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The 5 Skills You Need to Have to Be a Successful Escape Room Player Post-COVID-19

By Escape Room Fun

The Coronavirus pandemic has made a profound and sudden impact on all our lives, so much so we’re having trouble wrapping our heads around some of the changes in our daily lives.

Once we get a handle on this virus and get back to what people are calling the “new normal,” folks will be seeking out ways to be entertained and look for new experiences that are safe and healthy. Escape Rooms fit that bill, whether you are a longtime player or a newcomer to the experience.

And while Escape Rooms will look different and have different safety and health procedures and rules, the games themselves won’t change much. You’ll still need a certain amount of skill, patience, and practice to escape the challenges presented by the various rooms.

Here’s what we call the “5 Skills You Need to Have to Be a Successful Escape Room Player Post-COVID-19.” It helps to have a lot of different skills to play the game successfully, but these are the five skills you’ll need in the post-COVID-19 world of Escape Rooms.

1. Patience

With new health and safety procedures in place, it will take a little bit more time and effort to actually get into your Escape Room, for example, while the staff is cleaning a room that has just been vacated by another group. So, you not only need the patience to play the game (don’t panic, stay calm, get your team on the same page!), but to get there in the first place. But don’t worry, the time will just fly by!

2. Good Communications Skills

This may be the most important skill to have, to not only communicate well with your team, but to be an active listener and take in input from every member of your team. Again, it’s not only important while playing the game, but before you even get there, to communicate with your other team members what’s required of them and how to proceed with safety measures in place. You want to make sure your team is aware of what is being done and be assured they will be safe playing the game.

3. Be a Team Player

As always, having an awareness of team members’ strengths and weaknesses is paramount in being successful at Escape Room games. It will be just as important post-COVID-19, when you will be required to follow new rules and play with only close family members or a group you have been sheltering with. Teamwork, being a team player and everyone working for the same goal will be key to solving the puzzle in the time allotted.

4. Organization

What does that even mean? Sure, you want to be organized when you start the game with your group, make sure everyone knows their tasks, everyone has the same goal and is on the same page, but you have to be organized before you get there too. You have to make sure your group doesn’t have any strangers or isn’t part of your family or group. Most Escape Rooms will be sure they enforce this rule, for the safety of your group as well as the facility’s employees. Make sure you bring a mask and maybe even take an extra one just in case since Escape Rooms will be enforcing mask rules too, especially if you’re waiting for a room. Being organized will make your Escape Room experience the best it can be in this “new normal.”

5. Sense of Humor

Things just won’t be the same again, nerves are on edge, people are frustrated, even social norms have been battered. So, it’s even more important to have a sense of humor, to be able to weather the extra time and effort it might take to get to your room, to deal with people who may not have the patience and calm you’re exhibiting, and just to deal with everything swirling around us with a smile and positive attitude. It may not seem like a sense of humor will help you solve a puzzle or challenge, but try to get through an Escape Room in one hour without a single person having that trait! It won’t be easy…or fun! So, smile and have fun, after all, it’s just a game!

Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Bold and Escape!

By Escape Room Fun

The concept of “normal” has been turned on its head during this pandemic crisis. When we do go back to work, reopen schools, businesses, and entertainment venues, what will “normal” look like? Some people are even referring to it as the “new normal,” which seems like a conflicted phrase because how could something that is normal be new, and vice versa? Read More

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What to Do When Your Favorite Escape Room is Closed Due to the Pandemic?

By Escape Rooms For Families

Visit Our New Online Store to Order an Escape Room Video Game!

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Are you missing your regular visits to our two escape rooms? Or are you a newbie who has always wanted to take in an escape room experience, and was thwarted by the emergency Shelter-in-Place orders? Or, are you an escape room fan who is tiring of all the video games you’ve played over and over at home while sheltering?

We have a solution for you! For the first time ever, we have established a store on our website where you can order and play escape room board games. We now have games and puzzles that you can play at home. You can find all our games at https://escaperoom831.com/store/ Read More

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Escape Rooms are Perfect for Family Time After Shelter in Place Is Lifted

By Escape Rooms For Families

We were talking to one of our friends the other day and he was mentioning something that at first was strange to us.

He said, “As weird as all of this sheltering has been, I’ve really enjoyed the extra time with my family. Normally we are all just consumed with our own ’stuff’ and getting onto our next thing, but now we are spending time with each other, playing games, and putting down our electronics to really enjoy each other’s company. I hope that doesn’t end.” Read More

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What To Expect On Your First Escape Room Adventure

By Escape Room Fun

There are more than 2,000 escape rooms across the country (and two in Monterey County!). It’s fast becoming a popular thing to do for families, friends, co-workers and for company team-building exercises. Even if you’ve never been to one, you’ve probably heard of them or one of your friends talking about them.

If you’re considering doing your first escape room, there are a few things you should know before going on an escape room adventure. Read More