What is an escape room?
An escape room is an adventure-style game in which a group of players try to escape a locked room within a fixed time. To get out, the players must work together to solve riddles, find hidden items and perform a variety of tasks.
The act of escaping from these rooms does not require physical exertion but rather use of logical reasoning, wit and creativity. The challenge is therefore more of an intellectual one and that is why taking risks makes for such a fascinating experience.
The history of the escape room
The first escape room was founded in the USA in 2006. The escape room concept has since spread rapidly across the world and they are especially popular in places such as Japan, Taiwan and Turkey. It was only a matter of time before Finland caught the escape-room craze and there are a number of such games in Helsinki, Turku, Kuopio, Tampere and Jyväskylä.
The number of players required and game duration
Typically, there are 2-6 participants and the deadline for getting out of the room is usually one hour. More often than not, the groups get out within the time limit with a combination of their own smarts but also with remote help from the game-master if needed.
Escape room themes
The escape room themes range from ghostly darkrooms to prison. The number of different options are huge and most of the players try to experiment with a variety of games.
The recommended age limit for playing the games is usually between 7-10 but there are games in that are made solely for adults. The Escape room is a great option for children’s birthday parties as well as bachelor parties, company events and everything in between.
Escape room prices vary from place to place, what game is being played and the size of the group. In general, the price for a game on a weekday will be about 100-120 € and on weekday evenings and weekends, about 120-150 €. If the group consists of 6 players, then the cost per person amounts to around 20 €.