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Escape games are about solving clues and deciphering codes to escape a themed scenario.
Escape games combine elements of adventure, theatre, teamwork and special effects. Although the theme of each room may differ, they all present the challenge of escaping by cracking codes, deciphering clues and utilising various skill-sets under extreme time pressure. Their popularity is growing rapidly worldwide. The first escape game began in Kyoto in July 2007, now there is scarcely a city in the world that does not accommodate at least one escape room. Escape rooms are the ultimate example of the experience economy, a new generation of consumers are emerging who seek meaningful experience and create lasting memories as opposed to passively consuming.
We have a range of Escape Game style team building activities that draw on the same elements of mystery, adventure and problem solving. They are proven to enhance team bonding through shared experience and moreover, challenge creative thinking and problem solving skills in an informal way. Team members learn to collaborate combining skills to achieve success and in some team building exercises teams need to collaborate to achieve success for all. They are an experiential learning tool to break down silo mentality and boast interdepartmental cooperation. Escape games provide a level playing field to explore team dynamics. Communication, strong leadership, and understanding your colleague’s individual strengths are all key components to a successful business (and escaping a locked box!)
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The Phoenix Project
Dynamic technology activity where ‘virtual’ and ‘live’ teams work together to track down a Phoenix and watch it rise from the ashes.
Escape the Mob - Online
Teams race to complete a variety of escape room style challenges in this captivating tablet-based online escape game.
The Infinite Loop - Online
Teams use agile thinking to save a young man trapped in a space ship.
VR – Whodunit?
Fun, table-top, multiplayer VR experience which challenges teams to communicate effectively in solving a virtual crime.
Beat the Box
Solve problems, crack codes and unravel mysteries to beat the clock.
Collaborate to decipher a series of puzzles to solve a murder mystery.
Go Team - Go Hunt
Tablet based treasure hunt with GPS triggered challenges, photo and video challenges.
Race to get all team members to a central island and open a treasure chest.
Escape the Maze
Action packed, GPS triggered escape trail that challenges teams to puzzle their way back to reality.
Teams must balance speed with accuracy in assessing real time information to reveal the WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and WHO in regards to a developing Situation.
Outbreak - Defeat the Virus
Teams are challenged in a quest to develop a vaccine against a virus that threatens the world.
The Infinite Loop
A simulation, and role playing, VR game. Players exchange roles in the real world to save a young man trapped in the virtual world.
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