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Preserving Escape Rooms for Posterity

Preserving Escape Rooms for Posterity

Wren Dalton started working at Save Milwaukee Escape Rooms a few months ago. He is studying game theory and design at UWM. This led him to reflect on how escape rooms are continuing to evolve, and how the fast rate of change in the escape room industry may mean that...

Where’s the Leaderboard?

Where’s the Leaderboard?

Sometimes people ask ‘what’s the record time for the Device? Or a related question, ‘What’s the win percentage at McSnooty’s?’. In fact, many escape room businesses do keep leaderboards on which they prominently display fastest times for finishing their rooms. And...

Transworld Escape Room Convention in St Louis

Transworld Escape Room Convention in St Louis

Last week I attended the annual (except for last year, of course) Transworld escape room/ haunted house convention and trade show in St Louis. Yes, escape rooms are now a sizable enough industry to have their own convention and trade show (okay, big enough to share...

What We’re Doing to Keep You Safe

What We’re Doing to Keep You Safe

In May, I reopened McSnooty’s Gallery of Fine Art escape room on Brady Street. Our Marshall Building location remained closed until October, because I did not feel confident it could be operated safely without extensive remodeling. Here’s what we’re doing to make sure...

The Device Reopens, Bigger and Better!

The Device Reopens, Bigger and Better!

Exciting news- The Device is now open, bigger and better! I’m sure you’re wondering what’s taken so long. When the initial closure ended in late May, I reopened McSnooty’s Gallery of Fine Art escape room on Brady Street, but not our Marshall building location. This is...

McSnooty’s for Families

McSnooty’s for Families

I opened Save Milwaukee Escape Rooms about five years ago in the Marshall Building in the Historic Third Ward. I began with two rooms there- The Device and the Tailgate (the Tailgate began as ‘Rig the Election’ then later switched to its current theme.) My thinking...

We’re Partially Open to Help

We’re Partially Open to Help

We’re all doing what we must to stop the virus. Of course, being at home day after day can drive us nuts. For that reason, I’m hoping to keep McSnooty’s Gallery of Fine Art escape room on Brady street open for groups of up to ten. McSnooty's Is Different As you may...

Staying Safe From the Virus

Staying Safe From the Virus

All the news about the virus is certainly scary. We’ve already seen the impact on many aspects of life, as travel is curtailed and events where large numbers of people gather are cancelled. It’s understandable to worry, and to try to take precautions against the...

Not for Halloween. . .

Not for Halloween. . .

If you’re searching for a spooky, scary escape room experience for Halloween, Save Milwaukee Escape Rooms isn’t for you. It’s true that the escape room industry itself began with a horror sort of theme- being locked in a room from which you have to escape to avoid...