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May 10
2019
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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  EscapeWorks Denver was a great team building event. We did Outbreak and it was very challenging for the entire group. Amelia and Savannah were great setting up the room and explaining our mission. Overall a fantastic experience and highly recommended.

    thumb Nicholas Hernandez
    9/24/2019

    review rating 5  The 1920’s Speakeasy was a ton of fun! I did this with my coworkers and it was a great team bonding experience that was just challenging enough. Our Escape Room Host, Sierra, was fantastic and made the experience that much better!

    thumb Gage Jones
    10/12/2019
  • review rating 5  Great price, staff is friendly. My friend and I had a blast and will definitely be coming back! Selina is an awesome game master! I highly recommend this activity!

    thumb Cheyenne Wetter
    9/17/2019

    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 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  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  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 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  I rented beyond the flower shop room for my wedding party. We had a blast! The puzzles were challenging but fun. There was plenty of room for everyone to work on different puzzles at the same time. We got out with 2 minutes to spare. Shout out to Trace, he did a great job at only giving us hints when we needed it. I don't like it when they're too generous with the hints, takes the challenge out of the experience. This was my third escape room in Denver and I've used a different company each time. I would definitely come back here to try a different room.

    thumb M Hulsey
    8/26/2019

    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
    6/10/2019
  • 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  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
  • 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  We came here for my birthday with a group of 11. We did the flower shop escape room and had a wonderful time. The clues were great and challenging! Emilia was a wonderful host and it was a pleasure having her lead our group. We didn't escape, but had a great time. We were 1 clue away! I would definitely like to try another room at this location. It was creative and challen, but not impossible. Thanks for a great night!

    thumb Tiger Lansing
    10/12/2019
  • 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  Emilia did a great job explaining the rules. Wow! What an experience! We did the outbreak room. It was super similar to my childhood growing up! However, this time I was able to leave the room after an hour. What a relief! Anyway, I had a lot of fun and won't be testifying against anyone at this place in the future. Five stars!

    thumb Timothy Mahoney
    9/21/2019
  • review rating 5  One clue away from solving it all but still super fun. What a great puzzle and team building opportunity! Huge shout out to Juan- his help, humor, and support at EscapeWorks really made the night great. Thanks so much again!

    thumb Abigail Oglesby
    10/27/2019

    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
    7/01/2019
  • 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
    8/18/2019

    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

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