We have been nominated as one of the top 10 escape rooms In the USA Today Readers Choice website!
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Introducing the first of a new puzzle series featuring many of the landmarks in and around the Sacramento area. This puzzle is a little more involved than what has been posted before so here is a little walk-through to help anyone stuck at a certain part of the progression.
Our Players Lounge has a big board game collection that as of late has started missing dice out of the boxes. Crazy things like that just happen around here so we paid no mind to it for a while. We are starting to get used to things moving by themselves and things coming up missing.
You are trapped on a sinking ship with hungry sharks circling around the perimeter. The crew and you cannot swim to safety and you only have one lifeboat on board. Can you figure out how to get off the doomed vessel with as many crew members as possible.
Brain-teaser:The ghosts in the Whispering Halls Escape Room are at it again. They love to leave us cryptic messages in the middle of the night. We found this one in the library. Can you read the message hidden in this note and find out what 10 letter word it is referring to?
These types of puzzles have been making their rounds on the social media sites. I ramped up the complexity on this one to make it more fun.
Brain-teaser: You need to find a 10 letter password to escape a mechanic's shop themed escape room. You find a license plate in the corner that must be a clue. Can you decipher the clue and escape the room!
Brain-teaser: There is a keypad on the wall that needs a 12 letter code. You find a cryptic note with 36 dollars attached to it. Can you decypher the clues and escape the room? The website has all the hints you need for this puzzle. Have Fun!
Brain-teaser: You are trapped in a room. You need a seven letter password to get out. You find a note in the room with a cryptic riddle that may hold a clue to the password. Can you solve this coded message and escape the room? The website has all the hints you need for this puzzle. Have Fun!
Brain-teaser: Those crazy prankster spirits from the Whispering Halls escape room went and locked one of the room's with the key inside. No problem! We keep emergency keys in the office for these type of problems. For some reason we change the locks every day. Being a bunch of puzzle nuts, we have the keys labeled with a code. Can you break the code and help us open the doors so we can get on with our work! The website has all the hints you need for this puzzle. Have Fun!
I made a quick brain-teaser to celebrate the craziness that is the Powerball lottery frenzy today. The website has all the hints for this one. Have fun!
Thank you for all your kind messages about our puzzles. I just added the next puzzle in our series. Have fun! Message us the secret symbol. If you get stuck, you can ask for clues in the Facebook comments!
Here is a new online puzzle I just added to the website. See if you can find the solution in under 20 moves!
Our brainteaser today is a letter grid puzzle. There is an 8 letter word hidden in this grid. The first 2 letters are already marked to start you off. Here is a hint: This word holds a clue to the story in the Whispering Halls Escape Room. If you get stuck, you can request a clue in the comments. Have fun!
Happy Holidays everyone! Here is a quick puzzle I made for Christmas! If you get stuck, request a clue in the facebook comments! Subscribe to the facebook page for more online puzzles!
Today's brainteaser is known as a REBUS. A rebus is a puzzle made of letters or groups of letters and words as a sort of formula to make a phrase or word. This one is fairly easy and describes a common phrase.
We are back again with a quick riddle to test your brain cells. This is an oldie but a goodie. We are putting these up on our social media pages for our followers.
We came in this morning and found our wall had paint smeared all over it. Really, we just finished that room! What could all these numbers mean? We searched the room for clues but only could find a fingerpring on our nice new calendar. It looks like it was used by the escape room bandit. Can you solve this brainteaser and find the hidden word in this picture?
We have been busy building all our escape rooms and have been neglecting our facebook, so one of our puzzle designers whipped up this quick game to play on facebook and Twitter. Lets see if you can figure out the answer!
Our new brainteaser section of the website is up for you to try out
We are so thankful for our family and friends. We are blessed and thankful for this exciting year to come!
