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Benefits of an Escape Room for Corporate Team Building

04/10/2018

Are you an entrepreneur or manager looking for new and effective trends to boost your business? Are you striving to make a productive and co-operative team? An escape room is the ultimate solution to your problem. Using escape rooms for team-building is a relatively new trend.  It is becoming very popular with companies due to the long ...

Escape Room Fun

We asked what is an Escape Room?

19/09/2018

We encouraged people to provide their interpretation on what an Escape Room was! We have collated the information and put it together for you. What is an escape room? An Escape Room is a puzzle induced adventure room where participants try to discover how to escape before the time runs out. It is like a treasure hunting game ...

Sydney Hills Business Chamber

29/08/2018

First year in trading A year later Darren and I have renewed our membership for the Sydney Hills Business Chamber.  We joined the Chamber before we even had an office to work from.  We knew that Escape Rooms was a relatively new concept in Australia.  So we thought it would be a good idea to join ...

Reverse Escape Room Experience

Reversing the Concept of an Escape Room

12/08/2018

Elude Escape Rooms & Hands Across the Water Elude Escape Rooms have reversed the concept of an Escape Room and made some gorgeous Treasure Chests incorporating a 15-20 min escape the box experience. We are offering to all of our customers, to test your skills and see if you can Beat the Box.  We have these setup ...

Sponsorship – Hands Across the Water

05/08/2018

Leadership Darren and Julia had the pleasure of hearing Peter Baines speak on Leadership a couple of years ago and heard his story of being involved in the Tsunami Disaster Victim Identification Team.  Peter was so inspiring, leaving a very successful career to take up the opportunity to help underprivileged children in Thailand that had lost ...

Escape Room GamesMaster

Escape Room GamesMaster in the making

03/06/2018

One very happy Birthday Boy! We had the pleasure of having one of our repeat customers Luke come back as a GamesMaster for some of his family’s game organised by his wonderful mother Belinda as a very special treat for Luke’e Birthday. We asked Luke if he would write a few words about his experience with us ...

Escape Room Experience indoors

Indoor things to do – Escape Room

28/05/2018

What to do when the weather turns cold? Elude Escape Rooms are the perfect thing to experience.  They are indoors, so not effected by the cold or rain.  We take a group of friends, family or colleagues and take you through an escape room experience like no other. Having been greeted at Reception you are briefed on ...

Elude Treasure Chest

Relay for Life – Cancer Council

06/05/2018

Elude Escape Rooms are sponsoring Relay for Life As a company we wanted to be able to give back to the community and support a well known charity.  The Cancer Council.  With so many families effected by cancer every day, we hope that one day soon they will be able to find a cure for this ...

Stats and Leaders

Elude Escape Room Statistics

29/04/2018

Some Statistics from our Rooms for those interested. Not counting all of our testers who have completed our rooms, but we thank you wholeheartedly for assisting us to develop and improve our rooms. Perpetual Motion Perpetual Motion opened in November 2017. To date we have had 278 Escapees participate in Perpetual Motion.  Consisting of 70 Teams. 116 Escapee’s managed to ...

Escape Room compared to Panic Room

Is an Escape Room like a Panic Room?

22/04/2018

Different Between an Escape Room and a Panic Room A safe room or panic room is a fortified room that is installed in a private residence or business.  It provides a safe shelter or hiding place, for the inhabitants in the event of a break-in, home invasion, tornado, terror attack, or other threat. Safe rooms usually contain communications equipment, so ...

Common questions about Escape Rooms

Commonly asked Questions about Escape Rooms

15/04/2018

I get asked a lot of questions about Escape Rooms so I thought I would answer a few here. How Many Different Rooms are there? We currently have 2 different...

What is an Escape Room

What is an Escape Room?

11/04/2018

I get asked all the time… What is an Escape Room? An escape room is an interactive and physical adventure / puzzle room.  We take you and a group of family, friends or colleagues.  Put you into a themed scenario, where you have a mission to find the clues, solve puzzles, unlock the padlocks or doors ...

Framed – Taking Bookings Now

21/03/2018

Grand Opening Easter Long Weekend We have been testing FRAMED now for the past week and have more testing planned. We believe it will be ready for customers on the long weekend of Easter.  Dates have been published on our website to book now. It has been incredibly rewarding putting this room together. Darren and I have put in ...

FRAMED Opening Soon

25/02/2018

Framed Our second room Framed in coming together nicely, with the construction all completed.  Fit-out nearly finished.  It has been a busy few months.  We wanted to have this room open sooner however we did not want to compromise on attention to detail, immersion and that WOW factor. Darren and I have been hard at work putting ...

