Imagine a door closing behind you and a small group of friends. You can hear the lock slide into place and that’s the moment all of you get to take off your blindfolds. Depending on the exact puzzle or game all of you have chosen, you have anywhere from 30 minutes to four hours to use your intelligence, your wits, and anything you can find in the small room in order to escape before time runs out. No this isn’t the setup to another Saw movie but is the beginning of a new trend known as real life escape games have a bunch of them.
While no one would ever want to find themselves trapped inside a room with only so much time to get out in real life, for individuals or group of friends who enjoy a mental challenge and real-world problem-solving, escape rooms in particular offer both in a setting that is exciting and gives a very clear win and lose scenario. If you manage to escape the room in time you win. On the other hand, if time is up and you still haven’t managed to find a way out you lose.
This offers a fantastic problem-solving challenge and a very clear win-lose scenario for the group enjoying themselves.
Real life escape games are mind engaging puzzles solved through teamwork
While getting locked in a room might seem like a strange way to try to have some fun, all of these situations have puzzles that when solved, give the clues and tools needed to make an escape. Anyone who enjoys horror movies loves the idea of imagining themselves in that situation and imagining whether or not they and their friends could actually survive.
Since there is probably not any zombie apocalypse coming soon, a real life escape game that doesn’t involve a serial killer (like the Saw movies) is by far and away the best option for people who know they love this type of real-world problem solving.
Every escape room scenario is different
The fact is that the various puzzles, clues, and the locked rooms themselves are going to be immensely different from one location to another. For example, a real life escape game is going to be vastly different than one in another city. This means that even if you master one or two of these rooms or setups, there are still plenty of options available for even the most advanced problem solvers. Even if you think your team of would-be heroes have seen and done it all, try looking around for another room and see what you can do.