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Julia Billyard

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Cipher of the Month – Caesar Ciphers

Last time, we discussed one of the most classic ciphers that are found in many escape room games. But in this month’s installment, we’ll be covering a cipher that has literally been with us since ancient times. The Caesar Cipher The Emperor’s Biggest Secret As the name implies, the Caesar cipher was famously used by Julius Caesar during his military…
Julia Billyard
7 September 2020
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Cipher of the Month – Book Ciphers

One of the most exciting elements about an escape room experience is that it introduces people to the world of cryptography. After all, solving an escape room challenge is more than just about finding clues and hidden switches. Ciphers and secret codes also play major, if not pivotal, roles! In fact, whether you’ve encountered them in live escape rooms or…
Julia Billyard
9 August 2020
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Escape Rooms as Models of Employee Fulfillment

In today’s working world, the definition of a self-fulfilled employee is one who has satisfactorily achieved work-life balance. But in reality, this has become less of a Golden Mean and more of a mythical Holy Grail that many pursue without ever actually obtaining. One of the reasons why is that the dichotomy of work versus life seems incomplete. There is…
Julia Billyard
29 June 2020
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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 February 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 February 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 February 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
7 January 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
2 December 2019
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