Escape Room Z Party Kit.
A Zombie Themed Escape Room Kit That Transforms Your Home Into A nail-biting adventure. Just Print & Party.
50+ Puzzle & Clue Cards
Over 50 super stylish puzzle cards that include everything you need to create your 1st DIY escape room party.
Easy To Follow Setup Instructions
Posters & Props Pack
The kit comes with 8 posters that can be printed at home (on A4 paper) or any size up to A1 at an office store.
There's even a Victory poster for that ever important selfie at the end!
Party Builder's Toolkit.
The complete Builders Toolkit comes bundled with the game so you can customize it to your liking. It's in PowerPoint format so you can easily make as many changes as you like.
If the escape kit isn't what you were expecting just drop me a line and I'll send you a complete refund.
One-On-One Customer Support.
I'm just an email away. 😉
If you get stuck setting up the game, making changes to the template, or have a question before you download just send me an email.
Every Puzzle Has Been Hand Crafted To Look Amazing And Print Perfectly As Standard 4x6 Photos.
You can print these at most office stores for about $5 (like you'd print photos of your family). Alternatively, just use your own home printer.
Some of the printable cards can be easily swapped with real life props (like a NERF gun or combination lock). These are listed in the Survival Guide and are an optional way to bring the game to life.
Setting up the party kit Is Super Easy.
You can hide the puzzles (like a traditional escape room) or just leave them in plain sight for simpler setup.
Either way there's no spoilers so you can still play the escape game yourself.
Customize The Party Kit Using The Editable PowerPoint Template..
This is a great way to get into designing your 1st escape room since a lot of the grunt work's been done for you.
For example, adding real life combination padlocks or customizing the game for a friends birthday or corporate team building day.
How the DIY escape game works:
This game kit allows you to recreate the escape room experience for friends, family, and workmates. You'll be solving ciphers, hacking lateral thinking puzzles, and working together to beat the game before Zombies break down the door and eat your pizza.
Why home escape rooms are fun:
- Customizable: want to change how the game plays? No worries - the editable template comes with the kit. Feel free to change whatever you like or use it as a base game to save you some work.
- Chilled out: no time limits.
- Great for groups: It's super cheap to print the kit out multiple times so you can have several teams competing simultaneously. Alternatively, your party guests can form groups to win 'King of the Hill' for the night.
Schools, camps, and youth groups
Escape rooms are one of the best team building activities ever. They require constant communication and challenge players with healthy conflict. The Escape Room Z kit takes this to the next level by creating a competitive environment where teams simultaneously battle for King of the Hill. Just print out a copy of the game for every 4-8 players.
Here're some tips for running the game with larger groups:
- Split the group into several teams of 4-8 people that will compete for King of the Hill.
- Each group can play simultaneously.
- Teams require 1-2 mobile phones so they can look up hints in the Survival Guide and complete some of the challenges. The Survival Guide also contains solutions so if you have super competitive teams make players come to you where you'll give them the hint but they'll receive a time penalty.
- It's a race to the finish so there' no need to set a timer unless your day requires it.
- Make a big event out of revealing the winning team since this will be a highlight of the challenge.
Example from Church Youth Retreat
How Mark, From Harvest High School, customized The Game For High Schoolers:
I ran Escape Room Z a couple of weekends ago with middle school/high school students and adult leaders. Our crew had about 32 people, so four teams of 6-7 and everyone finished within 90 mins, with the fastest team being 70 mins.
We mostly used the 4x6 picture puzzles and added a couple of real props of our own. Overall the game was enjoyed by all, kids really liked the challenge. I had to give a lot of hints, as the game was quite hard, but tried to let them push through it for a while before dropping any clues.
One puzzle I added at the beginning was to order a case like this for each group. In it, I put their puzzle picture cards, a pair of scissors, and tape in each box. I set the combination to 894. I also had placed a mirror in the room in which had the word HID written in red fingerpaint (to look like a bloody message) and like a finger smear beside the D like the person was actually trying to write the word HIDE. The letters HID are a standard A1 Cipher.
Upon starting the game I gave each group their box and immediately they had to figure out how to open it. I did give them the clue that upon waking up in the apartment they found a note scrawled on a piece of paper that read Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, A is 1 and B is 2. I did not draw their attention to the mirror. This first puzzle took about 10 minutes before groups started figuring out that HID was the combination. This was a fun little starting puzzle to get to the real puzzles 😉
The case add-on was a lot of fun and was interesting to see which groups made opening their cases the priority as opposed to some groups who initially spent a lot of time inspecting the other items in the room. You could use really any three digit word on the mirror, at first I was going to use DIE with combo 485, but I thought HID was more curious and drew more attention that it might be more significant than just a message. Writing on the mirror just made sense since they needed it to view the backwards blood message too, and it was just good creepy decoration 😉
I also thought handing each group a mysterious case was a lot more exciting than just the stack of photos alone. Spotify playlists were good too!
