Have you tried playing an escape room game before? It is a simple activity where you will be locked in a room with a team (although the room is not literally locked). To escape, you have to solve puzzles or answer questions that will provide clues that will ultimately set you free but you only have a limited time to complete the puzzles or questions.
Escape room games have recently increased in popularity. Taking part in an Escape the Room Game can be very exciting and it can also offer a number of psychological benefits. Here are some of them.
Creativity is enhanced
If you ever have the chance to take part in an escape room game you will need to answer questions and puzzles and sometimes you will need to be creative and maybe think outside of the box in order to solve the problem. This thought process engages the creative part of your brain. It’s a great way to give your brain an alternative to your everyday routine and to get your creative juices flowing.
Collaboration is encouraged
To succeed in an escape room game, you have to collaborate with your team members, it’s not something you can do on your own. This is a good way to help strengthen team building skills. You have to rely on others to enable the team to complete the game. Without teamwork and cooperation, it will be impossible to finish the activities in the allocated time.
You can reduce stress
The activity might seem stressful due to the time factor and the number of puzzles that need to be solved. However, you will end up becoming more productive in the end. You feel accomplished regardless of the result. You will have also done something that you have never tried before.
You feel stronger
The sense of accomplishment you will feel will be amazing. You will feel motivated and positive. Even if this is just a simple challenge, you were able to complete it. It’s a great way to encourage positivity and a sense that you are able to overcome may of life’s challenges.
You feel motivated and focused
When playing this game, you have something to beat – time. You may not be competing against another group, but you can still feel a sense of competition, giving you the motivation to complete the game and become You focus on the task in hand.