Escape room is a game people can set up to play for an event. It's a fun way to get together with friends to solve mysteries. Escape room is a game where there are a series of rooms in which you must solve a puzzle to escape and move onto the next room. When people here about this, here are the four common questions that come up:
- Are You Trapped in the Room? While you are technically "trapped" in the room until you solve the puzzle, you aren't literally trapped. You can leave at any time you have a need to. Of course, if you have no need, then it's beneficial for the game not to leave. However, in the event of an emergency, you are not actually trapped.
- What if I Can't Solve the Puzzle? The benefit of this game is that you are going to be placed with a team, so odds are that when you work together, you are going to be able to solve the puzzle and move onto the next room. Many times, when you attend one of these events, you are able to choose your team, so it's important to choose a team you feel comfortable working with. And don't worry, hints are generally given if your team is stumped.
- Are They Scary? When people hear of this game, they immediately think of something like walking through a haunted maze at Halloween time. However, many times this is not the case. Of course, it depends on the theme that the host of the game chooses, so you can find scary ones if you prefer this. However, other themes can range from simple mystery with nothing scary popping out at you to basic puzzles with a theme that varies from room to room. It's best to read the description and choose one that suits you best.
- Is it Timed? Finally, many people ask if it's a timed event, which it generally is since it can otherwise last hours. This is why hints are given and you work in teams in order to accomplish the puzzles (hopefully) faster to meet the time limit. If the time does run out, then that's the end and your team didn't win the escape room game.
When you know the answers to some of the common questions, you can feel more confident going into the event. Check out some local ones near you and invite some friends along!