The hard part (planning and wrangling) is complete! It’s finally time for your corporate team building event at Escape From the 6. Here are some tips to ensure that your event runs smoothly, and that everyone has the best experience possible:

Tips For Running Your Escape Room Corporate Team Building Event

Before You Arrive:

  1. Address Concerns and Explain the Escape Room Experience to Your Group  – If your team is unfamiliar with escape rooms, they may have unrealistic expectations which can cause uncertainty. For example “all escape rooms are scary”, “we are locked in the room and can’t leave”,”the rooms are tiny and confining”.  Our escape rooms are specifically designed with corporate teams in mind:
    • Our themes are family friendly (no horror elements or jump scares)
    • You are not locked in the rooms.  The front door is always open and emergency exits are clearly marked
    • Our rooms are very large and you will never be stuck in a confined place
  2. Dress Appropriately  – We highly suggest players wear comfortable clothing, shoes, and eyeglasses if required (running shoes/sneakers, no high heels!). 
  3. Choose Your Groups  – If you have a large group and have reserved multiple escape rooms, designate which guests will be going into which escape rooms prior to arrival.  This will save time and ensure a smoother check in.

During the Escape Room Experience: 

  1. Safety first – Escape From the 6 has specific instructions prior to the start of each escape room to ensure the safety of the group. Some of these, for example, are “NO CLIMBING”, “DO NOT USE FORCE”, “OUT OF BOUNDS”. Ensuring the group is following the rules and respecting the props provided is the best way for everyone to have an enjoyable experience.
  2. Choose your hints wisely – Your gamesmaster will direct you as to when you should ask for a hint.  However, a general rule of thumb is if you’ve been tackling a puzzle for more than 10-15 minutes, it’s probably best to call for a hint.
  3. Keep an eye on the time – Since escape rooms are usually a timed experience, make sure you manage your time strategically.  Allow your team to explore but if time is running out, you may have to delegate tasks.
  4. If your team does not escape in time, that’s OK!  – If your team does not escape within the designated time frame, participants will learn to communicate effectively, share ideas, and leverage each other’s strengths. Also, the team will have fun discovering secrets and surprises along the way. 
  5. Collaboration over Competition – Competition amongst corporate groups can be fierce!  Keep in mind however, the most successful teams are the teams that utilize each team members’ strengths and collaborate well together.