All the Divas are back to talk about Hint Giving in Escape Rooms!
David interviews six people in total: Justin Nevins, Errol Elumir, Darren Miller, Dan Egnor, David Lewis, and Manda Whitney.
There are going to be all sorts of spoilers in this podcast, so if you have not done the Cryptex Hunt, or you WANT to hear spoilers for the Cryptex Hunt, be forewarned.
And the parody song is from an old band Errol used to be part of called Debs & Errol. It seemed appropriate at this point.
Huzzah! If you don't know Scott Nicholson, he is a Professor of Game Design and Development at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario and the director of the Brantford Game Network game lab (BGNlab).
And he ran a Escape Room Design course! How awesome is that?! ^_^ Listen in as we talk about the course, and the final escape event they created!
In the interview, we talk about puzzle hunts and Justin speaks on what it's like working with Errol, which is as you expect. Justin also does his best not to give any spoilers.
The Divas join Haley and Cameron Cooper, professional actors who run Strange Bird Immersive, to discuss Immersive Theatre, Escape Rooms, and combining them to create a whole new experience. This is a topic dear to our heart, so we were very excited to do this interview! But because Errol has been busy developing the Cryptex Hunt, there is no song again. The interview is fantastic though!
Haley also has a wonderful blog called Immersology. There, she chronicles their journey developing their escape room, as well as articles on Immersive Theatre and Escape Rooms.
Another escape year come and gone! In this episode, the Divas look back at the year, and hint at things to come.
And there's no song. Sorry. Errol is busy with so many things again.
Manda and Errol have a great time talking to Jason Garvett, the owner and game creator for Mobile Room Escape in Chicago!
Interested in the mobile world of escape rooms? This is the podcast for you!
(And apologies ahead of time for the parody. There was a last minute substitution which will be updated at a later date!)
"Jason Garvett is the Owner and Game Creator of Mobile Room Escape which is headquartered out of Chicago, IL with operations in Atlanta, GA. Mobile Room Escape is both an operator of escape rooms along with a creator of mobile escape rooms for other business. Whether it is building escape room trailers, consulting other business's in their operations, or designing high quality escape games Mobile Room Escape is dedicated to delivering quality products for their customers. The partners of Mobile Room Escape have over 30 years experience in automotive design, theatrical production, and DOT Regulations to help escape rooms hit the roads with success."
David and Lisa Spira of Room Escape Artist are back and wow, did they have an awesome year! Listen in as we discuss their latest projects and also reflect on the escape room industry and where we see it going!
The first escape room board game on kickstarter was wildly successful, and we got to interview the creators Juliana Patel & Ariel Rubin!
Not only that, their game was picked up by Mattel and is no available on Amazon to purchase, and will be available in stores early next year!
Tune in to hear all about how Juliana and Ariel brought Escape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Experiment, to the world!
The parody was written by Manda Whitney, and a huge thanks to our returning guest singer, Noelle Sorrell, who has been singing since she came out of the womb. She works as the Ops Manager at Hidden Trail in Windsor, Ontario.
Allo, all you fans and soon-to-be fans of the cryptex! We were fortunate to get Justin Nevins on skype for an interview about the history and development of the cryptex, first conceived in Dan Brown's novel, "The Da Vinci Code".
Even better? Justin and his wife, Julie, wrote and performed the parody song today! Huzzah! Errol is so happy.
And because we're close to Halloween, Manda and Errol wrote an escape room parody from the Nightmare before Christmas!
The worst room anyone has ever played is closed, and so we can finally talk about it! They may decide on opening it again, so be aware that there will be spoilers.
Feel free to listen along and if you know of a room that is worse than this one, by all means, please tell us.
And finally, the song was written by Errol's sister. It pokes fun at people like us! Huzzah!
Edit: For those that are interested, here is Mike's official review of this game.
We got the chance to be guests on Escape This Podcast! They take escape rooms to a pen and paper route, and then play them on a podcast and it's pretty awesome. The best part? You can download the game and have your friends go through the same one!
In this podcast, we interview the creators, Dani Siller and Bill Sunderland, about their podcast, how they got started, and the challenges of creating a new game to be produced on a bi-weekly basis!
The divas have Donald Dennis back again, and this times he talks about creating escape rooms in schools and libraries. As one of the host for Games in Schools and Libraries, he knows of many resources to utilize to get such a program running up in your location!
And the parody today was written and sung by Manda Whitney! Huzzah!
In our 47th episode, Manda gives us a talk on Story and Narrative within escape rooms! And the rest of the divas? Ruby is playing with a bunny. Errol is working on a LEGO Totoro. And we don't know what Mike was doing.
This week's parody song was written and performed by Sen-Foong Lim! He is one half of the versatile tabletop design team, the Bamboozle Brothers. Since 2011, they have created Euro-styled strategy game, party games, and are even sought after to develop other designers’ games. Sen also hosts the weekly design-centric webcasts, the Meeple Syrup Show and its offshoot, The Game Dojo. Errol thinks they should do a parody song for each of their episodes too!
Escape events, scavenger escapes, escape room board games, there are a number of ways to get your escape room fix if you have done all the escape rooms.
In this episode, we discuss some of our local events that don't fit the standard definition of an escape room, and we also talk about some of the board games listed in "A Guide To Escape Room Board Games."
As you may know, the Divas and Panic Factory joined up to create a three hour escape room event on a moving train!
This podcast is a post-mortem as we discuss the insanity involved in running a large scale escape event! We talk for TWO HOURS! Good grief.
And the parody was performed and written by James Cobalt! Huzzah! Errol is so happy.
We're doing something a bit different for the summer, we're giving an in-depth discussion on Escape Room Puzzle Design based on Errol's slides he presented at the 2017 Escape Room Unconference.
This will be a multi-part podcast, and in this episode, Manpans and Errol spend an hour talking about the elements that contribute to a great player experience in an escape room!
The song is a parody of The Little Mermaid's "Part of Your World" and was performed by Amy Duggan who runs the blog Brit of an Escape Habit. When she's not reviewing escape rooms, she's rehearsing for her next concert! So many talented people in the escape room community.