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What is an Escape Room? What You Need to Know Before Your Escape Room Adventure

An escape room is an exciting and immersive real-life activity that encourages players to work together and collaborate to complete the escape room. Once inside, your team or pair will encounter obstacles and challenges that will require a keen mind to solve. You must uncover clues, solve intricate puzzles, and complete a series of tasks with the goal of completing a specific objective within 60 minutes. 

Do you become a wizard or witch in training and learn the dark secrets of your school? Or do you save the world from a catastrophic nuclear disaster? At Enigma Quests, you can live out some of your wildest dreams. Take up the mantle of the adventurer, exploring new worlds and solving intricate challenges. A true test of your courage, logic, and how well you can think outside of the box. 

The main goal always remains the same, complete the challenges, work as a team, and have fun!

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What to Expect From an Escape Room

An escape room game gives you the chance to disconnect from the world and fully envelop yourself in a brand new experience. Taking on the challenge of an escape room experience is truly immersive and memorable, giving you a grand sense of achievement for completing complex puzzles while under the intense pressure of a strict time limit. 

  • Experience Collaborative Team-Based Fun:An escape room activity is a fantastic and fun-filled way to spend time with friends and family. They allow you to work together in a way you probably haven’t before, being able to pick each others’ brains, learning more about how you and your team problem-solve and building your bonds stronger than before, all while solving riddles and thinking outside of the box. There’s a real sense of achievement that comes from solving an escape room – just don’t let the pressure get the better of you!
  • Live Out Your Fantasies in an Escape Room:An escape room transports you to a completely different world, taking on the identity of someone in the midst of their own trials and challenges. Whoever you become, make sure to pay attention to the story behind each room and explore the story we’ve crafted for you. Will you become a vigilante stealing money from an evil criminal gang, or will you become a mage-in-training practicing spells to graduate top of the class?
  • Disconnect From the World in an Escape Room: Escape rooms give you the opportunity to really absorb yourself into another world – sinking a full hour to a challenge away from the world and forgetting about the outside to truly disconnect from real life. 

How Do Escape Rooms Work?

There are a few things that you should keep in mind when it comes to completing an escape room adventure game. Below, we discuss what to expect from an escape room, and how you can prepare for your journey into the unknown. 

Face the Escape Room With a Team or Brave it as a Pair?

First things first, you need to assemble your team – and remember, cooperation and communication are key. 

Will you just select your best friends and subjugate each other to the different methods you use to solve puzzles? Will you go with your company for a team-building exercise? Or will you assemble a crack team of escape room professionals to swiftly defeat the challenges that lie in wait? 

Whatever combination of people you choose for the completion of the escape room, keep in mind that escape rooms are built with effective teamwork in mind, so a team of 2 to 6 individuals will provide the best experience. 

Choose Your Escape Room

Each of our escape rooms comes with its own unique challenges, themes, and story, what room will suit you?

  • Submarine – Mission Wavebreak:You are at the helm of an emergency response unit. Your mission? To save the world.  An unknown global megacorporation is on the verge of destroying huge swathes of the Earth, rendering them completely desolate and lifeless, and it is down to you to bring their evil deeds to an end. Work as a team to take control of the out-of-control nuclear submarine and divert it from causing untold levels of international destruction. 
  • The Million Pound Heist:Break into the safehouse of London’s most notorious criminal gang, analyse highly confidential intel, and crack the tough security systems before encountering the vault.  Working as a team to secure the bag is key – squabbling and not agreeing on how to complete these difficult tasks will only lead you to failure. The challenges along the way will be arduous, so don’t mess it up before you can even obtain a single pound coin.  Do you have the skill to make the top ten?
  • School of Witchcraft and Wizardry:Flex your magical prowess, rise to the top of the class, and graduate from the famed and revered School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. If you’ve ever wanted a more magical lifestyle, this is your chance to prove that you’ll make a top-notch witch or wizard.  Defeat difficult trials, obstacles, and tests, cooperating with your team to not only defeat your magical exams, and graduate at the top of your class. Do you have what it takes to brave this test of skill and courage and become a first-class mage?

Learn the Rules

There are a few guidelines and tips that you should know prior to entering an escape room. Although your questmaster will instruct you on everything you need to know about your chosen escape room, some greatly important rules to know is that you shouldn’t be forceful with any of the set, and try not to spoil the excitement by spilling secrets about the game to others. 

In addition, your questmaster will also provide instructions on how to play your chosen game – a very crucial aspect to which you must pay close attention in order to understand the story, and a general idea of the direction you need to go in order to complete the game. 

Solve the Puzzles and Have Fun!

Now that you’ve been informed of everything you need to know, the fun can begin! Enter the escape room and fully immerse yourself in the world we’ve carefully crafted for you, and complete the missions we’ve laid out to complete the escape room. 

During these 60 minutes, become a thief, a mage, or a hero, find clues and solve the puzzles to discover your route to escape. 

You will definitely have fun, but you may get frightened, stressed, or frustrated with your team – don’t panic, you can always ask for a hint from the questmaster!  

Book Your Escape Room Experience Today

Are you ready for the challenges that lie in wait at Enigma Quests? Take on the mantle of the student mage, the world hero, or the thief, and effectively work as a team to achieve your goals. 

For a fantastic experience for couples, groups of friends, colleagues, families, and more, Enigma Quests escape rooms give you the opportunity to work together, flex your intellectual prowess, and defeat the tough challenges that lie in wait within the escape room. Are you ready for the challenge? 

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Can you get locked in an escape room?

You are never going to be physically trapped within an escape room. This means that if you need to leave at any time during the game, you’re always welcome to step out! Simply alert the questmaster and we can let you out at any point. 

What happens if I can’t complete an escape room?

To complete an escape room, you’ll need to work out the clues and components of a series of puzzles within the room itself. If you find yourself struggling at any point, try to regroup and refresh your minds – taking this time can help realise what clues your group has amassed which can lead to the completion of the puzzle. You can even ask for hints during the game itself!

However, if you fail to complete the room within the allotted time frame, the result will depend on the mission. Your character could die, they could go to jail, or simply fail to become a fully qualified witch or wizard; and you will be allowed to leave the room.