Welcome to our very first MysteryLocks blog post! We are Robert & Gabriel, two Escape Room enthusiasts who turned their passion and vision into reality while being full-time medical students. We can’t wait to share with you more of our work!
Before designing Carnival of Souls, our very first Printable Escape Room, we escaped from over 50 Escape Rooms across Europe. We loved to learn how everything worked behind the scenes, how technology impacted the experience, and how detailed decor could instantly immerse you in the theme. We were so passionate about it that we started planning to open a physical location and let our imagination run wild. But that wasn't for us. We wanted more.
After double thinking about how we should fructify our creativity, Gabriel came up with the idea to design a printable game that later became Carnival of Souls. The idea was unique, as we would have been the first on the market. And we were. After posting our very first games, the feedback we received was incredible!
After almost four years later, we created over 60 Printable Escape Rooms, with exciting themes for all ages. The 14.000 sold games and 10.000 pleased customers confirmed that our work wasn't for nothing.
In this blog post, we'll share seven reasons why Printable Escape Rooms are here to stay and why you should try this new form of entertainment.
1. NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED
Printable Escape Rooms are suitable for everyone. Really. Even if you never played anything similar before, we make sure to help you along the way. As there is no prior set-up required, you can just print, read the story and play! Our puzzles will make you think outside the box and find creative ways to find what you are looking for. We've got something for everyone!
To beginners, we usually recommend a Family Adventure to start with, as it's a fun way to understand how everything works. But that doesn't mean it's not challenging!
2. PLAY ANYTIME YOU WANT. LIKE RIGHT NOW.
One of the best things about Printable Escape Rooms is availability. For real-life Escape Rooms, making a prior reservation is a must. But with printable games, you can play whenever you want... or need!
We’ve been there. Doing some last-minute party planning, but got no ideas how to make it stand out? Do you want to surprise someone, but got no time to prep ahead? Want to do something fun like… NOW? Here’s where our games come in.
With something for every occasion (yes, even for date nights), you do some add-ons to your plans, even last-minute!
3. A (REALLY) CHEAP ALTERNATIVE TO REAL ESCAPE ROOMS
We know best, even if there's only the two of us. Real-life Escape Rooms can cost a small fortune. With prices starting at $40 per player (and going even up to $60!), a group of four players would pay $160 to $240 for an hour of playing. But will you fully experience the room if you're out of time? Not really! And that's... not right.
Printable Escape Rooms are the most convenient and affordable way to play an Escape Room in the comfort of your own home. The advantage? You’re in full control! You can play in the rhythm you want and escape every time. Guaranteed.
With a price of only $12.99 (or 20% less if you subscribe to our newsletter) and over 60 adventures to choose from, you can be your own game master!
3. YOU DON'T NEED A +1. BUT YOU CAN HAVE +MANY!
Almost all real-life Escape Rooms have a minimum AND maximum player number requirement, which makes it difficult to organize for single players or large groups. By using a Printable Escape Room, you can either play by yourself (all of our 60+ games are single-player friendly) or use it for large groups. Want to make things a bit more competitive? Print a set of game materials for each team and start altogether! You deserve to share the fun, pressure, and emotion altogether. Not five at a time. Now, this is what we are talking about!
4. BETTER THAN THE GOOD OLD BOARD GAMES
We get it. A 4-hour long Monopoly round was not what you expected when they invited you over. It doesn’t go anywhere, has no story, and no particularly fun ending (except for the winner!). On the fun side of things, Printable Escape Rooms are action-packed experiences that make players complete challenges and solve puzzles under pressure. This creates an exciting sense of urgency that is missing from other games. Fun, right?
Something not usual with regular games is setting the complexity level by yourself. While we design our games with a target audience in mind, we make them easy to adapt to any need. The creativity of our customers allowed us to develop new features that improved our experiences more than ever before.
Using locks, boxes, crates, and props is a great way to turn our print & play games into fully immersive experiences, without leaving your home. We’re here to help with anything you need, including personalized setup tips, or even custom-made graphics if you need something special for the event!
5. STRENGTHEN BONDS & IMPROVE TEAMWORK
Playing with a group of friends or coworkers is the perfect opportunity to strengthen the bonds a little better! Escape Rooms are great activities for improving communication and learning to work under pressure. Solving the puzzles requires problem-solving abilities and collaboration in solving the riddles, puzzles, and challenges.
Our games were proudly featured in hundreds of classroom activities and corporate events around the world, including the United States, Japan, and Australia. We are trusted for our quick and efficient customer service, easy-to-set-up games, and guaranteed memories.
BONUS: GREAT FOR BRAIN HEALTH
Escape Rooms (no matter their kind) are designed to test your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities through challenging puzzles and riddles. Enjoying such games regularly helps improve your cognitive function as well as boost creativity levels by thinking outside the box.
To stimulate the brains of younger players, we designed a special selection of games that will help them develop their creative thinking while having fun.
If you are looking for a fun activity, Printable Escape Rooms are a great choice! Since they are easy to set up and suitable for both adults and young ones, they are a safe choice for any occasion. They are cheap, immersive, and definitely fun!
If you’d like to give it a try, we prepared a special 20% OFF coupon that you can use on our website. Use the code BLOG20 at checkout.
What was your first Escape Room experience? Please let us know in the comments section below! We can't wait to hear your stories!