Next time you need to set aside time for a team building event, consider booking a team building escape room adventure!
Escape rooms provide your team many opportunities for working together. These include plenty of collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and endurance! Solving the puzzles an escape room has to offer is a perfect way to get everyone – introvert and extrovert alike – working together and having fun as a team.
Before the Escape Room Challenge
Prior to scheduling a time for your team, make sure everyone knows about the event. No one should feel like it was an unpleasant surprise or that their professional skills are being assessed – it’s supposed to be fun!
Ensure that the escape room is safe for everyone (consider whether people will have to get down on hands and knees to crawl, for example). Warn everyone ahead of time in case there are any caveats to the gameplay.
Be sure that your team is aware of the rules before entering the escape room. In addition, everyone should arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time, so that you have plenty of time to check in, use the restroom, and prepare to enter the escape room together. You have 1 hour to complete the escape room team building objective.
During the Escape Room Challenge
You and your team will have 1 hour to find the clues, solve the puzzles, and escape the room. Make sure that everyone knows that they can ask for assistance at any time! We don’t want you to feel stuck, frustrated, or miss out on important parts of the game. So be sure to ask your game master for help if you find you’re stuck.
If you are leading the group, try to include anyone who is more reserved, and look for ways to make them feel included in the game.
Finally, some of the escape rooms have a higher difficulty, so it can be a bit frustrating if you and your team don’t know what to do next. If that happens, be sure to promote an encouraging, positive atmosphere as you solve the puzzles. The point is to have fun!
After the Escape Room Challenge
Regardless of whether you solved the escape room objective, or you were close, your team should laugh, high-five, and celebrate your achievement!
At The Secret Chambers, we will take your group’s picture so that you remember the occasion. Encourage a positive discussion of what went well and where you saw great teamwork.
When Escape Rooms May Not Be Appropriate For Your Team
A team building escape room adventure is almost always a great idea. However, there are a few things to consider when it comes to choosing an escape room challenge as your next team building event.
For example, if there is a lot of conflict in your team currently, it could cause even more tension to have them work together in a fast-paced escape room environment. Also, consider that some may not enjoy a horror or crime-themed game.
Before booking your next escape room event, consider the preferences of each of your team members. The end goal is for everyone to have fun, so make sure that everyone’s “on board” with the idea.
Book an Escape Room Team Building Event at The Secret Chambers
At The Secret Chambers, our escape rooms feature a pirate adventure on the high seas (The Pirate Adventure: Chapter III, Arlington), a Wild West train adventure (The Train Heist Adventure, Fort Worth), a sci-fi alien themed mystery (The Area 51 Adventure, Arlington), a 1930s speakeasy (The Mafia Adventure, Fort Worth), a haunted mansion (The Poe Adventure, Arlington), and a witch’s tower (The Witch’s Tower, Fort Worth).
Both locations are also home to a couple Rage Rooms where players of between 1-4 can suit up for safety and let loose all their rage on inanimate objects (think TVs, printers, etc. You know, all that technology that doesn’t work the way it should.)
Contact The Secret Chambers team today! Or, go ahead and book here for any escape or rage room.