What happens when you take two puzzle-loving, game-obsessed, detail-oriented creators and add in a good dose of wild optimism? You get Ariel Rubin and Juliana Moreno Patel, co-founders of The Wild Optimists. Our company began with ESCAPE ROOM IN A BOX, the very first tabletop escape game on the market. After a massively successful Kickstarter, the game was licensed by industry giant Mattel, eventually winning Game of the Year at the Mattel Inventor Awards.


Ever since, we've made it our mission to create new ways to play by constantly pushing the boundaries of immersive entertainment. We travel the globe speaking at conventions. We're constantly play testing the latest and greatest tools and techniques. Always looking for unique and thrilling opportunities to stand out and stay on the cutting-edge. We live and breathe this stuff, seeing puzzles everywhere we go, because it's who we are and what we love to do.

"Ariel and Juliana are two of the most thoughtful and versatile creatives I have had the pleasure of working with. Their expertise and deep knowledge of the game world make them invaluable to any project, big or small.”

Tommy Honton, Stash House, Museum of Selfies