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The Hivemind Escape Podcast

The Hivemind Escape Podcast

By Hivemind Escape Podcast
In this podcast, we discuss our adventures in Escape Rooms, as well as all things Escape Room related.
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Episode Twenty Four - A Home Review: USB Escape....and more!
Hello and welcome back everyone! This episode we talk about USB Escape, and our experience playing it side by side with the lovely NapMonster715. If you're interested in USB Escape, take a listen and hear our opinions!  Head over to NapMonster715 at and purchase USBEscape at #puzzles #escaperooms #escapeenthusiasts
March 26, 2021
Episode Twenty Three - A Home Review: Box One
Happy Valentine's day! Over time we have accumulated so many different escape games to play at home, and we always buy more without playing the ones we have. We've decided to start knocking out these games and reviewing them as episodes.  In this weeks episode we review Box One by Neil Patrick Harris and Theory11. Take a listen to see what we think! #escaperooms #escaperoompodcast #puzzles #couplespodcast
February 15, 2021
Episode Twenty Two - 2020 A Year in Review
Hello and Happy New Year's everyone! On this Episode, we reflect on 2020 and all the amazing things it gave us. 
January 1, 2021
Episode Twenty One - An Interview with USB Escape
Hello everyone, long time no...listen? This episode we had the pleasure of talking to Keith from USB Escape! We get some background on his recently released game, and a whole lot more! If you're looking for a great holiday gift for the enthusiast in your life, (Or Horror buff) check out and purchase Season 1 Episode 1: Owen! Only 14.99 Canadian, (About $12 American) Links:
December 3, 2020
Episode Twenty - Season Opener: The Parent Perspective
Welcome to Season 2 of the Hivemind Escape podcast. This episode we have an interview with our dear friend Steven. He was kind enough to speak to us about all things escape rooms from the perspective of a parent, and an enthusiast! This season we're focusing more on our listeners, and interviewing those we find in the industry that we think need to be able to spread their voice. If you have an interview you'd like to hear, or topics you'd like covered please let us know!
September 21, 2020
Episode Nineteen - 100 Rooms down, 100s of rooms to go!
In this Episode we talk about our 100th room, and reflect back on our time doing escape rooms together. It's been a wild ride, and we love to share every moment with you all! Please send us your recommendations from your local area so we can travel and check them out! #escaperooms #escape #escaperoomenthusiasts #puzzles
July 13, 2020
Episode Eighteen - Return of the Hive
Hello all! It's been awhile since our last episode and we were wanted to get back into the groove of things. With all the changes in the world these days, we wanted to talk about what we've been up to since the Chicagoland area has opened back up (sort of) and our Ultimate Escape ideas! Please feel free to send us your ideas still and we would love to feature some of you on the podcast describing your rooms! 
June 28, 2020
Episode Seventeen - Q&A With Melanie and Tom
Curious to know more about your hosts? In this episode we dive into the 20 questions we've gotten from listeners. We cover topics from our frustrations in escape rooms with each other, to our funniest escape room fiasco! Tune in to catch the winner of the giveaway, and hear all about your hosts! #Escaperooms #EscapeEnthusiasts #EscapeRoomJunkies #HivemindEscape
May 18, 2020
Episode Sixteen - REVIEW: Escape Game Adventure Books
In this episode we are lucky enough to be able to review The Escape Game Adventures books, The Mad Hacker and The Last Dragon. These children's books were sent to us by our friends at Schiffer publishing. We absolutely loved playing these books and would recommend them to anyone with younger players on their team! Details for our Giveaway are located at the end of the episode! Melanie Vives Twitter: Instagram: Remi Prieur  Twitter: Instagram: Disclaimer: This Episode was created after being asked to review these books by the publishing company.
May 4, 2020
Episode Fifteen: Return of the Point and Click
Escaping from home is easy with so many options. In this episode we talk about the two home escapes we have done this week, as well as how to access a list of more! Don't forget to send in your questions to be featured on our 20 questions mini-sode this week!  Links: Unlock Disney Enthusiasts Escape List Nancy Drew escape and more #escaperooms #escaperoomenthusiasts #quarantinelife #escapefromhome #disney #escape #hivemindescape
April 20, 2020
Episode Fourteen - Escape This Boredom
On this weeks episode, we cover the digital experiences we've been using to fill the void! Please check out these games, as they're a fantastic substitution for our beloved hobby. Games include: The Room 1 2 & 3 Tales of Escape The Escaper Tick Tock: A Tale for Two #escaperooms #escapeenthusiast #socialdistancingtips #quarantinelife #hivemindescape
March 30, 2020
Episode Thirteen - What Happened to Twelve?
