Time: 15-30 minutes.
Escape Team – turn your home into an escape room.
Escape Team is a digital-physical, at-home escape room that’s powered by an app providing audio narrative, a ticking countdown and an immersive soundtrack. All the puzzles, however, must be solved physically on the table: gather 2-4 people, get some pens and scissors ready – the clock is ticking. As all the mission material can (and must!) be printed at home after a free PDF download, Escape Team is perfect to be played spontaneously. It’s also reasonably priced: the first missions are free to play, later ones are $1.99 each.
If you want to create your own escape room, you can use Escape Team’s free mission editor for that – and even their free DIY starter kit, which includes five puzzles to prepare in your home, turning it into an instant escape room for parties and family events. Such user-created missions can remain private, but many have also been posted on the Escape Team forum by their creators, who made custom escape room missions for schools, fun or business. The mission editor is entirely free, and so are all community-created missions.