Are your escape room themes confusing?
How many times have you done an escape room where you’ve wondered why a certain puzzle exists? In one, you’re in a crime scene room and you find a laser gun. In another, before you can open the prison cell, you have to perform an alien autopsy. These things just don’t jive with one another!
Instead of coming up with a neat puzzle then forcing it into one of our escape rooms, we do it the other way around. At Try-n-Escape, we design our rooms theme first then add our puzzles creating an overall flow for the players. In our western room Hang ‘Em High for example, you won’t find any glow in the dark paint as it wasn’t invented until 1930!
When it comes to the difference between an average escape room experience and a great one, you have to look at the theme. Invariably, every room tells a story; Sherlock Holmes, crime scenes, prison breaks, the list goes on and on. What sets the bar from escape room to escape room however is the depth of the theme!
The theme decorations can make or break a great live escape game.
Just as video games have evolved into works of art, so have some escape rooms – though not all.
Take the following for example: