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Julia Billyard

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Conquering Escape Rooms with Quick Cooperation

The idea of using escape rooms as team building activities is no longer unheard of these days. However, that doesn’t make them any less challenging and surprising for employee teams. A lot of these rooms can have puzzles that seem so different from the challenges in the workplace. How does one group quickly adapt and coordinate to face such unexpected,…
Julia Billyard
29/02/2020
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Good Games for Good Thinking

While there is still a lot of research needed to really show how games improve your brain, there is certainly less doubt about their ability to do so. Thus, there is an increasing number of programs, apps and games being designed based on this research. The challenge now is to simply pick out the ones that have really made an…
Julia Billyard
22/02/2020
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The Curious Case of Brain Health and Gaming

Without a doubt, there has been a long, ongoing conversation about how games affect our brain. Whether it’s the controversy over video games and child development, or the impact of escape room activities on employee skills, much debate and discussion has been had on the connection itself. However, why is this so? Why do games, in particular, seem to have…
Julia Billyard
15/02/2020
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Exciting Escape Room Games to Gift Your Holiday Introvert

Sometimes there are people in your life who really prefer staying indoors and use up too much energy going out (let alone join you for a fun, escape room escapade). Still, there’s no doubt that these friends of yours love games, love challenges and love adventure as long as they’re not forced to move around so much. Board games are…
Julia Billyard
07/01/2020
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Visual Design Tricks

Everyone knows at least one puzzle that was actually harder than it looked. However, that sort of trick is used to characterise a wide range of problem-solving challenges that appear simple at first glance but are actually very hard to solve. The Rubik’s cube is one of the most well-known examples. Surprisingly though, this trope sees heavy use in other…
Julia Billyard
02/12/2019
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How Escape Room Experiences Energise Employees

When it comes to relaxation and re-energising, there are people who think that involves just sitting around doing nothing at all. And sure, there can be a case for saying that such types of relaxation can really restore energy and make you more productive in the long run. It’s similar to the importance of sleeping. Why do something even more…
Julia Billyard
20/10/2019
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How Game Symbolism and Simplicity Teach Problem Solving

There is really no doubt that escape room challenges can teach business teams how to solve problems together. However, it also helps to understand exactly how these rooms do that by taking a look at their design. Take their use of symbolism, for example. Many rooms with various themes often incorporate a clever use of symbols that point to a…
Julia Billyard
18/09/2019
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