Hellllllo wonderful Sprightly Fam! Kara and Denise here, your favorite escape room owners (wink wink). It's February, y'all. FEBRUARY. Say whatttt. And actually, it's February 18, which means it's almost March... which is CRAY. Anywho, how's 2018 treating you? Hopefully it's been filled with lots of escape room memories with friends, family and colleagues... and of course, hopefully you've been obsessing over the Winter Olympics. We often think to ourselves, "If we weren't busy with ole Sprightly Escapes, we'd definitely be Olympic Athletes." Denise tends to picture herself as a curler... Kara isn't quite sure but bobsledding seems pretty grand...Read More
Well, it’s December 1st and we looked at each other and said, “OMG IT’S DECEMBER. WE HAVEN’T WRITTEN A BLOG POST IN YEARS.” First off, how is it December? Secondly, we know we have a really strong reader base for this ridiculously awesome escape room blog, so we apologize for letting down our followers. (Note: we know that only our best friends and family members read this… we’re not fooling ourselves).Read More
You know when you encounter someone in life and after your interaction with that person you think to yourself, “Sheesh, I can tell that’s an amazing human being!”?! Well, this past week we’ve had some particularly awesome escape room groups come to Sprightly. Don’t get us wrong, we love each and every team that pays us a visit, but today we (Denise + Kara) looked at each other and said, “We’ve had such fun, amazing groups come through Sprightly this week!” Here are a few takeaways...Read More
Is anyone else feeling like it's basically Fall?
Cool mornings, football, sweatshirts, and pumpkin spice lattes will be here before we know it, friends. As we were thinking about some of our favorite Fall activities, escape rooms OF COURSE came to mind. But really, we played our first escape room ever (#thatwasliterally100escaperoomsago) when it was Fall. No lies.
So... picture this scene...Read More
We recently took a much-needed vacation – small business owners can take vacations, too, right?! Yep, we closed up shop to spend time with friends and family, and of course, play as many awesome escape rooms as we could possibly play. #escaperoomaddicts
Many of you who know us, know that our obsession of escape rooms (plus our love for team-building #obvi) is ultimately what pushed us over the edge to bring our vision of Sprightly Escapes to life. We’ve officially played over 100 puzzle rooms (yes, we have a color-coded tracker that houses all of this information... for OVER ONE HUNDRED ESCAPE ROOMS... ACROSS THE COUNTRY), and we feel like we learn something new each and every time we play a different room.
So, what’s in store for this epic blog post, you ask?
We thought it’d be pretty nifty to share our traveling stories and highlight some of the escape room adventures we recently had across the country. From Tennessee up to the northeast, we covered multiple states and various styles of live escape games, so needless to say, we’re pretty pumped to share the scoop on some of our favorites.Read More
Escape rooms are becoming all the rage nowadays, and as escape room owners and enthusiasts we've not only played 100+ escape rooms, but we've also facilitated and watched our fair share of escape room experiences. We've seen it all... like, literally, we've seen ALL. OF. THE. THINGS. Lately we've been having conversations about what makes for a truly meaningful escape room experience. Sure, a lot of this comes from the design, puzzles, flow, storyline, and immersion that must be top-notch. And that's on us, the designers and facilitators. However, we also tend to think that there's a certain mindset or way of approaching the game that makes for a more meaningful experience on the customer/ player-end. Sure, you can compete for best time. Sure, you can aim to just DOMINATE a room. Here at Sprightly Escapes, though, we tend to encourage a slightly different mindset and way of approaching the experience.Read More
Welp, here we are again, Sprightly Fam... Another escape room blog filled with tons of awesome (cough cough useless) tid bits of knowledge from your favorite escape artists and team-builders (that's us: Denise and Kara). We wanted to take a minute to celebrate the fact that Sprightly is turning ONE YEAR OLD soon (Whattt?!). But let's be honest, we'll likely keep this post short and sweet... we have old Survivor episodes to catch up on and it's technically our day off. #sorrynotsorry We told you that we're game nerds. And yes, we do realize that Survivor has been on TV for about 20 years now. #so2000Read More
