A Brief History of Escape Rooms
Posted by PHIL JANELLE
Learn more about the history of escape rooms
Escape rooms are a relatively new form of entertainment that originated in Japan in the early 2010s.
The first escape room was created by a company called SCRAP, which started out by organizing real-life adventure games in which participants solved puzzles and challenges in order to escape a locked room.
The room was called "The Real Escape Game," and it was held in a warehouse in Tokyo. The game required participants to solve a series of puzzles and challenges in order to escape from a locked room within a set time limit.
Their creation was a huge success spawning a number of sequels and spin-offs. The concept of escape rooms quickly gained popularity and spread to other countries, including the United States and Europe.
The first escape room in the United States was called "The Escape Game," and it was opened in 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The game was modeled after the Japanese escape rooms created by SCRAP, and it required participants to solve a series of puzzles and challenges in order to escape from a locked room within a set time limit.
In the years since their inception, escape rooms have evolved and now come in a variety of themes and challenges. Some popular themes include horror, mystery, and historical events.
Escape rooms have become a popular activity for friends and families, as well as corporate team building events.
The games are designed to be challenging and engaging, requiring participants to use their problem-solving skills and teamwork to escape the room within a set time limit.