You might be asking yourself "Should I try and Escape Room?" To those who have yet to do an escape room taking the plunge and doing your first can be an intimidating experience. Maybe you don't feel you will be able to solve the puzzles or think the idea does not seem appealing, but don't let that keep you from a new experience! Escape Rooms are fun. Go with some friends as an alternative to the movies. Go with family over the holidays or during visits to see just how smart that genius sibling really is. Go with coworkers as a teambuilding event. Below are the top 5 reasons why I go to escape rooms.
Entering a new escape room for the first time is a unique experience. Sure you might recognize a specific puzzle or how something is set up, but the room(s) as a whole are new. Each escape room is a world unto itself deviced by the individuals who worked their asses off to bring it to life.
The Creativity of Everyone Involved
The ingenuity of escape room owners and game designers is astounding. Who else could turn you average room into an hour long piece of entertainment. Not only that, but one you will happily fork over some cash for! The use of puzzles, set decor, and in some case live actors really show off just how creative people can be.
Going in to a game with friends, family, or even strangers can lead to some pretty interesting results. For example: it turns out my wife is really good at being able to identify clues and properly apply them to various aspects of an escape room. Here I am designing puzzles and she makes me look like a noob everytime. It is fun working with her as we progress through a series of puzzles.
Escape Rooms also force you to work together in non traditional ways. How many times are you really going to be trying to decode a cipher or figure out what sequence these buttons need to be pushed in order to diffuse a bomb?
The "AHA! Moment"
This is definitely my favorite. When you have been struggling over a specific puzzle or task and all of a sudden it just clicks. You notice something in a picture or the way books are aligned on a shelf that just triggers something in you or a teammates head leading to the solution. There is a very real feeling of accomplishment in that moment few other entertainment option can replicate.
The Overall Experience
When you really boil it down escape rooms are just fun. Every room has its own unique flavor so to speak for you to experience and enjoy. If you have yet try one book one today! A simple Google search of "Escape Rooms Near Me" will get you started.
For those of you have done a room or two or hundred what are your favorites aspects of escape rooms?