Guess what, folks!? It's Teacher Appreciation Week! That's right, a week to celebrate the awesomeness of teachers and the impact they have on students' lives each day. So go hug your favorite educator or buy 'em a much-deserved coffee... or even a trip to their favorite Denver escape room (cough cough Sprightly Escapes). Teaching is the toughest but arguably most important job in the world, so put a smile on a teacher's face this week, friends.Read More
Helloooo wonderful readers and escape artists! Kara and Denise, here. We're just here at ole Sprightly Escapes hanging out with some pretty awesome folks and listening to the rain (there's a thunderstorm a-brewin' right now in Denver!). Thunder and lightening sure do make for a creepy cool feel when your escape room is located in a 100 year-old house. Muahahaha.Read More
What's in store for today's escape room blog, you ask? Not gonna lie... we're just stickin' to #solveitsunday riddles this time around. After all, we've been holding out on four (count 'em... 1, 2, 3, FOUR) riddle answers. Sheesh. Sorry, y'all.Read More
So, folks, what's in store for our #sprightlyshenanigans blog today? We thought we'd re-share an article from our friends at 303 Magazine... who doesn't love them anyways? We sure did appreciate how they gave the scoop on different escape rooms in Denver, so if you haven't checked this out, it's worth a Sunday read.Read More
Hey there, escape room friends! How's life? Good? Good! Things are just peachy over here at Sprightly Escapes: The Denver Escape Room Experience. Per usual, we've had the best escape artists swing by our East Denver/ Aurora escape room location over the past week or two. You're probably sick of us saying it, but sheesh, our Sprightly Fam is seriously awesome. Speaking of awesomeness, did you know International Women's Day is coming up?Read More
Hello Sprightly Family! Kara and Denise here just livin' the dream at good ole Sprightly Escapes: The Denver Escape Room Experience. Thanks for checking in and reading our ever-so entertaining escape room/ live action game/ puzzle room/ escape game/ whatever-you-want-to-call-it blog. In case you haven't heard yet, we're winning all of the journalism awards over here... obvi. (#lies #fakenews)Read More
Hey everyone - what's cookin'? It's Wednesday here at Sprightly Escapes. Well, it's probably Wednesday wherever you are, too, huh? Anywho, we've been getting requests about posting #solveitsunday answers, so we're going to keep this blog post to only #solveitsunday answers. We'll recap some reallllly old ones (or at least point you in the direction of where to find the answers to those), and we'll highlight answers to our most recent ones. #getpumpedRead More
Well, hello world... How's life? How are things? Good? Good. Things are also just peachy over here at Sprightly Escapes. You know, just facilitating awesome escape room experiences for friends, families and co-workers... #nbd (a.k.a. no big deal for those less "hip" folks out there).Read More
Well, it's 2017, folks. Who's ready for a new year? We are! A new year means new traditions, new resolutions and new adventures. Maybe you want to travel the world... or read those books you've been meaning to get around to. Personally, we think you might enjoy playing a few more escape rooms in the year 2017, but maybe we're a tad biased ;-)Read More
'Tis the season for staff holiday parties and loads of team-building! Folks often ask us why we think escape rooms are awesome for team-building, so we figured we'd use this #sprightlyshenanigans blog to highlight a few reasons why we suggest choosing Sprightly Escapes for your Denver team-building needs... Oh, and of course you'll get some long-awaited answers to our recent #solveitsunday riddles. Get. Excited.Read More
The holiday season is in full force which means delicious food and beverages and lots of time with family, friends and loved ones (whether we like it or not, folks). Here at Sprightly Escapes: The Denver Escape Room Experience, we happen to think that our escape rooms make an awesome holiday gift and the perfect holiday activity – maybe we’re biased though? Nah.Read More
…Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday and as first-time small business owners we. are. pumped. We’ve learned a ton over the last six months and couldn’t be more obsessed with our Denver community. Shout out: East Colfax/ Montclair!...Read More
We’re back, folks! What’s new in the world of Sprightly Escapes, you ask? Well, we had a pretty stellar Halloween filled with awesome folks who opted to play an escape room over a haunted house #wedontdoscaryhereatSprightlyRead More