The Secret Room at the New Year’s Eve Party

A printable New Year’s Eve escape room for kids and families you can easily set up at home.

$20 CAD, includes written & photo set up instructions & all files for 10 puzzles, 10 hint cards, 5 QR code locks, 5 paper key locks & 5 paper keys.

Instant download after purchase. Printable files to set up your own escape room at home for your kids or family. Includes 10 puzzles, 5 paper key locks & 5 QR code locks. Find out if your code is correct using a google form after scanning the QR code with your camera app on your phone.

The Secret Room at the New Year’s Eve Party – an escape room theme especially for kids who love New Year’s Eve!

All printable puzzles, detailed written instructions & photo instructions are included in the digital files.

10 escape room puzzles designed for kids & families. Any number of players but you will get more turns to do something in a smaller group. Game play is about 30-60 minutes but will vary depending on previous escape room experience.

Hint cards are included. These are totally optional but might make it easier for the kids to work independently without any adult assistance. Or if you are playing with the kids & do not want to see the solution by accident when looking on the parent hint/solution page.

Clear step by step set up instructions included in written form & with photos.

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NO LOCKS REQUIRED
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*All locks are made of paper.
*Some are QR codes you scan with your smart phone camera app to go to a google form where you will have to enter the correct code to unlock the box.
*Some are matching paper keys to paper locks.

**NOTE**
You  are welcome to replace paper locks with real locks as long as they are programmed to the exact same code as the paper locks. Real key locks can replace paper keys.

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The Secret Room at the New Year’s Eve Party
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Home Escape Game Rules
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1. Only search in places when you are told to do so. You don’t want to accidentally find a key or clue too early.

2. If an object (box, bag, envelope, door etc.) has a paper lock on it (key locks or QR code locks), you must get the lock open before opening the object.

3. To open a box (or other object) with a picture of a key, you need to find the paper key that looks EXACTLY the same. Once you have the matching key, you can open the box that has the same key.

4. To unlock QR code locks scan the QR code with your phone’s camera app & click the link to a google form. You can enter your code in the form to see if it’s correct. Once it’s correct, you can open the box.

5. Stay in the game play area. The person who set up the game can tell you which room or rooms the game play area includes.

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MISSION:
The Secret Room at the New Year’s Eve Party
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It’s New Year’s Eve and you are with all your friends and family at the annual Goodyear Manor New Year’s Eve party. While exploring the mansion, some of you go into the library. A special book catches your eye, “The Countdown.” You go to pull it off the shelf but as soon as you move it a secret door pops open! Your group goes in to check out this hidden space and before you know it, the door closes behind you. It’s dark, but a sign lights up with the words “Solve these puzzles before midnight, or stay forever”. Will you be able to escape?

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You will need this to play the game:
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1. One smart phone with internet connection.

Star Rating

The faster you finish the game, the more stars you get!

< 30 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30-45 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
45-60 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️
60+ min = ⭐️⭐️
Gave up = ⭐️

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You will need this to set up:
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1. Printer with colour ink & white printer paper
2. Scissors or Paper Cutter
3. Tape
4. 10 empty boxes, bags, envelopes, pencil cases, suitcases, doors to rooms/cabinets (to lock up & hide clues inside). Any size will work as paper can be folded to fit inside.

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You will be hiding paper keys in the following places.
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These items can all be in the same room OR you can spread them out around the house.

1. Popcorn Bowl (any size, with or without popcorn in it)
2. Table (any size)
3. Door (room or cupboard door will work)
4. Hat (any kind)
5. Mat

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HINTS: 2 ways to play
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There are 2 ways to get hints while trying to complete this escape room adventure.

1. Someone is the game master (usually parent, teacher or other adult or older teen). The game master uses the hint/solution sheet provided in the instructions to give hints along the way if needed. The hints can be as big or small as you choose.
2. Use the included hint cards. Adults or older kids may need to read the hint out loud for those who can’t read.
If kids are stuck on a puzzle, they flip over the matching hint card to get a hint on how to solve the puzzle. The exact solution is NOT given.
* Only use a hint card when you are REALLY stuck & everyone in the group agrees to use one.
* Maybe make a rule that you can only use a hint after spending at least 5 or 10 minutes on the puzzle.

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Puzzle solutions included so a parent can give hints if necessary.
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Halloween Treat Street (for kids age 5-7)

$20 CAD, includes written & photo set up instructions & all files for 10 puzzles, 10 hint cards, 5 QR code locks, 5 paper key locks & 5 paper keys.

Instant download after purchase. Printable files to set up your own escape room at home for your kids or family. Includes 10 puzzles, 5 paper key locks & 5 QR code locks. Find out if your code is correct using a google form after scanning the QR code with your camera app on your phone.

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MISSION: Halloween Treat Street (for Ages 5-7)
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You and your friends are out trick-or-treating when you come across an extra spooky house. You are brave enough to go to the door but didn’t know it is Witch Willa’s house. She opens the door and grabs your candy bags and hides them in her safe. She tells you the only way to get your candy back is to fill up HER bag with eight mystery treats from the houses on this street. It’s not as easy as it sounds because each treat is locked up and you need to figure out how to get to them.

Can you fill Witch Willa’s bag with the eight mystery treats and deliver them to her so you can get your candy out of her safe?

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WHAT IS INCLUDED & AGES
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All printable puzzles, paper keys/locks, hint cards, detailed written instructions & photo instructions are included in the digital files.

10 puzzles designed for kids & families. Any number of players but you will get more turns to do something in a smaller group. Game play is about 30-60 minutes but will vary depending on previous escape room experience.

Age 3-4 might need some adult assistance or hints along the way.
Age 5-7 should be able to do this with very little to no adult assistance.
Age 8+ will probably find this one too easy.

Hint cards are included. These are totally optional but might make it fun if the kid wants to ask for a hint. Parents helping out shouldn’t need the hints to help out.

You are purchasing a digital download to print at home with regular paper & a colour printer.

Clear step by step set up instructions included in written form & with photos.

Halloween Treat Street – an escape room theme especially for kids who love Halloween!

Add Halloween candy for extra fun!

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NO LOCKS REQUIRED
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*All locks are made of paper.
*Some are QR codes you scan with your smart phone camera app to go to a google form where you will have to enter the correct code to unlock the box.
*Some are matching paper keys to paper locks.

**NOTE**
You  are welcome to replace paper locks with real locks as long as they are programed to the exact same code as the paper locks. Real key locks can replace paper keys.

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Home Escape Game Rules
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1. Only search in places when you are told to do so. You don’t want to accidentally find a key or clue too early.

2. If an object (box, bag, envelope, door etc.) has a paper lock on it (key locks or QR code locks), you must get the lock open before opening the object.

3. To open a box (or other object) with a picture of a key, you need to find the paper key that looks EXACTLY the same. Once you have the matching key, you can open the box that has the same key.

4. To unlock QR code locks scan the QR code with your phone’s camera app & click the link to a google form. You can enter your code in the form to see if it’s correct. Once it’s correct, you can open the box.

5. Stay in the game play area. The person who set up the game can tell you which room or rooms the game play area includes.

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You will need this to play the game:
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1. One smart phone with internet connection.

Star Rating

The faster you finish the game, the more stars you get!

< 30 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30-45 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
45-60 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️
60+ min = ⭐️⭐️
Gave up = ⭐️

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You will need this to set up:
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1. Printer with colour ink & white printer paper
2. Scissors
3. OPTIONAL – Paper Cutter – to cut the puzzles faster than scissors.
4. Tape
5. Gluestick (tape or stapler would also work)
6. 10 empty boxes, bags, envelopes, pencil cases, suitcases, doors to rooms/cabinets (to lock up & hide clues inside). Any size will work as paper can be folded to fit inside.
7. OPTIONAL: Candy! You can choose to put any type of candy in any or all of the boxes for kids to find as they are playing the game.

