December 12

A Beginner’s Guide to Escape Rooms

A Beginner's Guide to Escape Rooms

Considering an escape room? You’re not alone. As America’s hottest new trend in entertainment, escape rooms are sweeping the nation, offering thrills to participants of all ages. However, your first time may be overwhelming, especially if you aren’t sure what to expect. As a beginner, here’s what you need to know to make the most of your 60-minute race against the clock.

What Is an Escape Room?

An escape room is a 60-minute live action puzzle in which participants work through a series of clues in an effort to complete an overarching task, like escaping the room or locating an object, before time is up. Most escape rooms lock the door behind you, but don’t be scared: you will be let out after 60 minutes, whether you solve the mystery or not, and staff is always available to assist.

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Planning Your Escape Room Experience

Understanding the escape game concept is only a small part of ensuring a great experience. These tips can help you prepare for the adventure that lies ahead.

Do Your Homework

As with all new opportunities, the more you research, the more likely you are to enjoy your experience. Instead of going in blind, take some time to review the available facilities in your area, scheduling practices, and any rules and regulations. For example, many facilities ban phone usage, so be prepared to disconnect for an hour.

Take Personal Preference into Account

Before scheduling, consider the kinds of opportunities offered by one facility over another. While some escape room companies run one room at a time, others maintain multiple rooms at varying difficulty levels. Before making a choice, review all themes and open rooms to be sure you select a room and facility that best suits your interests.

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Get a Group Together

Escape rooms are group activities and generally cannot be completed alone. While it’s certainly possible – and fun! – to enter an escape room with strangers, your experience is often enriched by a group of friends. When you know how other participants think, you’re far more likely to make it out in time.

Escape Room Best Practices

Escape rooms are always fun, whether you complete the challenge or not, but these strategies can help you stay focused on fulfilling your goal.

  • Work together, but separately. As the adage goes, two heads are better than one. However, some team members may be better suited to different kinds of puzzles. While it’s important to stay apprised of all goings on in the room, team members should also work independently to search for clues and work through problems.
  • Smaller can be better. Escape rooms are designed for groups of around two to 12 people, but having a smaller group can be a benefit so don’t let lower numbers stop you. With fewer people, it can be easier to ensure everyone stays in the loop at all stages in the game.
  • Keep an eye on the clock. In an escape room, time often feels like it is passing very quickly. Watching the clock can help you decide how to strategize, especially in the last few minutes of the game.

Escape rooms are a thrilling opportunity for adventure, providing a great way for you to put your mental fortitude to the test. If you’re seeking an excellent facility with a range of different rooms, EscapeWorks Denver is the only name you need to know. As Colorado’s premier escape room, we’ll make sure when you book your first experience it is one you’ll never forget.

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1529 Champa St.
Denver, CO

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