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Escape Rooms Find Success Virtually After Coronavirus Shuttered The Real Ones

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Oh boy, an escape room, the perfect opportunity to... go touch some puzzles that have been touched by hundreds, perhaps thousands of other people? Uh oh. The pandemic era's answer: virtual escape rooms on Zoom.

The virtual rooms mean that both the players and the staff can be socially distanced, while joining in a team adventure with friends. And they're helping L.A. escape rooms like Escape Room L.A. and 60out stay afloat — after laying off staff when the shutdown started, escape rooms now say they don't have enough performers to meet the online demand.

They're also starting to plan for the day when people are ready to go into confined spaces with others, figuring out how to escape in under an hour.


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