Escape Rooms, which are also known as Escape Games, have their roots in online games. Over a period of time they became popular in parts of the world such as North America, Europe, East Asia, South America, Russia and many more places. There are twenty such escape rooms around Bangalore today and some of them are ‘The Amazing Escape’, ‘Break Out Escape Rooms’, Mystery Junkies.
Escape Rooms are perfect for family vacations, corporate team building or a place just meant to have fun with friends. Escape rooms are amazing experiences where you discover the hidden clues, crack the tricky codes and complete your mission by escaping the game. Escape Room is a sixty minute fun filled adventure, where you come across various themes such as horror, where the players have to find a way out of the haunted room. In mystery themed rooms the team members must try to solve the mystery. Crime, a theme where the members must solve the case by identifying the criminal and it can also be a rescue mission, where the team members have to rescue the person who is being held as a hostage to end the game.
Though there are many games like Go Cart Racing, Karaoke nights, sneak a peek which are normally played for team building activities, Escape games are considered the best and mostly preferred. Team building activities can often be expensive, but that is not true in case of Escape Rooms. For conducting a team building activities budget is the main criteria, but escape rooms consumes your minimum budget and you can make your event a very successful memorable.
Here are Ten Reasons why Escape Rooms are the best Team Building Activities.
1. Team Communication
An escape game will have a lot of hidden clues and challenges by completing which you will be able to end the game. In course of completing the games and cracking the codes the employees sportively participate and communicate among each other. In the course of the game the members can sometimes sort out their differences, and make their bond stronger.
2. Improve decision making skills
Decision making is one of the key attributes at the workplace. In an office, a decision is taken only after measuring all the pros and cons, in the same way while playing this game the participants should have the capability to make quick decisions. They also have to make sure that their decisions are right. People, who have confidence, can always make quick decisions even though it might be a difficult one. In the course of the game one will learn to make quick decisions. 3. Improves team spirit
Employees are the company’s most valuable asset, only if the employees are
satisfied they would do the job more efficiently. Satisfaction of the employees must be one of the main aims of any company or organization. It is important to provide the employees with activities that are rewarding and which makes them feel important. Escape Rooms do exactly the same; they give the employees a sense of satisfaction, motivation and a great sense of achievement.
4. Motivates to Achieve Goals
Whether it’s a company or a game, both of these have their own set of goals. A company has its set of goals and it is the duty of the employees to achieve these goals. In the same way Escape Room has its own goals, and one being that the
given task has to be completed in sixty minutes. The given time limit motivates you to achieve the goals.
5. Gives a great sense of achievement
In a company there are certain tasks that have to be completed in the given period of time and if the employee finishes the task by the given time he will gain confidence and also a feeling that he has achieved a great thing. In the same way while playing the game the players are focused on achieving the goal, and once the goal is reached, in other words when the game ends they would feel as if they have achieved something great and this will also further help them boost their confidence.
6. Group Work/ Collaboration
In a company all the employees work together, in the same way while playing the Escape Room they have to work together in harmony in order to crack the clues in the game. These games also evaluate how the people in the group are good as a team.
7. Identifying Individual strengths
It is an activity through which we can evaluate the strength of each individual, once we get to know their strengths we can use it accordingly in course of the game. Just like how in a company we allot each position for employees according to their strengths and weaknesses. Escape rooms will provide you with something that plays to your strength.
8. Overcoming Challenges
That is the main task of everyone who is playing the game; they should be a person who is confident to overcome the challenges without backing out. Escape Room is a game that provides you with loads of challenges that you have to complete with your team in the given time, which is actually the greatest challenge.
9. Improves time managing skills
In order to complete the given tasks in time, the team members see to it that the task is completed by taking quick and accurate decisions. Since there is a time
limit given, it will not be taken lightly and the players are always enthusiastic to win the game by completing all the tasks.
10. Realize or Identify natural Team leaders
It is through this game we will get to know who is actually a good team leader. A leader who leads the team and sees to it that all the members participate actively and in the end achieve their goals, and this game does exactly the same.