Consulting Services

We provide a variety of packages for your consideration:

Please review the full specs of our different consulting packages below. You may inquire about pricing by filling out this form to request additional information.

We offer multi-room discounts for each package (must be planned for the same day).

 

Game Master Training

Do you have some new GMs at your facility or some veterans who need a bit of a refresher course?
Consider this package as a “mystery shopper” experience to train your GMs.

The ERG will:

  • Play the room (either ourselves or by members of our team) to test how well your Game Masters moderate the room, provide hints/clues, answer questions, and overall provide for a great experience.
  • Provide a report as to the positives and negatives of the experience and suggestions to correct or enhance the experience.

 

Video Walkthrough

Are you about to close down/sunset a room? Do you want a video of the experience as a keepsake (so that you don’t repeat puzzles or clues in future rooms) or to include with the blueprints to sell to other escape room companies?
Consider this package to provide you with a history of what the room experience was like.

The ERG will:

  • Play the room (if we have not done the room already, we’ll play it blind to get the experience first) wearing two GoPro cameras. We will splice the videos together and sync the audio to give you a dual perspective video as to how the room should progress from start to finish. This includes your GM briefing, storyline, and any final close out information your GM provides after someone completes or fails the room (or both!).
  • Provide commentary as to the highlights of the room, alternative suggestions for puzzles/clues, and the addition of red herrings (if applicable).

 

Room Review Package

Have you gotten some bad reviews, or maybe your bookings have decreased?This package is meant for rooms that have already been established and are open to the public.

The ERG will:

  • Play the room to determine what the experience is like:
    • We will take one GoPro video per ERG (this is a gameplay video) to use in the creation of the report
      • Non-disclosure agreements will be signed by the ERG to ensure that the videos are not made public.
    • We will bring a team to test your maximum capacity
  • Provide a written, detailed report with recommendations for improving the room experience
    • Story line improvements
    • Clue improvements
    • Ebb/flow
    • Edit puzzles (i.e. recommendations on replacing types of locks)
    • Participant capacity recommendation
    • Time recommendation
    • Include our team’s feedback to give you a more well-rounded review
  • Establish a follow up meeting on-site to go over the full report (up to 2 hours)
    • Recommendations on Game Master rating (add-on if applicable)
    • Recommendations on designing your leaderboard
  • Provide a written review on the ERG website
    • Note: the room will be reviewed as it was first played; an additional review may be conducted depending on how different the room is after any recommendations are implemented
    • This will include our standard promotions of the review through the ERG social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.)
  • Boost the review (paid service) on Facebook

 

Playtest Review Package

Maximize your room launch!
This package is meant for rooms that have been developed and built, but have not yet opened to the public.

The ERG will:

  • Include all items in Room Review Package listed above
  • Provide walkthrough/gameplay (GoPro video) footage and review this with you at the meeting
  • Include suggestions for marketing ideas (additional cost that may be added-on)
  • Have a different ERG team conduct a final playtest (if recommendations are implemented) and provide an updated report (additional per hour cost after 2 hours)

 

Blueprint Review Package

Get feedback before you build!
This package is meant for rooms that have a theme and storyline, draft blueprints, and basic setup (planned clues, puzzles and locks), but have not yet been built/constructed.

The ERG will:

  • Review your storyline, game walkthrough, physical blueprints, clues/puzzles/locks, and expected build-out
    • Non-disclosure agreement will be signed by the ERG
  • Provide recommendations for pre-room marketing ideas such as coming soon videos, recommended opening month discounts, etc. (additional cost that may be added on)
  • Have an ERG team play the room once it is built to determine what the experience is like:
    • We will take one GoPro video (this is a gameplay video) to use in the creation of the report
      • Non-disclosure agreements will be signed by the ERG to ensure that the videos are not made public.
    • We will bring a team to test your maximum capacity
  • Provide a written, detailed report with recommendations for improving the room experience
    • Story line improvements
    • Clue improvements
    • Ebb/flow
    • Edit puzzles (i.e. recommendations on replacing types of locks)
    • Participant capacity recommendation
    • Time recommendation
    • Include our team’s feedback to give you a more well-rounded review
  • Establish a follow up meeting on-site to go over the full report (up to 2 hours)
    • Recommendations on Game Master rating (add-on if applicable)
    • Recommendations on designing your leaderboard
  • Provide a written review on the ERG website by guest reviewers from our team
    • Note: the room will be reviewed as it was first played, but will be updated with any recommendations that were taken
    • This will include our standard promotions of the review through the ERG social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.)
  • Boost the review (paid service) on Facebook

 

Room Design Package

Need a hand in designing the flow of the room based on an established storyline and theme?
This package is meant for rooms that are in the initial concept stage, but have not had the blueprint or puzzles/clues/locks selected. This does include the creation of the storyline or theme (see Full Design Package below).

The ERG will:

  • Conduct a brainstorming session (up to 5 hours) to design the flow of room (puzzles, possibly hardware) (additional hours are at an hourly rate)
  • Conduct two additional meetings prior to build to flesh out final plans (each meeting 2 hrs; additional hours billed at per hour cost)
  • Review build-out comparison to blueprint (ERG to be notified if there’s any deviation from blueprint to help ensure flow of the room is still in good standing; includes 1 hour of consulting in case issues arise)
  • Ready its team to play test the room 
    • ERG Team will playtest the room at ERG-recommended team size (with video)
    • The ERG will shoulder surf your Game Masters during the playtest
  • Provide report based on ERG Team feedback and video evidence
  • Create room preview video showcasing the facility and release on all ERG social media channels (can include interview with owners)
  • Facility will provide market research on this theme in your business plan prior to the brainstorming meeting.
  • Room will be co-branded “in collaboration with the Escape Room Guys” on facility website and all marketing promotions.

 

Full Design Package

Need a full room planned and developed?
This package is meant for the ERG to help create plans for a full room experience from start to finish (ERG will not conduct the actual build-out).

The ERG will:

  • Include everything in the Room Design Package listed above
  • Create a theme and storyline
  • Conduct market research on similar themes in a 50 mile radius of your location