5th June 2018
What’s to know about London Escape Rooms?
So what’s the big deal about London Escape Games? They are good fun and are here to stay so if you’ve not yet tried one, you really are missing out on a great leisure activity. There are escape rooms all over the UK and as a leading Escape Room creator, Handmade Mysteries offers rooms in both London and Brighton.
It’s a game targeted at adults of all ages. So an escape room is a game that are based on the real life adventures, all contained within an immersive theatre style setting, typically consisting of one room, hence the term escape room. Typically a team of 5 or 6 can comfortably fit inside a room. These puzzle rooms should not be underestimated they are fiendishly clever and will test your grey matter. Some puzzles are mental others are more physical so it plays to everyones strengths in a small group environment.
How does it work?
It’s a real-life game where a team has 60 minutes to solve puzzles with clues in order to reveal mysteries. An escape room is generally a real life adventure game that is not online. This means that you actually get locked in a room and are expected to use elements and facets within that room, you will be given hints and clues that lead to puzzle and riddles – all the time you and your team are being pitted against the ticking of the clock – tick tock tick tockIn one room, there can be up to 12 players.Though more typically a group is up to 5/6 players. When you book a game, you’re actually booking the room so you and your friends have a private game to yourself.
If you want to take on anther team you can add that into the mix, that’s a great way to maximise a birthday party or stag or hen warm up event.
You may want to get there at least 15 minutes ahead of time. The good news is, the Handmade Mysteries rooms are tucked away in the deep recesses of a bar! So get there early have a drink and plan out your strategy, its a great start to a night and the British weather can do it’s worst but it cannot ruin an escape room experience for you!
What can you take with you in the rooms?
Food is not allowed in the rooms. You’re going to need your hands and other limbs to work out some of the clues ! Yes we are here for to get silly, but if you are intoxicated you can’t play. There is a lot going on in the room and we don’t want you to hurt yourself or anyone else for that matter. You can take in your phones but no pictures please! These rooms are created with love and daring-do and we don’t want to ruin the experience with too many picture of the inside of the rooms before people get to play it.
What If I want to quit during the game?
Just shout out and let us know, the game is monitored with cameras. If you want to quit, you can just let the games master now you want to be let out. However, you may want to keep in mind that if you quit, your game will be over. The other players can carry on but it’s best, unless there is a real problem to carry on, this is 1 hour and that time is going to disappear. The games masters monitor the game with surveillance cameras and help by providing clues and hints if you get stuck.
Things you must have
……come and have a go….if you think……..you’re crackers enough 🙂
The London escape rooms come in different themes and you can choose the challenge, according to how much you feel you can take and the kind of fun you want to enjoy. Most come with added lighting and sound effects so you get transported into a whole new world for 60 minutes. The games designers are beyond talented and they will work hard to create an amazing experience that allow you when playing the game to suspend your disbelief. Just like when getting immersed in a great show or movie, its important it all looks and feels as real as possible so you can work fast in finding the clues and solving the puzzles to gain your freedom before the time elapses.
Choosing your games
One of the most important considerations when it comes to escape room games is the length of each session. Usually, you will have about 60 minutes to solve the puzzle and escape from your room. It is important to remember that the games can get quite intense, giving you adrenaline rushes and that hour can and usually does, fly by!
To help you manage and enjoy your session to the end, it is best that you choose escape game providers who give you a valuable briefing before the start of the experience. This is the role of the Games Master and a good games master will guide you on what you should and should not do before entering a room. Don’t skip the briefing (we on’t let you anyway you need all the help you can get!)
If you are looking for fun things to do in London then escape rooms are the ideal games for you and your friends. A mystery puzzle room may be all you need for the perfect team building event. Try out fabulous escape rooms London that are located in Farringdon, Clapham Junction, Islington and Hackney and you might be surprised at just how enduring you can be!