Additionally, we used a metal box and a combo lock which I put the nerf guns in, that definitely made it more exciting too. I believe you had made that suggestion on something I had read and it really made it more exciting to have hands on it.
What made me laugh was the phrase Obey Your Hunger has come to be an inside joke for the students who went on the retreat, they think that is hilarious!
The Party Was A Great Success. The Kids Solved The Room And Had A Roaring Good Time!
- Heather, USA.
Corporate Team Building
The Escape Room Z kit will take 30-60 minutes to set up and can be printed multiple times to scale to any group size (I've had a group of 130 people at a conference run one of the Heist Party kits).
When running the game:
- Set the game up by following the Setup Guide. If space is limited just place all the puzzles in the middle of each team's table rather than spreading them out.
- Set a 60-minute timer.
- As the Game Master, you'll be the one giving out hints. This is super easy as they're all in the Survival Guide. Just open it up, on your phone, and when a group asks for a hint you can read them out.
- Set a time penalty for using a hint (2 minutes for a hint or 5 minutes for a full solution). Just do a tally of these and deduct them from the final times at the end.
How It's Different From A Business:
- You'll receive hints and tips via the Survival Guide that you can load on your phone. This way if you're ever stuck simply tap the puzzle you're stuck on for a hint. Most puzzles have a few hints, that start subtle, and have the solution if you get really stuck.
- To avoid complex setup there's no scavenging in the default version of the game. If you're happy to be the Game Master you could spend 15 minutes hiding the clues for the group to find as they work their way through the challenges.
Spotify Zombie Party Music
Awesome escape room design is about activating all the senses - including music!
Here's 2 playlists to set the scene for your DIY escape game. The 1st is a handpicked mix of chill, house, and old-school all about the groaning dead. The 2nd is the super moody soundtrack from The Last of Us and adds that awesome low-level dread we all love about zombie folk law.
On game night just plug in your phone, hit play, and you're good to go.
Where's my download?
Gmail is so good at trapping things inside the Spam and Trash folders that sometimes even my escape room kits can't find their way out! Try their first.
Additionally, you can redownload any past files from the Account page (if you made an account when you purchased the kit).
Yes, it's a cooperative team adventure. You'll need to work together since it's actually quite hard.
There're multiple puzzles that all intertwine so players can divide and conquer based on which challenge interests them the most.
Checkout these tips for running it with larger groups.
I'd recommend a maximum of 8 players.
If you've got 9+ people, such as for a team building day, just split the group into multiple teams. Then print out the kit for each group.
Checkout these tips for running it with larger groups.
Customization & Props
You sure can Mr Game Designer! There's an editable PowerPoint template, that comes with the game, and allows you to change anything you like!
Here's a quick video showing you how to change customize the DIY game however you like:
The detailed setup guide contains optional substitutions for the puzzles and clues. For example, one of the puzzles takes you to a website where you enter a passcode for a safe - you can be super stylish and replace this with an actual safe!
Additionally, you can edit the game in the PowerPoint template to customize whatever you like. Here's a quick guide:
Refunds and all the legal Jazz
If you didn't get what you paid for you should get paid back!
Just drop me an email and I'll refund 100% back to you (Seriously I just send the cash back with an email similar to this):
For sure! Pass it round. Share the love. Go for it.
I only ask that you don't sell the pack for profit or upload the digital files anywhere for file sharing. Basically, it's a payload of work to build an epic Escape Game like this and buying the pack allows me to keep making more of them sustainably.
If you're not sure about anything just drop be a line with your question and I'll definitely get back to you.
There are 3 ways you can make $$ from these epic escape rooms:
- Design and sell your own through the online store.
- Customize an existing pack and sell through the online store. For example, translating it into french and simplifying the puzzles to make it useable at a kids party.
- Sell the packs through your own website using affiliate links. This is super simple as all you need is a custom affiliate link, that I'll generate for you, and you're ready to start selling!
If you'd like to have a chat about any of these just drop me a line.
Good panda: Sharing it with a handful of friends for free.
Bad panda: Sharing it with lots of people or making $$.
- Avoid reselling a pack for $$.
- Please don't upload a pack to a file sharing platform.
- Edit the pack and claim it as your own (just drop be an email below if you'd like the builders kit to make your own and sell it through the store).
Here's the full copyright release form. Summary of what you're welcome to use the DIY pack for:
- Print the pack as photos at Walmart, Officeworks or any other photo printing place. One customer was refused printing because the store manager thought the pack looked too professional and that there must be a copyright issue. I only know of it happening once but if it does just show them this answer on your phone.
- Print the pack as photos on your own/friends/works printer.
- Share the printed pack with friends. I'm even happy for you to email the digital files to friends, so they can enjoy it, just avoid uploading to a file sharing site.