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You will be hiding paper keys in the following places.
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These items can all be in the same room OR you can spread them out around the house.

1. Mat (door mat, bath mat or small area rug)
2. Cat (fake cat or paper cut out*)
3. Mug
4. Stuffed Paper Pumpkin made using one of the printed puzzles.
5. Table (any size)

*If you are not playing this at Halloween time or you just don’t have a cat decoration you can use a printed picture of a cat (included in the file: HalloweenTreatStreetPUZZLES) or any item that has a picture of a cat like tins or any decorations with cat images.

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HINTS – 2 ways to play
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There are 2 ways to get hints while trying to complete this escape room adventure.

1. Someone is the game master (usually parent, teacher or other adult or older teen). The game master uses the hint/solution sheet provided in the instructions to give hints along the way if needed. The hints can be as big or small as you choose.
2. Use the included hint cards so little to no adult involvement is necessary.
If kids are stuck on a puzzle, they flip over the matching hint card to get a hint on how to solve the puzzle. The exact solution is NOT given.
* Only use a hint card when you are REALLY stuck & everyone in the group agrees to use one.
* Maybe make a rule that you can only use a hint after spending at least 5 or 10 minutes on the puzzle.

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Set up the Escape Game
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** Be sure to complete EVERY step or the game won’t work. 
** You can use any room or multiple rooms. You can choose where you hide keys & locked boxes.

STEP 1: Prepare the printed materials.
1. Print all pages of the HalloweenTreatStreetPUZZLES. (22 pages)
 – you do not need to print the cat picture if you already have a cat to hide the key
 – you do not need to print the hint cards page if you don’t want to use them or will use a game master instead
2. Cut out the 10 paper locks, 5 paper keys & 10 hint cards.
3. Cut on the dotted lines to split pages into multiple puzzles or pieces for puzzles. (7pages have dotted lines)
4. PREPARE THE STUFFED PUMPKIN: 
(see photo instructions to see what this looks like)
1. Cut out both large pumpkins close to the edge of the image. Keep the scraps for stuffing.
2. Glue the edges of the pumpkin 3/4’s of the way around to prepare it for stuffing. You could tape or staples if you don’t have gluestick.
3. Put these 2 items inside the pumpkin:
1. Paper pumpkin key
2. Crumple up scraps from 2 pumpkin cut outs to use as stuffing
4. Glue the rest of the way around the pumpkin edge to seal it up. Players will need to rip the pumpkin open to find the key inside.

STEP 2: Set up hint cards (if using them):

1. Fold backwards on the solid line so you can put the words face down on the table & the word HINT & the Puzzle # will pop up.
2. Put all 10 hint cards face down on a table in the play area.

STEP 3: Hide the keys in these specific places.

The play area can include as many rooms as you like. (Living room, kitchen, boot room, front door area, bedroom, etc..)
NOTE: Do NOT put these items inside a room that you are “locking” with a paper lock unless you are sure the room will already be unlocked when the players need the item.

1. Mat – hide the purple vampire paper key under any mat in the play area.
2. Cat – hide the white ghost paper key behind/under a fake cat or paper cut out cat.
3. Mug – hide the green monster paper key in any mug in the play area.
4. Stuffed paper Pumpkin – the orange pumpkin paper key should already be hidden inside the stuffed paper pumpkin as instructed above in STEP 1.
5. Table – tape the white/orange mummy paper key under any table in the play area.

STEP 4: Put the puzzles in the boxes/bags & lock them up.
Detailed instructions included in PDF download.

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Puzzle solutions included so a parent can give hints if necessary.
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Escape Room for Kids – Pumpkin Heist

Escape Room for Kids - Pumpkin Heist (Halloween)

A printable Halloween escape room for kids and families you can easily set up at home.

$20 CAD, includes written & photo set up instructions & all files for 10 puzzles, 10 hint cards, 5 QR code locks, 5 paper key locks & 5 paper keys.

Instant download after purchase. Printable files to set up your own escape room at home for your kids or family. Includes 10 puzzles, 5 paper key locks & 5 QR code locks. Find out if your code is correct using a google form after scanning the QR code with your camera app on your phone.

Pumpkin Heist – an escape room theme especially for kids who love Halloween!

Add CANDY for more Halloween fun!

All printable puzzles, detailed written instructions & photo instructions are included in the digital files.

10 escape room puzzles designed for kids & families. Any number of players but you will get more turns to do something in a smaller group. Game play is about 30-60 minutes but will vary depending on previous escape room experience.

Hint cards are included. These are totally optional but might make it easier for the kids to work independently without any adult assistance. Or if you are playing with the kids & do not want to see the solution by accident when looking on the parent hint/solution page.

Clear step by step set up instructions included in written form & with photos.

===========================================
NO LOCKS REQUIRED
===========================================

*All locks are made of paper.
*Some are QR codes you scan with your smart phone camera app to go to a google form where you will have to enter the correct code to unlock the box.
*Some are matching paper keys to paper locks.

**NOTE**
You  are welcome to replace paper locks with real locks as long as they are programmed to the exact same code as the paper locks. Real key locks can replace paper keys.

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Pumpkin Heist – 
Home Escape Room for Kids Rules
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1. Only search in places when you are told to do so. You don’t want to accidentally find a key or clue too early.

2. If an object (box, bag, envelope, door etc.) has a paper lock on it (key locks or QR code locks), you must get the lock open before opening the object.

3. To open a box (or other object) with a picture of a key, you need to find the paper key that looks EXACTLY the same. Once you have the matching key, you can open the box that has the same key.

4. To unlock QR code locks scan the QR code with your phone’s camera app & click the link to a google form. You can enter your code in the form to see if it’s correct. Once it’s correct, you can open the box.

5. Stay in the game play area. The person who set up the game can tell you which room or rooms the game play area includes.

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MISSION: Pumpkin Heist
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Mel Skellington holds an amazing contest every October. She hides a pumpkin somewhere on her property filled with cash. Teams are invited to try to find this pumpkin. If you think this sounds easy don’t be fooled! There are tricks and traps along the way. Some teams go in, but never make it out… If you are successful, you get to keep the cash. If you take too long, watch out for Halloween ghouls and ghosts! Are you up for the challenge?

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You will need this to play the game:
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1. One smart phone with internet connection.
2. OPTIONAL: a pencil may help with some puzzles if you want to write something down.

Star Rating

The faster you finish the game, the more stars you get!

< 30 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30-45 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
45-60 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️
60+ min = ⭐️⭐️
Gave up = ⭐️

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You will need this to set up:
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1. Printer with colour ink & white printer paper
2. Scissors
3. OPTIONAL – Paper Cutter – this will help you cut the puzzle faster than scissors.
4. Tape
5. Gluestick (tape or stapler would also work)
6. 10 empty boxes, bags, envelopes, pencil cases, suitcases, doors to rooms/cabinets (to lock up & hide clues inside). Any size will work as paper can be folded to fit inside.
7. OPTIONAL: Candy! You can choose to put any type of candy in any or all of the boxes for kids to find as they are playing the game.

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You will be hiding paper keys in the following places.
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These items can all be in the same room OR you can spread them out around the house. For example, the shoe can stay at your home entrance.

