At the end of 2018 figures suggest there were more than 5000 Escape Rooms listed in nearly 90 countries and over 1000 cities around the world.
So why are they so popular?
Easy. They allow you to escape! Escape from the busy schedule of daily life, solve puzzles and concentrate on a different type of escape. Now you can enjoy that same escapism with family and friends in your own home!
Puzzles have always been popular just because of people’s normal curiosity and wanting to solve mysteries. Escape Rooms are just another type of puzzle people love to solve. Sometimes they involve doing actual mechanical puzzles and other times logic puzzles but it’s all about puzzles. And now you can collect them to play at home with family and friends. Even if some of these play at home escape games are one-time use you can always swap with family and friends to increase the number of different games you can play. People’s infinite love of playing games, and of course WINNING! really comes to the fore here. It’s possibly one of the main reasons for their growing, and growing, popularity. Everyone can enjoy Escape Room puzzles and games regardless of age or puzzle solving ability. It’s about working as a team to escape. So it’s a great bonding exercise as long as you promote teamwork and check rivalry at the door.