The Best Quarantine Game: DIY Escape Room

The idea to enchant a personal space into a mysterious escape room could potentially be a great way of spending quality time with friends and loved ones!
To build your very own playing ground and transform your environment into an authentic escape room experience is easier than it sounds! One thing is certain, we can surely reward the family with an unforgettable and unique adventure set up just outside the living room!

 

DIY Escape Room Tips

 

When it comes to creating an escape room, rendering objects and the structure of the game simply should be your lead. Since you will be the only one with the knowledge of the solutions, clues and meanings, imagine yourself in the place of your players. What would be their next move? How can you possibly confuse them? What would be a challenging move to face? The answer sometimes lies in simplicity as people often tend to overcomplicate things and wouldn’t notice something that is hidden right in front of their eyes.
Use objects and supplementary options to build your homemade maze quickly and efficiently. The key for achieving the perfect escape room is to understand its basic functions and follow up with them. Essentially, you would like to guide your players through a puzzle that can be solved by following each step and obstacle set up by you.
Additionally, let’s not forget about the specific atmosphere of an escape room!
Choose a theme and decorate the surroundings accordingly to hype up the mood.
To boost the adrenaline in your players, make sure that a loudly ticking clock or a quietly humming, or perhaps a loud dramatic music is constantly playing in the background. Combining atmospheric features and a strong narrative will certainly result in a quality gaming time.
Well timed sound effects or perhaps a sudden shut down of the lighting are welcome in the creative-kit as well! 
 

Craft Do it Yourself

Plot And Obstacles

 

The base ingredient of intense gameplays and mystery solving adventures is pure creativity.
By unleashing your inner curiosity, a story of your own will reveal itself. Follow the lead of your own mind and step by step puzzle out a strong narrative that can be understood and followed by all players.
To bring your story alive, no matter how abstract it is, try to stick to using ordinary objects. Whatever you’ll be in need to express, presumably you shall find the perfect tool or object laying around in the house. For instance, suggesting that the cupboard in the kitchen stores important clues for the next location, will possibly assign an importance to the average furniture.
Make sure that each step can be concluded from the previous one as the whole game follows your narrative structure which then in the end will lead to a final resolution topped up with a possible mind-bending plot twist.

 

The Simpler - The Better

 

Try to place yourself in the player’s perspective. Since you are the storyteller you will have to consider the fact that for you a step might be obvious, while for others it could mean a great challenge to understand.
Figuring out a steady and easy balance between the gameplay structure should be a fundamental part of the escape game creation process.
Participants can enjoy the game even more if the experience of success comes more frequently and will surely motivate them to dig deeper into the secrets and mysteries.
A simple murder solving quest, or finding clues for a missing person?
Perhaps you have hidden the key information to end a zombie apocalypse?
The options are as endless as your imagination. A simple story can take you and your loved ones deep into a personal adventure and a shared experience to untangle all the riddles and challenges an escape room can provide!