This is the moment when your overall scenario starts.
Write down all the different stages of your scenario on Post-It notes and lay them out like a flowchart to represent what is going to happen, where and when. As most Escape Rooms have many actions taking place in parallel, this method will help you stay organised in this important stage of your game’s creation.
Each of these Post-It notes will then become a challenge or a puzzle to progress in the game. Now, let’s be honest, you’ll change your challenges and puzzles several times before you get the right scenario, but you have to start somewhere! 😉
This is probably the most complex part of creating your Escape Room. Turning a simple story into a series of puzzles or challenges is not a simple task.
Choose different coloured Post-It notes to mark the objects to be discovered or used to advance the story (finding the key to a chest for example, or deciphering a message). This will help you a lot.