An escape room can offer an alternative way to experience fun as an individual or group as opposed to being glued to the screen of having to go for to physically experience a challenge. In a nutshell, the games involve a room styled to suit a certain theme where the players are locked in and they have to break out mostly within a set time period.

If it sounds crazy that anyone would pay to be locked in a room from which he or she will be trying to break out, you are yet to grasp the full context of an escape room, so read on and see where the fun is.

How it works and who can play it

Escape room games are for everyone from teenagers, adults and the old. Usually, they are targeted for groups ranging from two to twelve.

Team members are briefed by a guide regarding their challenge and rules and once they are familiar with their surroundings, the guide leaves them and they are locked in the room. They have a set amount of time to locate clues in the room that would help them unlock the door before the time elapses.

Communication and a sharp working mind are important and as the clock ticks, the adrenaline levels increase. Anyone looking for a bonding session and experience in working under pressure will find great joy in these games.

Themes and puzzles

Most escape room companies offer several themes to suit different tastes. From popular fiction like Indiana Jones or Harry Potter to crime thriller settings like a ticking time bomb or espionage.

You also have themes around kidnappings, hostage situations, prison, pirates, haunted houses, and zombies. The decoration is such that these themes appear real and add to the scary effect and the thrill. You have to break codes and solve puzzles in order to beat the clock and get out.

The puzzles reflect the ideas in the themes and are usually set to be challenging. It could be hidden objects, a different use of a tool in the room, using light or switching it off, looking for symbols and decoding them, assembling a tool you will use to get out and identifying patterns among other clues.

However, should you be stuck or need assistance, you can always ask for a hint as there are employers watching the unfolding action. In case panic gets the best of you or in an emergency situation, there is always an escape button to get you out of the room.

Why are escape rooms popular?

Escape room games were adopted from the video games and they became popular largely with the need for a game that is both physical and social but still having the challenge of video games.

For companies, dates and friend parties, the escape room games fulfill much of their needs and their novelty is something that many find attractive. In some cases, the quickest times set by previous groups are also highlighted and for those who are highly competitive, the knowledge that you could set a quick time that will stay for long adds to the inspiration.

Codebreakers is a reputable escape game company will all the right security, safety, and customer care features. Just unleash your inner Sherlock Holmes.

About the Author

Aurora is an escape room enthusiast who has played more than 25+ rooms. The very first room she played was Escape The Time Machine here at Codebreakers. During her free time, she likes to practice her Kung Fu, play solitaire on her iPad, or read articles online.


  • Sarah Bailey
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    I love the idea of an escape room, but I do worry that my claustrophobia would kick in so I’ve never actually taken the step to booking in one.

    • Kevin Steiger
      Posted April 30, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      Our Escape room is very open concept much bigger than most escape rooms so you won’t feel confined or claustrophobia. Please come by and visit us when you get a chance because we think you will see our escape room will will just fine for you.

  • Tara Pittman
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    This sounds like a lot of fun. This goes way beyond a corn maze.

  • Daria
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Wow, I only watched a movie about someone who had an escape room, had not clue that people actually are doing it! it makes an absolute sense of course.

  • Kristi Ann
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    We did one of these escape rooms and it was so much fun!! Such a unique way to spend time with friends and something to talk about long after the fact!

  • Stephanie Pass
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    There is a local escape room that my husband is dying for us to go visit. We recently had a baby, so we haven’t quite had time for a date night yet.

    Posted April 17, 2018 at 9:12 am

    I want to try an escape room one day. They sound like lots of fun! I bet my boys would like it.

    • Kevin Steiger
      Posted April 30, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Please feel free to stop by our escape room and check us out. You might want to visit Toys R Us and see if you can get a good deal on some remaining items they still have in stock, they are up to 40% off right now.

  • Reesa Lewandowski
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 11:16 am

    We have a few of these in my area. A lot of my friends have gone for birthday parties or for team building!

    • Kevin Steiger
      Posted May 16, 2018 at 8:39 am

      We have many families book their birthday parties at our escape room. Birthday parties seem to be trending at escape rooms because they provide an activity which is fun for the whole family and gets them interacting for an family outing. A movie is fun but everyone is watching the movie and an escape room is much more interactive and creates memories together as a family.

  • Rachel
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I love escape rooms! I have done two now and they are so much fun! You sum them up really well!

    • Kevin Steiger
      Posted May 9, 2018 at 8:37 am

      We have 2 escape rooms for you to try out. Please feel free to give us a call for more information or come on by. We are a family friendly escape room that also does birthday parties and business team building events. I hope you will choose our escape room game for your next exciting adventure and fun time.

  • Evelyn, PathofPresence 🦋
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    I have heard so much about escape rooms lately- will take it from the universe that it’s an activity I’ve GOT TO try. Really love doing this activity as a group a fun, cooperation and shared experience. Sounds like a great night to me! Thanks for the info 💕

  • Ada
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    I have been wanting to check out an escape room lately but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Now I am even more excited.

  • Athena
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Our family has participated in an escape room and we loved it. It was so exciting. Definitely something we would do again.

    • Kevin Steiger
      Posted May 1, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Our escape room games are family friendly. We have a 50’s diner escape room game and an pirate ship escape room game.

  • Cat
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Escape rooms are a fun date night idea!! My husband and I went to one in town and it was zombie apocalypse-themed! Creepy and exhilarating!

  • Heather
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try an escape room. I think my husband and I would love the fun of trying to figure out how to unlock the puzzle and get out.

  • Ruth I.
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Now this is another real-life thrilling game. Wish we have this kind of entertainment in our county töo.

  • fashionmommywm
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    I got invited to an event featuring an escape room, but I’m not keen on confined spaces so decided it was not for me.

  • Janice
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 3:51 am

    I’ve never tried an escape room before. But my daughters have and they really enjoyed the experience. It does sound like fun.

  • James
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Sounds like fun!!

  • Mommy Rockin' In Style
    Posted April 24, 2018 at 5:15 am

    We have the same idea here in our country and it’s called Breakout. It was really fun and thrilling at the same time.

  • Natasha
    Posted April 26, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Wow this sounds super cool! I’d totally love to play with friends. Very interesting and unique concept.

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