May 10
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Why Escape Rooms Continue to Grow in Popularity

Why Escape Rooms Continue to Grow in Popularity

For the past five or so years, escape rooms have grown in popularity at a remarkable rate. This trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. To people who haven’t tried a puzzle room yet, this may be perplexing or confusing. For those who have tried escape rooms, however, there’s no mystery. Escape rooms have a big reputation to live up to, and they know how to deliver. Here are a few reasons why the popularity of escape rooms continues to grow.

Escape Rooms and Your Brain

The science behind escape rooms is thoroughly intriguing, and it plays a major role in the popularization of the activity. While certain phone apps train and exercise different facets of your mind, puzzle rooms test multiple mental skills at once, making them an asset for people looking for a worthwhile hobby. In an escape room, the fast pace and reliance on teamwork keep your mind constantly active, so everyone has a chance to train their brains. From critical thinking and communication skills to stress management, escape rooms put people to the test, which is one reason they’ve steadily increased in popularity since their inception.

The Growing Variety of Escape Rooms

The key to the tremendous growth of escape rooms is that escape facilities are constantly evolving and changing. To put the spotlight on one city in particular, Denver has an incredibly diverse array of escape rooms that allows everyone to find their niche and do what makes them most excited. For example, the rooms at EscapeWorks Denver feature immersive, classic themes that focus on utilizing teamwork and cooperation. Become a team of archeologists in an Egyptian tomb, pull off a casino heist with your crew, or protect your team from a deadly virus before time runs out.  No matter which room you choose, there’s something for everyone. Escape rooms are an activity that will delight even the most diverse group.

Praised by Your Favorite Celebrities

Undoubtedly, a huge factor in the continued growth of escape rooms is the free PR they’ve received from celebrities and influencers on social media. A few years ago, Chrissy Teigen, the queen of Twitter, pledged her allegiance to escape rooms and posted about her affection for them all over social media. More recently, YouTube stars James Charles and Zane Hadid have posted videos of their adventures in escape rooms and have proclaimed their love for escape rooms as well. When celebrities and influences catch on to a trend, it doesn’t take long for their follows to see if the hype is true. In the case of escape rooms, the experience exceeded their expectations.  

Experience an Escape Room for Yourself

Whether the hype started because of celebrities, word of mouth, or some other form of “science,” escape rooms continue to live up to the standards set before them. If you want to experience an escape room for yourself, now is the time to visit EscapeWorks! Before booking, explore the exciting rooms available and find out why escape rooms are here to stay. We promise you won’t regret it. 

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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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

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