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How Escape Room Puzzles Can Boost Brain Power

Looking to train your thinking skills to rival those of Sherlock Holmes? Escape room puzzles could be just training tool you're after!
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You can use escape room puzzles to work problem-solving, critical thinking, and observation skills all in one... while having a bunch of fun with friends!

Brain-Training Can Be FUN!

We all admire Sherlock Holmes for his great detective work. His power of observation, his ability to think outside the box, and his creative problem-solving skills are just a few of the things that make him such a great detective.

Escape rooms are not only a great way to have fun with friends, but they can also help boost brain power! Who knows... maybe you'll end up with problem-solving skills that rival that of the great detective himself.

Solving puzzles while the clock is running out requires focus, attention to detail, and out-of-the-box thinking - all skills that can be transferred to other areas of life.

Not only can escape room puzzles help to boost brain power, but they can also be a great way to relieve stress. Working together with friends to solve puzzles and escape the room can be a great bonding experience. And, of course, it's always satisfying to beat the clock and escape the room before time runs out!

Let's take a look at how escape room puzzles can help to boost brain power.

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1. Boost Memory and Recall

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Wouldn't it be great if you could have eidetic memory like Mike Ross from Suits? We all know that memory is essential for performing well at work, school, or any other area of life.

Escape room puzzles can help to boost memory and recall by forcing you to remember clues and information in order to solve the puzzle. In an escape room, you typically have to work in a step-by-step process to solve a puzzle. You're required to remember information from the previous step to solve the next one.

This back-and-forth between steps helps to exercise your memory 'muscle' and can be transferred to other areas of life where you might need to remember a lot of information at once, such as when giving a presentation or taking an exam.

2. Produce Dopamine

Who doesn't know about the feel-good chemical dopamine? Dopamine is often referred to as the 'reward chemical' because it's released when we do something that feels good, such as eating our favorite food or solving a difficult puzzle.

Our brains produce dopamine when we solve a difficult puzzle because it feels rewarding. This dopamine rush can help to improve mood, increase confidence, and make us feel happier overall.

Solving an escape room puzzle is a great way to produce dopamine and improve your mood. And, as an added bonus, you get to feel the adrenaline (another feel-good chemical) rush from solving the puzzle under pressure!

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3. Delay Dementia and Alzheimer?s Disease

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We all know that puzzles can be a great way to keep our minds sharp as we age. But did you know that escape room puzzles can help to delay the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease?

Research has found that people who regularly solve puzzles have a lower chance of developing these conditions. This is because puzzles help to keep the mind active and can delay the brain cell damage that occurs in Alzheimer's disease.

So, not only are escape room puzzles a great way to boost brain power and relieve stress, but they can also help to keep your mind sharp as you age. This means you should probably leave reading this article and go solve some puzzles! (okay...that was a bit of a shameless plug, but we couldn't resist).

4. Enhance Focus and Attention to Detail

In today's world, it's easy to get distracted. With so many things vying for our attention, it can be difficult to focus on just one thing.

Pippin Took from Lord of the Rings famously said, "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."

The same can be said of life in general. It's easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle and lose focus on what's important.

Similarly, in an escape room, there are often many distractions that can try to pull your attention away from the task at hand. However, in order to escape, pay close attention to your surroundings and the clues to solve the puzzle.

This attention to detail will help to improve your focus and can transfer to other areas of life where you might need to pay close attention, such as when you're working on a project at work or learning something new.

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4. Exercise Out-of-the-Box Thinking

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As scientists call it, the brain is a superhighway of neurotransmitters that transfer information. We limit ourselves when we think in the same thought patterns. In other words, we aren't using all the 'roads' in our brains if we're thinking the same way all the time.

An escape room forces you to think outside the box to escape. This change in thinking patterns improves creativity and offers a mental workout.

When you think outside the box, you're using parts of your brain that don't usually get much attention. This helps to keep your brain active and can improve your problem-solving skills.

So, not only are you having fun when you're playing an escape room, but you're also giving your brain a good workout. And, as we all know, a healthy mind leads to a healthy body.

5. Boosts Collaboration

Everyone needs good teamwork skills! Even the greatest superheroes have a team to help them save the world.

Refusing to collaborate limits our ability to work together and solve real-world problems. But when you're in an escape room, you have to work together with your team to solve the puzzles and escape.

This boost in collaboration can transfer to your day-to-day life, making it easier for you to work with others. And, who knows, maybe you'll even make some new friends along the way.

So, there you have it! These are just some of the benefits of playing an escape room game. Now that you know all this, what are you waiting for? Order our kits d'Escape Game and see for yourself how much fun you can have while giving your brain a workout.

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Un accès anticipé aux jeux VIP
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Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas packs
Bonus: Treasure Map pack
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Des copies GRATUITES à vie de tous les futurs jeux
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