Shannon McDowell is back for Breakout 2024!

Shannon, vibrant pink hair catching the light, smiles in front of a shelf of games

Shannon McDowell

Shannon McDowell is a board game and puzzle designer who works with various board game publishers and professional organizations to design escape room games and gamified learning programs, including Funko’s Star Trek: Cryptic. She is the Director for the 2024 Cryptex Hunt, has published two academic articles on cultural bias in escape rooms, and was a member of the design team for the 2019 Red Bull Escape Room World Championship.