1. Bat (fake bat or paper cut out*)
2. Chair (any kind)
3. Table (any size)
4. Paper Pumpkin pouch made using one of the printed puzzles.
5. Light of some sort (flashlight, lamp, nightlight or decoration that lights up)

*If you are not playing this at Halloween time or you just don’t have a bat decoration you can use a printed picture of a bat (included in the file: PumpkinHeistHINTS-EXTRA) or any item that has a picture of a bat like tins or any decorations with bat images.

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Puzzle solutions included so a parent can give hints if necessary.
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The Case of the Missing Bunny

$20 CAD, includes written & photo set up instructions & all files for 10 puzzles, 10 hint cards, 5 QR code locks, 5 paper key locks & 5 paper keys.

Instant download after purchase. Printable files to set up your own escape room at home for your kids or family. Includes 10 puzzles, 5 paper key locks & 5 QR code locks. Find out if your code is correct using a google form after scanning the QR code with your camera app on your phone.

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MISSION: The Case of the Missing Bunny
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Have you heard the news?

The Easter Bunny is missing! Detective C.Arrot has found some clues but needs help piecing together the puzzle. Can you use your detective skills to help him find the Easter Bunny?

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WHAT IS INCLUDED & AGES
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All printable puzzles, paper keys/locks, hint cards, detailed written instructions & photo instructions are included in the digital files.

10 puzzles designed for kids & families. Any number of players but you will get more turns to do something in a smaller group. Game play is about 30-60 minutes but will vary depending on previous escape room experience.

Age 3-4 might need some adult assistance or hints along the way.
Age 5-7 should be able to do this with very little to no adult assistance.
Age 8+ will probably find this one too easy.

Hint cards are included. These are totally optional but might make it fun if the kid wants to ask for a hint. Parents helping out shouldn’t need the hints to help out.

You are purchasing a digital download to print at home with regular paper & a colour printer.

Clear step by step set up instructions included in written form & with photos.

Add Easter treats or Easter baskets for extra fun!

===========================================
NO LOCKS REQUIRED
===========================================

*All locks are made of paper.
*Some are QR codes you scan with your smart phone camera app to go to a google form where you will have to enter the correct code to unlock the box.
*Some are matching paper keys to paper locks.

**NOTE**
You  are welcome to replace paper locks with real locks as long as they are programmed to the exact same code as the paper locks. Real key locks can replace paper keys.

===========================================
Home Escape Game Rules
===========================================

1. Only search in places when you are told to do so. You don’t want to accidentally find a key or clue too early.

2. If an object (box, bag, envelope, door etc.) has a paper lock on it (key locks or QR code locks), you must get the lock open before opening the object.

3. To open a box (or other object) with a picture of a key, you need to find the paper key that looks EXACTLY the same. Once you have the matching key, you can open the box that has the same key.

4. To unlock QR code locks scan the QR code with your phone’s camera app & click the link to a google form. You can enter your code in the form to see if it’s correct. Once it’s correct, you can open the box.

5. Stay in the game play area. The person who set up the game can tell you which room or rooms the game play area includes.

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You will need this to play the game:
===========================================

1. One smart phone with internet connection.
Star Rating

The faster you finish the game, the more stars you get!

< 30 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30-45 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
45-60 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️
60+ min = ⭐️⭐️
Gave up = ⭐️

===========================================
You will need this to set up:
===========================================

1. Printer with colour ink & white printer paper
2. Scissors
3. Tape
4. 10 empty boxes, bags, gift bags, pencil cases, suitcases, doors to rooms/cabinets (to lock up & hide clues inside). Any size will work as paper can be folded to fit inside.

5. OPTIONAL: Easter Candy! You can choose to put some Easter candy in any or all of the boxes for kids to find as they are playing the game.

6. OPTIONAL: Easter Basket! Since this theme is about finding the missing Easter baskets you could hide an Easter basket filled with treats in the last box with the “you win” message.

**Set up will take about an hour. Allow more time if this is your first escape room set up or if you plan to do extra decorating. Set up may be faster if you have set up one of our escape rooms before.

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You will be hiding paper keys in the following places.
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These items can all be in the same room OR you can spread them out around the house.

1. Table (any size)
2. Lunch Box (any kind)
3. Chair (any kind)
4. Cup (any kind)
5. Hat (any kind)

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HINTS – 2 ways to play
===================================================

1. Someone is the game master (usually parent, teacher or other adult or older teen). The game master uses the hint/solution sheet provided in the instructions to give hints along the way if needed. The hints can be as big or small as you choose.
2. Use the included hint cards so little to no adult involvement is necessary.
If kids are stuck on a puzzle, they flip over the matching hint card to get a hint on how to solve the puzzle. The exact solution is NOT given.
* Only use a hint card when you are REALLY stuck & everyone in the group agrees to use one.
* Maybe make a rule that you can only use a hint after spending at least 5 or 10 minutes on the puzzle.

===================================================
Set up the Escape Game
===================================================

** Be sure to complete EVERY step or the game won’t work. 
** You can use any room or multiple rooms. You can choose where you hide keys & locked boxes.

STEP 1: Prepare the printed materials.

1. Print all pages of The Case of the Missing Bunny PUZZLES. (23 pages)
2. Cut out the 10 paper locks, 5 paper keys & 10 hint cards.
3. Cut on the dotted lines to split pages into multiple puzzles or pieces for puzzles. (5 pages have dotted lines) 
DO NOT cut the dotted lines on the page that says Puzzle 6.
4. Cut out along the edge of the coloured eggs with individual letters to make 9 separate eggs.
5. Cut out the small blue squares by cutting on the white lines. These will be bingo chips for one of the puzzles.
6. Cut out the 5 circles with carrots along the edge of the circle.
7. Cut the phone book out along the edges & fold the paper in half to make it look like a real phone book.

STEP 2: Set up hint cards (if using them):

1. Fold backwards on the solid line so you can put the words face down on the table & the word HINT & the Puzzle # will pop up.
2. Put all 10 hint cards face down on a table in the play area.

STEP 3: Hide the keys in these specific places.

The play area can include as many rooms as you like. (Living room, kitchen, boot room, front door area, bedroom, etc..)

NOTE: Do NOT put these items inside a room that you are “locking” with a paper lock unless you are sure the room will already be unlocked when the players need the item.

1. Table – tape the blue egg paper key under a table located in the play area.
2. Lunch Box – hide the brown triangle paper key inside a lunch box & place it somewhere in the play area.
3. Chair – tape the pink star paper key under a chair in the play area.
4. Cup – hide the yellow square paper key inside a cup & place it somewhere in the play area.
5. Hat – hide the purple X paper key under a hat & place it somewhere in the play area.

STEP 4: Put the puzzles in the boxes/bags & lock them up.
Detailed instructions included in PDF download.

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Puzzle solutions included so a parent can give hints if necessary.
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Basket Bandit

$20 CAD, includes written & photo set up instructions & all files for 10 puzzles, 10 hint cards, 5 QR code locks, 5 paper key locks & 5 paper keys.

Instant download after purchase. Printable files to set up your own escape room at home for your kids or family. Includes 10 puzzles, 5 paper key locks & 5 QR code locks. Find out if your code is correct using a google form after scanning the QR code with your camera app on your phone.

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MISSION: Basket Bandit
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Breaking news!

It’s Easter morning & all the Easter baskets have gone missing! Reports from all over the world state children are waking & finding a note that says “Ha Ha! I have locked up your Easter basket! The only way to get it back is by solving the puzzles I have set up to secure them. If you take too long, I get to keep them…. From the Easter Basket Bandit”

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WHAT IS INCLUDED & AGES
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All printable puzzles, paper keys/locks, hint cards, detailed written instructions & photo instructions are included in the digital files.

