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Escape Game Secrets To Success: How To Escape The Room
If you’re looking for something fun to do around Atlanta these days, you may run across an escape game or two. Escape games are popping up everywhere around town. They are the latest craze and frankly, a heck of a lot of fun, but there are a few things you should know before you venture into this brave new world. While it’s all about the fun and games, it’s always helpful to have some inside info about all the fun and games. Otherwise, you might just be setting yourself up for failure.
What’s An Escape Game?
If you’re new to the concept, it’s really quite simple. Imagine you and your closest friends escorted into a room that has a specific theme- a spy theme, a mummy theme, etc. You’re given a backstory that matches the theme and you’re given exactly 60 minutes to find all the clues and solve all the puzzles in order to escape the room.
Sounds simple doesn’t it? Now, toss in the little fact that most escape rooms have an average of a 30% success rate. Nothing like an evening of failure to have a good time, right?
That’s why we thought it’d be helpful if we gave you some helpful tips that would lead you down the path to success. We’re rooting for you to be the hero and escape the room!
Have A Plan
To be successful in an escape room, like anything else, it’s always smart to have a plan. This can be tough if you’ve never been to an escape game before- you have no idea what to expect. The simple fact is this- you will be solving problems. It’s not like Calculus homework, but you’re going to have to use your brain and, gasp, you’ll have to do it without Google’s help! Typically, cell phones aren’t allowed, and they wouldn’t help even if they were.
So, how do you develop a plan? The best approach is to establish small groups that are flexible based upon the skills that people feel they have. For instance, if you have someone who’s great at number puzzles, you’d obviously want them taking the lead on something involving numbers. If you have someone who has a knack for word problems, put them on any of those that you might encounter. Briefly talking about a plan is a good way to get a leg up on escaping. Plus, if you talk about your approach beforehand, it saves you precious time once the clock starts.
Players often don’t realize that once the game begins, time is ticking away. This means all the time it takes to get organized is coming straight off the time it takes to solve things. That’s why getting a plan beforehand is helpful.
Communicate. Communicate. Communicate Some More
If you go into the escape room with just a few people, you may find that others join your group. This means you’ll be working with strangers to escape. For some, this can be a problem, but to be successful, you’ll have to communicate with the other players. Otherwise, you risk people working on the same things or wasting time in other ways.
Groups who have successfully escaped often call out when they’ve found a clue or if they’ve solved something. This helps move the group along as a cohesive unit rather than just a bunch of solo players.
One of the biggest blocks to being successful in an escape room is when people hold on to critical information. Often, one puzzle may lead to another. That’s where good communication can save time and get your team bragging rights.
In business and school, we’re often told “Work smarter not harder.” This is certainly true when working together in an escape game. One of the areas where we see people struggle the most is an individual will take on the task of solving a puzzle and get stuck. This is common, but rather than ask for help or let someone else have a try, they’ll stubbornly continue at it.
Here’s the thing- we all have our skills and weaknesses. A fresh set of eyes can move things forward, so there are times when letting others in on the problem can move the entire group forward. Letting go of pride and stubbornness is a great way to work smarter.
Don’t Bunch Up
It’s hard to decide how your team will work before you go in to an escape room, but once the game begins, it’s a good idea to spread the talent. This means one part of the group can focus on one aspect of the room while another can focus elsewhere.
It’s a simple concept that if you have 6 people in an escape room all working on the same puzzle then you’re probably overlooking necessary parts of the rest of the room. That’s where leadership needs to develop and help assign tasks. If you can assign tasks according to talent, even better, but this may not always be possible especially if you’re playing with people you’ve never met before.
These are just some of the things we’d recommend to help you be successful in our escape games. There are probably other characteristics and traits that help success as well, but this is enough to get you started.
We build this list after talking to the hundreds of players who have come through our escape games here at Three Keys. We’ve been open over 2 years now, and we consistently get outstanding reviews on Google. Why? Simple. We have rooms that are well decorated and we facilitate the fun. Some escape rooms put you in a room that’s barely decorated, tell you the theme and give you puzzles. If you get stuck, you stay stuck. At Three Keys Escape Games, we’ll give you up to 3 “keys” or clues to help move your group along.
Team Building In Atlanta
When it comes to getting your people working together, few team building activities are more effective than escape rooms. Every characteristic mentioned above is necessary to be successful at work. Generally, escape games help improve:
- Leadership skills
- Problem solving skills
- Situational awareness
- Frustration tolerance
- Time management skills
Since all of these skills are directly transferable to the work environment, taking your employees on a team building outing can be an excellent way to bring your people together to be more effective on the job. We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from companies who’ve used us as a team building activity.
The Best Escape Games In Atlanta
While there isn’t an official vote, our players tell us how much they love our escape rooms. Many of our players have been to other escape rooms around Atlanta, so we take this feedback as high praise. All we know is that we want to challenge you, help you have fun and be successful.
We have players coming to our escape games from all around Atlanta and even as far as Athen. We’re located in Suwanee, but people consistently come from downtown Atlanta, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and even closer to home like Norcross, Duluth, Buford and Sugar Hill.
