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March 23
2019
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Best Number of People to Bring into an Escape Room

Best Number of People to Bring into an Escape Room

First, let’s start off by saying yes, you can bring however many people you want into an escape room within the rules of the facility you go to. Usually, the limit per group is 12, and the minimum amount is 2, so you have some flexibility with your groupings. But if you’re going into an escape room to beat a record time or with a goal to escape quickly, there’s a sizing “sweet spot” proven to bring success. It’s a bit of a “Goldilocks” concept but strategizing your team and the number of people you bring into an escape room is pivotal to your victory.

Small Numbers of People

You may believe fewer people means increased focus and productivity, and in some situations, you’d right! But there’s a decent amount of ground to cover in an escape room and using only three people to take on several hidden rooms would be spreading your team too thin. You may not be able to get enough done by having too few people in the room with you, so you’d be shooting yourself in the foot.

Too Many People

If you’re bringing a big group of friends or a team to an escape room, the experience could be interesting to say the least. Just keep in mind you’re all stuck in a confined space together for an extended period of time, and while escape rooms are usually moderately spacious, a large number of people could be a problem. When you bring a group of nine or more into an escape room, you inhibit everyone’s ability to be efficient in performance and communication. Too many participants can add more chaos, therefore lessening the chance for success.

The Best Number for an Escape Room

Everything is better in moderation, and this rule is not lost on escape rooms. Designers plan their rooms to emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, and communication, and if there’s too many or too few people. In order for those parts of an escape room to be utilized, you should bring a group of four to eight people. The middle ground will allow you to spread yourselves out equally, communicate without too much distraction, and focus on the task at hand. To figure out how to draft a record breaking team, view this recent posts for ideas.

As with almost anything, the best number of people to bring into an escape room is anything in moderation. Too many people cause to many distractions, and too few group members puts too much on the sparse participants. An escape room is fun no matter how many people are inside, but for the sake of productivity and efficiency, play Goldilocks and find the middle ground. Still not sure of the best way to go about doing an escape room? There’s tips, tricks, and advice at so you can learn how to make use of an escape room for you and your team or colleagues.

The Reviews

  • review rating 5  The staff was very friendly. Selena and Sierra welcomed us with smiles and helped us get settled in. Taylor did a great job introducing the room to us and giving us a few hints while we were in. He gave us just enough hints to keep us motivated, but we still had to work hard to escape. The room we tried and escaped was Outbreak. It has a low escape probability and we figured out why when we were inside. It was a blast and we can't wait to go back! This is definitely a great idea for a night out, if you want to exercise your mind under pressure.

    thumb David Kohlschmidt
    11/11/2019

    review rating 5  We had an excellent time!!! The staff was wonderful and very accommodating!! Malika and Trace were fantastic!! There was also another gentleman with a beard that has the BEST customer service!!! I'm sorry I cant remember his name... Very fun scenario!!! Thanks for a great time! We will absolutely be back for sure !!

    thumb Dhalia 1991
    6/30/2019
  • review rating 5  Their flower shop was quite enjoyable, and Dana delivered with a lovely performance. Give her a raise 😁I've only done one room, but it was a great time. It was a bit challenging, yet did not feel too difficult for all levels of problem solving.

    thumb Caleb B
    6/26/2019

    review rating 5  We completed a team event here where we split into teams and competed to finish first. Both rooms had amazing puzzles and it was really fun. I think our company team thoroughly enjoyed both rooms. We completed The Egyptian Tomb and the Casino but one of our members in the casino team can't seem to stop mumbling numbers and math equations.

    thumb Russell Maysey
    8/15/2019
  • review rating 5  We do escape rooms a lot. We did the Egyptian themed room here and it was really fun! Great and unique puzzles. Some I’ve never seen before. Very clever! Selena and Taylor were awesome and Super friendly. Thank you. We will be back!!

    thumb semleon .
    11/04/2019

    review rating 5  We discovered EscapeWorks while exploring Denver. We were able to get a same day walk-in time. We did the Flower Shop story. It was challenging and enjoyable. The storyline was fun. The highlight though was our guide, Emilia. Emilia was friendly, upbeat and encouraging. We enjoyed our time and would visit again!

    thumb Kimberly Carty
    1/20/2020
  • review rating 5  Had a great work team retreat activity here. Loved the puzzles and escaping the "flower shop" (aka: 1920s speakeasy). I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a team building exercise or just wanting to have fun.

