Why is an exit game such a great activity for families? Spending time together as a family, doing an activity together and having fun increases bonds, relieves tension and creates memories that can be a talking point for years to come. During an exit game you will be working together to escape the room as your time runs out. Families make perfect teams. You already know each others strengths, weaknesses and how everyone reacts under pressure. Are you up for the challenge?
Get everyone involved.
Often in family life, the daily grind of work, chores, school and homework means that everyone spends less quality time together. Grandparents can begin to feel left out as everyone else is too busy. Parents feel distance from their teenagers as they become more and more independent.
Going out as a family gives everyone a welcome break as well as a chance to spend quality time together. Everyone will have a vital role to play during the game, and afterwards will feel like a valued member of their group. Because the game involves mental challenges and logical thinking rather than physical activities, you don’t need to worry about grandparents being unable to join in. There are no scary elements to the exit game so younger family members won’t get frightened.
Choose a level of difficulty to suit everyone
Every game room has a different level of difficulty. If you or your family have never been to an exit game before you may be better starting at a lower level. Alternatively if you enjoy family nights with logic games and puzzles you can challenge yourselves with something a little harder. Think about who will be with you before deciding. Will they find it too challenging? Do they have good communication skills? If your teenagers spend time playing computer games they may have just the type of logical thinking needed to save the day.
Pick a story
Game rooms usually have a story line. You could be playing as thieves, scientists or time travellers with a special mission to carry out. Every room is different so you can choose a storyline that will interest everyone.
If you want to make the day even more special why not visit a local attraction or go out for a meal after your exit game. London has many cafes and restaurants where you can discuss your win, work out what went wrong and plan your next family challenge.