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August 21, 2019  

Season 5 - Episode 4: Communing with Nature ft. Scott and Molly Weiss

For the second time in season 5, we have a room designed and run by a guest game-master. Scott and his daughter Molly have brought a room full of animals, puzzles, stern bosses, and books. Bill and Dani find themselves as volunteers in a local nature centre, and have one seemingly simple, but endlessly complex job: feed the snake...

If you want to see more of Scott's stuff, including more virtual escape rooms head to Squonkland

You can download the full notes for this Escape Room below to play along, or run a game yourself!
Full Room Write Up
Supplemental: Combo Hint
Supplemental: Count the Animals
Supplemental: Door Paper
Supplemental: Turner Desk
Supplemental: Turtle Facts

We have bonus episodes and playtests up on our Patreon! So if you have the ability to support the show, we would love to see you there. And in return we have blog posts, bonus audio, badges, and more! Plus all our patrons have the chance to appear in our rooms!

Check out James Spaid's fantastic text-based adventure versions of our rooms!

Have questions, comments, puzzles, or anything else? Send us an email, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

August 14, 2019  

Podcast This Escape: You’ve Lost That Oven Feelin’ ft. Gemma Marsh

Following on from our latest episode, we talk with Gemma about the escape room we played through last episode. The focus of this discussion centres around goals and objectives in puzzle solving, and how this room changed the way the players need to approach puzzles in an escape room.

Check out GM the GM: facebook || stitcher || Apple Podcasts 

  

You can download the full notes for this Escape Room below to play along, or run a game yourself!
Full Room Write Up
Supplemental: Sweet Menu
Supplemental: Savoury Menu
Supplemental: Slicer

We have bonus episodes and playtests up on our Patreon! So if you have the ability to support the show, we would love to see you there. And in return we have blog posts, bonus audio, badges, and more! Plus all our patrons have the chance to appear in our rooms, just like this room's featured patrons: David C and Ace.

Check out James Spaid's fantastic text-based adventure versions of our rooms!

Have questions, comments, puzzles, or anything else? Send us an email, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

August 7, 2019  

Season 5 - Episode 3: You’ve Lost That Oven Feelin’ ft. Gemma Marsh

For the first time since episode 1 we have a solo player. We are joined by Gemma Marsh, creator and host of "GM the GM", a podcast about escape rooms from the perspective of a game master. But today she has a different career. Today she is a baker. And someone's baked a bunch of puzzles, crime, and confusion into the bread.

Check out GM the GM: facebook || stitcher || Apple Podcasts 

  

You can download the full notes for this Escape Room below to play along, or run a game yourself!
Full Room Write Up
Supplemental: Sweet Menu
Supplemental: Savoury Menu
Supplemental: Slicer

We have bonus episodes and playtests up on our Patreon! So if you have the ability to support the show, we would love to see you there. And in return we have blog posts, bonus audio, badges, and more! Plus all our patrons have the chance to appear in our rooms, just like this episode's featured patrons: David C and Ace.

Check out James Spaid's fantastic text-based adventure versions of our rooms!

Have questions, comments, puzzles, or anything else? Send us an email, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

July 31, 2019  

Podcast This Escape: Pointless Tournament of Champions

In this post-show recap, we chat with Amy and Lee about puzzle and narrative design, gameshows, and not knowing ROT13

Lee on twitter: https://twitter.com/RunTheStairs 
Amy on twitter: https://twitter.com/mixedmetaphor

You can download the full notes for this Escape Room below to play along, or run a game yourself!
Full Room Write Up
Supplemental: Address
Supplemental: Door
Supplemental: Applause

We have bonus episodes and playtests up on our Patreon! So if you have the ability to support the show, we would love to see you there. And in return we have blog posts, bonus audio, badges, and more! Plus all our patrons have the chance to appear in our rooms.

Check out James Spaid's fantastic text-based adventure versions of our rooms!

Have questions, comments, puzzles, or anything else? Send us an email, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

July 24, 2019  

Season 5 - Episode 2: Pointless Tournament of Champions ft. Amy Williamson and Lee DiGeorge

As season 5 continues, we have our first set of guest Puzzle Masters. Amy Williamson and Lee DiGeorge (who were guests during Descent of the Cullodens) return with a room of their own devising, while Bill and Dani get to play together to solve some puzzles!

Lee on twitter: https://twitter.com/RunTheStairs 
Amy on twitter: https://twitter.com/mixedmetaphor

You can download the full notes for this Escape Room below to play along, or run a game yourself!
Full Room Write Up
Supplemental: Address
Supplemental: Door
Supplemental: Applause

We have bonus episodes and playtests up on our Patreon! So if you have the ability to support the show, we would love to see you there. And in return we have blog posts, bonus audio, badges, and more! Plus all our patrons have the chance to appear in our rooms.

