Escape Games by Great Escape
Escape Games are online games where players must escape using each track’s environment. If you play an escape game, you will find locked doors, hidden clues, puzzles, various objects and secret passages in the rooms. You have to use the objects intelligently, click on them and find the perfect way to interact.
You can use the items immediately or add them to your inventory for future use. The main objective of these Games is to solve puzzles and overcome various mental tests. Find a way out of the room by combining logic, analytical and synthetic ability. The tracks of these games are usually minimalist with atmospheric music and sounds. In this way they enhance the sense of isolation and immersion in the game
How did Online Escape Games began?
The story and core concept goes back to 1988. The year John Wilson created the “Behind closed doors” text adventure. This game was based on written text only and the players were trying to escape a hut. They were locked there by some hideous creatures and used only objects in the room. The game was very small and could be completed in a few minutes, but it made a great impression.
Then this type of game became more popular after the “Crimson Room”. The Japanese online game by Toshimitsu Takagi, which spread in 2004 at tremendous speed, all over the internet. The huge success of these online games is also the main reason for the creation of Real Life Escape Games.
How did Real Life escape games began?
Real Life Escape Games was first introduced in 2007 by the Japanese company SCARP. The central idea and design was by Takao Kato. They created Riaru Dasshutsu Ge-mu a Live Escape Game in Kyoto. In this, players had to solve riddles, puzzles and mathematical puzzles to escape a specially designed room in the 60-minute predetermined time. After that, the Escape Games spread to the rest of Asia at a geometric pace and moved to the US. That was when Kato’s friend Kazuya Iwata opened the first such facility in San Francisco.
They finally arrived in Europe in early 2011, specifically in Hungary, by Attila Gyurkovics. Nowadays, thinking games are one of the most popular activities on Tripadvisor and sometimes they are tourist attractions in and of themselves. One of the main reasons for the huge success is that many people are bored of online entertainment in front of a screen, be it movies or games. People have realized that it is much more fun to try escape games on real life.
How do i play?
The basic concept is similar to online Escape Games. You belong to a group and enter a specially designed theme room, with the goal of escaping before your time runs out. The way to do this is to work as a team to find hidden items, break passwords, open locks, and find secret passages. You have to combine all this in an intelligent way to lead you to the ultimate test that will give you your freedom, often triumphantly.
Each room has its own theme and script, presented to you by Game Master before you enter. In the Great Escape Rooms, you can choose the style you like, through 6 different escape games, in Psiri. Escape Games can accommodate large and small groups of friends, families and Team Building activities. The ones that are not scary can host the most memorable children’s parties for our little friends.
Who can play?
Escape Games are suitable for those who are looking for something new in the field of Alternative Entertainment. Are you a group of friends or a family that wants to have some adrenaline rush and nice memories? A couple looking for new, shared fun experiences that both can enjoy? A company looking for an original activity for its staff, but who can also give them the skills to use in the work environment? Why not have the same company test the existing candidate skills for a job like this? We are sure that this experience will fascinate all of you who are looking for something!
They are suitable for 2 persons, as well as suitable for girls and boys 7 years and older. After entering the room and being informed by the Game Master about the story and rules, all you have to do is focus on the target and work together to escape. With team effort, good communication, logic and observation inherent in every person, you will solve the puzzles, find the codes and have a triumphant getaway!
What if we can not solve the puzzles?
Escape Games are designed to challenge your mental ability and at the same time provide you with fun times. It is entertainment with the ancient Greek meaning of the word, “education of the soul”. They include a variety of different kinds of puzzles, which require different abilities of logic and observation. This means that each member of the team can contribute to the common goal of escape, without having any particular knowledge and skills, beyond those inherent in each person.
Escape Games are not for the masterminds, but for everyone! Making sure you get the best experience is a priority for us. For this reason, if the team cannot solve a puzzle, the Game Master, who monitors the efforts and progress of players through a closed circuit, gives a little help in a way that fits the atmosphere of the game, to be able to move on to the next challenge.
Can kids participate?
At Great Escape we believe it is important to be able to provide unforgettable experiences to young and old alike. For this reason, although some of our rooms are only suitable for older children, there are plenty of rooms that the whole family can enjoy. Indeed, the experience of this group activity, whether with their family, friends or classmates, is something that will create beautiful childhood memories for our little friends.
Even more, the frequent contact of children with mental games will help their mental and intellectual development at a more critical age. It will activate the brain’s perceptual abilities and prepare them for the educational process far better than any other kind of entertainment. So, kids from 7 years old can comfortably take part without any problems at all. We must not forget that the Great Escape Rooms also have the best children’s parties: kids enjoy quality teamwork with their friends and parents are sure of their safety and satisfaction!
What if I want to get out of the room?
The Escape Games are above all games and their purpose is to make the players have a good time and have fun. No one makes players feel bad during such an experience and personal boundaries are always respected. Not only in scary games, but in any escape experience, there is something that can bothers or discomfort. You can leave the room at any time you wish.
For whatever reason, you can exit the room using the Panic button, which opens the exit door. It should of course be noted that every Great escape room in its description has clear instructions for people with ailments or special situations that for their safety are not allowed to participate in this particular game. Before booking in one of our rooms, make sure you consult its safety information.
Escape Games Tips
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothes so you can easily pass the obstacles in some of the rooms.
- Have good communication with all your teammates. For the smooth outcome of the game, you must inform the rest of the team whenever you discover something, solve a puzzle, or just need help.
- It is very important that there is someone in the group who will coordinate your actions and play the role of the leader.
- Also, a very useful tip is to gather all the items and objects you find in a particular place, so that the whole group can see them.
- Check every inch of the room. The clues may be hidden anywhere.
- Finally, think creatively and work in harmony with your team.