We are latecomers to the escape room world. We started playing escape rooms towards the end of 2018. Since then it was like an infectious disease (we call it “Escapitis”). In about a year’s time, we’ve played about 350 escape games at 221 different companies. Our mission to find a cure has taken us to 16 different countries, 12 US states and even on a cruise ship! Throughout this journey, we realized that thousands of people have been infected with the same disease and we are not alone! We are happy to report that we’re no longer searching for a cure, but have become “carriers” to spread the disease instead. We were especially excited to cover events such as the "2019 TRANSWORLD ROOM ESCAPE Conference" in San Antonio, Texas, "3rd Annual UK Escape Room Industry Conference (ERIC 2019)" in London, UK, and "PLAYER OMEGA" feat. HADO- the world's 1st series (AR) sports in the USA. The most exciting moment for us, was playing with NBC's "CT LIVE" team! Thank you for your support and we just wanted to say that we appreciate each and every one of you! This list of winners is longer than normal as we did not have an award system for 2018. However, we still included some of them on the list as we felt that they deserved to be mentioned. Please keep in mind that these ratings are based on our opinions only and you may view them differently. It was a very difficult process for us as the industry is evolving every day and so are we. This is why we have discontinued our rating system (effective Nov 1st, 2019). We simply can not re-rate a room that we’ve played a year ago just because there are more amazing ones today. With that said, we felt that the following rooms delivered us a “complete immersive package” from set design to puzzles to added-on special effects.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!!
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We’ve also added 6 "HONORABLE MENTION" categories: “Set Design”, “Puzzle Master”, “Special Effects”, "Unique Storyline", “Mobile Game”, and “Interactive Experience” which we thought these companies did very well in and we see a great potential in them creating more awesome games in the near future!