Escape rooms are fun, challenging, and a great way for family, friends and co-workers to bond. However, not every escape room is for everyone and you don’t want to choose one that may prove to be too difficult or not have the right theme for your crowd.
Here are a few tips that will help you choose the right escape room so that you and your family will enjoy a wonderful adventure and come back for more.
Choose the Group
Everything starts with the people you take on your escape room adventure. Obviously, you want to choose those who look forward to sharing this type of adventure with you. Many escape rooms are designed for two to five people, which is perfect for friends and family. However, there are escape rooms that are designed for corporate events, graduation parties, and the like that can hold 20 or more.
So, be sure that the number of people you bring matches what is recommended. Keep in mind that if you bring the maximum number, the challenges might be solved quickly and it’s not much of an escape room. Conversely, too few and you might not get out at all.
The more experienced the people in your group, the more difficult the room should be to escape. If everyone is a first-timer, then you should choose an easy level if only to get familiar with the process itself. For groups with a mixture of experienced and first-timers, a medium or difficult level may be recommended. You may have to play that by ear, but consider your group dynamics as well.
Find a Theme
Some companies will have strong themes to their rooms, such as Halloween, motels, prisons, and so forth. When deciding on what escape room to choose, find a theme if available that works for most of you. Not every theme is for everyone, but a change of theme can be a good thing if you’ve been in a few secret labs and want to try a space station or hospital theme.
During the booking process, you may be asked a few questions about how to spice up the escape room like what theme you want to choose. You may have other choices such as the following;
One or multiple rooms
Actors who play roles in the escape room
Other tasks to solve before exiting
You can choose a classic escape from one room or choose to go through different rooms. Plus, there may be actors who provide important clues to help you escape. You can also add other tasks that helps make the adventure more interesting. Additional tasks to solve is generally for those who have plenty of experience in escape rooms.
Also, try to book your escape room during the weekdays and well in advance. This means less hassle in getting to the room and parking nearby which makes it easier for your group to gather. The more you can plan, the better you can choose the right escape room for you and your group.