If you’ve never played an escape room before, you may not think there’s much to it. But it’s not as simple as choosing a game that sounds fun, there’s more to it then that. Luckily, the experts at Escape Games Canada are happy to share our extensive knowledge to help guide you to the best possible experience. Here are a few things you should consider before booking your next escape room.
There’s a common misconception that escape rooms are just locked rooms with some furniture that you examine for clues. While that might be the case in some places, the team at Escape Games Canada is committed to creating immersive experiences. That means that you might have to run, jump, crawl, climb, or rely on specific skills to solve puzzles. Getting physical is a lot of fun, but for someone with an injury or health concern, a game with a physical element is less than ideal. Some of our games might need you to quickly recognize patterns of colours, making them more difficult for someone who’s colourblind. Our games all feature their own disclaimers; make sure you choose one that will be comfortable and fun for your group to play.
The same way you would choose which movie to see based on who you’re going with, your group should influence which escape room you play. For example, if you’re nervous about playing a horror-themed game, make sure that the players in your group are people you can trust. If someone in your group is claustrophobic, make sure you avoid any games with tight spaces. A little bit of quick research can tell you a lot about the game you want to book and ensure that everyone in your group has an incredible experience.
It can be tempting to book the game that seems the most popular, or book based on a specific time, but we suggest taking a second to think about what kind of experience you want to have when you play. Maybe it’s worth pushing back that dinner reservation for half an hour to play that intriguing mystery game. You’ll have fun no matter which escape room you choose, but if there’s one that perfectly matches your group then that’s the one you should play.