Publications & Media

A selection of publications and media appearances

McDowell, S. and Nicholson, S. (2021). Players' Accounts of Cultural Bias in Escape Rooms. Well Played, 10(1). 

McDowell, S. and Nicholson, S. (2020). Cultural Bias in Remote Escape Rooms. White paper available at

Board Game Design Lab - Puzzles in Games with Shannon McDowell
Audio podcast from November 20, 2020

Breaking into Board Games Episode 86 - Escape Games and Puzzles
Audio podcast from January 30, 2019