Tips to Find the Best Escape Room for You

If you want an adventure but don’t have time or money, escape rooms can be a fun and affordable option. To help you decide if it is suitable for your group, I’ll go over the basics of what to expect from an escape room, how much they cost, and some ideas on picking a good one for your group.

To begin with, let’s talk about what you would see in an escape room on the Most escape rooms are full of puzzles. Puzzles can be anything from locks that need codes worked out to find objects hidden around the room to repairing things to make something work or even riddles written somewhere within the room itself. In many ways, they remind me of older video games where players would find keys or other objects hidden around the world to unlock new areas and quest chains.

When you enter an escape room, it will usually be dimly lit and have a lot of hiding places for puzzles and clues. The lights may only come on when you solve certain things or ask your group to turn them up. You’ll want at least one person who is good at puzzles and preferably someone who isn’t afraid to ask questions if they are stuck since most escape rooms don’t have staff members wandering around helping out. It’s not mean or cruel, but many of them use codes instead of actual real-world keys so that players can never accidentally give away answers to future groups.

Most people would agree that the best way to experience an escape room is to promote teamwork and cooperation. But people do try to play alone from time to time. To complete the room, you will have one hour from when you first sit down in the lobby until your time runs out, so fast is essential! One mistake I see from new players is that they don’t say anything when they first begin working on a puzzle, but waiting too long can be fatal if other team members are stuck.

Most escape rooms use some combination of non-verbal communication and physical gestures to allow all players to participate equally, even though not everyone might speak the same language. There’s also usually no verbal permitted communication with the staff outside of asking for hints or clues. If staff members are present, they will tell you when your time is almost up, but not before.

If you happen to find yourself in a room with no light, most escape rooms supply you with everything needed to make it work, including flashlights, glow sticks, or even electric lanterns that can be hung from the ceiling. There are also emergency lights hidden in some of the more challenging rooms that players can access if worse comes to worst. The one thing that an escape room usually doesn’t have is windows. Many people think this is because they want it to feel more natural by not being able to see any outside world distractions, so you have to solve everything without any help, but it’s usually set up that way so that if you do happen to escape early, they can reset the room before the next group comes in. Hence, it is as if it were new again.