downtown and Midtown Manhattan. While our escape game may last only an hour, there are tons of other things to do in the city. Chapter 1 of our game is located Downtown, Chapter 2 and 3 are located in Midtown. Here is a quick list of […]

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Escape Room Roles

As the timer counts down and the escape room game begins, players start to realize that teamwork is mandatory for success in escaping. After watching many escape room games, we believe that most players fall into the following roles: 1) The Room Escape Thinker The thinker is generally the person that players turn to when […]

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Escape Room Logic Puzzles

While we design our escape rooms to have physical pieces that players interact with to learn the story, here are a few popular text based riddles and logic puzzles that you can share with others! If you’re not able to solve them, don’t worry! The riddles are just for fun and have nothing to do […]

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Escape Room Team Building

A team may have that friend whom we rely on for many things (or maybe that friend is you!). When it comes to playing an escape game though, it is more fun if everyone is able to contribute in some way. How do we ensure that happens? In our escape game we design around these concepts, […]

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Oct 2

Teamwork

Teamwork. Many people may hear this term and just think of working together. However, teamwork goes well beyond this, especially for an escape game. What exactly does teamwork entail? After watching countless teams play our escape game whether for team building or for fun, this is what we’ve come up with: 1) Sharing ideas The […]

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