You’ve probably seen a lot of posts about the new trend that is escape rooms. If you’ve googled escape rooms to satisfy your curiosity then you’re not alone. Many people have been asking Google to know more about escape rooms. While Google provides a good explanation of the game, your curiosity wouldn’t be really satisfied unless you try the game yourself.
So before you explore the exciting world of escape rooms, read this guide for the best experience at your first escape room.
What is an Escape Room?
It easy to say that escape rooms are themed rooms designed for gameplay. It was labelled as escape rooms simply because the main idea of the game is to lock people inside the room until they solve enough puzzles or problems to escape the room.
Usually, games have a time limit of an hour or more, depending on the level of difficulty. If players are unable to solve the game within the allotted timeframe, then, the game’s over. You’ll be leaving the premises with a sad look on your face. At least you had fun, right? Nope? You definitely will. If not then the good news is there are tons of escape rooms out there to be explored.
Will Participants be Physically Locked In?
Yes, in some escape room experiences, players are locked in for the sake of excitement and adventure, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t safety measures in place. All escape rooms have camera surveillance systems. Additionally, hidden secondary doors are positioned in the rooms for extra safety.
However, not all escape rooms use this strategy, because some escape room administrators keep the doors closed but not locked to allow players to take a break and come back when they are ready, as long as they finish the game within an hour or any time limit set by the game masters.
Basically, it really depends on the escape room locations and level of difficulty. Some escape rooms owners are geeky-dead-serious about the game and they make really challenging puzzles to put a little pressure on their players.
Do I Need to Prepare or Be a Straight-A Student to Win?
Unlike many win-a-million game shows out there, you don’t really need any preparation for escape room games. Well, it would be helpful if you like solving puzzles or mystery murder cases, but overall it is not really necessary. You don’t have to bring anything either.
The best part is, escape rooms are designed to be played by groups of 10. So you’ll have all the help you’ll need. Plus, game masters provide hints from time to time to lead players to the right answer.
How exciting right? But before you book your first escape room adventure, remember… Team work is key!