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The Infinite Escape Room


The puzzling podcast where a gaggle of geographically diverse chums come together, have a drink - and work together to solve a home made escape room of the ears.


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The puzzling podcast where a gaggle of geographically diverse chums come together, have a drink - and work together to solve a home made escape room of the ears.




Ye Olde Locke Inn with Ctrl+Alt+Esc

Jon sits down with Sarah, Mark, Colin and Jeff from CTRL+ALT+ESC and chew the proverbial cud within spitting distance of their very own Escape Room Bar. Topics include Why notes Are Important, Knowing your Puzzling Weaknesses, Pet Hates, Disastrously stupid customers and a Five Year Plan (that doesn't involve a failed agricultural revolution leading to the starvation of millions). It's all here!


Oh the Humanity! - With Ctrl+Alt+Esc

Join Jon as he ventures out into the real world for a sit down with CTRL+ALT+ESC of Margate, one of our favourite rooms! Apologies for the tardyness here, folks, editor Jon has spent the last few days intensively rehearsing, and then being Andy Warhol at a charity Gala Ball. Why? No idea. But someone offered him money to do it. So he did.


Arson Around at the Time Warp Club

This week, Jamie and Mike are joined by Anna and Lisa of Scarlet Envelope to have a little chat about last week's episode - Let's Do The Time Loop Again! - where we chat about how difficult time loops are to pull off, discuss the entirety of Wales's contribution to rock music, and a short interview with Anna and Lisa about the highs and lows of running a puzzle-by-mail company. Time stamps for those who like to skip ahead: Here are our recommendations for stuff you should check out: Catfish and the Bottlemen - The Balcony [music]Babel by R.F. Kwang [book]The Devil's Plan [TV]Marry My Dead Body [movie]Chants of Sennaar [video game] Our special guests this week are Anna Lysova and Lisa Levina of Scarlet Envelope. Check out their Puzzle Christmas cards at and keep an eye out for discount codes on their website around Black Friday.


Let’s Do The Time Loop Again

Featuring Anna Lysova & Lisa Levina of Scarlet Envelope This week, Jamie and Mike are joined by Anna & Lisa of Scarlet Envelope - a Canada-based puzzle company that offers mysteries by mail. Check out their Christmas puzzle cards! The gang find themselves trapped in a time loop, and need to get themselves out of this particular jam before they get themselves Spaghettified. Featuring: Handouts if you want to play along: Note found in globeNumbers on deposit boxes Say hi to Scarlet Envelope: FacebookInstagramTikTok This week's solvers were Mike, Anna & Lisa. Your puzzle maker and host was Jamie Gibbs.


A Bloody Mess at the Axe andHead

Join Mike, Bailey and Annekoos as they lick their wounds after commiting manslaughter in Jon's room last week. Topics of discussion include the nerve wracking diatery advice surrounding pregnancy, the human need for causality, everything bad that Alan has ever done, and of course, the ease with which Escapees can be distracted from what's really important...


Six Hundred Years Of Napping.

In the words of Admiral Akbar - It's a trap! But can the team find it, hidden in plainsight, in a maelstrom of simple but time-restricted tasks. Can they spot the Nasty in the Noise. Join Mike, Annekoos, and Bailey as Jon leads them by the nose.


Time Gentlemen Please! A post-rpg pint (pubisode)

Spoilers ahead! If you haven't already, hop back and listen to our two part RPG special, The Bourne Kerfuffle. Or don't, we're not your handler. As well as the debrief, we're talking TTRPG mechanics, and some red hot media reccos.'s the last episode I'm producing before going on parental hiatus! Still going to crop up in some episodes as a guest, but I'll be taking a few months off production as my wee bambino comes in to the world. Best of luck to Jamie and Jon as they man the fort! ~Mike x


RPG Special 2023 - The Bourne Kerfuffle Part 2: Chronofarce

And here's the second and final part of this year's RPG special - stay tuned for a pubisode next week, and then back to our normal format :D


RPG Special 2023 - The Bourne Kerfuffle Part 1: Postman, Dog Photographer, Beekeeper and Clown

It's our annual RPG Special! Mike, Tony, Jamie and Anna are GM'd by Dom - who's put together a lightweight RPG system to lead us on a madcap sleep agent adventure. This is part 1, and it'll conclude next week with, you guessed it, part 2. We had a lot of fun with this - everyone went to Mike's house for the day, sat around the dining table, had a lot of beer and all of his mead and whisky, giggled non stop and had a laugh.


