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...