Making an Escape Room

Jane B.

Making an escape room is a great way to spend a  day or two. It is a long process, but it is worth it because when you host the game, you get to spend time with friends and family! To do this, you need a good idea, some paper, a pencil, some colorful dry erase markers, packing tape, and something to color with! My sister Emma and I made an escape room over the summer and entered it in a contest. We did not win, but we had a lot of fun making it!

 Our escape room was about a kingdom in the 1600s.  What we did was we made a map of the kingdom, and every room in our house was a different place in the town. For example, the castle might be the kitchen. We drew an unsolved puzzle on a piece of paper that we then covered in packing tape, so it was like a dry erase board, and could be done again and again. We made a lot of those, because every room in our house was a part of the big puzzle. In each puzzle, there was an answer to go to the next place, where the players would then solve another puzzle. At the end, the players were presented with why the princess ran away. We made sure to make this part very interesting, and it had many twists and turns. We ended it with a tiny speech about why the princess had gone to each one of these places, and why she was running away.

I hope you have fun making an escape room, and that you have fun making and hosting it for your friends and family, too!