5 Interesting Facts About Escape Games: March Edition

Two people staring at open glowing treasure chest.

Ready for an adventure? If you haven’t experienced an escape room yet, then you don’t know what you’re missing! Escape games offer a unique challenge that puts your problem solving and teamwork skills to the test. Before making plans to visit, we thought we’d give you five fun facts about escape rooms to prepare you to enter one of these exciting challenges. Get ready – amazing adventures await!

  1. The world’s largest escape game, located in Canada, is 25,000 square feet in size. But you wouldn’t know that from the outside; the game is mostly underground. 

  2. Meanwhile the world’s smallest escape room (in the UK) involves only two people. One person is locked inside a box of clues with a flashlight and must work together with a friend on the outside to get the box open.

  3. Prison break, bank robbery, and a zombie apocalypse are the most common scenes with escape games. There are hundreds of other types of scenes for those looking to branch out!

  4. 2012 was a big year for escape rooms: the first escape rooms opened in both Europe and the US! Europe’s first escape rooms were in London and Budapest. San Francisco is the first city to host an escape room in the US. 

  5. Most escape games are family-owned labors of love. Unlike many other premier entertainment experiences, these family businesses are about showing you a great time. 

Escape rooms are an exhilarating way to challenge yourself, have fun with friends and family, and enjoy a unique experience. From the first escape room game created in the US in 2012, to a 25,000 square foot escape room, adventure enthusiasts definitely won’t be bored! With their increasing popularity, it’s no surprise that San Antonio has some of the best escape rooms around. For those looking for the ultimate challenge and adventure, book an escape room experience at Escape Room SA today.

5 Fun Facts About Escape Rooms: February Edition

Hands unlocking locks on a cabinet in an escape room

An escape room is a popular activity for groups of friends or family members looking for an exhilarating challenge. But did you know that there is more to escape rooms than just being locked in a room and trying to find your way out? Here are 5 facts about escape rooms that you may not know:


1. The world’s longest escape room, in Pennsylvania, lasts 4 hours. While there are puzzle-solving adventure games that take longer, 4 hours is the longest time period to be locked in a single room with a mission to escape.


2. The first escape game, created in 1988, was a text-based game designed around John Wilson’s Behind Closed Doors, where the player is locked in the bathroom.


3. The largest escape game facility in the world is located in Budapest, Hungary, and has over 60 different rooms.


4. Takao Kato built the first real-life escape room in Tokyo in 2007 The concept originated as a nightlife event but quickly grew to be an activity all on its own. Kato’s introduction of a 60-minute timer and escape-based mechanics added onto the excitement of previous TV shows and games.


5. 60% of escape games in America pair escapees with random strangers. Ick, right? Don’t worry– Escape Room San Antonio will never pair you with a stranger!


It’s important to know that each escape room is unique. Whether you’re looking to brush up on your problem-solving skills, take on a challenge, or just have some good old fashioned fun – escape rooms are the perfect activity. So don’t miss out on all the thrills escape rooms have to offer! If you’re feeling adventurous, why not book one of our 6 rooms at Escape Room SA today?