Escape Rooms in Las Vegas?

Most people around the world will probably tell you that escape rooms have been around long enough so that everyone is well versed in its’ definition or have at least experienced one for themselves. Not here! I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I would say about 85% of the population here still has no idea what an escape room is nor do they care to know.

Ever since we decided to open Lost Games, I’ve been testing the waters by asking the locals around me. Every co-worker I would talk to had no idea what an escape room was at all! Even after explaining the concept, some would still look at me with blank stares and the rest would just kind of nod and move on with their lives.

So this is for all my Las Vegans who have not yet branched into our little world of fun…

The Breakdown

What is an escape room exactly?? According to Wikipedia, an escape room is

“a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms. Games are set in a variety of fictional locations, such as prison cells, dungeons and space stations, and are popular as team building exercises.”

Sounds like a pretty solid definition.

This is how it works in a few simple steps–

  1. Go and gather a group of your friends.
  2. Choose the escape room company and theme that intrigues you the most (prison break, zombie apocalypse, asylum ;).
  3. Select the date and time you want to come and reserve your room online.
  4. Show up to the location with an open mind and ready to use it.
  5. Listen to the rules, get locked in the room, solve puzzle after puzzle until you find your way to the exit.
  6. Take a team photo and celebrate all the fun times you had!

Sounds easy enough right?!

The Bottom Line

Ultimately, what an escape room really is, is a one hour bonding experience with your friends, family, or co-workers. It’s something different you can do that’s not only fun, but will give you an extra boost of dopamine the right way.

Okay Las Vegans, get out there and show off your intellect and problem solving skills. You’ll be amazed at how entertaining and fun this whole experience can be. Make the effort and try one for yourself, you won’t regret it. However, be careful getting hooked just like i did!

Exploring escape rooms as a date night activity.