Bringing an escape room concept inside the foregrounds of your house can be a unique and entertaining way to spend your days. Make sure that you have the trickiest of puzzles and the most mind-raking of riddles, to make your game yet more fun! Let's look at a few exciting yet simple ways to create a fantastic escape room at your home quite easily.
Combining Padlock and a pair of scissors!
It is a particularly cheap and easy-to-do escape room puzzle idea. Take any padlock that you can find in your house and lock a pair of scissors with it. You can hide some important codes or say dates or figures in between the blades of the scissor that is visible only when open wide but wait, it’s locked. The visible portion can lead where the key might be, and on cracking that, players shall find the next big clue.
Use of boxes of different sizes!
You can collect some boxes and cartons of different sizes such that the smaller ones can be put inside the larger ones. You can even decorate or cover them with unique designs as per the theme to add the feel. When players see the box, they will open it in search of clues, find another box, open that up too, find yet another box; and they will keep looking till the last box, but wait, where’s the clue? Isn’t that empty! So, did you notice something behind the cover of the second or third box? Yes, that is the CLUE you have been looking for.
Escape rooms are where everything gets tricky, and so should be yours!
Hide a pattern/map in the Maze!
Mazes and puzzles probably constitute the essence of escape rooms. So, let’s create a maze for the players to solve; but is it just a simple maze or much more than that? You can not only hide an important pattern in the maze but also hide a map that leads to the next big Clue. Let the players find the hidden pattern or map in the maze or consider it as just another maze.
Hide clues and messages in balloons!
Hidden clues and messages are the primary basis of escape rooms. So, let’s get going on it!
Cautiously hide a clue to the escape game in one balloon and fill many other balloons alike and arrange them as a part of the decoration. To add some fun elements, one can even include some loser quotes or creative lines in the other balloons. Let the players judiciously identify and pop the correct balloon for the clue. However, if they fail to pop the correct balloon, we can still amuse them with the interesting comments inside.
Disassemble your message into pieces!
Fragment and disassemble your message into small pieces. It may also be a disassembled piece of origami that players need to fold correctly to decode the message. It is something that the players would enjoy doing as they first have to collect all the hidden missing pieces and then arrange them in a logical way to find the KEY!
These are just some of the few ways to make your homemade escape rooms as exciting as possible. Add in your ideas too, and let your escape room be the most entertaining game you have ever played!