Basics Of Puzzle Design.

Hereby we invite you to learn the basics of puzzle design and its playful implementation with our puzzle design workshop.

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Introduction To The Basics Of Puzzle Design

Prior Knowledge






Discover the exciting world of puzzle designs and puzzle mechanics with our compact workshop! Escape games fascinate with exciting challenges that invite you to explore and puzzle. Learn how to transform story- and location-based themes into puzzles that challenge the players.

In this workshop, you will learn about different types of puzzles and discover techniques for embedding information in puzzles. We will emphasize the integration of story elements and location-based references. In practical exercises you will create your own puzzles and expand your skills in Escape Games. Get excited about the exciting world of puzzle designs & mechanics and register for our workshop now!

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Our Training Topics

Puzzle Types

Get an overview of different puzzle types.

Escape Game

Experience an exemplary escape game.


Learn different techniques for embedding information playfully into puzzles.


Practical exercises for developing your own puzzles.

Variation & Adaptations

Learn to vary and customize your puzzles.

Analog Puzzle Elements

Combine digital puzzles with analog puzzle elements.


Learn to add media to your puzzles.

Balancing & Hints

Learn to balance your puzzles and use hint systems when needed.

Templates & Checklists

We will provide you with templates and checklists for further work.

How To Get To The Puzzle Design Workshop


Find a suitable date in the following section of the page. If we do not currently have any dates announced or if you would like a completely individual training, please contact us using the contact form below.


You will immediately receive a confirmation and some information about the training. You do not need to prepare further for the appointment!


In addition to exciting input on the topics mentioned above and depending on the number of participants, there will also be room for exchange and questions!


You will receive our didactic script incl. guidelines & checklists as well as many templates for designing puzzles for your own game!

Available Dates & Registration

Register now here for our next Puzzle Design Training! If there is currently no public date announced or an individual training ist needed, then contact us below via our contact form!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our puzzle design workshop is primarily for users of our Serious Games Software who want to learn more about the above topics and ideally already have an idea for a game or product, but are unsure how to develop engaging puzzles.
Our workshop about puzzle design and puzzle mechanics is not free of charge. Please note the details of our announcement or ask for an individual date.
Our general workshops take place at regular intervals, so dates can be secured six months in advance. If there are no dates announced or if you cannot find a suitable date for you and your team, please feel free to contact us and we will try to take your needs into account when planning future workshops. Alternatively, we can also offer you individual site-specific workshops. Just contact us!
Cancellation of the registration is possible free of charge if the cancellation is made at least 3 weeks before the start of the workshop. Cancellation fees are waived if the cancellation is made up to 2 weeks before the event, provided that an alternative date is agreed. If no alternative date is agreed, cancellation fees of 25% of the agreed fee must be paid. In case of cancellation up to 1 week before the start of the seminar, cancellation fees in the amount of 25 % will be charged if an alternative date is agreed upon. If no alternative date is agreed upon, 50 % of the agreed fee will be due as cancellation fee. For cancellations that occur even later, a cancellation fee of 50% must be paid if an alternative date is agreed upon. Otherwise, the full fee for the cancelled seminar must be paid.
Prior knowledge of puzzle design and puzzle mechanics is not a requirement for participation in the workshop, but of course the more basic knowledge you already have, the more intensively the workshop leader can guide you through their topics.
In addition to this puzzle design workshop we offer of course other and on request individual training opportunities. Just look further up on this page.

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