10 puzzles designed for kids & families. Any number of players but you will get more turns to do something in a smaller group. Game play is about 30-60 minutes but will vary depending on previous escape room experience.

Age 4-5 will need adult assistance but will still have lots of fun.
Age 6-8 will need some adult assistance or hints along the way.
Age 9-13 should be able to do this with very little to no adult assistance.
Age 12-15 should need no adult assistance but everyone is different so you don’t know for sure.

Hint cards are included. These are totally optional but might make it easier for the kids to work independently without any adult assistance. Or if you are playing with the kids & do not want to see the solution by accident when looking on the parent hint/solution page.

You are purchasing a digital download to print at home with regular paper & a colour printer.

Clear step by step set up instructions included in written form & with photos.

Add Easter treats or Easter baskets for extra fun!

===========================================
NO LOCKS REQUIRED
===========================================

*All locks are made of paper.
*Some are QR codes you scan with your smart phone camera app to go to a google form where you will have to enter the correct code to unlock the box.
*Some are matching paper keys to paper locks.

**NOTE**
You  are welcome to replace paper locks with real locks as long as they are programmed to the exact same code as the paper locks. Real key locks can replace paper keys.

===========================================
Home Escape Game Rules
===========================================

1. Only search in places when you are told to do so. You don’t want to accidentally find a key or clue too early.

2. If an object (box, bag, envelope, door etc.) has a paper lock on it (key locks or QR code locks), you must get the lock open before opening the object.

3. To open a box (or other object) with a picture of a key, you need to find the paper key that looks EXACTLY the same. Once you have the matching key, you can open the box that has the same key.

4. To unlock QR code locks scan the QR code with your phone’s camera app & click the link to a google form. You can enter your code in the form to see if it’s correct. Once it’s correct, you can open the box.

5. Stay in the game play area. The person who set up the game can tell you which room or rooms the game play area includes.

===========================================
You will need this to play the game:
===========================================

1. One smart phone with internet connection.
Star Rating

The faster you finish the game, the more stars you get!

< 30 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30-45 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
45-60 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️
60+ min = ⭐️⭐️
Gave up = ⭐️

===========================================
You will need this to set up:
===========================================

1. Printer with colour ink & white printer paper
2. 1 pencil
3. Scissors
4. Tape
5. 10 empty boxes, bags, gift bags, pencil cases, suitcases, doors to rooms/cabinets (to lock up & hide clues inside). Any size will work as paper can be folded to fit inside.

6. OPTIONAL: Easter Candy! You can choose to put some Easter candy in any or all of the boxes for kids to find as they are playing the game.

7. OPTIONAL: Easter Basket! Since this theme is about finding the missing Easter baskets you could hide an Easter basket filled with treats in the last box with the “you win” message.

**Set up will take about an hour. Allow more time if this is your first escape room set up or if you plan to do extra decorating. Set up may be faster if you have set up one of our escape rooms before.

===================================================
You will be hiding paper keys in the following places.
===================================================

These items can all be in the same room OR you can spread them out around the house.

1. Chair (any kind)
2. Table (any size)
3. Drink Cup (any thing you doing out of)
4. Book (any kind)
5. Pencil Holder (example: pencil case, pencil box, a tin that holds pencils…)

===================================================
HINTS – 2 ways to play
===================================================

1. Someone is the game master (usually parent, teacher or other adult or older teen). The game master uses the hint/solution sheet provided in the instructions to give hints along the way if needed. The hints can be as big or small as you choose.
2. Use the included hint cards so little to no adult involvement is necessary.
If kids are stuck on a puzzle, they flip over the matching hint card to get a hint on how to solve the puzzle. The exact solution is NOT given.
* Only use a hint card when you are REALLY stuck & everyone in the group agrees to use one.
* Maybe make a rule that you can only use a hint after spending at least 5 or 10 minutes on the puzzle.

===================================================
Set up the Escape Game
===================================================

** Be sure to complete EVERY step or the game won’t work. 
** You can use any room or multiple rooms. You can choose where you hide keys & locked boxes.

STEP 1: Prepare the printed materials.

1. Print all pages of the Basket Bandit PUZZLES. (24 pages)
2. Cut out the 10 paper locks, 5 paper keys & 10 hint cards.
3. Cut on the dotted lines to split pages into multiple puzzles or pieces for puzzles. (7 pages have dotted lines) This includes cutting along 2 dotted lines on each of the 3 pages with owls & tree branches.
4. Cut the phone book out along the edges & fold the paper in half to make it look like a real phone book.
5. Cut out the eggs from the strip of 3 eggs to make 3 separate eggs.

STEP 2: Set up hint cards (if using them):

1. Fold backwards on the solid line so you can put the words face down on the table & the word HINT & the Puzzle # will pop up.
2. Put all 10 hint cards face down on a table in the play area.

STEP 3: Hide the keys in these specific places.

The play area can include as many rooms as you like. (Living room, kitchen, boot room, front door area, bedroom, etc..)

NOTE: Do NOT put these items inside a room that you are “locking” with a paper lock unless you are sure the room will already be unlocked when the players need the item.

1. Chair – tape the green egg paper key under a chair located in the play area.
2. Table – tape the pink triangle paper key under a table located in the play area.
3. Drink Cup – hide the orange star paper key inside a drink cup & place it somewhere in the play area.
4. Book – hide the purple square paper key inside a book & place it somewhere in the play area.
5. Pencil Holder – hide the blue X paper key inside a pencil holder & place it somewhere in the play area.

STEP 4: Put the puzzles in the boxes/bags & lock them up.
Detailed instructions included in PDF download.

==============================================================
Puzzle solutions included so a parent can give hints if necessary.
==============================================================

Catch A Leprechaun

$20 CAD, includes written & photo set up instructions & all files for 10 puzzles, 10 hint cards, 5 QR code locks, 5 paper key locks & 5 paper keys.

Instant download after purchase. Printable files to set up your own escape room at home for your kids or family. Includes 10 puzzles, 5 paper key locks & 5 QR code locks. Find out if your code is correct using a google form after scanning the QR code with your camera app on your phone.

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MISSION: Catch A Leprechaun
===========================================

Did you hear about the contest to win a pot of gold? All you have to do is catch a Leprechaun!

You might think that sounds easy because they are so small but Leprechauns are sneaky. They like to slow you down with puzzles and locks along the way. Do you think you are quick enough to catch one?

Let’s see if you can do it!

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WHAT IS INCLUDED & AGES
===========================================

All printable puzzles, paper keys/locks, hint cards, detailed written instructions & photo instructions are included in the digital files.

10 puzzles designed for kids & families. Any number of players but you will get more turns to do something in a smaller group. Game play is about 30-60 minutes but will vary depending on previous escape room experience.

Age 3-4 might need some adult assistance or hints along the way.
Age 5-7 should be able to do this with very little to no adult assistance.
Age 8+ will probably find this one too easy.

Hint cards are included. These are totally optional but might make it fun if the kid wants to ask for a hint. Parents helping out shouldn’t need the hints to help out.

You are purchasing a digital download to print at home with regular paper & a colour printer.

Clear step by step set up instructions included in written form & with photos.

Add Valentine’s chocolates or treats for extra fun!

===========================================
NO LOCKS REQUIRED
===========================================

*All locks are made of paper.
*Some are QR codes you scan with your smart phone camera app to go to a google form where you will have to enter the correct code to unlock the box.
*Some are matching paper keys to paper locks.

**NOTE**
You  are welcome to replace paper locks with real locks as long as they are programmed to the exact same code as the paper locks. Real key locks can replace paper keys.

