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The Concept & Design Behind At Home Escape Room Games (How to Plan One?)

The concept and design of something are always important, and escape rooms are no different!
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Tiny details, like the positioning of furniture, supply of items and other props, and the overall theme of the escape room - all come together to make your escape room a success!

The Concept

The concept behind an escape room game is simple. You and your team are locked in a room, and you must work together to solve puzzles and eventually find the hidden key to unlock the door and escape. Sounds easier said than done, right?

If you're not aware of what an escape room is, don't worry - you've come to the right place! Here, we take a closer look at how to plan an escape room game for you and your friends to enjoy at home.

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What is an Escape Room?

Just like the Movie 'Escape Room' involving locks, codes, and puzzles, an escape room is a physical adventure game in which players are locked in a room and have to solve puzzles to get out.

These games require participants to be quick-witted and think outside the box in order to ultimately win the game. The goal is simple - find a way to escape the room within a certain time limit!

Time constraints and brain teasers are the two main elements of an escape room game, making it all the more exciting.

Escape rooms have gained immense popularity over the years, with more and more people opting for them as an alternative form of entertainment. Whether it's a group of friends or a family outing, an escape room game will surely be an unforgettable experience for everyone involved!

Design Considerations for At-Home Escape Room Games

Designing an escape room at home is not as complicated as you may think! All it takes is a few design considerations and some clever thinking. A few constraints like space, time, and budget should always be borne in mind while designing your own escape room.

The most important aspect of an escape room game is the puzzles. Puzzles can range from simple riddles and word games to more complex codes that require teams to work together in order to come up with a solution.

You can also add digital elements such as audio files, videos, and images to your game, which can be either projected onto a wall or used as props to enhance the experience.

Apart from puzzles, an escape room also requires certain elements such as furniture, decorations, and props. You can use items from around your home or purchase additional props in order to create the perfect escape room setting.

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To add an air of mystery and suspense, you can always use subtle lighting and sound effects. Dim lights, eerie music, and atmospheric sounds can help create a more immersive experience for the players.

Remember, it's all about creating an atmosphere that will keep your participants on their toes and get them excited about solving the puzzles.

Once you've decided on a concept, it's time to start planning! Research other escape room games and brainstorm ideas that could work for your own version.

You can also upload your puzzles onto a platform such as Google Forms or an online quiz maker and then share the link with your players. This will help you keep track of who is participating and how well they're doing.

How to Build an At-Home Escape Room?

What makes an escape room really interesting is the fact that you can design it however you want. Building an at-home escape room is not as complicated as it sounds. With a bit of planning and creativity, you can bring the thrill and excitement of an escape room to your own home.

The first step is to decide what kind of theme you're looking for and then create a story around it. Think about the puzzles that will be included in your escape room game, and plan the layout of the game accordingly.

You will then need to think about the props, furniture, and decorations that you will need. It's important to create an atmosphere that will keep your players engaged throughout the game.

Once everything is in place, it's time to add the puzzles! From logic puzzles and word games to number codes and hidden objects - make sure to add a variety of puzzles to keep the game interesting.

Finally, set up a timer so that your players know how long they have to complete the game. You can spruce up the timer by adding a suspenseful soundtrack or sound effects to make the game even more exciting.

Adding details like theme music and food can make your escape room even more special. It's all about injecting a bit of fun and mystery into the game, so don't be afraid to get creative!

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Let Your Adventure Begin!

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Creating your own escape room game at home can be a great way to bring people together and have some fun. With the right planning and a bit of creativity, you can create an escape room that is sure to be an unforgettable experience for everyone involved!

Now that you know how to build an escape room, why not give it a try and see what fun adventures await you? Just choose from our wide range of at-home escape room kits and get started today! Our high wizards are standing by to answer any questions you may have. Don't delay. Start creating your own escape room today!

This is a great way to strengthen bonds and create memories that will last a lifetime. Be sure to share your escape room experiences with us in the comments below!

Good luck, and happy puzzling!

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