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Dec08

Five things to do with your family in Seattle over the holidays

So your family is in town for the holidays and it’s great! But after the presents are opened and the eggnog drunk, there’s still a few days to kill before you drop everyone back off at the airport. Not only that, but winter has finally hit and everything lies under a blanket of sleet and […]
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Nov25

Time for a change aka 70 min Escape Rooms

Standardization is a weird thing. In sports there are clear rules: a baseball game lasts nine innings. Football marches on for four quarters, and soccer ping-pongs up and down the field for ninety minutes. These are long standing standards that we accept without second guessing. Even in a relatively recent phenomenon like Escape Rooms, we […]
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Nov25

Escape the Holidays with your Family

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in this situation: It’s Thanksgiving and your entire family is in town to celebrate and it’s your task to prepare a meal that everyone can enjoy, including your vegan aunt, her nut allergic kids, and your uncle who just discovered Keto. That’s nothing compared to your task of finding […]
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Nov25

United Escapes of Seattle Passport

Announcing the United Escapes of Seattle Passport Program! Hourglass Escapes has recently teamed-up with twelve different Escape Rooms all around the greater Seattle area to create the United Escapes of Seattle passport program.  Here’s the idea: Come into Hourglass Escapes and for $10 you’ll receive an Escape Room passport. Then, for every room you attempt […]
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Nov14

Halloween at the MoPoP

For those who attended MoPop’s Fashionably Undead Halloween Bash this year, you may have noticed a couple small tables tucked away in the museum’s Scared to Death horror exhibition. That was us! This year, with the support of the amazing staff at MoPop, Hourglass Escapes had the privilege of putting on a one of a […]
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Nov09

What do you give the person that has everything? Experiential Gift Giving Guide 2019 Edition

We have all been stuck trying to find a gift for someone and just have no clue what to give them….Maybe they have everything they want, or you don’t know them, or have a budget for something grand. Recently in a scientific article about benefits of experiential purchases they concluded "We suggest that prioritizing value […]
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Sep17

How the Evil Dead 2™ Board Game has changed Kickstarter forever!

I love games, all kinds of games – board games, video games, and of course escape rooms. And even more than my love for games, I love the stories that inspire some of my favorites. That’s why I was so passionate in designing and building our Evil Dead 2™  escape room and that’s why I […]
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May14

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn™ is an Escape Room for Fans, by fans

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn™ has been one of my favorite movies since a much younger and well coifed me walked through the doors of my local movie house to see it for the first time in 1987. In it, Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and everyone involved managed to elevate schlock to high art, […]
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May01

Seattle’s Best Booze Free Activities

When you have so many great options for a night out, you don’t need alcohol to fuel your Friday fun. Whether you’re searching for some “hoochless” activities because you’re sober (like me), or because it’s too expensive, or you don’t drink for religious reasons, or you just hate the taste, or you’re twelve and drinking […]
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Apr24

The Terrible Tribulations of a Tragic Dater or How Escape Rooms are the Perfect First Date

I never know where to bring a date for a fun time. The zoo could be fun! But then you go on a tangent about how zoos are really just a holdover from European imperialism that really have no place in a modern society with internet access and by the time you look up from […]
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