Instead of sitting in front of the TV tonight, why not book an adventure for you and your friends and family. Book an escape game today!
Our Escape Rooms
In this escape room, the most famous detective in the world has gone missing. Not to worry, he has left clues in his apartment for Watson to follow to find his location. Put on your thinking caps, and do your best Watson impersonation to figure out the clues to get to Sherlock Holmes. You only have 60 minutes, and remember: “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
– Sherlock Holmes
You have discovered The Pharaohs Chamber designed by the master architect, Imhotep. Legend says that Imhotep designed this secret chamber to hold the mummies of the greatest pharaohs inside it. Escaping from the chamber won’t be easy, as Imhotep was known for his clever and deadly traps. Do you have what it takes to navigate through The Pharaohs Chamber to find the golden capstone to escape? See our video about one of the coolest escape rooms in Atlanta.
Here’s an escape room about an escape artist! Out of jealousy, Harry Houdini’s rival, Rahman Bey, tampered with Harry’s handcuffs and padlocks right before Harry’s act, so he’ll be trapped in an airtight coffin while chained and bound. You have 60 minutes to find & activate the emergency air release valve and save Harry. Follow the clues left in his dressing room, but the clock is ticking! Can your group save the greatest escape artist in history? Book this escape game online today and find out. Learn more with this video!
SECRET AGENT CHALLENGE – 007
You will enter the world of espionage with 007, as international terrorist and arms dealer Drake Estes is hosting a casino night. Estes is planning a strike of biological weapons in major cities around the world. Your mission: Find the launch codes and abort the launch in 60 minutes or less. Are you up for the challenge?
This game can also be played for larger groups with Secret Agent Challenge – Flower Power as a race to see which team can escape faster! When it comes to team building in Atlanta, this is one of the most popular things to do!
SECRET AGENT CHALLENGE – FLOWER POWER
You enter the pad of the international secret agent Lance Bender. Lance has been captured by a splinter group of the KGB and they are coming to steal his secret flower power potion. You and your team has 60 minutes before the KGB splinter group arrives to try and steal the potion. Can you find and release it before they arrive? Groovy!
This game can also be played for larger groups with Secret Agent Challenge – 007 as a race to see which team can escape faster!
Atlanta’s Escape Games: Who’s Playing?
Friends & Family
Facing challenges together creates a shared bonding experience, and few things are better at bringing people together than the excitement of our escape rooms. We immerse you into the specially themed room. Some of our players tell us that not only are our escape games are often like stepping back in history and that they’re the best escape rooms in Atlanta. We take that as a huge compliment to our decorating!
Test your wits, skills and general problem solving ability. You and your group have 60 minutes to find all the clues and solve the puzzles to escape the room. Can you handle the pressure? There’s only one way to find out. Book an escape room for your friends or family today! Click here to read about how our escape rooms Atlanta GA!
Team Building Activities
What would it take to get your people moving in the right direction? That’s what good leaders always ask. Few activities can bring your team together like participating in an escape room adventure. Think about all the skill necessary to be successful in an escape game. These skills are directly transferable to the workplace. Communication, leadership, problems solving, working under a deadline and more- and all these skills are displayed for the boss who’s watching on a closed circuit TV!
After the game, you can use our conference room to process the experience and solidify the lessons. When you need team building activities around Atlanta, our escape rooms are a fun way to move your team in the right direction. Escape games are a great way to build relational equity among co-workers and are a lot safer than a ropes course or trust fall exercises. Our players tell us we have the best team building activities in Atlanta. Book your next corporate team building experience today!
I had never even heard of a room escape game or escape room before my friends took me to Three Keys Escape Games. We had an amazing time! And, we ESCAPED! I was so proud of us! We will definitely be back!
You HAVE To Try These!A friend told us how cool these escape games are and we came from the west side of Atlanta to try a few of the escape rooms. My friends and I had an absolute blast! If you haven’t ever done an escape game, Three Keys is the perfect place to start!
Loved it!It was an amazing time for the entire family. We will definitely do it again. The Sherlock escape room was the perfect challenge. Everyone was engaged and had a wonderful time together.
Great Staff! Wonderful Escape GameMy friends and I played “Free Houdini” and totally got into it. We had a blast! We escaped with 9 seconds left on the clock! We drove an hour away to get here. Well worth it. Best escape rooms in Atlanta.
We recently took our entire team to play one of the escape rooms at Three Keys. What a great time! We escaped the room with 11 minutes to spare! I couldn’t believe how well our people worked together. Afterward, we talked about what we did right (and wrong!). In the days past, I’ve noticed that everyone seems to be working better together more than ever! Escape games are the best team building activities in Atlanta!
Trying Something NewIf you are in the Atlanta area, or even an hour’s drive, it is totally worth the adventure! It was a great experience and the staff is phenomenal. My friends and I will definitely be back to complete the other escape rooms.
Best Escape Room In Atlanta!I took my entire office to play Pharaoh’s Chamber. Sadly, we didn’t escape the room, but we had an absolute blast! It was an incredible time and great team building exercise.