The term "Escape Room" has been around a while. Basically it refers to a class of adventure game that throws the player into a small trapped environment. They have to use the objects in the room to solve logic based puzzles to eventually escape said environment. The term originates in the early 2000's with games based on the Adobe Flash player on PC's. These games were usually short and to the point. No real story or fluff to them. They were great little time wasters that quickly became a genre all their own. Soon these games started to evolve and finally made the jump off the screen and into many cities around the world. Who knew being locked in a room would be so much fun! The real games are actually called Real Escape Room Games but everyone just calls them "escape rooms".
Our goal when we started this venture was to open on or before Halloween. October 31st seems to be the big day for escape room games. We obviously missed our target date, but for good reason. We are cooking up something awesome! I am bummed that we missed such a cool day to open but I did not want to rush what we have in store for our guests. We will be unveiling some of our secrets soon.
We are proud to announce our new escape room theme. The Whispering Halls. OK, its not just a clever name, they actually whisper. It's freaky. It is like the Haunted Mansion but you get to touch stuff. Come to think of it, touching stuff is kinda required.
You find yourself in another room with no windows and only one locked door. There seems to be many of those around here! The door must be powered by a nearby control panel. You look at the panel and find a note. It seems the connections are all scrambled. Maybe if you fix all the connections, the door will power up and you can escape!
Your stuck again. In a room with no way out. This time you need to find the key. The key you need is locked in a box with a puzzle combination. This puzzle will need you to think in a systematic way. It is kind of like a Rubik's Cube. There is a method to solving it.
Here we go again. You are stuck in another highly unlikely situation beset upon you by some unknown antagonist. This time, you are chained to a light post and need to find your way out. Why does this keep happening to you? This has gone far beyond the "fool my twice shame on me" adage, keep this up and you may need therapy. If this was real life, you would have skipped town 2 puzzles ago.
Almost every escape game I have ever played made use of the ripped up message puzzle at some point. Some games used pages of a journal that were ripped out and left as breadcrumbs for the player. Really? Who does that? Why would anyone rip out pages of their diary and leave them in conspicuous places all around the place? The funny thing is, this has become such a trend that players have learned not to question it anymore. We kind of just understand this is how we learn more of the story.
We all have those movies from our childhood that we really don't remember when we first saw them. For me, they are: The Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, and, The Goonies. I have those movies basically memorized. In a way, they are a part of me now. I really do not remember a time when I could pick up anything that resembled a sword and not hear "I am your father" in my brain. Or any time I was running down a hallway and didn't imagine I was dodging invisible poison darts. These movies and several others have a high place in my childhood memories.
When I was an Adobe Flash developer, I made tons of small games. Around 2003 there came this trend in flash games, the Escape The Room games. They were a fun compact take on the adventure game craze of the 80's and 90's. I fell in love with the concept. I immediately started only making escape the room games for a couple years. They were so much fun to make. If only I knew then that I would be building a lot of those cool ideas in real life. One of my games was an Escape The Basement game. I took a piece of that game, updated the graphics, and posted it in the puzzles section. Escape If You Dare!
Welcome to a series of posts I am dedicating to the many things in my life that I have drawn upon for inspiration in my escape room game designs. It was a really hard list to nail down, and I may end up updating it as I write these. I felt it would be a good idea to share the many games, movies, and life experiences that rattle around in my head when I start to draft out a puzzle. This list may just end up becoming another breadcrumb trail I can meander down when I am seeking the ever elusive spark that generates an interesting puzzle.
For most people who have never played an escape room before, the experience can be a lot to take in the first time around. The completely interactive nature of the experience is very different from most people's average Friday night. Here are a few tips that will help teams coming in to an escape room for the first time.
In essence a real-life escape room is an adventure game played by small to large groups, whose main goal is to find their way out of a room or other space. This usually requires cooperation and communication by the group's participants to solve a series of tasks and puzzles to finally escape before a set duration has expired.
Echambered is an escape room venue based in Sacramento California, located next to the corner of Howe Avenue and Arden Way. Centrally located, we are right up Howe from Sac State and a few minutes from Midtown Sacramento. We currently offer three immersive escape experiences with another for themed games in the works for this location. At our core, we believe that escape the room games are just the tip of the immersive real life adventure game iceberg. We strive to build exciting games for groups of players to "escape reality" for a short while.