You enter a room, excitingly (or eerily) decorated to put you in a setting and get you in the room. The room itself is a puzzle. You will find a starting point (or sometimes several), follow the clues, open doors, locks, crates, boxes, bottles, cases, tins, coffins…you get the idea...until eventually you unlock a final door that leads to your escape and you win! The challenge comes in solving the puzzles and doing it all within one hour… Am I actually LOCKED in? Yes and no. Your main goal is to escape through a locked door, however, for health and [MORE ...]
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Sometimes, when booking a kids birthday’s party, the part parents have to play is often overlooked. Head Researcher, Chief Administrator, Bookings Officer, Head of Transport, Organisation Officer, Catering Manager and of course Financial Controller – the list is certainly long and often challenging! No surprise then that arranging a child’s birthday party is one of life’s more stressful requirements… the very reason The Strategy has made it a top priority to think about parents' needs too. BOOKING A BIRTHDAY PARTY COULDN’T BE EASIER No joke. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. So what do you get? A simple, straightforward booking process. flexible [MORE ...]
1). We’ve said it before, communicate! 2). Recognise each other’s strengths. 3). Be patient: take the time to explain clues to any younger members of the family – you might just find they come up with the answers before you do. 4). Distribute tasks – for example younger children love looking for clues, the ultimate treasure hunt. 5). Give one family member the role of time-keeper so you can keep your eye on the time. 6). Don’t take over, you are most likely to succeed if everyone is involved! For more information about any of our escape rooms, click here [MORE ...]
Escape rooms can be challenging right? If you’re having issues with family dynamics, why would doing an escape room be in any way a good idea? Well let us stop you right there… because in actual fact, doing an escape room could be just the tonic you need. Honestly. No matter how young or old, no matter how many family members, tackling an escape room en famille can be an incredibly fulfilling experience. Here are the reasons, and our top tips for family escape room success: WHY IS DOING AN ESCAPE ROOM AS A FAMILY SUCH A [MORE ...]
As a Games Master, you do get to meet amazing people who all have their own way of approaching rooms and puzzles, with varying levels of success. But when we heard of a story from a fellow Games Master, we had to give them the prize for literal thinking! The story they told goes a bit like this: “We have a jail themed escape room with cells and all the trimmings, but we also have a fake door painted on one of the walls, covered in wood to make it look like the real thing. I could see the group [MORE ...]
If you’re a fan of good fun, we are guessing you’ve probably tried an escape room by now, likelihood is you’ve probably made a mistake or two along the way. If you haven’t tried one, don’t zone out, as this blog is just as useful for you! When it comes to having a good time and challenging yourself, escape games are the most fun you can have whilst locked in a room. Due to the variety of skills needed to perform well in an escape room, our hubs attract audiences of ages and provide a thoroughly versatile and, most [MORE ...]
Calling all escape room fans, people who have never tried to escape and everyone else in between – this is our blog. We want to keep you informed of everything new and exciting at The Strategy, but also to give you everything interesting, weird, and wonderful from the world of escape rooms. We hope you will enjoy this as much as we enjoy researching and writing about everything escape room. We are also setting you a challenge! Each week, on a Tuesday, we will set you a puzzle to solve. These puzzles are an enjoyable way to understand about how [MORE ...]