The latest craze doesn’t involve use of technology by participants. In fact, many escape rooms require participants to lock their mobile devices in a secure box until the game is finished.
What exactly are escape rooms? Originating in Japan, and now in existence all over the world, escape rooms are live interactive game rooms for groups of people. Participants are locked in a room for 30 or 60 minutes, depending on length of game selected, and they must use logic, lateral thinking, and team work in order to solve clues and escape the room.
Various themes exist, depending on the escape room facility you visit. The Challenge Chambers in Abu Dhabi introduce new games with different storylines regularly. The themes range from action to horror. Escape Quest in Dubai challenges participants to follow clues in order to locate a special elixir hidden somewhere by a mysterious Romanian geneticist, and then to escape with the mixture before the police arrive.
Naturally, escape rooms make for great team building for offices. Participants must work together and communicate effectively in order to win. Competitive groups can book two adjoining escape rooms with the same theme and see which group solves the puzzles and escapes first.
When is the last time you saw a group of people attempt to solve a puzzle without the use of Google?