Unlocking Secrets: 10 Escape Room Facts!

Fri, 08 Nov, 2019

Would you like to learn more about Escape Rooms? Then you've come to the right place! Here are the 10 most interesting facts about the world's most popular pastime. Some of them will definitely surprise you!

1. Origin

The most influential of all Escape Game genres and the pioneer of what we see today comes from the well-known game "Crimson Room." It was developed by the Japanese maestro Toshimitsu Takagi. Released in Japan in 2004, this game is considered the main inspiration for all modern Escape Rooms. Let's welcome this groundbreaking phenomenon!

2. The First Room

The first live Escape Room, where players were locked in a specially themed room for a limited time, was introduced in 2007 by the Japanese company SCARP and its founder, Takao Kato!

3. How Many Rooms?

Since 2019, there have been over 8000 Escape Rooms worldwide!

4. How Many Countries?

There is at least ONE Escape Room in 44 countries around the world!

5. Price Range

The cheapest Escape Room game costs €4 in India.

The most common prices for an Escape Room adventure range around €28.

The most expensive Escape Room is in Dubai, with a proud cost of €48.

6. The Most Popular Themes

Escape Room themes are extremely flexible and can vary depending on the direction the company wants to take. For example, some companies specialize in horror rooms, while others incorporate ideas from every imaginable genre. The three most likely themes you'll come across are:

  • Escape or find a cure for the zombie apocalypse.
  • Outsmart a prison guard and escape from your prison cell.
  • Rob a bank and flee the scene before they catch you.

You may be surprised, but escape rooms can develop a number of important life skills. These include teamwork, concentration, perception, resilience, and self-awareness!

8. The Longest Escape Games in the World

Which one: Paradox Projekt

Where: Athens, Greece

Duration: 3 hours!

9. The World's Shortest Escape Game

Which one: Evidence Evil

Where: Southington, Connecticut, USA

Duration: 5 minutes!

10. The Most Common Escape Game Experience

The typical Escape Room is usually limited to 60 minutes and accommodates 2 to 10 people. On average, each room has up to 15 puzzles, each taking approximately 30 seconds to 15 minutes to solve!