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 something to do with your family after the meal is over. While your grandma is grabbing the remote out of your dad’s hands to watch Golden girls, your...
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 at one of the twelve participating Escape Rooms you’ll receive a stamp. If you collect a stamp from each...
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 kind puzzle experience to entertain the attendees, while providing a nice challenge and diversion from the rest of the festivities. We brought a little taste of our Officially...
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 […]
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 was so excited to jump on the Kickstarter bandwagon for the upcoming Evil Dead 2™ board game. I’m happy to say that the campaign funded, raising over $200,000, pledged by 2,661 people (myself included)....
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, over acting to over achieving, and it reinforced for that younger me (leather Jacket, Travolta Hair, Wallet on a chain – you get the idea) that a good scare and a good laugh need not be two different things. In...
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 would, you know, just be illegal… and you are too short to get into a bar even with a fake beard, anyway, here’s proof that booze need not be part of your...
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 your fifty page treatise your date is gone.» Read more about: The Terrible Tribulations of a Tragic Dater or How Escape Rooms are the Perfect First Date »
Even if you (and your wallet) haven’t fallen head over heals into the board game craze, chances are you know someone that has. This, after all, is a ‘golden age of board games’; each year, thousands of new board games are launched—and these aren’t your grandparent’s careworn copies of Monopoly and Life. You remember those games, right? The dusty ones splattered with the tears of childhood trauma?» Read more about: A Night in with a Board Game or a Night Out at...
Escape. Be it from our daily grinds, awkward situations at a dinner party, or simply moving from the kitchen to the living room before the commercials are over. We have all been driven to escape at some point in our lives. But escaping alone is often a nearly insurmountable challenge. A daring escape requires the perfect team, and often that team can be right in front of your eyes.» Read more about: Families: The Perfect Escape Room Team »