Escape room games are popular puzzle-based attractions that are sweeping the nation. While they are absolutely fun for the whole family and can take interesting concepts to new heights, they also offer educational benefits for students and other learners.
Not convinced that throwing ourselves into a locked room with no way out is the answer we are looking for? We have got 5 ways that escape room games can benefit us, educationally.
It might seem obvious, but a great way that escape rooms benefit students, families, and other clients are by developing their problem-solving skills.
Think about it: We are locked in a room that might have other wings but is generally pretty small. We have got a series of puzzles that we need to solve to win the game. It is a simple concept, but escape rooms rely on parties using their brains in order to get through them. This means we have to think fast and on our feet, using logic and context clues in order to progress.
Let’s be honest: one person is not going to have much fun in an escape room, and unless they are a genius, they are not going to win. The way escape rooms are formulated requires either a large party or two smaller, separate parties to work together to solve the puzzle.
We would not get anywhere if the members of our group are constantly arguing or trying to fight over who the alpha of the group is. We need to set aside our differences and use each of our strengths in order to get through the room. Escape rooms promote teamwork by offering multiple puzzles. Without working together, they will be impossible to solve.
Escape rooms let us focus on our creativity to get through the different puzzles. When we first walk into an escape room, hopefully, the first thing we notice is their teeming. Some of the puzzles may not look like puzzles, even after we inspect them.
This requires us to use our creativity to discover how the puzzle’s meant to be solved. Remember, all we have is our brainpower. The possibilities are endless.
An escape room can help us improve our focus, mainly because of the time limits imposed on parties in the rooms. We only have a certain amount of time in which to solve the puzzle. If we do not, that’s it; we do not get a second chance – unless we want to pay for re-entry.
Therefore, we need to focus on the puzzles and work hard to solve them. If our mind is elsewhere or we are distracted, we do not stand a chance.
If we have trouble setting goals for ourselves, not to worry: any escape room we go to will have them already in place. Escape room games help us foster proper goals by setting smaller ones throughout the challenge. When we successfully reach one, we can celebrate. When we reach the final one, it is highly rewarding.
Escape room games: engaging and smart fun
There is something thrilling about being transported into a new setting and being forced to find our way out. It gets even better when we are on a team of people we are close with.
Escape room games can foster good goals and team-building, along with promoting focus and creativity. They are a fantastic educational supplement or a workplace team building exercise. To read more about team building games in Singapore check here.