I get asked this a lot. “What is an Escape Room?” or ”What is a Puzzle Room?” people ask. The best way to find out is to book some time and go experience it, but I can offer the newly interested party some more insight.
First, it is either a solo or team oriented experience. You can go it alone with nothing but your intellect and your ego for companions; leaving yourself as the sole winner and/or loser as the case may be. If you go it as a solo player, you have a very exhilarating experience, but you have no one to lean on. When teams undertake the game it is even more dramatic as the group percolates the excitement as challenge after challenge is overcome through the power or group think that a team can generate. Whichever style you choose you will have fun and if you are unsuccessful, you will certainly have learned much about a given room and can reattempt it in the near future and then join the ranks of winners who have conquered that room.
Secondly, it is an immersive experience. You, and perhaps the rest of your team, are dropped in a physical space prepared for your adventure. Each room will have a different set of challenges, puzzles and brain teasers to overcome that are all tied to a theme. By manipulating the materials and navigating the space you solve the puzzles and accomplish it all within a 60 minute time limit. If you complete it within the time, your finishing time becomes your score for our Winners Board.
Finally, it becomes a shared real adventure that you can share with your friends and family. Whether you are running it alone or as a team, you can take the vivid memory and share it with each other or regale your experience to other players. You have that in common and then you have that to look forward to all over again when the room refreshes with a new adventure.
Don’t take our word for it though. Here is an excellent article from Newsweek reviewing one of the other escape rooms in New York. It looks like they had a lot of fun.
We hope you will join us some time and have a great time too!