After deciding on audience, game tactic, and location you will need to decide on the supplies needed to complete your game. It's important to note that the format you decide on will largely impact the supplies you need, and one can run an escape room program in their library for as little or as much as they're willing to spend. This page will explore different supply options you may want to consider within your game including links for purchase and/or creation, as well as information regarding Escape Room Kits. While buying may be the simplest option, making some supplies will save money and allow for customization.
To Make or Buy
Lockbox: Some kind of box that can be locked. Can be wooden, plastic, paper/cardboard.
Variety of Locks: Choose locks with letter combos, number combos, shape combos, etc. If you purchase locks with interchangeable wheels, you get more flexibility. Also, look for locks you can reset yourself so you can reuse locks for multiple games with multiple winning combinations.
Kits provide one stop shopping for a variety of escape game materials. Many of them include more than ones lock, boxes, decoders, black lights, and even some clues. They can be an easy way to knock the hardware out with one purchase.