It’s no secret that art imitates life. We see it everywhere. But, have you considered how escape rooms emulate life also?
No, they really do. Hear me out for a minute.
Like in any escape room, life sometimes puts you into a strange environment with a challenge that must be faced before moving on. You can either face the challenge alone or leverage the group around you. In both, there’s power in numbers with an often synergistic effect.
In life, like in an escape room, time doesn't stop for you. You need to address things within a given time frame or possibly watch opportunity pass you by. Likewise, there are often more obstacles to face along the way in both…some are easily addressed…some require all your efforts…some you end up doing twice.
Wow, that’s kind of deep. Yup…but I got more…
Attention-to-detail is equally important in an escape room as it is in life. You can miss critically important facts if you’re not paying attention. This is one of the reasons we have everyone lock-up their phones before entering our rooms. Fewer distractions help your chances for success.
Escape rooms offer a kind of ‘virtual life challenge’ condensed into one hour. We keep the time limit strict, so you don’t miss your dinner reservations at Aaron’s Table next door…no one wants that.
In the end, sometimes you win, sometimes you come close, but everything is exciting along the journey for both. I think this is why escape rooms are so popular with families and businesses. It allows families and teams to go on a 60-minute journey together and come out stronger in the end.
P.S. Save us some truffle-parm fries at Aaron’s Table.
Escape Room Blog Dog