There can be a little confusion as to what escape rooms are. Some may think that these are a security room in a house that individuals would flee to if the home were invaded and people within were threatened. It could potentially fall into that type of scenario except that would be more appropriate to being called a safe room. Escape rooms are totally different.
Escape rooms are better referred to as an escape game. As this is what it is all about. It is a room or several rooms that are used to carry out a series of maneuvers and techniques with the specific goal in mind, as per the game rules.
Escape Room Names
The game is often called by many different names. Such as:
- Live escape
- Room escape
- Exit game
- Escape game
Objective of the Game
The biggest focus on this game is solving puzzles by the teams as they work through the rooms. In said rooms, there are different tasks that they must carry out. There are many different types of puzzles to be solved that exist in the rooms.
Stories and Themes
Usually, the escape rooms will be built based on a theme and then different puzzles are built for the challengers to participate in. This means that the rooms can be used for many different audiences and the same game is not always being played in that particular location although the theme will remain the same.
What Makes Them so Popular?
Games of any type are usually popular, especially when it involves teams. That is one of the factors about the escape rooms that as drawn the attention of many. The other factor is that the game is based on themes which offer different choices and players can set up competitions for themselves. They do this to see how many of the themes or games within the theme that they can complete.