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Active Learning Immersive Scenario Games in Teaching & Learning: Online Escape Rooms

The Creative & the Bored:  Though not a new thing, the pandemic lock-down has made the use of online escape rooms - in libraries, education and bored family members - as ubiquitous as masks and Zoom calls.  The Escape Room industry, which has lost millions in bookings from the pandemic has invested heavily in recreating their multiplayer adventures to an online environment.

Industrious librarians and educators have leveraged inexpensive applications like Google Forms to create interactive adventures for their own patrons and students as well.  The following sources highlight the efforts of the industry, librarians, educators, and bored families as well as links to their creations.

Libraries & Escape Rooms

Librarian Created Digital Escape Rooms : A Master List

LIST: Free & Commercial Multiplayer Online Escape Rooms

Resources for Creating DIY Escape Rooms

Create A Virtual Escape Room with Google Forms Tutorial

Free escape rooms to play online with friends

10 Free Digital Escape Rooms For Your Next Game Night

Virtual Escape Rooms - An Explanation

Online Escape Rooms