Top 5 Ways Escape Rooms Build Teamwork in The Workplace

Teamwork in the workplace is essential for creating a happy, productive environment for your employees. Not only does teamwork build relationships, trust, and communication, but it also helps enhance your team’s problem-solving skills. One of the best, and most fun, ways to build teamwork in the workplace is with an escape room. Escape rooms are the perfect place to get your employees interested in working together. Encouraging teamwork in this way is enjoyable for your team and beneficial to your company for a number of reasons. If you’re looking for a fun and effective team-building experience, check out our mobile escape rooms today

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Determine Strengths and Weaknesses

Working in this high-intensity, yet low-stakes environment can help reveal your employee’s strengths and weaknesses as individuals and as a team. Prior to important business projects, meetings, and presentations, you can figure out where your employees shine and where they can improve on things all through our fun and interactive activities. Escape rooms require the use of common workplace skills such as communication, collaboration, and trust. Here you can assess each of your team members’ strengths and weaknesses and address them to create betting working relationships. Once staff has found their strengths, they’ll learn to use them in our safe, fun environment -- without affecting your bottom line.

You can also determine the roles your employees play in the team by assessing the way they interact during an escape game. This will help you decide what value each member brings to the team and where they will be the most successful in your business. Look for characteristics such as:

Stronger Communication

It’s no surprise that teams that communicate well work better together. Communication is key in any relationship, but it can help speed up work processes and encourage greater productivity and collaboration in the workplace which is huge. Practicing your communication skills is important when preparing for a big meeting or project. It’s even important for displaying your professionalism and securing a business relationship. Since stressful situations are unideal for learning new things, we recommend an escape room to help ease the tension while working on your communication skills. This will help your team learn how to listen and respond effectively, in a casual setting. 

Trust Building

Trust is extremely important to build teamwork in the workplace. Creating a culture of trust in your organization will improve creativity, innovation, motivation, and morale among your staff. Trusting your coworkers can lead to more innovative and creative solutions for the business that otherwise would not have been suggested. For example, during an escape room, you might completely run out of ideas for gathering new clues, but your coworker has an idea. You trust them and decide to listen to their idea which leads to a new clue and gets you one step closer to escaping. It’s important that you and your coworkers rely on each other during collaborations like this.  

Learn How to Win and Lose Together

It’s important to understand that in order to escape everyone has to fulfill their different roles. The outcome of any team project, presentation, or meeting is shared, which means that you win and lose as a team. This teaches each employee a valuable lesson about teamwork; that each team member needs to contribute and that their contribution is important to the overall outcome. Getting your staff to work together, playing their part in the game, and taking responsibility is crucial to the success of any project. In an escape room, either everyone escapes or no one does. You cannot succeed or fail alone, so you’re going to have to rely on your teammates to do their part.  

Get to Know Your Teammates

How well do you know your coworkers? You may be friendly with one another or even see each other outside of work from time to time, but team-building activities are crucial for getting to know someone’s skills and struggles. This is really helpful in the workplace and can bring you closer to some other team members in the office. Building relationships can help improve communication, trust, teamwork, and so much more.

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Try Our Fun Team Building Activities

The House Escape invites teams a great opportunity to get out of the office and work together to complete a shared mission. While you can rely on traditional team-building techniques like the trust fall to get your staff working together, an escape room focuses on building transferable skills that can be used in any situation or workplace. The House Escape in Reno provides convenient and fun team-building opportunities to businesses across the west coast. Connect with us today to learn more or to book a room!

What is a Portable Escape Room?

With the recent pandemic getting in the way of normal activities, a portable escape room provides the ultimate escape from the things going on around us - and it’s completely safe for you and your friends. Like a traditional escape room, our rooms rooms provide mystery, puzzles, and fun for everyone! They have all the functionality of a full-sized escape room, but it’s packed into a vintage suitcase that you can take with you anywhere. Learn more about escape rooms below or connect with The House Escape today!

What exactly is a portable escape room?

A portable escape room is a puzzle game very similar to a walk-in escape room, except all of the necessary pieces required to decipher clues and solve puzzles come packed into a convenient vintage suitcase. All you need is a table or hard surface to lay out all of your goodies from the case. It is now your job to use the clues provided to solve the case and finish the game. You’ll be given a variety of items, just like in a traditional escape room, that will be used as a guide to “escape” Room 745 and solve the murder mystery that happened there.

