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Five Things That Will Surprise You About Your First Quest Room Experience
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If you’ve never been to an escape room before, here are some things you might not expect. (1) You will bond with your team, even if you don’t know them. If your first visit to a quest room is a corporate bonding exercise, a bachelorette party activity with your best friends, or a cross-generational family outing – you’ll be surprised to discover a new level or cooperation with your teammates, even if you’ve known them for years. If you go alone or with just one person (say, for date night), chances are that you’ll be put into a team with strangers. And guess what? People report having a blast with strangers! All of the awkwardness that comes with meeting new people goes out the door when you only have 60 minutes to escape! Whether you’re shy or outgoing, you’ll make new friends.
(2) It won’t be too scary
Sure, some escape rooms have a creepy vibe. Most stories or themes in escape rooms involve some sort of mystery, and mysteries are inherently a little bit creepy. But an escape room is not a haunted house. The creepy elements will only help your immersion in the game, and no ghost will jump out and scare you. If you’re the kind of person who hates horror movies and haunted houses, you don’t need to hesitate to visit an escape room.
(3) It won’t be easy
The thrill of an escape room is trying to solve puzzles. If the puzzles are too easy, what’s the point? If you’ve never been to an escape quest room before, you’ll be surprised at how clever some of the puzzles and clues are. You will have to use the brainpower of every single person on your team to escape. And you might not escape at all! People who don’t escape report to having an equally good time, so don’t worry too much and just do your best. If you get really stuck on a puzzle, your gamemaster is sure to give an extra clue. Whether you escape or not, we can guarantee that after your first time, you’ll want to come back for more.
(4) Everyone will get super into it
Even your aloof coworker or your angsty teenage sister will excitedly shout out clues from across the room. The immersive experience, so unlike anything else in our modern lives, demands undivided attention and group work. The beauty of escape rooms is that no one can remain indifferent to them.
(5) Time will fly
The most common thing that people report about their first escape room experience, after having a blast, is that the 60 minutes flew by. This shouldn’t be a surprise, because everyone knows that time flies when you’re having fun.
by Shira Kaminsky