The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a notable change in our daily lifestyle. Parents have evolved from, “Stop staring at your phone screen all the time!” to “Attend your online classes!” Filmophiles have evolved from, “Let’s go for that movie tonight!” to “Netflix and chill!” BTS fandoms have paid to attend live-stream concerts as the concert tours have been canceled. Epicures make restaurant-themed food at home by watching Youtube cooking tutorials. Even Disneyland enthusiasts have their very own virtual Disneyland tour!
With the new social distancing norms and quarantine, virtual events have become a new trend in event entertainment. Families have resorted to their phones and laptops for their daily leisure, apart from work. Family outings have come to a standstill. With all the ‘evolution’ taking place, escape room centers have decided to step forward. They have now introduced online escape rooms! Are you skeptical about how this works? Here we have compiled some information on what virtual escape rooms are and how they will bring enjoyment to your family in the comforts of your home.
How do they work?
Until last year, when the world worked mostly offline, escape room lovers visited escape room brands with their friends, family, and colleagues. They picked escape room themes of their preference and made their way through by solving puzzles and riddles. If your fam is one of these escape room lovers, or even if you are an amateur, these virtual escape games will pique your interest.
After you ring up your favorite virtual escape room brand, you can book a room or story that your family will like. The considerate staff will send you a link in your preferred video conference app to send to your family.
When the game begins, your ‘game guide’ will give you an exact address on the storyline and rules of the game you choose. Game master takes your place and enters the room. You will be able to see them through a live camera feed, and you can navigate him around to search particular regions of the space. It will feel like you are present in the room, the only difference being the screen between you and the game guide.
Another format of virtual escape rooms is digital clues and riddles. With each puzzle you solve, you are exposed to a new plot or section of the game until you figure it all out and escape!
As long as you have a decently functioning laptop or a smartphone in your pocket, you are good to go! Hurry and book your first virtual escape room!
Popular Virtual Escape Rooms to try!
1. Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
If your family includes kids and teens, ‘Potterheads,’ to be specific, this is the perfect game for an engaging adventure. Created by a librarian in Pennsylvania, this game will offer you a glimpse into the world of witchcraft and all things magical. Based on the well-known book ‘Harry Potter’ written by J.K Rowling, you will go through a series of compelling puzzles and questions about the story. The room is designed by individuals who made this purely for enjoyment. They do not accept any fee of any sort, so this means you have got yourself a mystic adventure that is completely free!
2 . The Grim Escape
Another popular game created by the brand Puzzle Break is The Grim Escape. The story revolves around a witch who cursed an enchanted forest. Now it’s up to you and your teammates to escape the malignant spells she casts. Bring out your wizardly senses and break the curse before the time runs out! The fee being $25 per person, this game is a perfect way to spend some quality family time!
Now, we are sure that you would believe escape rooms are the best for outings! Surf now, and book your favorite themed-escape room for your upcoming gathering!
Author Bio: Charlotte Lin is a content creator at escaperoom.com. She’s a passionate young woman, mother to an amazing nine-year-old, and an avid reader. Over the years, writing has helped her explore and understand the world as well as her own self. She loves to travel, meet new people, and spend quality time with her daughter. You can find her on LinkedIn.