Escapology is the art of escaping from impossible situations. Escapologists put themselves in all sorts of danger trying to escape some form of restraint, whether it be a coffin, handcuffs, straitjackets or cages. Like online casino gamers, they do it for the thrill – and for the money!
More recently, the thrill of escapology has taken on as a lucrative world wide phenomenon in the form of exciting and challenging live escape games. Participants of up to 12 people pay to be locked in a themed room and must solve the hidden clues together as well as figure out puzzles they come across in order to escape the room before the 1 hour count down is up!
Given that there were only 22 escape rooms in the U.S. in 2014, according to the Room Escape Artist blog database, but by mid-2018, that number had grown to a massive 2,300 rooms, with players paying between $25-$30 a game. Perhaps it’s time to hone your escape skills and design a room of your own? Let’s look at some of the greatest escapologists of all time. [Read more…]