Reopening your Escape Room as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions ease
How do your Exit Game contestants move between rooms?
Any seasoned Escape Room player will tell you that a multitude of considerations goes into creating the perfect game. The size of the space itself is not as important as the way in which it is used, alongside logic, storytelling, puzzles and a balanced level of difficulty.
Whether your puzzle takes place in a modern industrial unit or a period property, if you’re lucky enough to have multiple rooms then why not make moving between them part of the game?
If your room is set underwater or up in space, why not add a sense of peril by adding in an airlock feature between rooms? Players could go one-by-one or an element of teamwork could be required to complete the transition.
– Hidden doors
A door concealed by a swinging bookcase or moveable fireplace is a horror movie classic – bring this tantalising trope to life by requiring players to find the opening mechanism through a series of clues.
– Up, down, left or right?
Doors don’t always have to be linear. Depending on the space available to you, why not consider a trap door, a ladder leading to a higher room or a door that seems to lead back where they entered…
– Consider the health and safety hazards
You may not want a ‘mind your head’ signpost above that hidden door, for fear of giving away the plot. But make sure you are aware of any potential problems and give a warning beforehand, for example to mind low ceilings or uneven floors. You should also consider mobility issues, warn players before booking and offer alternative routes for those with access requirements.
Though increasingly popular, Escape Rooms represent a relatively new business model which many insurers may not know how to approach.
At The Insurance Centre, our brokers are experienced in arranging specialist protection for your industry.