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Experiencing an Escape Room

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Your cell phone rings, it’s the department. You answer your phone and listen as your boss gives you an address. There’s been another murder and this time it’s at Lockology Escape Rooms in Columbus, OH. You assemble your team of investigators and head to the crime scene. For sixty minutes, you and your team will be working together to solve this murder and catch the killer.

Are you the type of person who has always enjoyed crime shows on television? With Lockology’s “The Crime Scene” escape room, you will be experiencing an escape room through the thrill of solving the crime instead of only watching. It’s a perfect room for beginners and experienced players alike.

What is an Escape Room?

You may be asking, “What is an escape room?” I’ll tell you.

An escape room is a real-world adventure game where you’ll be locked in a room to solve a variety of puzzles and riddles, within a given time frame. If you can, you escape, and you win.

Escape rooms offer social and physical experiences while providing you with a chance to vicariously live through different scenarios. Sounds fun right? I promise it is. Escape rooms are a wonderful activity to do with friends and family. The teamwork required to beat one is a great way to connect with each other while having an awesome time. With escape rooms, no one is excluded! Regardless of age, everyone can help while having a great time! Maybe everyone has gotten bored with the normal family and friend outings such as the movies or a restaurant. Escape rooms are perfect out of the box experiences that are sure to leave you and your family with lasting memories.

Lockology Escape Rooms

If you live in or around Columbus, OH, and you’re interested in experiencing an escape room, or maybe even ready to book your second or third, Lockology Columbus Escape Rooms is the perfect place to do so!

Along with the crime scene room, the “Haunted Prison” room also offers a great challenge to anyone daring enough to accept. With a moderate to hard difficulty level, it’s perfect for anyone looking for a haunting experience and a mental workout. Be sure to keep an eye out for the upcoming “Mayan Temple of Knowledge,” Lockology Columbus’s most difficult escape room yet! For more information, or if you have any questions about Lockology Escape Rooms, please give us a call at 1-888-693-7105 or contact us through our website.

Have you decided who will be on your team? Your friends, your family? Maybe your partner or your colleagues? Whoever may it be, the most important question remains, can you escape?

 

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Not Your Typical Team Building Experience

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Problem-solving, working under pressure, communication and leadership are four skills you will have an opportunity to explore with your employees and coworkers during a team building experience at Lockology Columbus Escape Room. Get locked into a themed puzzle room with your team to try to solve clues and escape the room. It is a much more entertaining and interactive experience than your typical corporate team building event.

Problem Solving

The clues in our escape rooms are not designed to be solved quickly. You have to work things out and piece things together to be successful, sometimes thinking abstractly. This is a great way to push your group to think outside the box and figure out which pieces fit together.

Working Under Pressure

When your team enters the room of choice, everyone will have an hour to work together, solve the puzzle and win the game. Some people work better with strict deadlines. When the clock starts counting down, participants need to keep calm and focused to work through the clues efficiently.

Communication

Talking with each other when trying to solve one of our puzzles is crucial to beating the clock. The group needs to split up and examine the room for any clues that might be around and try to figure out what the clues mean or where they go. Quietly sorting an idea in the corner will not cut it with the time limit.

Leadership

Splitting up is a great way to find the many facets of the room that you will actually need for the puzzle. Some people will have to step up and examine the organization of the process. If people get stuck, they need to find a way to look at that bit in a new light or take a break from it and work on another piece, which takes the savvy to know when to back off or persevere.

Using an escape room as a team building experience is an engaging way to check out your group’s strengths and weaknesses. Even if you do not successfully solve the puzzle, you will gain insight into what your employees excel at and what needs improvement. Contact Lockology Columbus Escape Room to plan your next team building event.

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4 Reasons to Take Your Team Members to An Escape Room for a Fun Night Out

If you want to boost productivity in the workplace, you should organize after-work events. Taking your team members to an escape room is a great way to improve their performance.

It Helps Them Bond

In order for there to be a positive atmosphere in the workplace, the employees need to be comfortable with each other. One way to make this happen is by organizing after-work events where they can get to know each other and have a great time together.

