Build your own Escape Room

Tag: Puzzle, Cooperation, Communication

Brief Description: Find some small lockable boxes, resettable padlock, keys, a few sheets on cyphers and try to build your own escape room. Props if its data themed

Time: 30-120 min

Group size: 4-8

Cost: Can be free (recommend some papers encyclopias/large books, keys, locks, and boxes)

Benefits: Team building, problem solving, communication


  1. Provide each team with identical puzzle creation supplies (May be none)

  2. Let each team brainstorm out their puzzle and create it, 20-40 minutes

  3. When complete have each team find another team’s puzzle and attempt to solve it

  4. Lead an activity discussion about what went well, what was difficult and what could have been better

  5. Ask for any improvements for the activity