===========================================
Home Escape Game Rules
===========================================

1. Only search in places when you are told to do so. You don’t want to accidentally find a key or clue too early.

2. If an object (box, bag, envelope, door etc.) has a paper lock on it (key locks or QR code locks), you must get the lock open before opening the object.

3. To open a box (or other object) with a picture of a key, you need to find the paper key that looks EXACTLY the same. Once you have the matching key, you can open the box that has the same key.

4. To unlock QR code locks scan the QR code with your phone’s camera app & click the link to a google form. You can enter your code in the form to see if it’s correct. Once it’s correct, you can open the box.

5. Stay in the game play area. The person who set up the game can tell you which room or rooms the game play area includes.

===========================================
You will need this to play the game:
===========================================

1. One smart phone with internet connection.

Star Rating

The faster you finish the game, the more stars you get!

< 30 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30-45 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
45-60 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️
60+ min = ⭐️⭐️
Gave up = ⭐️

===========================================
You will need this to set up:
===========================================

1. Printer with colour ink & white printer paper
2. 4 crayons, markers or pencil crayons in the following colours: GREEN, PINK (or purple), YELLOW, BLUE
3. Scissors
4. Tape
5. Glue or tape
6. 10 empty boxes, bags, gift bags, pencil cases, suitcases, doors to rooms/cabinets (to lock up & hide clues inside). Any size will work as paper can be folded to fit inside.

7. OPTIONAL: Chocolate Coins! You can choose to put some chocolate coins in any or all of the boxes for kids to find as they are playing the game.

**Set up will take about an hour. Allow more time if this is your first escape room set up or if you plan to do extra decorating. Set up may be faster if you have set up one of our escape rooms before.

===================================================
You will be hiding paper keys in the following places.
===================================================

These items can all be in the same room OR you can spread them out around the house.

1. Table (any size)
2. Chair (any kind)
3. Book (any kind)
4. Cup (any kind)
5. Hat (any kind)

===================================================
HINTS – 2 ways to play
===================================================

1. Someone is the game master (usually parent, teacher or other adult or older teen). The game master uses the hint/solution sheet provided in the instructions to give hints along the way if needed. The hints can be as big or small as you choose.
2. Use the included hint cards so little to no adult involvement is necessary.
If kids are stuck on a puzzle, they flip over the matching hint card to get a hint on how to solve the puzzle. The exact solution is NOT given.
* Only use a hint card when you are REALLY stuck & everyone in the group agrees to use one.
* Maybe make a rule that you can only use a hint after spending at least 5 or 10 minutes on the puzzle.

===================================================
Set up the Escape Game
===================================================

** Be sure to complete EVERY step or the game won’t work. 
** You can use any room or multiple rooms. You can choose where you hide keys & locked boxes.

STEP 1: Prepare the printed materials.

1. Print all pages of the Catch a Leprechaun PUZZLES. (20 pages)
2. Cut out the 10 paper locks, 5 paper keys & 10 hint cards.
3. Cut along the edge of the lucky coins bag to make it look more like a real coin pouch. (Optional)
4. Cut around the edge or near the edge of the large leprechaun to make it look more like a real leprechaun. (Optional)
5. Cut out the 6 coloured coins into 6 separate coins.
6. Cut out the 8 wood coloured dominoes into 8 separate dominoes.
7. Cut on the dotted lines to split pages into multiple puzzles or pieces for puzzles. (3 pages have dotted lines)
8. Cut out 2 envelopes. Fold on the dotted lines & glue or tape 3 sides to make envelopes. Put the 3 cut out green letters in one envelope & the 5 cut out yellow letters in the other envelope.

STEP 2: Set up hint cards (if using them):

1. Fold backwards on the solid line so you can put the words face down on the table & the word HINT & the Puzzle # will pop up.
2. Put all 10 hint cards face down on a table in the play area.

STEP 3: Hide the keys in these specific places.

The play area can include as many rooms as you like. (Living room, kitchen, boot room, front door area, bedroom, etc..)
NOTE: Do NOT put these items inside a room that you are “locking” with a paper lock unless you are sure the room will already be unlocked when the players need the item.

1. Table – hide the star paper key under a table located in the play area.
2. Chair – hide the heart paper key under a chair located in the play area.
3. Book – hide the horseshoe paper key inside a book & place it somewhere in the play area.
4. Cup – hide the shamrock paper key inside a cup & place it somewhere in the play area.
5. Hat – hide the rainbow paper key under a hat & place it somewhere in the play area.

STEP 4: Put the puzzles in the boxes/bags & lock them up.
Detailed instructions included in PDF download.

==============================================================
Puzzle solutions included so a parent can give hints if necessary.
==============================================================

Lucky Leprechaun

$20 CAD, includes written & photo set up instructions & all files for 10 puzzles, 10 hint cards, 5 QR code locks, 5 paper key locks & 5 paper keys.

Instant download after purchase. Printable files to set up your own escape room at home for your kids or family. Includes 10 puzzles, 5 paper key locks & 5 QR code locks. Find out if your code is correct using a google form after scanning the QR code with your camera app on your phone.

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MISSION: Lucky Leprechaun
===========================================

Hey!

You’re not trying to find my pot of gold are you?
I doubt you would be able to find it even if you had a whole team helping you! I have hidden it behind so many locks you would have to be a pretty Lucky Leprechaun to find it.

Go ahead and try… I dare you!

===========================================
WHAT IS INCLUDED & AGES
===========================================

All printable puzzles, paper keys/locks, hint cards, detailed written instructions & photo instructions are included in the digital files.

10 puzzles designed for kids & families. Any number of players but you will get more turns to do something in a smaller group. Game play is about 30-60 minutes but will vary depending on previous escape room experience.

Age 4-5 will need adult assistance but will still have lots of fun.
Age 6-8 will need some adult assistance or hints along the way.
Age 9-13 should be able to do this with very little to no adult assistance.
Age 12-15 should need no adult assistance but everyone is different so you don’t know for sure.

Hint cards are included. These are totally optional but might make it easier for the kids to work independently without any adult assistance. Or if you are playing with the kids & do not want to see the solution by accident when looking on the parent hint/solution page.

You are purchasing a digital download to print at home with regular paper & a colour printer.

Clear step by step set up instructions included in written form & with photos.

Add Valentine’s chocolates or treats for extra fun!

===========================================
NO LOCKS REQUIRED
===========================================

*All locks are made of paper.
*Some are QR codes you scan with your smart phone camera app to go to a google form where you will have to enter the correct code to unlock the box.
*Some are matching paper keys to paper locks.

**NOTE**
You  are welcome to replace paper locks with real locks as long as they are programmed to the exact same code as the paper locks. Real key locks can replace paper keys.

===========================================
Home Escape Game Rules
===========================================

1. Only search in places when you are told to do so. You don’t want to accidentally find a key or clue too early.

2. If an object (box, bag, envelope, door etc.) has a paper lock on it (key locks or QR code locks), you must get the lock open before opening the object.

3. To open a box (or other object) with a picture of a key, you need to find the paper key that looks EXACTLY the same. Once you have the matching key, you can open the box that has the same key.

4. To unlock QR code locks scan the QR code with your phone’s camera app & click the link to a google form. You can enter your code in the form to see if it’s correct. Once it’s correct, you can open the box.

5. Stay in the game play area. The person who set up the game can tell you which room or rooms the game play area includes.

===========================================
You will need this to play the game:
===========================================

1. One smart phone with internet connection.

Star Rating

The faster you finish the game, the more stars you get!