Check out James Spaid's fantastic text-based adventure versions of our rooms!

Have questions, comments, puzzles, or anything else? Send us an email, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

July 17, 2019  

Podcast This Escape: Now You See Me (Escaping This Room) ft. Neil Patrick Harris

We keep chatting with Neil about the last episode, puzzle design, the playtest episode, and why David Burtka is the best husband in the world.

We're joined this episode by magician, actor, and puzzle fan Neil Patrick Harris. As big fans of Neil's work, it was wonderful to find out he was a fan of ours, and then punish him by locking him in a small room for an hour.

NPH:
Amazed: The Game - https://amazedgame.com/
The Magic Misfits - https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/landing-page/the-magic-misfits-series/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ActuallyNPH
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nph/?hl=en

You can download the full notes for this Escape Room below to play along, or run a game yourself!
Full Room Write Up
Supplemental: Cards

We have bonus episodes and playtests up on our Patreon! So if you have the ability to support the show, we would love to see you there. And in return we have blog posts, bonus audio, badges, and more! Plus all our patrons have the chance to appear in our rooms, such as this arc's featured patrons: the Steins.

Check out James Spaid's fantastic text-based adventure versions of our rooms!

Have questions, comments, puzzles, or anything else? Send us an email, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

July 10, 2019  

Season 5 - Episode 1: Now You See Me (escaping this room) ft. Neil Patrick Harris

NOTE: The image of the cards used in this episode is linked below, as well as the full room write-up so you can play/run the room yourself!

We return to stand-alone rooms with the start of season 5! In this room, two amateur magicians go backstage to meet their magical idol, but soon find themselves trapped in a door-less room filled with tricks, traps, and torment.

We're joined this episode by magician, actor, and puzzle fan Neil Patrick Harris. As big fans of Neil's work, it was wonderful to find out he was a fan of ours, and then punish him by locking him in a small room for an hour.

NPH:
Amazed: The Game - https://amazedgame.com/
The Magic Misfits - https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/landing-page/the-magic-misfits-series/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ActuallyNPH
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nph/?hl=en

You can download the full notes for this Escape Room below to play along, or run a game yourself!
Full Room Write Up
Supplemental: Cards

We have bonus episodes and playtests up on our Patreon! So if you have the ability to support the show, we would love to see you there. And in return we have blog posts, bonus audio, badges, and more! Plus all our patrons have the chance to appear in our rooms, such as this arc's featured patrons: the Steins.

Check out James Spaid's fantastic text-based adventure versions of our rooms!

Have questions, comments, puzzles, or anything else? Send us an email, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

July 3, 2019  

Bonus Episode: A Murder Mystery

For those unaware, Dani and Bill have played through a few murder mysteries over on our patreon. In these episodes, Dani takes a public domain murder mystery story and Bill plays through it in the role of the detective.

In this episode, Dani has created a completely original murder mystery, and Bill tries his hand at solving it. It's a sort of proof-of-concept episode for what could be a new weekly, freely available show from Escape This Podcast. This episode is quite long, and would likely be edited into 4 weekly release episodes were it its own thing.

If you like the show, or have character name suggestions, make sure you tweet @escthispodcast with the hashtag #EscapeThisMurder

And if you want to help make this show a reality, sign up for our Patreon: www.patreon.com/escapethispodcast

June 26, 2019  

Bonus Episode: Hypotheticast Plays The Speakeasy

Back in 2018 the lovely people over at Hypotheticast got in contact with us to see if they could play one of our escape games as an episode of their show. We of course said yes, and they released a fantastic playthrough of our second episode: Saving Razorface.

And now it's 2019, so please enjoy this strange, layered, podception episode in which we host an episode of another podcast's version of one of our podcasts...

Check out Hypotheticast:
Website || http://hypotheticast.club/
Twitter || http://twitter.com/hypotheticast 
Facebook || https://www.facebook.com/hypotheticast/

The original episode:
http://www.escapethispodcast.com/e/etp-2-saving-razorface-ft-bill-sunderland-and-tess-hutley/

Thanks for 100,000 total downloads!

June 19, 2019  

Bonus Episode: The Pursuit of Trivyalness

With Descent of the Cullodens finished, we are officially in our mid season gap. Season 5 will be coming soon, but to avoid a big gap, we're filling these weeks with some fun bonus content for you all!

This week, Dani and Bill sit down to match wits in a game of Trivial Pursuit (40th Anniversary Edition)!