How large a group can an escape room take?

When deciding how many people to bring to an escape room, it is important to consider the size of the room and the number of puzzles you need to solve. Generally, you will find smaller rooms are designed for 2-4 people while larger rooms are designed for 10-12. At Reason, we specialize in large group escape games of up to 30 players in person, and 100 players virtually. We find that no matter how clever the design, players have difficulties maintaining and utilizing more than 30 social bonds in a social setting.

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So what’s the ideal number?

When booking an escape room, it’s best to stay in the mid-range of capacity. This means not booking the maximum capacity allowed or the minimum capacity required. Going to the max capacity can make the room feel crowded and make it harder to move around while going to the minimum capacity can make the experience too hard and less fun. By staying in the mid-range, you’ll have just the right amount of people to make the experience enjoyable, challenging and interactive.

What size should your group be?

The correct answer here is you should involve the whole team whenever possible! However, if you do have the opportunity to determine the size of your team, say assembling a birthday crew, it ultimately depends on your goals and the specific task at hand. Generally speaking, smaller groups tend to be more effective when it comes to working on complex tasks that require a high level of focus and collaboration. That said, larger groups can be beneficial for brainstorming and tackling larger and more complex projects with multiple components.

You should also keep in mind that having too few members can limit the potential of what the group is capable of achieving while having too many can cause confusion and make it difficult for each player to have their voice heard. When in doubt, contact the escape room host and strive for a group size recommended by them. This should allow for an optimal balance between collaboration and productivity.

Are there virtual escape rooms for large groups?

Virtual escape rooms can be a great option for group events and activities, accommodating from team-building to birthday parties and corporate events. Some virtual escape rooms can hold as many as 12-15 people or more, but it depends on the size of the room at the location you choose. One thing to keep in mind is that virtual escape rooms usually have a larger capacity because they do not require physical space.

At Reason, we pioneered a virtual escape room experience called “Moonshot.” This game room was specifically designed to accommodate large groups, with a capacity of up to 100 players. We understand that the goal of booking an escape room for a group event is to have everyone spend time and play together, so it doesn’t make sense to have part of your team play different games. With Moonshot escape room, everyone can participate in the same game, competing in a real-life space race, solving puzzles, and unlocking clues together, making it the perfect option for team-building activities, corporate events, and other group events.

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How many people can fit in an escape room?

The number of people that can fit into an escape room varies from place to place. Most escape rooms are designed for groups of 2-12 people, with a few specialized games like Sonar and Glitch that can accommodate up to 25 – 30 participants. That’s pretty big! If you have a larger group than that, you may need to book multiple rooms or look for special events tailored for bigger groups such as online escape games.

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It’s important to check the individual escape room’s capacity before booking your tickets as it will depend on the size of the game space and the type of challenges it provides. Additionally, if you’re playing with children under 16 years old, they may need to be accompanied by an adult too. All in all, depending on your group size and age range, it’s quite possible that everyone can experience the thrill of an escape room together!

How do I book an escape room with a large group?

Escape rooms can be a great choice for groups of all sizes, whether you’re planning a team-building activity or just a fun night out with friends and family. It’s important to research the capacity of the escape room you’re interested in booking, as some can accommodate a larger group than others. To get the most out of your escape room experience, it’s best to stay within the designed capacity of the game. Having more players can lead to more fun and enjoyment as everyone works together to solve puzzles and unlock clues.


If you already plan on taking a big group to your nearby escape room, be sure to contact them about how many guests will fill their space. Work together with the number of participants attending, are they, students? Escape room professionals? Children? Be sure to come up with a solution that will fit everyone’s skill level so each player can have fun while still keeping some elbow room between them.