ESCAPE ROOM PUZZLE LABORATORY

Welcome in the Puzzle Laboratory. Here we design and experiment with new escape room ideas and new escape room puzzles.

This is, well, a lab, and therefore we would be delighted to discuss with you the escape room puzzles we publish, refine them according to your comments, receive feedback about your implementations in real escape room games.

PUZZLE DESIGNS

We just finished experimenting with the following puzzles. Enjoy reading the designs, and please let us know what you think about them. We look forward to your comments.

Mind Palace

The players get into a mind palace of a famous hustler in which they need to find out what his lucky “hand” is. They know it’s series of cards that once won him his life back. And they need to find out more about the cards. But how ?

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Stained Glass

The players are trying to figure out a way into the depths of an alien temple. They know it has something to do with the statues in the center of the hall that can be turned and moved. Maybe if they turn them correctly, will a secret door will open? It seems that the stained-glass windows hold the answer to that.

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Strength Contest

The players find themselves in a feasting hall of the giants. It seems they had some sort of competition recently to see who is the strongest: giant hammers and nails are lying around. The players need to figure out who won the competition and who lost, but do they know how to do it?

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Chain Reaction

The players need to take out damaged elements from a huge engine. The problem is that they don’t know which elements these are and taking out the wrong ones will shut the machine off. The buttons on the machine are behaving in an interesting fashion, though. There must be a reason for this.

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Magic is Might

The players find themselves in a workshop of a wizard and an alchemist, who have figured out a secret to produce the philosopher’s stone. Now the players have a chance to recreate the wizard’s experiment and get their hands on the most prized magical item there is, but will they be able to?

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Arcane Math

This time, the players find themselves in front of the doors of an ancient temple of arcane mathematicians, a unique and long forgotten order. The doors are sealed, but all the players need to do to get in is to solve an ancient equation. Will they be able to?

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Measuring Palms

This time, the players find themselves in a secret temple of the wizards cove. They need to figure out how to perform a ritual they know nothing about and how to use the palms of their hands to do so.

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Spirit Box

The players probably know what a ouija board is. But they never sow the Spirit Box, which is a device that tells you what word you must communicate to the ghost in order to create a connection with the other world. The players will have to use this mystical device to figure out how to talk to the spirits if they dare, of course.

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Alien Machine

The players are stuck in an alien ship. Can they figure out how to power it up to get away? There are weird holes in the wall that emit unearthly sounds, and the engine is somehow connected to it, but how? Understanding alien logic might be difficult.

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Madman’s Music

Our chief mad scientist in the lab has a weird taste in music. He plays it sometimes, hitting the bust of Newton with plastic tubes. But I suspect there’s something more to the tune he always plays; perhaps there is some kind of code.

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