10 Common Escape Room Themes and How They're Executed

March 6, 2023

Written by David Watermeier


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Escape rooms have become increasingly popular over the years as a form of entertainment that challenges players to use their problem-solving skills to escape a locked room within a certain time frame. With the rise in popularity of escape rooms, there has been a corresponding increase in the number of escape room themes available. In this article, we'll explore ten common escape room themes and how they're executed, including one of the rooms at Escape Room Era.

  1. Spy Game Theme: In this escape room theme, players are typically given a mission to steal valuable information or stop a criminal organization. Escape Room Era's "The Hide" fits into this theme as players take on the role of private investigators trying to gather evidence against a suspected serial killer.
  2. Post-Apocalyptic Theme: This theme is popular due to its ability to create a sense of urgency and chaos. Escape Room Era's "The Overgrown - Zombie Edition" immerses players in a world where they must find the cure for zombification before the zombies break through the barricades.
  3. Prison Break Theme: In this theme, players are trapped in a prison cell and must use their wits to escape. Some escape rooms include jail cells, shackles, and handcuffs to add to the realism.
  4. Murder Mystery Theme: This theme typically involves a murder and players must solve the mystery before the killer strikes again. Escape Room Era's "The Hide" also fits into this theme as players investigate a suspected serial killer.
  5. Haunted House Theme: This theme plays on people's fears and involves solving puzzles while being surrounded by creepy props and eerie sound effects.
  6. Pirate Theme: In this theme, players are typically searching for treasure and must navigate through a series of puzzles and obstacles.
  7. Science Fiction Theme: This theme allows players to experience a futuristic world and often includes puzzles that require a scientific mindset.
  8. Fantasy Theme: This theme allows players to explore a magical world and often includes puzzles and riddles related to magic and mythological creatures.
  9. Egyptian Theme: This theme involves exploring tombs and solving puzzles related to Egyptian artifacts and mythology.
  10. Wild West Theme: This theme allows players to experience life in the old west and includes puzzles and obstacles related to cowboys and bandits.

In conclusion, escape rooms are a thrilling form of entertainment that offer a variety of themes to suit every interest. Escape Room Era offers several escape rooms that fit into different themes, such as "The Hide," which fits into the Spy Game and Murder Mystery themes. Whether you're looking to explore a haunted house, solve a murder mystery, or navigate a post-apocalyptic world, there is an escape room theme out there for everyone. So, gather your team and try your luck at one of Escape Room Era's immersive and challenging escape rooms.



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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