It Helps Them Collaborate

In an escape room, everyone has to work together to figure out the puzzles and escape the room. If collaboration at the office is sometimes stressed, working together in a relaxed and fun environment without any of the usual work pressures will greatly help your employees’ collaboration skills, which will transfer back to the workplace. It will boost the team spirit. Going to an escape room will help your employees develop their problem-solving skills. It will bring out the leadership qualities in them. It will help improve communication between the team members.

It Boosts Their Morale

Everyone needs a break from work. Show your employees your appreciation by taking them on a fun night out. You can also do this when your team has reached certain milestones. Celebrate each milestone that an individual or your team reaches for your team to do a much better job. Everyone wants to feel valued, needed and appreciated. In addition, when all your employees work together to get things done, they will feel better about themselves in general.

They Deserve It

Besides all of the benefits, take your employees to an escape room simply because they deserve it. They worked hard together, and it is time to show them your appreciation by giving them a good time and a night of fun.

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Lockology, An Escape From Your Couch

Looking forward to yet another action-packed day of social media?

Anticipating a rousing Saturday afternoon on the couch, watching the family stare at their phones?

Probably not.

What if you could give them all some real puzzles to work on, instead? In fact, what if you could bring together the satisfaction of puzzle-solving with some of the adrenaline of paintball? You can!

Lockology Escape Rooms offers exactly the solution to the social media zombie craze that your family needs! You’ll have to work together to find and examine clues in order to complete such disparate tasks as solving a ‘murder’ or simply escaping from a room into which you’ve all been locked. You can finally escape from your couch.

Yes, you can volunteer to have your entire family locked in a room together with only your collective problem-solving abilities to save you! Don’t laugh, it’s very likely you’ll have a blast!

All your family’s wits will be tested as you dig through the room, finding and using the tools at hand to decipher and assemble a variety of puzzle pieces, both physical and ephemeral. You’ll have to work together and keep level heads in order to get out under the time limit!

Those video-gaming skills your kids have been honing may actually have a real-world use. As a matter of fact, the Escape Room concept actually originated in video games so you or your kids may have some practical skills already, though you may not realize it.

This is an action-filled, real-world adventure that is fun for everyone and an excellent opportunity for your family to pull together and learn to better rely on each other. You’ll have a great time and go home with a much stronger sense of ‘family’ than you would have gotten from yet another night on social media. As a matter of fact, although the idea may be new to you, it’s likely your kids have already heard about Escape Rooms from friends. Take this opportunity to show your kids how much fun you can have while getting everyone off the couch for a few, fun-filled hours.

Go get locked in!

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3 Ways Escape Rooms Build Trust and Team Unity

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An escape room is, fundamentally, an artificial situation that simulates a real intense situation. Many families, work groups, and teams of students would love a way to get to know each other’s styles of leadership and attitudes under pressure before a real life situation strikes. The best part? Escape rooms are also incredibly fun, meaning that rather than simply being a test of your team, they also forge your close bond.

Escape Rooms Make Teams Delegate Tasks

To finish all the challenges in an escape room within the allotted hour, most teams find it necessary to split up and tackle multiple separate components. One of the hardest things to do as a leader is giving up control over the whole process, but everyone from students in a group project to board members in a company must learn to trust their people. By simulating this trust, your team members get the chance to show they are up to the challenge and can handle some aspects of the process without a leader’s supervision.

Escape Rooms Show Each Team Member’s Unique Creativity

The escape room is full of “breakthrough moments,” when everyone was thinking about a challenge in one way and, all of a sudden, one member suggests a new approach. This kind of creativity is hard to discover until a challenging situation happens, and when you start to see that your fellow team members possess this strength, your respect and trust in them grows. We cannot ensure that any one person will always have an out-of-the-box solution, but an escape room can show you how someone on your team is likely to have a new answer.

Escape Rooms Inspire a Group Debrief and Continued Thought

Whether you succeed in escape or cannot finish the puzzles in time, your group will leave the room interested in how they could have done better. Escape rooms are a bit addictive in this way, since once you’ve tried them, you want to try more! Rather than being an isolated experience, these rooms start your team on the path of both hard work and critical self-reflection. They’ll want to not only stimulate their brains again but also learn from any missteps along the way.

Ready to try an escape room right here in Columbus Ohio? Visit our website to learn more!