This is the most insightful article on escape rooms that I’ve read in well-known media.
There are few desires more deeply human than the desire to escape whatever reality you’re in. The problem is not the details of any particular life — and the nicer your life is, the more resources you have to escape it — but rather the limits of being a person. You are stuck with you. It is a precondition of existence, like the need to pee.
Crooked Key owners Paul and Nicole DeCrette have had the privilege of meeting and hearing many of the folks quoted in the article speak at one the the past four annual escape room conferences we’ve attended. (Yes, they have those!). Give it a read at Vox.