Escape rooms have been popping up around the country, and they're creating a lot of buzz. However, since they are relatively new forms of entertainment, not everyone knows exactly what they are or what one does in them. Escape rooms are a lot of fun for everyone, and the premise is to use provided clues to solve the puzzle that allows you to escape from the room before a set time expires. You can find escape rooms in most cities and municipalities, so it is well worth your time to check one out if you're looking for a fun activity. Continue reading to learn more about what to expect when you visit an escape room:
Learn About Your Local Escape Room
Almost all escape rooms have websites, so it is well worth your time to learn more about your local escape room before you visit in person. Most websites will outline the type of escape rooms that they have on their premises, the cost per person for an escape room experience, hours and operation, and age limitations. Some escape rooms are designed for people of all ages, which makes them great for families, while others are intended for adults. Some escape room websites also let customers make reservations and pay their admission online.
Determine the Size of Your Group
Almost all escape rooms are designed to accommodate several people at one time. It is important to note that if you want to visit an escape room alone or during a date, you may be teamed up with people who you do not know during your escape room experience. Don't let this deter you though-- after the escape room experience, strangers can become your new friends! If you have a larger group, you will be able to rent out an escape room and only your group will participate in the escape room experience.
Pay Close Attention
Before the clock starts ticking and your escape room experience begins, you will be briefed and given an overview by an employee of the escape room. This overview will typically include a clue to get you started. Most escape rooms also make it possible to ask for additional clues while inside the escape room if you and your group get stuck. In order to succeed and escape the room in time, you and your group will have to pay very close attention to everything in the room so you can find all of the clues that will lead you to the key to unlock the room.