< 30 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30-45 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
45-60 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️
60+ min = ⭐️⭐️
Gave up = ⭐️

===========================================
You will need this to set up:
===========================================

1. Printer with colour ink & white printer paper
2. Scissors
3. Stapler (glue or tape could also work)
4. Glue stick (stapler or tape could also work)
5. 10 empty boxes, bags, gift bags, pencil cases, suitcases, doors to rooms/cabinets (to lock up & hide clues inside). Any size will work as paper can be folded to fit inside.


6. OPTIONAL: Chocolate Coins! You can choose to put some chocolate coins in any or all of the boxes for kids to find as they are playing the game.

**Set up will take about an hour. Allow more time if this is your first escape room set up or if you plan to do extra decorating. Set up may be faster if you have set up one of our escape rooms before.

===================================================
You will be hiding paper keys in the following places.
===================================================

These items can all be in the same room OR you can spread them out around the house.

1. Cup
2. Napkin (paper, cloth or folded paper towel)
3. Sweater with a pocket (cardigan, hoodie…)
4. Bowl (any size)
5. Paper donut (made using one of the printed puzzles)

===================================================
HINTS – 2 ways to play
===================================================

1. Someone is the game master (usually parent, teacher or other adult or older teen). The game master uses the hint/solution sheet provided in the instructions to give hints along the way if needed. The hints can be as big or small as you choose.
2. Use the included hint cards so little to no adult involvement is necessary.
If kids are stuck on a puzzle, they flip over the matching hint card to get a hint on how to solve the puzzle. The exact solution is NOT given.
* Only use a hint card when you are REALLY stuck & everyone in the group agrees to use one.
* Maybe make a rule that you can only use a hint after spending at least 5 or 10 minutes on the puzzle.

===================================================
Set up the Escape Game
===================================================

** Be sure to complete EVERY step or the game won’t work. 
** You can use any room or multiple rooms. You can choose where you hide keys & locked boxes.

STEP 1: Prepare the printed materials.

1. Print all pages of the Lucy Leprechaun PUZZLES. (21 pages)

2. Cut out the 10 paper locks, 5 paper keys & 10 hint cards. 

3. Cut out the 20 coins into 20 separate coins. You will be putting 2 in each of the 10 boxes. 

4. Cut on the dotted lines to split pages into multiple puzzles or pieces for puzzles. (3 pages have dotted lines)

5. Make a booklet from the 8 small cards of the “My Lucky Charms” Puzzle 8. The card that says My Lucky Charms should be on the top, then the pages numbered #1-#6 in numerical order & then the picture of the 6 digit rainbow lock should be the last page. Staple the pages together on the left side to make a booklet. 

6. Cut out the donut front & the donut back on or very near the outside edges of the image. Cut out the white hole in the middle of both to make it look like a real donut.


**Hide the letter Y paper key in between the front & back of the donut. Use a little glue or tape to position it just behind the words of either side so the key is less likely to get ripped when the donut gets ripped in half.** 


Glue, tape or staple the open outside & inside edges of the donut to seal the key inside. Make sure the printed images are on the outside. When the player rips the donut in half to share it, they will be able to find the key inside.


STEP 2: Set up hint cards (if using them):

1. Fold backwards on the solid line so you can put the words face down on the table & the word HINT & the Puzzle # will pop up.
2. Put all 10 hint cards face down on a table in the play area.

STEP 3: Hide the keys in these specific places.

The play area can include as many rooms as you like. (Living room, kitchen, boot room, front door area, bedroom, etc..)
NOTE: Do NOT put these items inside a room that you are “locking” with a paper lock unless you are sure the room will already be unlocked when the players need the item.

1. Cup – hide the letter L paper key inside a cup & place it somewhere in the play area.

2. Napkin – hide the letter U paper key in a napkin or stack of napkins & place it somewhere in the play area. Cloth napkins, paper napkins or folded paper towels would work.

3. Sweater Pocket – hide the letter C paper key inside the pocket of a sweater & place it somewhere in the play area. 

4. Bowl – hide the letter K paper key under a bowl & place it somewhere in the play area.

5. Reminder – the letter Y paper key should already be hidden inside the paper Donut.


STEP 4: Put the puzzles in the boxes/bags & lock them up.
Detailed instructions included in PDF download.

==============================================================
Puzzle solutions included so a parent can give hints if necessary.
==============================================================

Valentines Delivery Disaster

$20 CAD, includes written & photo set up instructions & all files for 10 puzzles, 10 hint cards, 5 QR code locks, 5 paper key locks & 5 paper keys.

Instant download after purchase. Printable files to set up your own escape room at home for your kids or family. Includes 10 puzzles, 5 paper key locks & 5 QR code locks. Find out if your code is correct using a google form after scanning the QR code with your camera app on your phone.

===========================================
MISSION: Valentines Delivery Disaster
===========================================

Oh we are so glad you are here! When we arrived to pick up Valentines to deliver today we found them all locked up. We started opening them and one of the bags exploded all over the place! What a disaster! Can you help us get all these Valentines unlocked, sorted and delivered before Valentines Day is over?

===========================================
WHAT IS INCLUDED & AGES
===========================================

All printable puzzles, paper keys/locks, hint cards, detailed written instructions & photo instructions are included in the digital files.

10 puzzles designed for kids & families. Any number of players but you will get more turns to do something in a smaller group. Game play is about 30-60 minutes but will vary depending on previous escape room experience.

Age 3-4 might need some adult assistance or hints along the way.
Age 5-7 should be able to do this with very little to no adult assistance.
Age 8+ will probably find this one too easy.

Hint cards are included. These are totally optional but might make it fun if the kid wants to ask for a hint. Parents helping out shouldn’t need the hints to help out.

You are purchasing a digital download to print at home with regular paper & a colour printer.

Clear step by step set up instructions included in written form & with photos.

Add Valentine’s chocolates or treats for extra fun!

===========================================
NO LOCKS REQUIRED
===========================================

*All locks are made of paper.
*Some are QR codes you scan with your smart phone camera app to go to a google form where you will have to enter the correct code to unlock the box.
*Some are matching paper keys to paper locks.

**NOTE**
You  are welcome to replace paper locks with real locks as long as they are programed to the exact same code as the paper locks. Real key locks can replace paper keys.

===========================================
Home Escape Game Rules
===========================================

1. Only search in places when you are told to do so. You don’t want to accidentally find a key or clue too early.

2. If an object (box, bag, envelope, door etc.) has a paper lock on it (key locks or QR code locks), you must get the lock open before opening the object.

3. To open a box (or other object) with a picture of a key, you need to find the paper key that looks EXACTLY the same. Once you have the matching key, you can open the box that has the same key.

4. To unlock QR code locks scan the QR code with your phone’s camera app & click the link to a google form. You can enter your code in the form to see if it’s correct. Once it’s correct, you can open the box.

5. Stay in the game play area. The person who set up the game can tell you which room or rooms the game play area includes.

===========================================
You will need this to play the game:
===========================================

1. One smart phone with internet connection.

Star Rating

The faster you finish the game, the more stars you get!

< 30 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30-45 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
45-60 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️
60+ min = ⭐️⭐️
Gave up = ⭐️

===========================================
You will need this to set up:
===========================================

1. Printer with colour ink & white printer paper
2. Scissors
3. Tape
4. Glue stick (or tape)
5. 10 empty boxes, bags, gift bags, pencil cases, suitcases, doors to rooms/cabinets (to lock up & hide clues inside). Any size will work as paper can be folded to fit inside.
6. OPTIONAL: Chocolates or treats! You can choose to put any type of chocolates or treats in any or all of the boxes for kids to find as they are playing the game.

