It’s time to get the family together for something new. I have partnered with Breakout Games – Dallas to bring you exciting news about how escape rooms bring families together.
Escape Rooms Bring Families Together
Finding group activities that bring the whole family together can be quite tricky in this day and age. Many group activities pit siblings against one another through their competitive design, and others like watching a movie or TV show result in everyone sitting quietly and not engaging with each other. There are better options out there, however. One such option is an escape room, such as the kind you’ll find at Breakout Games – Dallas. Here, family members think critically and work together to solve clues and attempt to escape a unique scenario in under one hour.
How do Escape Rooms work?
Escape rooms are all about teamwork and coming together. They are perfect for families with kids ages 10 and up. Family reunions or families that come together during the holidays, the rooms invite groups of all sizes inside for a challenge unlike any other. Usually, there’s an exciting storyline or mystery that needs to be solved, and then the groups must navigate clues, overcome hurdles, and ultimately beat the clock. Escape rooms bring families together in such a healthy and happy way.
The clues are hard, though, and this is where families will have to work together. In order to solve them, players will have to bring separate items together or even discuss things they notice on opposite sides of the room. The better the family communicates, the more successful they’ll be in the room. And don’t worry; if you get stuck, helpful guides usually provide clues to get you moving again.
The best part of escape rooms is that everyone is on the same team and uses their minds in constructive ways. You’ll be amazed at the creative ways that your kids will approach clues, and if you’re fortunate enough to break out in time, you’ll be able to celebrate together in a joyous moment of escape! After playing, you can all discuss the intricacies of the room and what things went well (or didn’t), which further brings you all together.
If you’re looking for a fun activity that will help get your family engaged, take part in an escape room and see if you have the wits to escape in time! Bring your family together at Breakout Games – Dallas.
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Kelly of Twentysomething Vision says
Great article, Kim! I just went through my first Escape Room back in May. I took my family as a surprise – I didn’t tell them where we were going. We got there early enough where it was just us 3 in the room! We got through to the very last room, but ran out of time. We ALMOST escaped. It was such a great experience, and we all had so much fun, laughing about all the things we tried to figure out and break out of.
I went back last month with friends this time, and two strangers, and we escaped! We had 6 people in the room this time, which we absolutely needed. It was great to meet new people, work together, and celebrate together at the end. Such a great, creative idea!
Kelly – that’s great to hear. I’m missing out, I know. So, I’ve got to take my husband just to see how we can get along in there. I don’t always get to experience the things I write about, but this one is a must. Thanks for your comment.
Liz N. says
I tell all of my friends to take their families to Escape Rooms! Especially if you have a big age gap – it’s still something everyone can enjoy! We did it while visiting family, and we had people ages 63, 50, 40, 39, 34, and 11 – and we ALL had a great time and could contribute! And the fun part is that you end up talking about the experience AFTER you’re done – so it stimulates conversation too! I love them because it takes different skills and mindsets, and because people see things and think differently, you never know who might come up with the solution! I think it’s much better than going to a movie or ball game – because those don’t really engage you, while Escape Rooms require participation!
How cool. I’m glad you like them. My son is only 8 and not sure how he would do.