If you’re like most people, you think you’re smarter than average. Doesn’t make much sense, but almost everyone thinks they’re abnormally intelligent.
My guess? Most people also think they can easily beat a Boise escape room. They think they’re smarter than average, so they think they can play an escape room better than the average person.
But that’s not really how escape rooms work.
I’m a new employee, and I played an escape room for the first time last week. I’ll spare you the suspense: I lost. TWICE. Yes, my ego was a little bruised. Yes, I’m now mildly obsessed with beating one for my own self-esteem. But it totally changed my perspective on what a Boise escape room is.
From my perspective, here are the four most unexpected parts of playing an escape room.
What’s it like to play a Boise escape room?
- It’s not just a sequence of puzzles. More than figuring out a particular clue or lock, you have to figure out WHAT you have to do. It’s more about thinking creatively and, honestly, thinking weird-ly than “being smart”.
- It’s not about what you know. An escape room is nothing like Boise trivia – knowing some particular fact won’t help you. Your phone won’t help you. It’s just too interactive.
- A Boise escape room is collaborative experience. You’ll be looking at a puzzle, have it figured out, follow the instructions – and it just won’t work. Someone else will walk up and do exactly what you just did – and it’ll work. Everyone has something valuable to offer.
- It’s pretty cool when you figure something out. Disclaimer: I get excited easily. But it was so fun to figure out a piece of the puzzle. It’s a sense of accomplishment that doesn’t come from crushing candies.
When it comes down to it, a Boise escape room is an experience. You can’t explain it. You can’t put it into words. I can’t promise you’ll successfully escape, but I can promise you’ll have something to talk about the rest of the day. You’ll have an experience – and not in the way you expect.