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July 3, 2018

No Current Contests

We are currently not running any contests at New Mexico Escape Room. Stay tuned to our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) for announcements on upcoming contests.
February 19, 2018

Support Local

Support local! We hear it all the time, but sometimes it’s tough to do, and we don’t always know whether the establishments we frequent are locally owned businesses or not.  Did you know that we have 3 locally owned and operated escape game companies in Albuquerque? NM Escape Room has been around since early 2015, along with Esquape It since late 2015 and Abq Xcape Room since late 2016. All of these games are very different, but very well done. We appreciate the creativity and efforts of our local owners, and are glad to share the industry and this town […]
January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!

We’ve got lots in store for 2018! We are excited to announce the opening in early April of our newest escape game, Bombshell! It will be joining it’s counterpart, Nefertari’s Tomb, located at our facility on 4401 Mcleod Rd NE. This game will start out with an important goal in mind as the mob bosses from crime syndicates all over the city convene to discuss the pressing matter of a shared enemy, Don Bosargio. He’s a quirky eccentric who doesn’t respect the old ways, and is reeking havoc all over the city, disrespecting other crime families, and trespassing on their territories. […]
December 19, 2017

Great Gift Idea

Give the gift of memories! With the big holiday right around the corner, you may feel the pressure to give the ultimate gift. Why not give the ultimate escape room experience? We have made purchasing a gift card to NM Escape Room easy and convenient. Just visit our Gift Certificates Page and purchase your gift in quantities of $25. You will then receive a voucher code that will be used by the gift recipient to book their experience at either location at NM Escape Room on Carlisle Blvd or McLeod Rd. You can also stop by either location during our open […]
November 19, 2017

Linear Vs. Multi-path

Recently I’ve had some conversations with customers regarding their favorite game design styles. Specifically, we were comparing a more linear game play style where one clue leads to the next and so on, vs. a multi path game where the linearity is broken up by multiple steps that ultimately lead to the grand finale. Both styles in my opinion can be fun, but watching customers play over these past few years has made me favor a multi path design over a linear one.    The pros of a linear game are: It’s sometimes easier to make connections and recognize the […]
October 19, 2017

Duel at Dusk

Pull up your boots and get your wits about you! NM Escape Room has designed a new western themed mission based escape scenario, Duel at Dusk, and it’s a great game for the whole family. This escape game has the highest success rate of all of our scenarios, but don’t let that fool you. It’s still a doozy of a puzzle. It is great for first timers, old timers, and everyone who wants to have a hootenanny of a time. Set in a wild western saloon, The Salty Churro, (ask for that back story when you arrive, it’s pretty funny) […]
September 8, 2017
The Blood Map

Farewell to The Blood Map and Hello to…

The Blood Map scenario has had a great run. It was the first scenario that we debuted when we opened back in 2015, and the first scenario that our community got to experience locally. It has been so much more than just a great room. The Blood Map has taught folks that “white equals 7” and that a random bolt isn’t what it seems, to explore every square inch of an escape game, and more importantly, that discovering a hidden room behind a book shelf is one of the best things since sliced bread.    The replacement will be released hopefully […]
August 23, 2017
NM Escape Room Video

NM Escape Room on NM Living

August 8, 2017
Private Bookings NM Escape Room

Public vs. Private

We operated for 2 years having all of our sessions open for booking by groups up to 8 participants. What this means is that if a group of 4 books a scenario, there is the potential that another group of 4 could join them in that same scenario. We did it this way because that was pretty much an industry standard in the United States when we opened. All the various games we played operated under this policy, so we saw nothing wrong with emulating this practice.  We really hadn’t had any negative experiences in either the pairing of strangers in […]
July 8, 2017
NM Escape Room Team Bonding

Team Bonding

I’ve discussed team building, but team bonding is probably more closely in line with what groups typically experience when they attend a work related event at NM Escape Room. Though we do offer team building extras for those groups who are looking to identify areas where their team dynamic needs improvement, but teams also need to just get away and have a good time.    When a work group comes to just have some fun and let off some steam, the ultimate goal is a good time, but the great thing is they are making memories together to look back on.  That is where the bonding […]
June 8, 2017
Nefertari's Tomb NM Escape Room

Nefertari’s Tomb

You voted, and now it’s here! We have spent months hammering, drilling, cutting, painting, foam carving, more painting, wiring, hammering, sawing, did I say painting… oh, and more wiring to get this scenario to look and feel like an Egyptian tomb.    Our build team consisted of 6 to 8 staff members, all of whom put their sweat and tears into making this dream become a reality. They all had a hand in bringing Nefertari’s Tomb to life and in my opinion they did an amazing job.   The tomb is over 600 sq.ft and it consists of 3 main puzzle path chambers and a few […]
May 8, 2017
NM Escape Room's New Location

New Location!

