I am a part owner of Conundrum Escapes in Garner, NC and EXIT Santa Cruz in California. I have conducted research on players’ experiences in escape room, in particular feelings of surprise and challenge. Here’s the first report based on that data.
We are also exploring group interactions and team success based on what we call Escape Room Style, which is composed of three dimensions: Leadership, Collaboration, and Need for Cognition.
If you’re part of a student organization in the Raleigh, NC area, please contact us at Conundrum Escapes to play our escape rooms for free and contribute to the development of this research!