March 29

Top 5 Reasons People Won’t Try an Escape Room

Top 5 Reasons People Won’t Try an Escape Room

Even though everyone’s favorite celebrities and influencers have praised escape rooms for being a fun and exciting way to spend time with friends, some people are still skeptical. There are five main reasons why people won’t try an escape room, but we’re here to debunk them so you can finally pay one a visit.

People May Be Claustrophobic

One of the most popular reasons people won’t try an escape room is because they have a fear of being in small, confined spaces. They believe an escape room is a single room measuring out to have 10×10 dimensions, which would be uncomfortable for anyone, especially those who are claustrophobic. However, this is just a common misconception. While some escape rooms have tight quarters, most are the size of a typical conference room, with plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable.

Escape Rooms Can Be Scary

Some people are intimidated by escape rooms, but not only because of the previously mentioned fear of tight spaces. Some escape rooms are designed with a horror or terror theme, and these are meant to be scary. But most escape rooms are not! The vast majority of facilities are clean,organized, and not scary at all. The hectic portion only comes into play after you get into the flow of the room!

Not Worth Your Time

When presented with the opportunity to go to an escape room, some people won’t try one because they think it’s just not worth their time. Whether they believe all escape rooms are poor quality or there’s no point to them, both reasons couldn’t be further from the truth. Escape rooms are where you can bond with people and improve yourself. There’s much to learn when you’re in an escape room, so they’re always worth a shot.

Too Costly to Try

A common reservation people have when it comes to trying an escape room is the cost of actually going to one. Not everyone is able to spend a considerable amount of money on one outing or activity, and that’s more than understandable. However, if one facility’s rate is out of your price range, there’s always another option in your city with a more reasonable price. If the second price isn’t enough, some facilities have “promotions” or coupons you can find on their websites or Groupon. Price tags don’t have to stop you from having fun with your friends and family!

Escape Rooms are Too Complicated

Some people are immediately defeated when they think about escape rooms simply because they don’t think they’d be able to figure them out. Most actually understand those feelings and have adjusted accordingly, designing simplified rooms for beginners or casual attendees. The most important thing to realize when it comes to escape rooms, there’s nothing to be afraid of or intimidated by; they’re simply a way for you and your friends to have fun.

There’s really no reason for anyone to avoid trying an escape room. At EscapeWorks Denver, we have large, clean rooms at an affordable price, with no horror or terror-themed rooms. And our Game Masters are there to help you if you get stuck! We are all about making sure everyone has a great time. View our different escape rooms and success rates before booking, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions!

The Reviews

  • 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

    review rating 5  Went here as a small group recently and had a great time. Instructions from the staff were pretty clear at the beginning and helpful in their instructions in explaining how to try to solve the room. Trace was a great guide for this experience and would happily go again.

    thumb Nate Rogers
  • 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

    review rating 5  Very considerate and nice staff and a great time! My group was placed with two other people randomly and they kind of took over the whole puzzle. The employees pulled us aside to let us know what they saw and they wanted to make sure we had a great experience of our own so they gave us a coupon to come back another time. They were really helpful from beginning to end and it was super fun!

    thumb Ginger Swanson
  • 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

    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
  • review rating 5  This was such a great place to go! It was our first escape room and they gave us a great experience! We will definitely be back to do other rooms! EVERYBODY should go here! They lock your phone and you have the key! Such a good friendly staff as well Jenn was such a great help!!! Overall a absoutly wonderful experience!

    thumb Nikki Schepp

    review rating 5  Great escape room. Would highly recommend. Nice workers. Trace did an excellent job. Definitely plan on coming again. 👍

    thumb Holly Schmidt
  • 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

    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
  • review rating 5  Amazing escape room! I had a blast! The Casino Heist was one of the best I have participated in. Gen was an incredible host, super friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend!

    thumb Janeese Brooks

    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
  • review rating 5  Did the "Beyond the Flower Shop" room with a group of six. The room was well thought out and very enjoyable. Challenging, but perfect for a group of beginners. Alisha working the front desk was amazing at introducing us to the storyline and walking us through how to do the game. She provided help at perfect times and we wouldn't have made it through without her. Will definitely be coming back with my group because of her!

    thumb Chandler Tuck

    review rating 5  So many fun choices, a super safe place with a super professional and kind staff. The room I did was so much fun and planned down to the millimeter. My whole crew had a blast. I highly recommend it. No wait no fuss, treat yourself

    thumb gusgusgeol
  • review rating 5  My experience here was awesome! Neb was very knowledgeable and very informative. You can tell he really cares about the customers experience! Thank you guys so much for a great time. Juan the manager is awesome as well!!

    thumb Kristen Barnes

    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

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