Ever wanted to try an escape room, but didn’t know where to begin looking for one, or what it really means? How about you’ve looked into what escape rooms are, but Escape Rooms London you don’t know how to begin the process of finding a game and then actually handling the vague ideas to get out?
Lucky for you Brittnee is here! I’ll take you from start to finish on how to get the most from a Escape Room Experience!
Action 1: Read this article
Action 1: Google and Yelp are your best friends
Google “Escape Room YOUR CITY NAME” and see what appears. Dig deeper and investigate the map so you can even find one nearest thing you. Once you’ve found a few great prospects head over to Yelp and see how they compare to other rooms. Read a few of the reviews, you might even find out one is too scary for what you have in mind.. or one doesn’t do well with kids.
Step 2: Check out their social media for promotional codes
You’ve found the escape room you think you’d like to visit, awesome. You can Google and yelp like nobody’s business. Now you’ll want to see if they offer any special codes on their social media pages. We always have the best deals on our Facebook and Instagram inside my escape room. Sometimes you’ll be able to find $5 off promotional codes that wouldn’t be mentioned anywhere else.
Step 3: Go to their Website
Now that you have your smarty pants discount, you’ll want to know when the place has availability and what rooms they have. The majority of the places you’re going to see will have multiple rooms with different themes. Also, most escape rooms make you book in advance and some can get pretty busy. Check out their booking page and see what they have open. Then book it before anyone else does!
*Be careful when booking a partial room. If there are 6 slots available and you’ve only ordered 4 players, 2 more players could join your game — if you call the business though, they may help you and block it for you
Step four: Be on time!
Your Game Master will like you for it and being on his good side are not a bad thing. A game master is the one getting you any hints or clues if you’re struggling after all.
Step 5: Listen to the Rules/Intro
They’re there for a reason! Not only do we hate when guests break stuff, but we’ll usually tell you how to avoid things that will only waste your time! Remember we really wish for you to have fun and get out! We won’t tell you not to climb on something as a trick. Also some rooms have informative intros that may even your website few extra hints, so pay attention!
Step 6: No Lollygagging
Okay, now you’re in this gloriously decorated room and all for you to do is look at all the pretty details for the next 5 minutes. No. Don’t do that. Most rooms give you 60 minutes, so you’ll need to hustle. Give yourself 10 seconds to understand the work they put into the good looks and then start getting it apart. (okay not literally, that would stink, just start moving things and looking every where)
Sometimes you’ll need to find objects hidden around the room to help you with other vague ideas… sometimes you’ll need to actually find the vague ideas… so start looking and gathering anything you find!
Step 7: Split up
Some rooms are harder than others or have more vague ideas than others, but there’s no harm in splitting up. Some rooms have multiple linear and not for linear vague ideas (linear meaning you will solve a challenge that leads into the next challenge and so on). So you’ll benefit from dividing into a couple teams and tackling multiple vague ideas at once.