I could make a million and one excuses, some of which could be worthy of an escape room senario, but regardless of what I can dream up the fact remains that I’ve neglected this blog so far this year.
I have a backlog of rooms to review, so rather than put them all out at once I will try to put a review out every couple of weeks.
Well, thats the plan….
With the announcement this week of a sixth venue being opened in Edinburgh, and the third Scottish venue for Escape, then it got me thinking.
We now have in Edinburgh, all within walking distance of each other, the following wonderful Escape Room companies:
- Dr. Knox’s Enigma
- Locked In Edinburgh
- Can you Escape?
- Escape Edinburgh – New Town
- Escape Edinburgh – Haymarket
- Escape Hour
With a collective total of 12 rooms (and counting….) then Edinburgh is quickly becoming a destination for escape room addicts who want to have a holiday binge.
If you add in Glasgow to this too, also with five companies:
- Escape Glasgow
- Tick Tock Unlock
- The Room
- Escape Room Scotland
- Evac Glasgow
Again with 11 different rooms available (and also counting…) then the central belt of Scotland has probably got the densest population of escape rooms (per resident population) in the UK.
Now my pondering is on how do I market this most wonderful resource to the world? Any ideas?
Thought I’d start this all off with alittle bit about me and Exit Games Scotland.
I recently started the facebook page for Exit Games Scotland (https://www.facebook.com/exitgamesscotland/ ) as I got completely hooked on the whole escape room thing after my first game but found that info and news on the Scottish rooms was getting lost in the news from all the other UK games.
Little did I know that sharing news on the facebook page would become almost as much fun as playing the games themselves!
Anyway, I thought I’d expand to a blog, so I can write more about the rooms I’ve played and any other puzzle related pondering.
As for me, well I’m a forty-something Lancastrian lass living in the central belt of Scotland and loving it. I love my hubby, my woofs and geocaching (which was my main hobby/obsession until escape rooms).
I wouldn’t say I’m an escape room natural, in fact I tend to overthink most things and can’t see the blindingly obvious, but I still love the challenge and that buzz when you head for the door and there is still time left on the countdown clock.