Welcome back to Confessions of a Game Master, an inside look at the life of the men and women who run the rooms here at Cross Roads Escape Games.
The number one question that everyone asks me is, what is it like to be a game master? “It must be so much fun watching us play,” they say. I smile and agree. Being a game master is a fun and exciting job, but there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes that our guests don’t see.
As I’m sure you can imagine, every group is different. Some puzzles that seem straight-forward to some groups seem to confuse others. Sometimes the players will overthink a puzzle or miss something in their room they need. As a game master, we want to help everyone but we also must give the players time to discover and think on their own before intervening. It’s during these times that we talk to our computer screen, as though saying it will somehow give the players the right idea through the power of suggestion.
In this episode of Confessions of a Game Master, we delve further into the often-unseen world of our Game Masters at Cross Roads Escape Games. Our game masters describe some of the most common phrases they yell at the screens during games. They also share some of their favorite memories from watching people play the games.
Every now and then we will get some groups that stick in our mind. Choosing to support others over leaving them to die, believing in magic, and really getting into character are just three ways some groups have ingrained themselves in our memories.
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Game Master, Manager
Cross Roads Escape Games