$50 Voucher for FRAMED Competition

18/02/2018

QUESTION If only 4-sided shapes count, then what code opens the padlock? ENTRY DETAILS For a chance to win one of 3 vouchers valued at $50 each: 1.   Visit this link and subscribe to our email updates before 28 February 2018. 2.   Enter your answer in the message box. Winning entries will be drawn on 1 March and notified ...

52 Ways Workshop

18/02/2018

Best 1 Day workshop!!!! To top it off – it’s even FREE!! I met Dale Beaumont at a Sydney Hill Business Chamber event last year. Everything he spoke about resonated with me and Dale invited us to attend his 52 Ways Workshop.  Dale runs these a couple of times a year all around Australia.  So there is ...

52 Ways Workshop

18/02/2018

Best 1 Day workshop!!!! To top it off – it’s even FREE!! I met Dale Beaumont at a Sydney Hill Business Chamber event last year. Everything he spoke about resonated with me and Dale invited us to attend his 52 Ways Workshop.  Dale runs these a couple of times a year all around Australia.  So there is ...

Elissa, a happy customer, games mastering her friend's game

GamesMaster for an hour!

11/02/2018

Want to do what I do for an hour? GamesMaster an Escape Room! Elude have an exclusive offer available to room participants,.  If you want to come and watch the game you have already played and see your friends/family experience what you experienced. We already offer the same service to Corporate companies so that Team Leaders, Managers & ...

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Advantages of Buzzshot

04/02/2018

App for Escape Room Owners Buzzshot is a mobile app which links to a database of customers. The first step is to write a waiver which your escape room clients read to ensure they understand the rules of the game. To confirm acceptance the customer enters certain details which the Manager can customise.  All participants are ...

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Benefits of Facebook

29/01/2018

MARKETING With all new businesses getting known within the area is always a challenge.  Marketing is a major key factor.  We have found Social Media especially Facebook to be a great tool and asset to our business. Our first challenge has been educating people on what an Escape Room is.   Which Facebook has helped to us get ...

Julia and Darren at Mission Escape in Plymouth

Working together to Escape

21/01/2018

Tips on how we complete rooms! Darren and I have often been asked tips on how we complete rooms.  So we thought we would give you a few things that have worked well for us.  We are not saying this is the only way it has just helps us get through our 60+ rooms. We learnt very ...

Leanne from Next Level Escape visiting Elude escape rooms

Love this Business – other Escape Rooms not competitors

14/01/2018

I love being in the Escape Room business. When Darren and I decided we were going to do this as a business we started to speak with other owners as we were doing rooms.  We would ask them questions like; why they got into the business? Did they enjoy it?  How long did it take to ...

Julia and Darren Elude Escape Rooms and Cameron Girdlestone at SHBC

Sydney Hills Business Chamber

07/01/2018

Darren and I wanted to say a huge thanks to the Sydney Hills Business Chamber, we joined the Chamber before we even had an office to work from.  We knew that Escape Rooms was a relatively new concept in Australia.  So we thought it would be a good idea to join early to start the ...

A photo of Julia and Darren with a clapperboard and in spy outfits

Evolution of Elude Escape Rooms

31/12/2017

Starting a new business has its challenges, let alone starting one that not many people have heard about before. Darren and Julia started Elude Escape Rooms in May this year whilst on an overseas trip to Europe visiting 7 countries (including locations such as Torquay, London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Paris, Venice, Pisa, Florence, Rome, ...

Elude escape rooms owners Julia and Darren take from their extensive experience of 70+ escape rooms played (many in Europe) and bring it to Sydney.

The vibe of the room was very different to what I had experienced before, with the theme, props and layout being more real and less dramatic and staged. This had a great impact on the overall feel and immersion of the room, making it that bit more fun. Puzzles and perspective were clever, some props and puzzles I had never seen used before, but some flow elements paired with specific instructions caused clashes with knowing what todo and a comfortable natural progression of the room.

All in all I REALLY look forward to their next room after this extremely good first one! Definitely worth the drive!

Ryan W Nicholls

A fresh and unique experience

We loved Perpetual Motion! As escape room junkies (this is around our 30th room) we found it really challenging and not like the typical escape room. Definitely worth checking out and can’t wait to try the new rooms coming soon! Perfect hosts who made the game experience a great one. Thank you!

"melissar18"

A very different escape room!