In our word, they are FUN!
In more detail however, Puzzle Escape Rooms are the translation of a very popular video game into a real life game, primarily intended for adults.
The game is played in one or more rooms. Each room is decorated to a particular theme, examples include WW2, a jail, a space ship, etc. The room(s) is full of furniture and other objects, each of which could be a clue or a puzzle that would help the team to escape the room.
The puzzles are increasingly clever and can include anything from code deciphering, working out calculations, assembling many objects in a particular shape and the list is endless. More modern themed puzzle escape rooms also use touch screens and automated components to make the game more exciting and fun.
You might think that puzzles, such as crossword puzzles, could be boring, and you might be right. However, the puzzles used in these games are highly engaging, require a team effort and use so many props that you cannot possibly get bored. Props include golf clubs, torches, mirrors, boats, solar panels, etc.
To add to the intensity of the game excitement there is also a time limit, normally 60 minutes but sometimes this could change. Sounds like a lot of time? Well, it isn't! In fact, with so many puzzles and games to complete in this time, only a small percentage of elite gamers can proudly boast that they escaped the room within the time limit. Many others, do not make it.
So the question you need to ask yourself is, AM I CLEVER ENOUGH TO ESCAPE THE ROOM?
bookescaperooms.com has made the process of finding and booking your escape rooms easy. All you need to do is log on and search for the city that you are in. There are escape rooms is almost all major cities in the world.
Have you ever been to an escape room? Tell us your experience and if you escaped on time or not. We'd love to hear from you.