How Do I Choose an Escape Room?

How Do I Choose an Escape Room?

So you’ve decided to choose an escape room for your day out, but you have no idea how to approach it, don’t worry! We’re here to help. As an established and well-loved host of escape rooms, we at Escape Now are here to answer the question ‘ How do I choose an escape room?’

Escape rooms explained

An escape room is a challenge-based activity in which you and your team are locked within a room or rooms, and have to solve various puzzles in time in order to escape, thereby winning the challenge.

Escape rooms have origins in Live Action Role Playing, or LARPing, which is an experience during which players role-play as characters from games or historical events.

They also have origins in online “point and click” escape-the-room games, wherein players could solve puzzles, combine items, and escape out of a virtual room from the comfort of their own home.

Other inspirations include traditional scavenger or treasure hunts and interactive theatres such as haunted houses or murder mystery dinner shows.

Are all escape rooms unique?

Escape rooms are all the same in concept. The concept being that there is a space you have to get out of, and in order to get out, you must solve puzzles and clues to escape. That being said, the delivery of the concept is unique to almost every escape room.

The settings, scenario and story that you follow will be unique to each escape room you visit, with their own levels of difficulty and unique set of challenges, in that sense, escape rooms are unique.

Who are escape rooms for?

Everyone is welcome to participate in our escape rooms, this includes:

  • FAMILY & FRIENDS – Experience a real-life adventure with your friends and loved ones. Spend time with each other in a new environment that requires teamwork and communication.
  • TOURISTS – Brighten your trip with an unforgettable experience.
  • GAMERS – Level up your coordination, speed and creativity as we bring your fantasy games into reality, a must-try for any level of avid gamer.
  • CORPORATE – A perfect place to test your teamwork, communication skills and critical thinking. An ideal and safe way to refine a perfect working environment.

*A note for people with health conditions

Please consult a doctor before reserving your place. Some of the Escape Now escape rooms include UV light, tiny and dark spaces. People with heart conditions, physical disabilities, epilepsy, and claustrophobia are recommended not to play our games as they will find them difficult to complete. We are not responsible if your overlook this.

Always keep your health as a priority. For further info on this contact [email protected] before making a booking.

Our challenges require a minimum of 2, and a maximum of 6 people to participate. Alternatively, we offer event bookings too, ideal for corporate team-building! Event bookings range from 10-30 people.

How do I choose an escape room?

How do I choose an escape room?

Choosing an escape room can either be at random or by choice. For those looking to ease themselves into an escape room experience that isn’t too difficult and overwhelming, reputable escape rooms like Escape now have multiple rooms with their own difficulty levels.

If you’re looking to dive headfirst into these challenges, you can go for the most difficult one available. Or alternatively, a more manageable challenge if you’re unsure of what to do and don’t want to be overwhelmed.

In regard to our challenges, we’re going to tell you about a few of them in the next section, but if you want some more information, feel free to contact us!

Should you choose any escape room?

If you want the best of an escape room challenge, we would recommend starting with the lowest difficulty and working your way up over time, this way you’ll know if its something you enjoy after the first go, and if it is, you can challenge yourself again with a harder difficulty.

Escape Now challenges

Escape Now challenges

At Escape Now, we have different challenges guaranteed to get you thinking! Here are a couple we offer, want to see more? Simply head over to our website to see a detailed description of all the challenges we host! View them here.

Sherlock´s Secret (Challenge level : Difficult)

In a city that breathes uncertainty, a gloom lures over 221B Baker St as Sherlock Holmes has been abducted by the very killer he was chasing. What possibly could have happened?

To find Mr Holmes we are recruiting only the best detectives in the city to solve the mystery and find Mr Holmes before it’s too late. The odds are against you and time is running out, can you find Mr Holmes in time?

A serial murderer is on the loose, and Holmes and Watson have been on the case. In typical fashion, however, Holmes was struck with a breakthrough deduction and ran off.

Thinking Holmes had simply solved the case and gone back home, Watson followed shortly behind. But when he arrived at 221B, there was no trace of Holmes – only a note left on the desk, written in the same strange code the killer has been leaving at the scenes of the crimes.

Unable to solve the case himself, Watson recruits a top team of forensic investigators to assemble at 221B Baker St, solve the case before time runs out and save Sherlock from the sadistic killer.

Haunted Hollow (Challenge level : Medium)

Ten years ago, Mr Hollowhill vanished without a trace, leaving only his ramshackle house behind. Though his disappearance was suspicious, the case eventually went cold.

Mr Hollowhill vanished without a trace, leaving only his ramshackle house behind. Though his disappearance was suspicious, the case eventually went cold. Recently however, the house was seized by the bank, auctioned and bought at a steal by investors only wishing to sell it off.

Knowing nothing of the house’s troubled history, the renovators believe this to be a simple job, but they don’t know what they’re in for. This house holds many more secrets than first thought, and some of them are deadly. Just who was Mr Hollowhill? Where did he go? Dare to enter?

The benefit of escape rooms

Escape rooms like Escape Now provide an affordable, fun and unique way of spending time with your loved ones, focusing on working together, thinking on your feet and putting yourselves in situations you may never have experienced together before.

The result is a deeper appreciation for each others skills, some funny stories, along with a less intensive way of trust building, making escape rooms a great idea for corporate team building exercises, or even a fun way to break the ice on a first date!

Escape rooms are so popular in the UK because they provide so much with a simple concept, its accessible to almost everyone.

Book an escape room now

Book an escape room now

Our brand-new location in the historic city of Birmingham is where you’ll find the best and latest additions to the Escape Now family. We’re pleased to announce four new rooms: Sherlock’s Secret, Haunted Hollow, The Getaway, and Cyberwarfare.

In this blog, we hope to have shared some answers as to why escape rooms are so popular in the UK, whilst also sharing with you the unique challenges we at Escape Now offer. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions we can help you with.

At Escape Now we guarantee a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Extensive detail and maximum immersion – we’ve got it all! Come down and see for yourself!

We love a challenge, and we hope you do too. Book today for an unforgettable, challenging, fun and unique experience!

Call us – 0121 221 2371


80 Bordesley St., Digbeth, B5 5QA

Birmingham, England

MON – THU: 10am – 8:30pm

FRI – SUN: 10am – 10pm


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