Don’t know much about escape rooms? There’s no better place to start than this comprehensive guide from San Antonio’s best escape room!
What is an Escape Room?
An escape room (sometimes called an escape game) is a themed puzzle, usually with many elements inside a small room, designed for a timed challenge in which users “escape” by completing all the puzzles before the clock runs out. The themes are usually built around a story, which players learn more about as they progress through the game. Sometimes, escape rooms use simple stories, like finding a lost jewel, and other times, they employ plots with more layers integrated into the puzzles, like solving a mystery and uncovering plot information with each solved clue. (The exciting stories we used as examples each come from a different room at Escape Room San Antonio). In the best escape rooms, you’re not just solving a puzzle– you’re a character in the story!
How does an Escape Room work?
Players are given a set amount of time (usually one hour) to complete the challenge. They must work together to find clues and solve puzzles that will lead them to the final goal. At the best escape rooms, players can get a few hints along the way if they get stuck, but ultimately it’s up to them to use their collective brainpower to escape (or fail). At the best escape games, like Escape Room San Antonio, players really are locked in the room, but with a guide behind the camera the whole time! This ensures that you’ll be taken care of in the event of an unexpected issue– whether that’s trouble with a clue or any other problem. (And yes, if you really have to, you can get out to use the bathroom, but then you won’t be allowed to rejoin your fellow escapees )
Why Should I Play an Escape Room?
Escape rooms are perfect for group outings, date nights, birthday parties, corporate events… really, any excuse to get a group of friends, family, or colleagues together for some competitive fun! They’re great for anyone who loves puzzles – the best escape rooms provide a unique, mentally stimulating challenge that gets you off your screens and out of your seats.
So what are you waiting for? Book an escape room today at Escape Room San Antonio – the best escape room in San Antonio! We guarantee you’ll have a blast!