**Set up will take about an hour. Allow more time if this is your first escape room set up or if you plan to do extra decorating. Set up may be faster if you have set up one of our escape rooms before.

===================================================
You will be hiding paper keys in the following places.
===================================================

These items can all be in the same room OR you can spread them out around the house.

1. Chair (any kind)
2. Cup
3. Table (any size)
4. Hat
5. Book

===================================================
HINTS – 2 ways to play
===================================================

1. Someone is the game master (usually parent, teacher or other adult or older teen). The game master uses the hint/solution sheet provided in the instructions to give hints along the way if needed. The hints can be as big or small as you choose.
2. Use the included hint cards so little to no adult involvement is necessary.
If kids are stuck on a puzzle, they flip over the matching hint card to get a hint on how to solve the puzzle. The exact solution is NOT given.
* Only use a hint card when you are REALLY stuck & everyone in the group agrees to use one.
* Maybe make a rule that you can only use a hint after spending at least 5 or 10 minutes on the puzzle.

===================================================
Set up the Escape Game
===================================================

** Be sure to complete EVERY step or the game won’t work. 
** You can use any room or multiple rooms. You can choose where you hide keys & locked boxes.

STEP 1: Prepare the printed materials.

1. Print all pages of the Valentines Delivery Disaster PUZZLES. (19 pages)
2. Cut out the 10 paper locks, 5 paper keys & 10 hint cards.
3. Cut on the dotted lines to split pages into multiple puzzles or pieces for puzzles. (2 pages have dotted lines – Puzzle 2 should be cut into 9 strips. )
4. 1 page has 10 smaller boxes to be cut out. (6 fish & 4 Valentine cards)
5. Cut out 4 envelopes. Fold on the dotted lines & glue or tape 3 sides to make envelopes. Put the 4 cut out Valentine’s cards inside the envelopes. Match the animal to the name.

STEP 2: Set up hint cards (if using them):

1. Fold backwards on the solid line so you can put the words face down on the table & the word HINT & the Puzzle # will pop up.
2. Put all 10 hint cards face down on a table in the play area.

STEP 3: Hide the keys in these specific places.

The play area can include as many rooms as you like. (Living room, kitchen, boot room, front door area, bedroom, etc..)
NOTE: Do NOT put these items inside a room that you are “locking” with a paper lock unless you are sure the room will already be unlocked when the players need the item.

1. Chair – tape the yellow & red heart paper key under any chair in the play area.
2. Cup – hide the red & pink heart paper key in a cup & place it somewhere in the play area.
3. Table – hide the red scallop shaped paper key under any table in the play area.
4. Hat – tape the black whale paper key under a hat & place it somewhere in the play area.
5. Book – put the envelope paper key in between the pages of a book & place it somewhere in the play area.

STEP 4: Put the puzzles in the boxes/bags & lock them up.
Detailed instructions included in PDF download.

==============================================================
Puzzle solutions included so a parent can give hints if necessary.
==============================================================

Trapped By Cupid

$20 CAD, includes written & photo set up instructions & all files for 10 puzzles, 10 hint cards, 5 QR code locks, 5 paper key locks & 5 paper keys.

Instant download after purchase. Printable files to set up your own escape room at home for your kids or family. Includes 10 puzzles, 5 paper key locks & 5 QR code locks. Find out if your code is correct using a google form after scanning the QR code with your camera app on your phone.

===========================================
MISSION: Trapped by Cupid
===========================================

Cupid was feeling mischievous this year and wanted to play a trick on you for Valentines day. He asked you to go pick up a bag of Valentines from Sweet Hearts Valentine Shop but when you tried to exit the building, the door was locked! Can you solve the puzzles Cupid left for you to help you escape?

===========================================
WHAT IS INCLUDED & AGES
===========================================

All printable puzzles, paper keys/locks, hint cards, detailed written instructions & photo instructions are included in the digital files.

10 puzzles designed for kids & families. Any number of players but you will get more turns to do something in a smaller group. Game play is about 30-60 minutes but will vary depending on previous escape room experience.

Age 4-5 will need adult assistance but will still have lots of fun.
Age 6-8 will need some adult assistance or hints along the way.
Age 9-13 should be able to do this with very little to no adult assistance.
Age 12-15 should need no adult assistance but everyone is different so you don’t know for sure.

Hint cards are included. These are totally optional but might make it easier for the kids to work independently without any adult assistance. Or if you are playing with the kids & do not want to see the solution by accident when looking on the parent hint/solution page.

You are purchasing a digital download to print at home with regular paper & a colour printer.

Clear step by step set up instructions included in written form & with photos.

Add Valentine’s chocolates or treats for extra fun!

===========================================
NO LOCKS REQUIRED
===========================================

*All locks are made of paper.
*Some are QR codes you scan with your smart phone camera app to go to a google form where you will have to enter the correct code to unlock the box.
*Some are matching paper keys to paper locks.

**NOTE**
You  are welcome to replace paper locks with real locks as long as they are programmed to the exact same code as the paper locks. Real key locks can replace paper keys.

===========================================
Home Escape Game Rules
===========================================

1. Only search in places when you are told to do so. You don’t want to accidentally find a key or clue too early.

2. If an object (box, bag, envelope, door etc.) has a paper lock on it (key locks or QR code locks), you must get the lock open before opening the object.

3. To open a box (or other object) with a picture of a key, you need to find the paper key that looks EXACTLY the same. Once you have the matching key, you can open the box that has the same key.

4. To unlock QR code locks scan the QR code with your phone’s camera app & click the link to a google form. You can enter your code in the form to see if it’s correct. Once it’s correct, you can open the box.

5. Stay in the game play area. The person who set up the game can tell you which room or rooms the game play area includes.

===========================================
You will need this to play the game:
===========================================

1. One smart phone with internet connection.

Star Rating

The faster you finish the game, the more stars you get!

< 30 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30-45 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
45-60 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️
60+ min = ⭐️⭐️
Gave up = ⭐️

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You will need this to set up:
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1. Printer with colour ink & white printer paper
2. Scissors
3. Tape
4. Glue stick (or tape)
5. 10 empty boxes, bags, gift bags, pencil cases, suitcases, doors to rooms/cabinets (to lock up & hide clues inside). Any size will work as paper can be folded to fit inside.
6. OPTIONAL: Chocolates or treats! You can choose to put any type of chocolates or treats in any or all of the boxes for kids to find as they are playing the game.

**Set up will take about an hour. Allow more time if this is your first escape room set up or if you plan to do extra decorating. Set up may be faster if you have set up one of our escape rooms before.

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You will be hiding paper keys in the following places.
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These items can all be in the same room OR you can spread them out around the house.

1. Chair (any kind)
2. Something you read (book, magazine)
3. Table (any size)
4. Pencil holder (case, box, cup…)
5. Water bottle (any kind)

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HINTS – 2 ways to play
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1. Someone is the game master (usually parent, teacher or other adult or older teen). The game master uses the hint/solution sheet provided in the instructions to give hints along the way if needed. The hints can be as big or small as you choose.
2. Use the included hint cards so little to no adult involvement is necessary.
If kids are stuck on a puzzle, they flip over the matching hint card to get a hint on how to solve the puzzle. The exact solution is NOT given.
* Only use a hint card when you are REALLY stuck & everyone in the group agrees to use one.
* Maybe make a rule that you can only use a hint after spending at least 5 or 10 minutes on the puzzle.

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Set up the Escape Game
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** Be sure to complete EVERY step or the game won’t work. 
** You can use any room or multiple rooms. You can choose where you hide keys & locked boxes.

STEP 1: Prepare the printed materials.

