CRE Breaks in to the Escape Room Trend

ANJEE SOLANKI | February 5, 2019

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Believe it or not, the latest CRE phenomenon in the experience economy isn’t as ‘new’ as you think. The very first escape room game was invented in 2007 by the publisher of the free paper SCRAP, Takao Kato. Kato’s live Escape Room, inspired by the Crimson Room video game created by Toshimitsu Takagi, engages people in immersive entertainment. Since then, escape room creators have developed the concept with its intricate sets of clues, puzzles and riddles for enthusiasts all over the world, with themed games offered in Hungary, Poland and the UK and sparking professional leagues in competitive markets like China and Russia. Today, they’re popping up in properties throughout the U.S.

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