We are expanding in order to bring you newer and bigger escape games! We have already begun renovations of our new location near Jefferson and I-25. The facility will be able to house up to 6 scenarios, a conference room, and a spacious lobby / meeting area. We hope to open doors to the public in June 2017.    Initially we will offer just one scenario, Nefertari’s Tomb, but hope to have a second scenario operating at the new facility by late Fall. We plan to keep the Carlisle facility running for at least  the next few years. This means that by the end of 2017, we will have […]
April 8, 2017
NM Escape Room Staff

Our Creative Team

We have such an artistic staff at NM Escape Room! We employ a seamstress and cosplayer, an actor, a sketch artist, a clown, and another artist who also happens to cosplay. I wanted to highlight New Mexico’s local talent who also happen to have day jobs at your friendly, neighborhood escape room!   Kailah Case aka Case Creative Arts – a local artist who recently graduated from UNM. She paints, sketches, foam carves, and fabricates her costumes and accessories for her cosplay. She does it all, and was especially instrumental in bringing Nefertari’s Tomb to life!    Nicholas Wineman aka Stu Pickles- not local to NM, […]
March 29, 2017
NM Escape Room on New Mexico Homes

NM Escape Room featured on New Mexico Homes

New Mexico Homes, a resource for Albuquerque, NM Real Estate, recently featured us in an article. Read it here: New Mexico Escape Room Challenges Critical Thinking, Logic and More With Creative Live Action Scenarios.
March 8, 2017
NM Escape Room Halloween

Haunted Attraction and Escape Game Trade Show

This month NM Escape Room had the opportunity to attend the Haunted House Association Trade Show in St. Louis, MO.This is and has been the biggest haunted attraction trade show in the U.S. for the past 20 or so years, and now it has taken on the escape game industry. It’s a one stop shop of sorts where vendors, designers, instructors, enthusiasts, and customers can mingle and commerce.    Three members of our NM Escape Room team attended the show and a few seminars to learn and bring back new knowledge and skills to help improve what we bring to the community here in the […]
February 15, 2017
NM Escape Room - The Family Jewels

Now Open! New Escape Room in Albuquerque, NM

February 8, 2017
NM Escape Room and Technology

Technology vs. Lock and Key

There are many, many escape rooms popping up all over the world offering a variety of themes, game play styles, and puzzles. Your traditional – ha, have they really been around long enough to justify the description, traditional?- escape games are largely lock and key based, where clues are hidden or locked up with a combination or key lock of some sort and the players must find the codes to unlock them in order to progress in the game. The theming or settings in these games vary slightly, but are largely an office setting with little immersion factor. That said, these games […]
January 15, 2017
NM Escape Room - The Family Jewels

New Year, New Room!

Sadly, we have decided to retire our Unpublished scenario. It had a good run for a full year. This will make a great deal of folks sad, but that one guy who yelled, “It Sucked!” upon not beating the room will be quite pleased to see it go.    On a happier note, we have a new scenario designed to take its place! We hope to have the build completed by the end of January 2017. This room will include a bit more tech than our other scenarios, but will still offer the challenging puzzles and thematic setting and back story that our fans […]
December 20, 2016
NM Escape Room Famiiy Game Night

Family Game Night 2.0

One of the coolest things we get to witness is families reuniting at our NM Escape Room during the holidays. We see all generations of one family come together to play a game. It is reminiscent of the family board game nights that were popular when I was growing up. I know that families still practice this ritual of fun and togetherness, but in addition to that, they are now playing escape room games. It always warms our hearts to see the grandmother so encouraging and proud of her grand child as he/she puzzles through the escape room game. And to see grandpa directing […]
October 6, 2016
Teambuilding NM Escape Room

Team Building at NM Escape Room

Team building opportunities: something we planned to offer from the inception of this company, but the response has been positively overwhelming! We knew we would need to get the word out about us and this new opportunity for team building in our city, but we weren’t aware of just how great the need was and is for this type of team building. The New Mexico Escape Room is one of the few, local facilities where teams actually have to work together to complete the tasks and puzzles and accomplish a successful room escape (while being locked in a room together, AND within […]
October 1, 2016
NM Escape Room Halloween

Halloween at the Escape Room! No place better!

It’s beginning to get a bit spooky around here! The New Mexico Escape Room’s Cabin scenario-room is the perfect excuse to get the seasonal fright out of your system. This scenario has that creepy, dark feel and also induces some blood curdling screams along the way. On top of the creep factor, the game itself tells the story of the notorious serial killer who goes by the pseudonym, Simon Says. Small pieces of his disturbed life are revealed as you unravel the mystery and unlock his dark secrets. He’s taunted you with a message boasting a latest victim who is […]
August 15, 2016
Back to School NM Escape Room

Back to school! Ugh!

Back to school season is here! Ugh! My kiddos are almost grown, but the back to school season still reminds me of a stressful time. The hustle and bustle begins again with school supplies and clothes shopping, fees for this and that, sports tryouts, and just getting back into the Fall schedule amongst other things… it’s just a busy time. Amidst all this back to school business, we do see an increase in college-aged students and their families attending NM Escape Room. It’s usually a last attempt at some family fun before they return to their colleges and universities most […]
August 1, 2016
NM Escape Room Family Night

Family fun at the NM Escape Room!

Have you ever thought about planning a family outing for your family at the New Mexico Escape Room? Well, before you do, we’d like to share some thoughts…. especially for any ultra-competitive families out there! 😉 When spending an hour locked in a room together, it’s safe to say, that your inner-family dynamics have a lovely way of escaping. If you family is a laugh-loving family, oh dear goodness! Be prepared for laughter galore! If your family is a family that normally argues about everything, then it’s likely you will probably argue about everything in the escape room. Or, maybe you’re […]
July 21, 2016
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