So you’ve decided to participate in an escape room, but the idea of having to make plans and to coordinate people stresses you out. Luckily, we have just the thing for you! Here are 5 tips to help you plan your next escape room outing:
When it comes to making plans, time will be your greatest asset. Consider the different factors; booking availability, people’s schedules, transportation, and other variables, planning ahead will give you the upper hand in mitigating all potential issues.
The first step is to find a date that works. Escape rooms will often only have a limited set of openings per day, so make sure you call even weeks in advance, early bird gets the worm! Once you’ve secured a spot, send out your invite/memo ASAP to let people know what the plans for your event are. The sooner people are aware of the details, the easier it will be for them to make accommodations in their schedule to participate in the escape room.
Keep Track of RSVPs
Communication is key, so it’s important to keep a track of who has responded to the invite. All escape rooms have a certain capacity, so it’s good to have an idea of who is and isn’t coming. At Reason,we can accommodate a flexible numeric range of participants, but it’s always good to know how many people you’re expecting on game day!
Ask for a Reference
Asking for a reference is an often forgotten step in the process. If you want to get a complete picture of what you’re getting yourself into, ask your escape room to give you a reference. This could prove to be even more valuable than reading online descriptions as it might be someone from your company, or even someone you know!
Schedule a Site Visit
Site visits are a part of any master planner’s toolkit! It’s not always easy to get the full idea of an escape room online. Some websites post pictures of their rooms, but most do not. So if you want to be thorough and make sure your booking is the best fit for your team, call and request a site visit of your favorite escape room.
Most, if not all, escape rooms have have strict rules for your booking, so set yourself up for success and arrive on time! There’s nothing worse than half the team arriving halfway into your game! To ensure that your team gets the most out of the experience, make sure everyone arrives on time.