    thumb Robert Bogan
    6/20/2019

    review rating 5  We had a blast! We originally did the Casino Heist, however, there were some complications with the room. Dice and Emilia provided us with wonderful customer service and had us do Outbreak instead. We appreciated how much they cared about experience and we ended up having a great time. Highly recommend if you’re in the downtown Denver area and looking for some fun!

    thumb BreAnna Fraser
    9/16/2019
  • review rating 5  Juan was an absolute gem. We had such a great time. It was challenging, exciting, and a blast. Thanks again Juan for making our experience incredible, we will absolutely be back.

    thumb Claire Schultz
    8/18/2019

    review rating 5  We did the "Outbreak" room at EscapeWorks in Denver and we LOVED it! This was my first time in an escape room and I will definitely be back. Alisha was our liason and she was SUPER helpful. What a fun night with my kids!

    thumb Karen Ashbeck
    8/11/2019
  • review rating 5  Did the Egyptian Tomb as a family, youngest being 12. Super fun, Juan was great with hints when we were spinning our tires. Our daughter is already asking when we can do another! FYI, one of our group was in a walking boot with somewhat limited mobility, it wasn’t an issue in this room. Will definitely be back.

    thumb Dana Monet Fitzgerald
    12/01/2019

    review rating 5  This was our second time down and both times were so much fun! This time we did the Christmas Story room and it was a blast! Great elements from the movie, challenging puzzles but also fun for the kids. Amelia was a fabulous guide! We are looking forward to trying other rooms in the future for sure!

    thumb Deanna Silva
    12/02/2019
  • review rating 5  I brought my family here when they were in town for the holidays and it was a great experience. Staff was friendly, well-organized, and generally helpful. The room was fun and challenging, with way above-average decor that really sold the scenario. The puzzles were pretty unique from what I've seen and the hint system kept things from being frustrating for too long, without being intrusive. I've done both Egyptian Tomb and Antidote and both were great.

    thumb Matt Rendall
    12/29/2019

    review rating 5  This was incredible. We did the Casino room and we are now going to go back and do more. What a great thing to do on any night of the week. It was challenging, fun, and Chloe was the best. Everyone needs to try this. It’s also something that is good for your brains so it’s like working out but for the mind. We will be booking more of these and will do them all after this experience.

    thumb Shane Ketterman
    12/07/2019
  • review rating 5  Came here for my birthday and it was a blast! Super nice people. We did the Casino Heist and it was definitely challenging but they did give us clues along the way. Can’t wait to go back!

    thumb Samantha Kendrick
    6/16/2019

    review rating 5  This was our very first Escape room we've ever done and it was the perfect choice. Both our guides were phenomenal! Energetic and you can clearly tell they enjoy what they do. We experienced the Egyptian Tomb and finished with 4:33 left on the clock. Next we did the Beyond the Flower Shop. We barely missed it but we had a blast. Will definitely be back!!!!

    thumb Kaitlin Bergann
    9/21/2019
  • review rating 5  Emilia was fun, helpful and friendly. My husband and I were joined by a family to attempt an escape out of the Egyptian Tomb and unfortunately failed {if only we had 2 more minutes and we would have escaped!} but had a fun time and would definitely recommend!

    thumb Emily Smith
    10/13/2019

    review rating 5  We had so much fun at the Casino Heist room today! Savannah was amazing. The team has created difficult challenges and drop hints that are just enough to move you forward. We can't wait to go back and try another room!

    thumb Annah Patterson
    10/28/2019
  • review rating 5  We did the Outbreak escape room and it was so much fun!! The room was very interactive and detailed and although the puzzles were tricky we got so close to finishing the room. Taylor was a great game master throughout the process especially since it was our first escape room. We will definitely do more! They also provide safe places for personal belongings.

    thumb PrfndSwamii
    12/17/2019

    review rating 5  My fiancee and I were vacationing in Denver and tried out the Egyptian Tomb with another group of 4. We escaped with 5 minutes to spare! Very good room layout and good props. Puzzles were challenging and rewarding once solved. I was not a huge fan of how they did the hints... usually you have 3 hints or whatever and you ask for a hint when you get stuck, instead they give you hints when they think you need it. Otherwise, our game master, Trace, was very helpful and personable. Overall, very satisfied with our experience!

    thumb Wes Cantrell
    6/09/2019

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