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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 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...

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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 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)....

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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, 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...

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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 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...

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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 your fifty page treatise your date is gone.

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Apr17

A Night in with a Board Game or a Night Out at an Escape Room?

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?

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Mar08

Families: The Perfect Escape Room Team

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.

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Feb11

Sex and Escape Rooms: Removing Gender Stereotypes

“Sex and escape rooms.” but now that we have your attention, let’s talk inclusion. As they’re a very new form of entertainment, I have yet to see escape rooms looked at as a gendered pastime, which is good – they really are for everyone. All ages and genders should be welcome. (It’s worth mentioning while […]
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Dec03

What do you give the person that has everything? Experiential Gift Giving Guide 2018

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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