Have you ever thought that maybe those escape rooms are becoming a little too obvious nowadays? Sure, a great escape room puzzle must be solvable for an average guest. But what happened to the thrill of adventure, the raw emotional impact and that sinking feeling of getting a grasp on a new riddle?
While escape room puzzles can be a little repetitious, there is no reason for every one of them to be this way. We’ve collected some fresh, unique and simply underused puzzle ideas that can make your escape room truly shine.
While adjusting any of these quest elements to your escape room, remember that best horror puzzles are not the ones extremely tough to crack. It’s all about creativity, so even an old school cipher riddle can become fun in a proper fancy layout.
Nothing reminds of a need to escape more than a locked door. Do not bind your guests with regular keys, chains and padlocks. Try something new to spice things up:
Remember that you can turn even a simple garage lock into something magnificent, if there’s imagination involved. Don’t just let puzzles hang in there, create a recurring theme for them. It helps the story come to life.
There is no need for all of escape room puzzles to revolve around solving classical ciphers. With the right approach, you can turn even a simple children’s game into a fancy riddle. Check these ideas out:
The most important rule is to make your riddles understandable, so don’t forget to test your brand new escape room on family and friends before charging entrance fees. If some ideas do not work right now, don’t throw them away. Ask people how do they think these puzzles could be improved, and then incorporate newfound knowledge into something better.