February 10
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Escape Room 101: Everything You Need to Know to Win

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Visiting an escape room with your friends and loved ones is a great way to experience a fun and exciting activity. Escape rooms also challenge your problem-solving skills and give you an immense sense of satisfaction when you’re victorious.

If it’s your first time, you probably have lots of questions about what to expect and how to improve your chances of solving the puzzles and winning the day. This guide goes over the essential details to ensure you and your team come out on top.

Escape Room Basics

Escape rooms feature puzzles and clues, which must be found and interpreted in order for you and your team to make your “escape.” However, you will not be confined to the room and will be able to leave at any time thanks to the numerous exits. While thrills and chills are on the agenda, safety is of the utmost importance.

You will have a limited amount of time to solve puzzles, usually 60 minutes, but actual time limits can vary. Some experiences are designed for beginners, while others are suited to advanced players. Theme-based rooms add to the fun of the experience, and themes often include horror, sci-fi, true crime, and many other exhilarating scenarios.

Tips and Tricks

Becoming skilled at solving escape games usually takes lots of experience, but there are a few tips that can help you along:

  • The best team sizes usually range from six to eight people.
  • Communication is key, so be vocal when you discover clues.
  • If you cannot figure something out, ask for help from the team.
  • Try to organize clues as you find them to ensure efficient puzzle-solving.
  • Break up your team when searching for clues and items to cover as much ground as possible.

Remember, you’ll only be as effective as your team members, so choose wisely. While escape rooms can be fun for children, kids 12 and older usually fare best in the puzzle-solving environment. You can also request a private room if you want the experience to be confined to your group.

What to Avoid

Don’t overlook or ignore instructions provided by the game master, especially when it comes to things like safety. Keep your phone in your pocket or purse and on silent to avoid being distracted as you play. Don’t just watch the action but participate in it. If you’re not sure what to do, ask one of your teammates for guidance. Don’t be discouraged if you’re not successful. Instead, schedule another session in the future to take another crack at puzzles and clues.

Choosing the right escape room is also crucial to having a fun and exciting experience. That’s why so many people love EscapeWorks Denver and our many elaborate games and puzzles. We go the extra mile to ensure our guests have an amazing time at our theme-based rooms. We also offer experiences suited to all skill levels.

Excited to try your hand at escape games? Then visit our booking page today to reserve a room for you and your team. You can also contact us for more information.


$35 per person


1529 Champa St.
Denver, CO

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