aRE all ESCAPE ROOMS SCARY?

5/21/2022 - Written by David Watermeier

If you aren't a person that is into scary experiences, you might have heard of Escape Rooms, and you must be wondering if they are always horror themed. In this blog post, we will answer more questions about what Escape Rooms are, how scary they are, and some alternatives if you're not into horror

   Before you attend an escape room, make sure you check their FAQ or with them directly to see what procedures and rules they have.

wHAT IS AN ESCAPE ROOM?

An escape room game is a real-time adventure game that takes place in one of our themed game rooms. It’s a relatively new game that originated in Japan around 2007 and made its way to the US by 2013. If you are new to escape rooms then this is the article for you. In case you’re still wondering what is an escape room experience, here are some basics. Before you start, you need to form a team (usually it’s between 2 and 5 people, depending on the situation). Then, choose an adventure. The games are divided into themed adventures, and each room is designed according to the theme you choose.

Expect to see prison cells, nuclear power plants, theatres, dig sites, pirate ships, and any more. No matter which room you choose, the goal will be the same – get out of the room in 60 minutes or less. Don’t worry, you can leave the room at any time if you wish to ignore the rules, it’s just a game after all.

What are horror escape rooms?

If there is one thing we are looking for nowadays is an adventure. Escape games are the new entertainment concept everyone wants to try: the feeling of the adrenaline rush whenever we do a certain thing. Escape room is a booming game that not only challenges our minds but also how fast we can react in unexpected situations. It is a real-life team game: locked in a room with a theme, you have to follow a series of tracks and puzzles in order to escape in the allotted time.

For most people, this is definitely a scary and nightmarish scenario. But they actually pay to be put into one of these rooms with unpleasant ambiance. Once you are in, all five of your senses become sharper and super sensitive. Your sense of awareness becomes very keen and you are more attuned to the various sights and sounds that surround you.

As you begin to absorb this information, your brain will begin to take notes of every detail of your environment in rapid-fire fashion. As you are scrambling around and searching for clues, your instinctive ‘fight or flight’ response kicks in, and a huge dose of adrenaline gets pumped into your bloodstream.

Some escape rooms are ‘horror’ themed, such as escaping a zombie apocalypse or solving the mystery of a haunted house. Even still, they’re designed to be fun, not genuinely terrifying. You’ll get a good spook, but never be actually afraid for your safety!

Is horror not your style? Don’t worry. These games are clearly defined as “horror” in their description – both at the business itself and online. You’ll never be surprised, and can always choose a non-horror theme.

A NON SCARY ROOM: THE OVERGROWN, BY ESCAPE ROOM ERA

"In this escape room, you are post-apocalyptic survivors. The raiders, who are normally at the office outpost, are gone for at least one hour. Now is your chance to go inside and find out what they are hiding."

You have a time constraint and you must solve several tough puzzles to find out what they are hiding from you and your team. This room is perfect for corporate events and Escape Room Dates!

THE DETAILS

  • The room can accommodate up to 6 people, all must be 18+ to participate.
  • The room's pricing is 35$ per person.
  • This Escape Room's theme is Sci-Fi and Mystery.
  • Tough puzzles that require a harder degree of thinking than usual. The puzzles aren't extremely tough but are more challenging due to the scare factor.
  • The Escape Game lasts for 60 minutes maximum.

Learn more about The Overgrown here.

THE HIDE

a SCARY ROOM: THE HIDE, BY ESCAPE ROOM ERA

"You have been hired as private investigators to gather evidence against a suspected serial killer. After hearing of several missing persons alert, it is time for you to step in and finish this hunt for the truth. Investigate his apartment, and bring the criminal to light. in order to get paid for your service. Manage the two on-going investigations and you'll be successful in this horror escape room."

Not only must you face a terrible plot, you will have to solve many different parts of the puzzle under the pressure of time. Combine this with the room's incredible horror decoration, and you'll be surely under tons of adrenaline in minutes of entering the game.

THE DETAILS

The room differs from Escape Room Era's other rooms by having a mature theme, higher capacity, longer duration, and more refined puzzles as their newest improvements to their rooms.

  • The room can accommodate up to 7 people, all must be 18+ to participate.
  • The room's pricing is 45$ per person.
  • This Escape Room's theme is Horror, Mystery, and Investigation.
  • The puzzles aren't extremely tough but are more challenging due to the scare factor.
  • The Escape Game lasts for 75 minutes maximum.

Warnings: There are minimal strobe lightning effects, and there are no use of fog machines. Escape Room Era has also confirmde that the actors will never touch the players, and there will never be any real danger whatsoever inside the room. It's a completely safe ambient for those seeking to experience a Horror Escape Game.

Learn more about The Hide here.

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aBOUT ESCAPE ROOM ERA

Escape Room Era has been providing premier family-friendly immersive and challenging escape room experiences for the novice or enthusiast since February 2017.

In these completely private live games, participants use their team building, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills to beat the clock.

Players must quickly work together to find clues, solve a series of puzzles and riddles, and crack codes to ultimately accomplish their assigned mission within one hour.

Whether players consist of co-workers, family, friends, or schoolmates, they’ll be bonded by their memorable experience at Escape Room Era.

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