What is an Escape Room?

The latest trend in the entertainment industry is escape rooms. Your friends, family members, and colleagues can’t stop talking about how much fun it was, to be a part of one. You wonder what is an escape room and why is everyone having so much fun without me? 

Escape room – What is it?

An escape room is an adventure game that takes place in a themed room. It is a popular activity in regions such as East Asia, Europe, and North America. In most escape rooms, you have an hour to complete the mission given to you. The goal is to finish all the tasks given to you before the timer runs out. When you complete the mission, you get to escape from the room. Check out Trapped’s Las Vegas location to see examples of our popular escape rooms.

Why are escape rooms popular?

If you want to get out of the room, you need to have the following skills – patience, creativity, teamwork, and speed. As a result, it is a great activity for team building and spending time with your friends and family members.

You need to work together with your team as a unit, to be successful in an escape room. The challenge of solving puzzles is an incredible experience you get to share with your group. Even if you don’t get to find all the clues, you will still have a wonderful time in an escape room. 

It isn’t necessary to play with a large group of people to have fun in this type of adventure game. You can wing it as a solo player or find random individuals and form a team. Regardless of how you decide to play escape room, the interactive adventure will ensure that you leave with a memorable experience. The best part is that it feels like you are a part of a movie or a TV show, due to the nature of the challenges.

Who knows, you might even end up going home with a new set of friends, just because you decided to participate with a group of strangers.

How do you participate in an escape room?

First, you need to decide what kind of adventure you want to have in an escape room. For example, the challenge can be to get out of jail, by looking for a series of clues. Another one can be you are in a room in a castle. The goal is to find clues, which will direct you to a pair of keys, which you can use to open the door and escape.

The guide will direct you to a themed room, where you will have to solve various challenges. You need to look throughout the room for clues, which you can use to answer the puzzles. 

For example, there will be painting with random numbers hidden throughout it. You can use these digits to find the right combination to open the lock for the next clue. Another example is to search the entire room for the location of a key, which you can use to open a box. 

The room is full of clues, which is why you need to look everywhere so that you can escape as soon as possible.

Before you start the escape room challenge, you can talk to the guide. This individual will answer all your queries, to ensure you know what you have to do in this adventure game. 

Don’t worry if you are finding it challenging to find the answers. You get to ask the escape room guide to give you at least three clues. As this individual will be monitoring your situation, he/she will always be ready to help.

What happens if you can’t solve the puzzles?

It is a common question among participants when it comes to escape rooms. What is going to happen, if you and your team are unable to find the clues to leave from the room? Don’t think too much about it, because the escape room guide will come and open the door.

At any point, if you feel that you want to leave the room, you can notify this individual. Even if you are unable to escape in your first try, don’t give up hope. You can always regroup with your team, create a fail-proof plan, and succeed in the future.

Is there an age limit to participate in an escape room?

Most of the escape rooms all over the world require the participants to be at least 16 years of age, to play without adult supervision. Don’t worry, there aren’t any restrictions when it comes to an escape room. There aren’t any stressful or scary surprises, waiting in the shadows.

Interested in visiting our Las Vegas location? Contact us for more information:

Trapped! Escape Room Las Vegas, 4760 Polaris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103, (702) 907-8078. Here is a map for directions: