Have you seen some fun pictures on a friend’s social media or watched a tv show or movie where the characters played an Escape Room and wondering what is an escape room?

An escape room is an indoor game where couples or small groups work together to discover clues, solve puzzles, complete a mission and escape the room within a certain time frame.

We see escape room type scenes in many movies:

At the end of Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone, the team of Harry, Hermione & Ron work together to solve each of the situations presented to them including getting past the three headed dog, through the devil’s snare, finding the right key, and playing giant game of chess to achieve their mission of finding the philosopher’s stone. All with a blockbuster budget of course!

A number of treasure hunting movies are escape room-like as well, movies like Indiana Jones, National Treasure and Dora the explorer lost city of gold.

There are many Escape Room movies in the horror genre including Escape Room (2019) and the sequel Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021). While these give you an idea of what escape rooms are. Most real escape rooms are not scary and definitely not life threatening like the movies!

A couple enjoying our escape room in Sydney

Narrow Escape Rooms have three missions to choose from:

  1. Will you be the heroes and save the world from an alien invasion in our Launch game?
  2. Attempt to be the world’s greatest thieves in Undetected?
  3. Or earn your fortune in The Inheritance?

You can read more about our games.

A booking is essential and can be made online or by giving us a call. At the date and time of your booking, you come to our location in Penrith where we go through how to play then put you and your team into a themed room. Once in the room, your team will search the room to find clues, work together to interpret the clues to solve puzzles. After completing a series of puzzles, you will achieve your mission!

History of escape rooms.

It is believed the first escape room started in Japan in 2007, bringing a real life version of “escape the room” video games. A game where you actually get to physically touch and move objects rather than sit, point and click. Check out our History of Escape Rooms blog to read more.

Escape Rooms are popular in Asia, Europe and the United States. Escape Rooms started to open in Australia in 2013, they are growing in popularity with around 40 Escape Rooms businesses currently in NSW.

Escape Rooms are a genre of game, they started with players having to solve puzzles in order escape the room, but now most escape rooms have various missions and leaving the room is simply what you do when you have finished the game.

You can read other topics such as our top tips for your first escape room and how narrow escape rooms was born on our blog.

Family group enjoying our escape room in Sydney.

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