Escape rooms are known for being fun, adventurous, and challenging. However, it’s common for some to be more challenging or more fun than others. So, what factors make for the best escape games?
A good narrative
Escape games are basically stories that the players are getting to act out in real life. Just like a movie, watching or being part of a story playing out can be a lot of fun. Just like in a book, a good hook in an escape room will draw you in. If you find out why the clues are so important and why they were left for someone to figure out, it makes it more fun to move to the next clue and solve the overall puzzle. As such, it makes sense that escape rooms that have the best storylines and hooks are the most fun.
A puzzle sequence that makes sense
Some escape games have multiple clue trails, or there may be some clues that are easier to figure out than others, so you end up figuring out a clue that should have come later much earlier on. Escape games with puzzle sequences that flow in a way that is not too easy but still makes sense are the best options.
A good theme
All escape games have a theme. The themes are endless. There are outer space missions, zombie games, prison escapes, and games based on television shows and movies. But having a well-themed escape game isn’t enough to hold interest. Many things add to the element of the theme. These include good design, exciting props, and the way that the clues are presented. Also, how interactive the theme is can make a good escape game. People enjoy a game that feels real to them.
An environment that encourages teamwork
Lastly, escape rooms are all about coming together as a team. Thus, the best escape games are the ones that promote and encourage teamwork.
Now that you know what elements make the best escape games, why not check one out today?