ESCAPE ROOM BLOG

FOR CURIOUS FOLKS

ESCAPE ROOM BLOG

FOR CURIOUS FOLKS

05/28/2017

How to Escape the Room: 4 Valuable Tips

Here are 4 valuable tips on how to escape the room:   When you walk into an escape room, you have a background story and an strange place. No guidance on where to start, or what to look for. The mystery is part of the challenge and as the minutes pass you fall right into the groove of the game. Live escape games are fun whether you escape the room or not, it’s truly thrilling just to experience a well designed room. But if winning via escaping is the main goal, then read these tips on how to escape the room.   #1 Communication If your team knows each other then communication between team members is easier. If you’re a team of mixed players, make sure to warm up to each other so you feel comfortable communicating efficiently with each other. Make sure to listen to each other, taking in everyone’s views so you have more options for a solution. Announce loudly when puzzles have been completed or a new clue is found. This way everyone on the team is […]
05/28/2017

How to Create the Best Escape Room

There are 4 main secrets on how to create the best escape room and stay current in our competitive environment.   ClockWise is stepping up the game for escape enthusiasts in San Francisco and here is how we create the best escape rooms. We know that escape rooms have to be #1 challenging #2 fun and #3 immersive and we’re hitting those marks, plus taking it to the next level by focusing in on 4 factors. Here are our 4 secrets to create the best escape room.   A Good Story: Immersion in a theme all starts with a good story. And not just a good one, but a unique one thats intrigues people. We create whimsical stories set in various eras and environments that create excitement and increase the fun of the game. We also don’t just churn out the same old horror themes. We take the time to draft up well thought out narratives that  break old barriers. Why can’t an escape adventure be hilariously funny? Why can’t it be a political suspense? We push the limits and […]
05/28/2017

The 5 Types of Escape Room Games

5 Types of Escape Room Games explained:   There are 5 main types of escape game formats in the industry. Linear, Non Linear, Mixed Linear/Non Linear, Red Herring and Scavenger Hunt. These formats create the game’s structure of progression and movement of players through the challenges. Some are best for small groups (1-4 players) and some for larger groups (10-15).   Linear Games: These formats have puzzles and challenges that progress in a line one after the other. This is great for small groups who will enjoy taking each step together.   Non Linear Games: These formats have multiple tracks of puzzles going on side by side. These tracks often come together at the end to solve the final puzzle to escape the room. Non linear games are great for large groups of 8+ so players can split into smaller groups to divide and conquer challenges while keeping everyone engaged.     Mixed Linear/Non Linear: Pretty self explanatory.   Red Herrings Games: Are game formats with a lot of distractions. Fake puzzles or distractor props and make you stray from […]
05/28/2017

Live Escape Rooms: a Truly Immersive Gaming Experience

Live Escape Rooms are bringing immersive gaming to the next level.   If you like quest or escape style video games, you’re going to LOVE live escape rooms. The concept of in person, live escape games came from the increasing popularity of online escape room video games. Escape rooms have proven that the fun of these seek and find, puzzle games can be enjoyed through a monitor AND in the physical world. If you think about it, what could be more interactive, more first person, than real life itself?   Escape Rooms make the gaming world a reality by physically and sensorially immersing you in a different time and place. The narrative stories and presented challenges take you further down the path to another world. You can touch and feel the maps, puzzles and props. Your eyes are tantalized by the true to theme set design and other senses heightened through creative use of sound and scent. The fantasy world is brought to life through the ultimate first person gaming experience, escape rooms!   For a truly immersive gaming experience […]
05/28/2017

Types of Escape Room Puzzles

There are many of types of escape room puzzles out there. Here are the main types explained:   Escape games are often described as rooms filled with puzzles and challenges, but people still question, what kind of puzzles are they?   A good escape room designer creates rooms with a variety of different puzzle types. This ensures that all player personality and brain types are engaged and have puzzles that they enjoy. You can’t just have a bunch math problems. I’m horrible at math, but great at putting together physical puzzles and a lot of players are like this. To have a well balanced room have puzzles that appeal to all different kinds of brain types.   Here’s a list of some puzzle types to keep in mind when playing or designing an escape room: – Decipher codes – Math problems – Find clues in text or pictures – Hidden items in obscure places – Cleverly retrieve out of reach items – Physically putting together a puzzle – Team puzzles   For more in depth details on these puzzle types […]
05/28/2017

Escape Rooms for Team Building Events

We all know that escape games are great for friends and families. You play together, bond and have a super fun time feeling like you’ve achieved something together. For these same reasons, escape rooms are a great option for team building events. Escape games presents your team with challenges they have to overcome together. If you have a new team, its a great way to get everyone to get know each other in an out of the office environment. Walls come down, people bond, learn each other's work style and personalities and build lasting friendships. Plus, live escape the room games are something new and different. How many times will we go bowling? Out to lunch? Out to happy hour? Escape rooms provide a new option for you and your team's next offsite event. Check out these video from CBS This Morning that speaks about Escape Rooms for corporate events.

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