How Exactly Do Escape Rooms Work?

Tue, 17 Mar, 2020

Escape games have taken the world by storm and their popularity is showing no signs of slowing down. So, what is it about the concept that’s so intriguing and addictive? Here’s a basic rundown of how the problem-solving games work and what you should expect from the moment you arrive, to the moment you leave!

General Breakdown

1. All escape rooms follow the same concept

- The game masters greet you, explain the rules, provide context for your chosen room and give your team an objective to complete within the time limit.
- You are then ‘locked in’.
- Search the room for clues, codes and objects.
- Solve a series of unique puzzles.
- ‘Escape’ within the 60-minute time limit.

2. There are an endless variety of themes

Escape rooms get their popularity from their inclusivity, meaning there’s a theme to suit any type of audience. Themes can range from horror-themed zombie apocalypse rooms to historical Leonardo Da Vinci themed rooms – you’ll definitely find something just for you!

Puzzles You May Encounter

Escape rooms contain an incredible array of different puzzles to solve. You may have to decrypt a secret message using a code hidden somewhere in the room, unlock a variety of locks using keys or combinations, use backlights to reveal hidden messages, piece together an extensive jigsaw puzzle, use logic to navigate a mind-bending brain-teaser and much, much more!

Can Anyone Successfully Escape?

ANYONE can successfully escape in time! Just as long as you have the right mind-set, that is…

Escape rooms are designed to be challenging, frustrating, fun, confusing, rewarding – all of the above! However, coming in with a negative or defeatist mindset will guarantee failure and spoil your escape experience.

A bit of focus and determination can go a long way, but being able to work well with others is even more important in your team-building experience. The Average Joe should be able to complete an escape game – it’s not rocket science! But if they have the wrong mindset they’re bound to fail!