Hello everybody! This weeks episode goes over the craziness that is happening in the world with COVID-19 and what you can do to break the monotony. We explain what really did happen to Episode Twelve, and offer up a fun way for us all to give back to the community we love so much.  Make sure you send us your favorite local games on Twitter and Instagram, as well as show us/tell us what you're doing to keep sane during quarantine!  #escaperooms #escapepodcasts #escapeenthusiast #escapethisvirus
March 23, 2020
Episode Eleven - Escape Chicago
In this Episode, we cover our top 5 favorite rooms inside the city, and just outside the city. We hope this list will help everyone find some good rooms, and if traveling be able to enjoy our great city and the rooms it has to offer! In the City Zodiac - Fox in a Box (01:14) Railcar - Escape Artistry (04:10) Save the Queen - Team VS. Time (07:45) Escape the 90's - The Quandary (10:10) Gold Rush - The Escape Game (14:30) Outside the City Gameshow - Escape Factor, Forest Park (18:25) Cabin of Dr. Bishop - Southside Escape, Oak Lawn (21:53) High Noon - Escape hOur Room, Bolingbrook (26:49) Towering Inferno - Odyssey Escape, Schaumburg (30:25) Puppet Theater - Escape the Room, Oakbrook (35:00) Top rooms inside/out (38:31) Hopefully these recommendations help! #escapegame #chicago #escapechicago #escaperooms #puzzles
March 9, 2020
Episode Ten - Escape the Modern Classroom
In this weeks episode we talk about our trip to C2E2 in Chicago, and the amazing Escape Rooms in Education panel discussion we were able to attend.  Check out the links below for some of the content we talked about and the panel provided today.
March 2, 2020
Episode Nine - Three Escape Enthusiasts Walk Into a Podcast
This weeks episode brings us a special guest! Errol from the Room Escape Divas joins us for a wonderful conversation about himself, and his upcoming PUZZLE HUNT! Tune in to learn all about Errol's beginnings as well as behind the scenes on the making of and administration of a puzzle hunt. Follow Errol at @Elumir on Twitter and @MyNeighborErrol on Instagram, or head on over to his website. The 2020 Cryptex hunt can be found at this website, register and get ready to read! You can hear more from the Room Escape Divas by visiting their page below.
February 24, 2020
Episode Eight - The Games That Built Us
In this weeks episode we take a trip down memory lane and talk about all those lovely games that made us who we are. We throw it back to books we read as kids, and segue into some of those guilty pleasure point and click games from our younger years. This weeks episode was cut short for time, but you can count on us thinking of more games and nostalgic T.V. shows/Movies we loved growing up (and still love today)
February 17, 2020
Episode Seven - Free-bees
Hello everyone! In this episode we talk about the concept of freebies in the escape room community. Ones we've seen, and what are thoughts are on them as a whole! Respond to us on our social media accounts, Hivemind_Escape, or on Facebook at Hivemind Escape! 
February 10, 2020
Episode Six - R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to...a good room
In this episode we cover a topic that should be first and foremost on everyone's mind...What makes a good game master, and what makes a good player? We dive into our opinions on the top tips for game masters and players alike. Please send in what you think makes a good game master and player! Happy Superbowl! Go puppies!
February 2, 2020
Episode Five - Rewind: Birmingham
In this episode, we talk about everything Brummie. We absolutely loved our time in Birmingham, and are sad to wrap up our England Rewind series. In the future we will have some more Rewind episodes about other trips. We hope you enjoyed hearing about our trip, and look forward to next time!
January 27, 2020
Episode Four - The Date Escape
In this episode of the Hivemind Escape podcast, we talk about dating and escape rooms. We touch on things like, how we get through rooms as a couple and still want to talk to each other after, what it was like doing an escape room double date, and we touch on a new idea we have for recurring segments, THE SCIENCE OF ESCAPE! Check out what we think is our best episode yet!
January 20, 2020
Episode Three - Rewind: Stratford-Upon-Avon
Welcome back listeners! In Episode three of The Hivemind Escape Podcast: Rewind Series, we continue our discussion of rooms across the pond, and their differences. We expand upon some controversial aspects we've come across, as well as detail our thoughts for future episodes.
January 13, 2020
Episode Two - Rewind: London
Welcome back listeners! In Episode two of The Hivemind Escape Podcast: Rewind Series, we talk about our trip to England and how different the rooms across the pond are. This episode focuses on our time in London! Website
January 6, 2020
Episode One - An introduction is in order
Welcome to Episode one of our Escape Room Podcast! In this episode, we discuss why we made the podcast and our first rooms!
December 29, 2019