Bring The Magic Home - Escape Room Parties
Simple tips on making your own Escape Room at home
If you’re an escape room fan then you’ve definitely felt a toll towards your entertainment needs this past year due to Covid, pandemics and lockdowns. All these things have either kept escape rooms’ doors shut or have lowered their activity - either way, it’s time you do something about it.
Although most escape rooms have turned virtual in order to continue entertaining their clients, still - playing in front of a computer monitor is very, very different than the real life experience. So what can you do about it? Simple - just bring the magic of the escape room world right at home.
How do you do it? First of all, like any other good thing - you need a plan - first decide what’s the occasion surrounding it? Are you doing it as a birthday surprise? Maybe you want to make a nice gift for you and your spouse’s anniversary? Or maybe you just want to spice up a Friday night - either way - here are some tips that will make your experience much better.
First of all! Keep in mind that you’re not a professional, this is an amateur escape room and what it lacks in professionalism, it makes up with a lot of love and devotion. One thing that's vital for the end result: Have fun! - professional escape room designers need a lot of time and effort in order to test and condition a fully working game and bring it out to the public, so please, don’t put pressure on yourself!
Now that we have that out of the way, you need a budget to follow and a theme - think about the person or group of people that are going to play - what kind of theme would they all like? Star Wars? Harry Potter? Game of Thrones? These are the questions you need to be asking yourself first, because ultimately that will determine the puzzles and the quests surrounding it.
Let’s say you picked Game of Thrones as your theme - you need to decorate the room accordingly and if you feel like it - ask your players to dress up in the theme for a better effect. Not only that but the items that will be used in the room should also be in the particular theme. If you’re struggling to think up puzzles, there are plenty of ideas on the internet with different difficulties, but if you can’t determine whether or not your players will be able to do them correctly, the general rule of thumb is - if the puzzle/challenge is aimed at kids - it should be easy for adults, if they’re aimed at teenagers - medium difficulty for adults and if they’re aimed at adults - well, you get the picture by now.
Don’t limit yourself to just written down puzzles/challenges, you can make it more interesting by adding a game in there that requires two or more players to be involved in order to solve it! Remember, it’s your own escape room at home, you’re the game master and you decide what will happen - there are no particular rules you need to stick to, aside from the general escape room theme.
If you have trouble with getting more and fresh ideas - have a look around Amazon and you will soon find a range of weird and wonderful items that might be perfect for what you want to make - there are many of those sorts - you just need to let your imagination run free.
In any way - making an escape room at home is a very fun activity and guaranteed will make an otherwise dull evening - very exciting!
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