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Escape Room Book



Why an Escape Room Study Guide?

Escape Rooms are one of the fastest growing entertainment genres in the US and across the world. Yet many people are intimidated by the very idea of them - "You mean you are going to lock me in a room for 60 minutes with a group of people and we have to figure out how to get out on our own?"


The School of Hard Locks Study Guide to Escape Rooms provides tools and direction to help make any escape room experience both more fun and more successful. 


  • How do you prepare for your experience? 

  • Who should you take to play with you? 

  • What do you do once you are inside to maximize your time? 

  • How do these locks work?

  • What kind of puzzle is that? 

  • Where are the pitfalls to avoid?

  • Why are the Room Monitors important?

  • How come time goes by so quickly once the door closes?


We answer all of these questions and more.


Our observations of thousands of people inside the rooms at the School of Hard Locks was the foundation for the Study Guide to Escape Rooms, but the tips are applicable to any escape room experience.  Both rookies and seasoned pros  will take away information to help them open the door before the time expires.  But remember - No Cheating!

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An abandoned school house

A mystery that has never been solved

What happened on that fateful day in March 1970

And why do all of these trespassers keep breaking into its classrooms to find out?

Sandra Keehn

Forty miles from Broadway, Sandra Keehn grew up in Rockaway, New Jersey, and has had a lifetime love affair with live theater, together with a hard head for facts, figures, stats, and business.  She combined these two passions with a Theater Management degree from Cornell University.

Tony Duckett has been a leader and team builder all his life! From his childhood in Brooklyn, to the classroom, to his time playing professional Basketball, Tony has always been driven to succeed.

At a very early age, Tony learned that no one is successful on their own.

Tony Duckett
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