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How to Face Your Escape Room Fears

Feeling intimidated by the thought of going to an escape room? Then why not try a mystery escape room at home? It's the perfect solution to build up your confidence!
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Don't worry,  this will be fine. By immersing yourself in an escape game at home, you can face your fears head-on in a safe, fun way.

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Snakes, darkness, heights, closed spaces - we all have our fears. In fact, even the greatest superheroes had their arch-nemesis. But when do these fears become phobias? And is there a way to tackle them in an exciting and thrilling way?

A mystery escape room is the perfect solution! By immersing yourself in a mystery game, you can face your fears head-on.

You'll be placed in a mystery room with multiple puzzles to solve and obstacles to overcome. You'll get the chance to team up with your friends or family and take on the challenges together.

Now, this may sound easier said than done. After all, facing your fears can be an intimidating and difficult task. However, mystery escape rooms are designed to make it fun and rewarding. You'll be able to build yourself up and gain confidence in overcoming obstacles. Plus, the mystery escape room will have multiple levels of difficulty, so you can start easy and work your way up.

Enough of the theoretical stuff. Let's get down to brass tacks.

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Are Mystery Escape Rooms Scary?

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Movies and TV shows like The Escape Room Movie and Saw/Jigsaw may give mystery escape rooms an undeserved bad rap. In these movies, the villain traps his subjects against their will and forces them to try and escape a particular room or situation in order to live. However, mystery escape rooms are nothing like this.

In mystery escape rooms, you won't be locked in. If at any time you experience claustrophobia, you are able to leave as soon as you let an employee know. Furthermore, mystery escape rooms are designed to be fun and rewarding experiences, not scary ones.

Six Common Escape Room Fears

1. Claustrophobia in an Escape Room Game

It is normal to experience a feeling of claustrophobia while in mystery escape rooms. However, mystery escape rooms are designed to be open and spacious, with plenty of room to move around.

Plus, mystery escape rooms are not equipped with tight spaces that require you to squeeze and crawl through an obstacle course. If at any time you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, you can simply leave the mystery room.

You can also design your own escape room games with our customizable mystery escape room options. This way, you can make sure that your escape room is tailored to your size and comfort level.

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2. Handcuffs and Restraints

Contrary to popular belief, mystery escape rooms do not involve any form of restraints or handcuffs. You will never be restrained or handcuffed against your will or even at your request. 

You can choose your own props to use in mystery escape rooms if you're comfortable with that. But mystery escape rooms are designed to test your communication and mental skills, not your physical strength.

3. Locked In

It is understood that the name mystery escape room implies that you will be ‘locked in’. However, mystery escape rooms are not exactly locked! All escape rooms have an emergency key or button that allows you to leave at any time.

But if you still feel uncomfortable with the concept of being locked in, you can always choose one of our open escape room kits. In these types of escape rooms, there is no need to worry about being locked in.

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4. Unwarranted Touching

This is not a fear but an important point of clarification. You can ensure that you will not be touched or restrained in any way during your mystery escape room experience.

Ask your mystery escape room provider if they have any physical contact policies in place. All of our actors and employees are forbidden from touching you or restraining you during your escape room game.

In fact, you can totally eliminate this fear by playing with your own friends and family. Your loved ones are the only people who can make you feel uncomfortable or touch you against your will, but that’s out of our control!

5. Being Victimized

Many people fear the worst in mystery escape rooms. They think that they will be victimized or forced to do something in order to escape. But this fear is completely unfounded—mystery escape rooms are designed to be puzzles, not horror stories.

There is no need to fear being victimized in mystery escape rooms. The only thing you will be asked to do is solve puzzles and think critically. That’s it!

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6. Fear of Failure

Finally, perhaps the most common fear of mystery escape rooms is the fear of failure. People worry that they won't be able to solve the puzzles and that they will look foolish in front of their friends or family.

But this fear is completely unfounded! Mystery escape rooms are designed to be fun and challenging experiences, not tests of intelligence. Even if you don't solve all the puzzles in your allotted time, it's no big deal.

Plus, you can always do another game whenever you choose!

You Have Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself

It's important to remember that there is nothing to fear when it comes to escape rooms. These games are designed to be fun and challenging experiences that test your communication and problem-solving skills.

And if you're still not convinced, you can always choose one of our customizable escape room options or open escape room kits. That way, you can make sure that your escape room experience is tailored to your size and comfort level.

So don't worry! All you have to do is relax, have fun, and work with your team to solve the puzzles. There's nothing to be afraid of! With the right attitude and expectations, you’ll have a blast!

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