The Do-It-Yourself Escape Room Book: A Practical Guide to Writing Your Own Clues, Designing Puzzles, and Creating Your Own Challenges

The Do-It-Yourself Escape Room Book: A Practical Guide to Writing Your Own Clues, Designing Puzzles, and Creating Your Own Challenges

by Paige Ellsworth Lyman
The Do-It-Yourself Escape Room Book: A Practical Guide to Writing Your Own Clues, Designing Puzzles, and Creating Your Own Challenges

The Do-It-Yourself Escape Room Book: A Practical Guide to Writing Your Own Clues, Designing Puzzles, and Creating Your Own Challenges

by Paige Ellsworth Lyman

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Overview

A practical guide to create your very own escape room!
Contains over 300 puzzle ideas!
*Purchase includes link and password to download one full step-by-step escape room kit.*


Now present in all fifty states, escape rooms offer a fun activity for corporate events, team training, youth groups, and all types of parties. But what if you could develop your very own escape room in the comfort of your own home?

In this fun, full-color book, Paige Ellsworth Lyman, founder of TheGameGal.com, offers a practical guide to creating your own do-it-yourself escape room.

Divided into two parts, the first half covers what an escape room is, how to develop theme and plot, how to set up a room, how to structure clues, and how to run the event. The second half provides multiple chapters of clues
and challenges to use in your escape room, including codes, ciphers, mathematics, puzzles, physical objects, and more.

This book is the perfect gift for puzzle enthusiasts looking for new challenges and families that are bored at home!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510758803
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 03/16/2021
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 194,069
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paige Lyman is an enthusiast for games of all kinds and the founder of the website TheGameGal.com. She attended Brigham Young University. A mother of three, she resides outside of Houston, Texas.
 

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 Room Creation

Chapter 1 Theme and Narrative 1

Chapter 2 Room and Decorations 13

Chapter 3 Creating the Puzzles 19

Chapter 4 Difficulty 33

Chapter 5 Hosting the Game 43

Chapter 6 Escape Rooms for Children 51

Chapter 7 Managing Large Groups 55

Part 2 Puzzle Ideas

Chapter 8 Overview 61

Chapter 9 Math and Numbers 69

Chapter 10 Codes, Ciphers, Letters, and Words 75

Chapter 11 Puzzles and Games 93

Chapter 12 Physical Objects 101

Chapter 13 Technology 121

Chapter 14 Locks 127

Chapter 15 Hiding Clues 135

Chapter 16 Extras 143

Chapter 17 Techniques 153

Conclusion 159

Acknowledgments 161

Appendix 163

Bibliography 170

Index 171

Link to Bonus Step-by-Step Escape Room 177

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