We’ve probably been asked this question a thousand times, and for a long time it was pretty hard to put our finger on. It’s obvious that escape rooms are exceptional and intriguing to many Calgarians, but it hasn’t been clear why. After several years of running a successful escape room and thinking about what components go into making a great locked room for more hours than we’d care to admit, we think we finally have an answer.
People like complex, interesting things to puzzle their way through. The monotony of doing the same chores or simple tasks day after day gets boring! People thrive when we’re placed against a challenge. It’s one of the reasons why so many people enjoy playing video games. They get to train and perfect their skills, and then they get to take on a boss. Even if they lose the first few times, they know that by adjusting their strategy slightly and trying a new approach they can succeed. Locked rooms are a lot like this as well. Most people won’t manage to escape the first couple rooms they try, but as they play more rooms, they’ll hone their skills at escape room logic. As they play new themes, they’ll be able to escape more and more often!
We all get to watch our favourite characters moving through fictional worlds that seem a lot more interesting than ours. But with an escape room, you get to join in those worlds rather than just be a passive observer. You are the main character, and it’s up to you to find the right clue or move the right object in order to escape. At Esxoss Manway, you’ll find large, multi-room sets that create a fully immersive environment. We invite you to get drawn into our worlds and stories.
Everyone needs alone time once in a while, but when it comes time to having fun and creating great, new memories, it’s best to have your friends with you. Escape rooms are a collaborative experience. If you want to escape, you’ll need your friends (or family!), and you must work together. This creates a great opportunity for bonding between soon-to-be in-laws during a bachelor(ette) party or just a chance to reconnect with an old group of friends you haven’t seen in a long time.
When it comes to escaping a locked room, there is a lot to appreciate. There aren’t very many activities that make us turn off our electronics to really focus and be with the people we love most. It’s pretty fantastic to get sucked into a fictional world with your best friends and work with them to escape before the clock runs out. Schedule your escape adventure with Esxoss Manway today and experience the fun yourself!