Bad Popes and Jeff Bezos at the Gutenberger Grill & Taphouse

This week, Jamie ,Mairi, Mike, Tony have a little chat about last week's episode - Stop The Presses! - where we briefly discuss why medieval popes were literally the worst, as well as exploring whether Jeff Bezos trapped in an Egyptian tomb is an immersion-breaking anachronism. Time stamps for those who like to skip ahead: And if you're interested in the podcasts we talked about: Sipping TimeAdd to PlaylistSearch EngineUnder Understood Our special guest this week was Mairi Nolan. Check out her excellent design work at or at to check out her escape room reviews. The campaign has ended since this episode has aired, but you can check out the Kickstarter page for her latest project - Body of Evidence - with Mysterious Package Company.


Stop The Presses!

Join Mairi (@mairispaceship), Mike and Tony as they have to create history's first tabloid newspaper and escape Gutenberg's printing press workshop! - Marvel at how Mairi and Tony seem to have the entire periodic table memorised! - Stifle your giggle at Mike's squirty toot into a pneumatic tube - Roll your eyes in fake surprise at the custom shape they create to personalise the paper A map of the room and all visuals are attached if you want to play along. - Map - List of banned books - Wall rack Game design by Jamie Gibbs (@armchairescapist) Enjoy!


A suspiciously body temperature tipple at The Golden Draught (Pubisode)

After last week's disaster in the Desert, we descend on The Golden Draught - the only pub in the The Infinite Escape Room metaverse that's carbon neutral, and connects the privvies to the pumps.


The desert of well accented wee

Jon, Jamie, Anakos and Dom are stuck in Mike's horrid team building desert, and with a well researched and perfectly mimicked celebrity guest...


Setting the world to rights at the Holy Head - Pubisode.

Join the team as they reflect on last weeks Creepy Mansion puzzle, a room that felt very nicely polished so long as you don't look at it too closely. The discussion then moves on to consider the English weaknessfor morally corrupt but charming upper class charlatans, chat about rifling and what it did for the musket and the bizarre impact that banning cycling helmets might have on the roads. And all of without any of us bursting in to tears.


From the Cradle To The Grave

Another month, another cheery show by Jon. Themes for this week: Death, Murder, Eternal Rest in the Grave, Grammar Pedantry and disastrous International Relations. Featuring, Dom, Aled, Annekoos and eventually an Estate Agent called Connor.


Separating art from artist, escape toilets and a sexy duel at the Night Fever Club

The conversation took a few turns, starting from a recommendation for French radio and taking SEVERAL left turns to end up with the line, "I bet Jeff Goldblum's got more cum in him." In context, it makes perfect sense I swear. Also, hit us up if you fancy going head to head on Escape Simulator some time.


The Telephone Game

This week, Dom, Mike and Laura are trapped in glass cases of emotion, armed with only their wits and a convenient aux cable. Marvel at how badly Jamie can butcher several popular songs (deliberately) and the Australian accent (not deliberately). And see the whole thing unravel as he commits several goofs in the design. Stick around until the very end to hear a cheeky little bit of audio from between recordings. It's like an MCU post-credit scene but with a much lower budget. Don't forget to bag yourself some Infinite Escape Room MERCH! You can get a sweet The Infinite Escape Room enamel pin and puzzle postcard to impress your friends and shame your enemies. You also get access to a secret bonus episode. Check it out! Please get in touch and chat with us on Facebook and Twitter (or whatever Sesame Street sponsor Musk is using to call it). This week's solvers were Dom, Laura, and Mike. Your Games Maestro and puzzle creator was Jamie Gibbs.


Drinks, Militia, Universities and Conferences at The Buglers Fingers (Pubisode)

It's the pubisode, where Mike and Jamie are joined by James Charnock and Nic Whitton to: It's a good natter, grab a brew and join us.


Britain’s finest knob tugging hour

Crumbs, jingo and flippery! It's Dad's army, and he's only gorn and bladdy locked some time travellers in a hut! This week Jamie is joined by Nic Whitton and James Charnok in escaping Mike's frightfully patriotic take on the Home Guard, Britain's finest armed militia. There's a lot of assets in this episode, you'll find all of the visual ones below:


A Bitter Pint at the Trusty Trowel

Sorry seems to be the hardest word. Especially when you were right. Totally right. And justified. AND NOT OBTUSE AT ALL.