Prior to the pandemic forcing the closure of all experiential activities, escape rooms were a growing leisure activity that many people loved and enjoyed across the country. The productive activity has helped improve cognitive abilities, as well as skills that can be applied through everyday life. Researchers have discovered that most people feel more confident in handling tasks after participating in an escape room game. Escape rooms can involve numerous friends, coworkers, or even strangers. The game helps people to better work together, sharing ideas and finding collective solutions on the spot.

What Skills Do Escape Rooms Help Improve?If you’re looking for a great team-building activity that your team members can also develop skills, then an escape room might be perfect for you. 

Below we outline what those skills escape rooms help improve.

1. Problem-solving skill

Escape rooms are time-based games with complex problems to solve before the clock strikes zero and the game is over. This forces participants to think on their feet, solving difficult problems in small amounts of time. Also, escape rooms require participants to solve these problems to escaping the room. If you work in a competitive environment, then participating in an escape room falls in line with your current environment. 

2. Communication skills

Escape rooms are group activities that require team members to effectively communicate to solve every problem along the way. Communication is key and without it, no one is winning. Introverted individuals benefit as they are forced to participate to help the team. Escape rooms help people and teams overcome their communication issues by revealing the importance of every member’s input. 

3. Interpersonal skills

Interpersonal skills include verbal and non-verbal communication, negotiation, listening skills, decision making, assertiveness, and problem-solving. Escape rooms will harness all of these from every participant. All of these social skills are vital to succeed in the real world. To improve these skills in your first escape room, join a team you are comfortable with, then work your way through the difficulty.

4. Improved motor skills

Although not all escape rooms require substantial physical input, some escape rooms have, however, been known to improve jumping, balance, and fine motor skills. Escape rooms can help sharpen your reaction time.

5. Improved memory

Memory improvement can make many aspects of our life better. Things like anxiety and stress can hinder our ability to remember or even store information, but the controlled environment of escape rooms helps us to concentrate, thereby eliminating negative energy. The clues and quizzes in escape rooms will force our brains to keep information safely, for later use. 

Escape rooms are not just a fun activity to engage in with friends, family, and co-workers, they generally can help improve your brain’s functionality and health.  So, when the restriction in the GTA are lifted, plan on grabbing a few friends and co-workers and immerse yourselves in a real-life, interactive escape room experience while taking advantage of some of the benefits mentioned above. Make your reservation here to enjoy one Escape From The 6’s multiple game rooms, each themed with different stories and puzzles.