In all the excitement of 'escape room fever', we don't blame you for wanting to share that adventure with your kids. I mean, come on, there can't be any better family memory than escaping an Egyptian tomb
However, you've got some very real reasons for pause. For a start, think of the intimidating puzzles you came across in your last game... now imagine how scary that would look to your kids! (Then again, that sixth-grade math you "helped" your kid with last night was equally terrifying, so how bad could the puzzle be?).
Some puzzles in escape rooms may be beyond the reach of younger kids. They may not have the experience to recognize the variables involved in solving the problem. A group of adults generally have one or two people who can handle a tricky puzzle, but a group of teens may not. However, most escape rooms should be a fun, accessible challenge for a family who works together
. Four out of five kids agree that escape rooms are more fun than classroom worksheets and tests. (We think that fifth kid misunderstood the question.)
As a good parent, you'll want to find the optimal escape room
so that you can hook them into the escape room craze. This means you'll need to do some research to find a teen escape room or one that's friendlier for young kids. We'll show you the information to look for as you try to find an excellent first-time escape room experience for the whole family.