Chances are you’ve heard of escape rooms. After all, they’ve become quite popular throughout the United States, especially in the past few years.
Still, if you’ve never participated in one before, you probably have a few questions.
You might be wondering: what is an escape room anyway? How does it work and what is the point of it?
As the premier escape room venue in the Philadelphia area, we here at Expedition Escape have quite a bit of experience with escape rooms and we love teaching newbies about them. So without further ado, here’s what you should know about this unique activity:
What is an Escape Room?
An escape room is a live-action challenge in which players work as a team to solve a series of puzzles using hints and clues that are concealed somewhere inside of the room. Contrary to what the name suggests, escaping the room isn’t always the only objective – there are usually a number of goals that your group must meet before the time limit is up in order to win the challenge.
The premise of the escape room and what your team must accomplish to beat it will all depend on the specific room.
Where did Escape Rooms originate?
Escape rooms as we know them today were influenced by a number of more traditional entertainment forms, including haunted houses, game shows, and video games. To learn more about the evolution of escape rooms, check out our recent blog post!
Are Escape Rooms scary?
Not ours! We pride ourselves in making our rooms suitable for people of all ages, including kids. You won’t have to worry about things popping out at you, and if you want to exit the room, you’ll be free to do so at any time – you won’t actually be locked in.
What do I need to participate in an Escape Room?
All you need to bring is an open mind that is prepared to collect clues and solve puzzles! You should dress in comfortable clothes and shoes and bring your reading glasses if you wear them. As far as supplies go, anything required to figure out the puzzles will be provided in the room. We ask that you leave your tools, magnifying glasses, etc. at home!
Now that you’ve gotten your answer to “what is an escape room?” and the other questions you’ve probably had about this super fun thing to do, you’re officially ready to try out an escape room for yourself!
We’ve Got the Best Escape Rooms in the Philadelphia Area!
With so many different escape room venues out there, it can be difficult to choose one. Here at Expedition Escape, we make your decision easy by offering an escape room experience that stands out from the rest! Here’s one visitor’s take on what makes us the best venue around:
“I’ve been to many escape rooms in PA, but by far the BEST room I’ve ever done was “Quest for the Throne” at Expedition Escape. We escaped with six minutes left. Good puzzles, awesome environment, and overall amazing experience. All the staff was super welcoming. We will be back to do ALL the other rooms!”
As you can see, we’re dedicated to making sure our escapers have an awesome adventure each time they visit us. Ready to see for yourself how much fun an escape room challenge can be? Reserve your room now before they’re all filled up! If you book during the week of Halloween and arrive in costume, you’ll be entered into our 2nd Annual Costume Contest and have the chance to win a free game for next time!
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Expedition Escape today – we dare you!
This place was so much fun. Ryan did an amazing job going through the safety before the game and even going over the things that we did after we completed the room. No one has ever gone over step by step of what we have just completed and we have done 15 escape rooms. A truly amazing experience. Alot of attention to detail and you can tell that they love what they do there. I can't wait to go back and complete all the other rooms!