Escape Games: Expectations VS. Reality

Tue, 28 Apr, 2020

The escape room concept is riddled (pun intended) with myths and untruths from those who have never actually experienced a game for themselves. We’re here to set the record straight and give you the rundown on some commonly held assumptions. Let’s take a look then, shall we? 

1. Level of Difficulty

Expectation:  It’s going to be too hard!

Reality: Teams have just 60 minutes to find clues and solve puzzles – so you can certainly expect a challenge! They’re also assigned specific difficulty ratings, which have been put in place to stop players from getting too frustrated in a room that’s too advanced for them. You’re free to play whichever room you wish, but it would be wise to start off with the most straightforward variation. Giving you the chance to first familiarise yourself with the concept before getting stuck into the super tricky stuff later on!

2. Indoor Activities

Expectation: They’re only good when the weather’s bad!

Reality: Dubai is blessed with great weather for the majority of the year, but a couple of months of extreme summer heat forces us back indoors to the air-conditioned sanctuary! Although it’s true that an escape game makes for a great indoor activity, it’s wrong to think you should only visit one when you can’t go outside! Whether it’s birthday parties, team building activities, corporate events or just a fun day out with your friends and families – there’s always a great excuse to check one out!

3. Age Limits

Expectation: They’re unsuitable for children!

Reality: It’s true that certain aspects of escape rooms are too difficult for children to complete on their own; however, that doesn’t mean they won’t be able to participate in their own way while enjoying the fun props and immersive atmosphere! Age limits vary from company to company, but a supervising adult should typically accompany children under the age of 12. Feel free to get in touch if you’re unsure!

4. Confined Spaces

Expectation: It’s too claustrophobic!

Reality: The doors are ‘locked’ behind you as part of the immersive façade, so you can truly imagine that you’re trapped – without ever actually being trapped. If you feel uncomfortable at any stage, simply let the game master know and they’ll let you out! They also contain multiple rooms with plenty of space to move around. You’re able to walk freely around the space without bumping into furniture or having to squeeze past your teammates!