What is an Escape Game?

By now you have probably heard of escape games, a trend that has been taking the world by storm. But what exactly are they? Escape rooms are fully immersive experiences that put you and your friends into a puzzle style, real life video game. After you are locked into a themed room, work together with your team of 12 people to search for clues to find your way out!

Great Room Escape has tons of fun room options to choose from; our room themes include Zombie (most locations including Salt Lake City), Houdini (Chicago), and Cabin (Denver). In the Zombie room, you and your team will have to try to escape the room before a hungry undead person breaks free of her chains to eat you! The Houdini room lets you and your friends help famed magician Houdini’s widow try to contact him from beyond the grave. In the Cabin room, your team is hiding from a serial killer in a dark cabin, only to find out that it’s a trap set by the killer himself! Can you escape it before the killer returns?

Once you and your team are inside the room, search for clues, solve riddles, and find keys to make your escape before the clock runs out! You will have one hour to work with your team of 12 participants to find the tools necessary to make your escape. There are no specific skills needed to participate in our escape rooms; your team will need people with all types of skills and thought processes in order to successfully escape.

Booking a room escape with your family members or friends is a great way to work together and bond for a one of a kind experience. You will get to see each person use their individual skill set to contribute to the team’s successful escape! Who knows, you may even learn something about your loved ones. Whether you come for a birthday party, family reunion, or just a rainy day, our rooms will help you make memories with the ones you love that you will talk fondly about for years to come. Our games also make fun activities for bachelor and bachelorette parties! Shake up your normal routine of watching TV or sitting at the bar and participate in an engaging, thrilling activity with your family or friends.

An escape room is also a great activity for team building. Coworkers will have to work together to succeed and when they do, they will feel a tighter bond than ever before. After completing one of our rooms, your team is sure to be more productive, better at communicating, and more fun, both in the office and outside of work! Coworkers will learn each others’ strengths and weaknesses, which will help improve teamwork at the office. If your team can make it through the tension of one of our games, everyday stress at the office will be no problem. Forget a pub night or wilderness retreat; this team building activity will thrill every member of your team and will help them make memories to last a lifetime.

Room escape games are perfect for travelers because you can experience an activity you can’t do at home! The next time you are in Texas, visit our locations in San Antonio or Austin for an activity you won’t soon forget! You will have a fun and exciting bonding experience with your family or friends that you will want to tell everyone about after your trip. An escape room is the perfect activity for when bad weather takes over a day of your vacation because we are completely indoors. Take a break from mundane vacation activities and try one of our rooms!

Great Room Escape is the ideal activity for gamers and people who love puzzles. If you wish you could spend all day every day doing puzzles or playing video games, you will love our rooms. Our games are just as exciting and challenging as video games, but better because you are really there, being part of the action! You will experience a level of interactivity that can’t be found in any other type of game. You can move and touch objects with your own two hands and listen to sounds in real surroundings rather than through headphones. If you want to experience a fully immersive game experience like you have never seen, try one of our rooms!

Have no fear if you can’t come up with a team of 12 to participate in one of our rooms. We will simply fill out your team with other guests until the team reaches the maximum number of participants. You may get paired with a person with a skill set that your team lacks and you may even make new friends! As long as you do not give up and are willing to work together as a team and communicate, you are sure to make a successful escape.

Before booking your reservation, please keep the following things in mind. First, our games are full of challenging riddles and are designed to be thrilling and even a little scary, so we do not recommend bringing team members who are younger than teens. Please also remember that in order to keep the games fair, cell phones, cameras, and other electronic devices are not permitted inside the rooms. Your team will have to rely on good old-fashioned brain power and logic to make your escape!