1. Print all pages of the Trapped by Cupid PUZZLES. (21 pages)
2. Cut out the 10 paper locks, 5 paper keys & 10 hint cards.
3. Cut on the dotted lines to split pages into multiple puzzles or pieces for puzzles. (4 pages have dotted lines)
4. Cut right around the edge of the red heart with squiggly lines so there is no white showing.
5. Cut out 4 envelopes. Fold on the dotted lines & glue or tape 3 sides to make envelopes. Put the 4 cut out Valentine’s cards inside the envelopes. Match the animal to the name.

STEP 2: Set up hint cards (if using them):

1. Fold backwards on the solid line so you can put the words face down on the table & the word HINT & the Puzzle # will pop up.
2. Put all 10 hint cards face down on a table in the play area.

STEP 3: Hide the keys in these specific places.

The play area can include as many rooms as you like. (Living room, kitchen, boot room, front door area, bedroom, etc..)
NOTE: Do NOT put these items inside a room that you are “locking” with a paper lock unless you are sure the room will already be unlocked when the players need the item.

1. Chair – hide the donut heart paper key under any chair in the play area.
2. Something you read – tape the bow & arrow paper key in between the pages of something you read (book, magazine…) & place it somewhere in the play area.
3. Table – hide the pizza paper key under any table in the play area.
4. Pencil holder – tape the envelope paper key inside a pencil holder (case, box, cup…) & place it somewhere in the play area.
5. Water bottle – hide the red scallop shaped paper key inside a water bottle & place it somewhere in the play area.

STEP 4: Put the puzzles in the boxes/bags & lock them up.
Detailed instructions included in PDF download.

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Puzzle solutions included so a parent can give hints if necessary.
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Christmas Fun (for kids age 5-7)

$20 CAD, includes written & photo set up instructions & all files for 10 puzzles, 10 hint cards, 5 QR code locks, 5 paper key locks & 5 paper keys.

Instant download after purchase. Printable files to set up your own escape room at home for your kids or family. Includes 10 puzzles, 5 paper key locks & 5 QR code locks. Find out if your code is correct using a google form after scanning the QR code with your camera app on your phone.

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MISSION: Christmas Fun (for Ages 5-7)
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Santa has planned some great Christmas activities for you today but one of his sneaky Elves has locked them all up! The only way you will be able to play is to solve the puzzles for each lock along the way. Can you win the game?

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WHAT IS INCLUDED & AGES
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All printable puzzles, paper keys/locks, hint cards, detailed written instructions & photo instructions are included in the digital files.

10 puzzles designed for kids & families. Any number of players but you will get more turns to do something in a smaller group. Game play is about 30-60 minutes but will vary depending on previous escape room experience.

Age 3-4 might need some adult assistance or hints along the way.
Age 5-7 should be able to do this with very little to no adult assistance.
Age 8+ will probably find this one too easy.

Hint cards are included. These are totally optional but might make it fun if the kid wants to ask for a hint. Parents helping out shouldn’t need the hints to help out.

You are purchasing a digital download to print at home with regular paper & a colour printer.

Clear step by step set up instructions included in written form & with photos.

Add Christmas chocolates or presents for extra fun!

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NO LOCKS REQUIRED
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*All locks are made of paper.
*Some are QR codes you scan with your smart phone camera app to go to a google form where you will have to enter the correct code to unlock the box.
*Some are matching paper keys to paper locks.

**NOTE**
You  are welcome to replace paper locks with real locks as long as they are programed to the exact same code as the paper locks. Real key locks can replace paper keys.

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Home Escape Game Rules
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1. Only search in places when you are told to do so. You don’t want to accidentally find a key or clue too early.

2. If an object (box, bag, envelope, door etc.) has a paper lock on it (key locks or QR code locks), you must get the lock open before opening the object.

3. To open a box (or other object) with a picture of a key, you need to find the paper key that looks EXACTLY the same. Once you have the matching key, you can open the box that has the same key.

4. To unlock QR code locks scan the QR code with your phone’s camera app & click the link to a google form. You can enter your code in the form to see if it’s correct. Once it’s correct, you can open the box.

5. Stay in the game play area. The person who set up the game can tell you which room or rooms the game play area includes.

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You will need this to play the game:
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1. One smart phone with internet connection.

Star Rating

The faster you finish the game, the more stars you get!

< 30 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30-45 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
45-60 min = ⭐️⭐️⭐️
60+ min = ⭐️⭐️
Gave up = ⭐️

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You will need this to set up:
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1. Printer with colour ink & white printer paper
2. Scissors
3. Tape
4. 10 empty boxes, bags, pencil cases, suitcases, doors to rooms/cabinets (to lock up & hide clues inside). Any size will work as paper can be folded to fit inside.
OPTIONAL: Use gift bags or wrap the boxes like Christmas presents for extra Christmas fun!
5. OPTIONAL: Chocolates or presents! You can choose to put any type of chocolates or presents in any or all of the boxes for kids to find as they are playing the game.

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You will be hiding paper keys in the following places.
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These items can all be in the same room OR you can spread them out around the house.

1. Candy Cane Box (real or fake*)
2. Chair (any kind)
3. Mug
4. Table (any size)
5. Book (any kind)

*If you are not playing this at Christmas time or you just don’t have a Candy Cane Box you can tape the included picture of a candy cane onto any box.

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HINTS – 2 ways to play
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There are 2 ways to get hints while trying to complete this escape room adventure.

1. Someone is the game master (usually parent, teacher or other adult or older teen). The game master uses the hint/solution sheet provided in the instructions to give hints along the way if needed. The hints can be as big or small as you choose.
2. Use the included hint cards so little to no adult involvement is necessary.
If kids are stuck on a puzzle, they flip over the matching hint card to get a hint on how to solve the puzzle. The exact solution is NOT given.
* Only use a hint card when you are REALLY stuck & everyone in the group agrees to use one.
* Maybe make a rule that you can only use a hint after spending at least 5 or 10 minutes on the puzzle.

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Set up the Escape Game
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** Be sure to complete EVERY step or the game won’t work. 
** You can use any room or multiple rooms. You can choose where you hide keys & locked boxes.

STEP 1: Prepare the printed materials.
1. Print all pages of the Christmas Fun PUZZLES. (17 pages)
-Print at 100% size for best results.
-OPTIONAL: You can choose to NOT print the page with the HINT cards if you don’t want to use them.
2. Cut out the 10 paper locks, 5 paper keys & 10 hint cards.
3. Cut on the dotted lines to split pages into multiple puzzles or pieces for puzzles. (5 pages have dotted lines)

STEP 2: Set up hint cards (if using them):

1. Fold backwards on the solid line so you can put the words face down on the table & the word HINT & the Puzzle # will pop up.
2. Put all 10 hint cards face down on a table in the play area.

STEP 3: Hide the keys in these specific places.

The play area can include as many rooms as you like. (Living room, kitchen, boot room, front door area, bedroom, etc..)
NOTE: Do NOT put these items inside a room that you are “locking” with a paper lock unless you are sure the room will already be unlocked when the players need the item.

1. Candy Cane Box – hide the gingerbread man paper key inside a real or fake candy cane box.
2. Chair – tape the present paper key under any chair in the play area.
3. Mug – hide the reindeer paper key inside a mug & place it somewhere in the play area.
4. Table – tape the tree paper key under any table in the play area.
5. Book – hide the snowflake paper key in between the pages of any book & place it somewhere in the play area.

STEP 4: Put the puzzles in the boxes/bags & lock them up.
Detailed instructions included in PDF download.

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Puzzle solutions included so a parent can give hints if necessary.
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