Build Your own escape room

 

Building an escape room uses all the core competency skills (communication, creative and critical thinking, self regulation, personal and social awareness and responsibility).

Make an escape room at home or online to share with friends.

Click here for more information about making an escape room at home.

The easiest way to build an escape room for an online gathering is to use powerpoint. It takes 5 steps to make your own escape room. Let your creativity flow, follow the steps and have a great time.

Arts and Crafts Class

ESCAPE ROOM DESIGN STEPS

01

THEME

(OVERALL IDEA)

1. BRAINSTORM THEMES

2. PICK ONE

02

BIG IDEAS

1. BRAINSTORM IDEAS ABOUT THE THEME

2. COMPLETE YOUR BRAINSTORMING BEFORE YOU SELECT YOUR BEST IDEAS. IT WILL INCREASE YOUR CREATIVITY.

3. SELECT THE MAIN IDEAS YOU LIKE.

4. CREATE A BACK STORY THAT HOLDS THE IDEAS TOGETHER

03

PUZZLE

1. MAKE A PUZZLE FOR EACH IDEA

2. START WITH THE LOCK (SEE BELOW)

2. CHOSE PUZZLE TYPE AND MAKE A PUZZLE THAT WILL OPEN THE LOCK (CLUE, CODE OR HIDE & SEEK). IF YOU HAVE THE TIME YOU CAN ANIMATE WITH POWERPOINT SO THAT IF YOU CLICK ON SOMETHING YOU REVEAL WHATEVER IS BEHIND IT.

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04

PROPS

1. MAKE THE BACKGROUND FOR THE PUZZLE. FIND PICTURES OR GET CREATIVE, DRAW, PHOTOGRAPH AND UPLOAD THE BACKGROUND.

2. CREATE A PUZZLE WHERE EVERYONE HAS TO WORK TOGETHER. EMAIL EACH PERSON A WORD OR PICTURE OF AN ITEM THAT ONLY HAS MEANING WHEN THEY ARE ALL COMBINED.

05

TEST & ESCAPE

1. SET UP YOUR PUZZLES AND ART IN POWERPOINT

2. SEE IF YOU CAN ESCAPE.

3. IF POSSIBLE HAVE SOMEONE ELSE TRY.

4. FIX ANY PROBLEMS.

5. COME UP WITH HINTS FOR EACH PUZZLE.

LOCKS

3 DIGIT

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4 DIGIT

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BRANDING

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5 DIGIT

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KEY

DESIGN

REVERSAL CODE

REVERSAL CODE

REVERSAL CODE

KEY

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WORD

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DESIGN

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WORD

DIRECTIONAL

DESIGN

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CODES

MORSE CODE

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GRID CODE

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BRANDING

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MASON

 

CIPHER

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ARROW CODE

DESIGN

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DANCING CIPHER

FRANCIS

BACON'S

SUBSTITUTION

CIPHER

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REVERSAL CODE

DESIGN

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