Digital escape rooms, scavenger hunts, and similar games can be played wherever you go. They’re not as immersive as a physical escape room for obvious reasons, but they’re perfect if you need to scratch your puzzle-solving itch right now. Some can even be more challenging than a real escape room.
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“Only Connect” PowerPoint Games
I’ve had a lot of fun making these Only Connect games. They are contained within PowerPoint slideshows, so you can be a host with friends or play alone. They are based off the British quiz show Only Connect.
Christmas Escape Rooms
Here are two examples of video-based escape rooms:
Here’s a teaser for a series of private videos you can access on YouTube to help solve a Christmas creature mystery. Instead of opening locks and boxes, you click the link to the answer you think is right.
In this free virtual Christmas escape room, all answers are entered into this form. There are 16 games hidden in the video and in its description.
1950s Valentine – Clickable Puzzle Game
In this one, I need your help opening boxes from the 1950s as a Valentine’s gift to my grandma Jane!
We’re in the process of creating more games in this style, as well as internet-wide scavenger hunts and other digital games. We’re also working on making a master list of the best digital escape rooms from all over the internet, which we’ll list here.