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Room 745

This story immerses players in a murder mystery, but there’s a twist. What starts as a story about a world-famous detective working a missing person’s case quickly leads to a murder investigation. Only this time, you are the investigator and your victim is the famous detective. He’s found dead in Room 745 of The Grand Hotel and 7 suspects have been named. Can you and your team help find the killer before time runs out?

This game is suitable for 5-10 players with a recommended time limit of 60 minutes. Are you up for the challenge?

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Escape rooms are the perfect activity for team-building within work organizations, colleges, conferences, and birthday parties. Not only is this game fun and fulfilling, but it’s also great for building relationships and getting a group of people to work together. In order to escape, you have to trust each other, you have to communicate well and everyone has to fulfill different roles. An escape room can help with a variety of things such as:

- Improved communication -
- Trust building -
- Relationship building -
- Goal setting -
- Working together -
- Enhance problem-solving skills -
- Much more -

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Are you interested in trying an escape room for your office or party? Fortunately, our portable services make it simple and convenient. Connect with The House Escape to learn more!

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Answering Your Questions About Mobile Escape Rooms

The House Escape’s mobile escape rooms are designed to be completely immersive and interactive, providing a game experience unlike any other. You and your teammates will have 60 minutes to solve the puzzle and escape the room before time runs out - are you up for the challenge?

Check out some of our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about mobile escape rooms!  

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#1 Am I really locked in the escape room? 

For safety reasons, the door will be open at all times, if you leave the room before the end of the game you’re game will end. If you need the bathroom do so before the game begins. 

#2 Are the rooms scary?

Each mobile escape room has a different theme from the others, but we assure you that none of them are intended to scare our guests. We try to make our themes and stories compelling and thrilling, but never scary. 

#3 Can I bring my cell phone into the room?

All outside tools including electronic devices such as cell phones are not allowed in the room with you. Bringing such items into the room will result in immediate removal from the game. We want all of our guests to have fun and challenge themselves. Bringing in phones or other resources gives players an unfair advantage which we want to avoid. 

#4  Will players be given hints during the game?

We know the puzzles and games can be difficult and we want you to escape just as much as you do! Because of this, you will be assigned a game master who will provide hints or clues as needed or upon request. 

#5 Will there be any physical activity in a mobile escape room game?

Escape rooms are designed to test your brainpower, not your physical strength or abilities.  At most, the activity will involve some squatting down to look under an object or to get a closer look at something. No climbing or heavy lifting is required, just be sure to prepare your mind!

#6 Is there a dress code for mobile escape rooms?

There isn’t a dress code but we do recommend you dress for optimal comfort and mobility. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that you don’t have to fuss around with. And if you want to dress up or wear a costume to fit the theme of your game, feel free to do so!

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#7 Do any of the escape rooms make guests feel claustrophobic?

Each of our mobile escape rooms is designed to fit up to 10 players at a time very comfortably. We’ve created spaces that leave plenty of room for movement at each point during the game. 

#8 Will my reservation be canceled if there is inclement weather?

Our mobile escape rooms are completely enclosed and sheltered from harsh weather by our trailer. We will still come to you in rain or shine. Depending on snow your event may be delayed or canceled, this is a case by case basis. 

#9 Do the players just sit in a room and play puzzles together?

Mobile escape rooms, also called puzzle rooms, are designed to provide a completely immersive experience. So no, players are not just solving puzzles in a room together. We compare it to detective work in which players will work together to find clues and use their imagination and brainpower to escape the room.  

#10 Can children participate in the games?

Children ages 10 and older are encouraged to partake in mobile escape rooms while children under the age of 10, infants, and toddlers will not be allowed in the room. All guests ages 10-16 must be accompanied by an adult. And anyone under the age of 18 must have their Waiver and Release of Liability form signed by their parent/legal guardian. 

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Are you interested in trying an escape room for your office or party? Fortunately, our mobile services make it simple and convenient. Connect with The House Escape to learn more!

Misconceptions About Mobile Escape Rooms

Escape games and puzzle rooms have become quite popular in the last few years. You may have heard of mobile escape rooms, or maybe even experienced one for yourself firsthand, but there are still many misconceptions surrounding them. Although mobile escape games can come across as intimidating and impossible to get through, they’re actually quite fun and gratifying! 

Still unsure about mobile escape rooms? Learn about them below and check out our FAQ page for even more facts!

Misconceptions About Mobile Escape Rooms

the house scpe truck and trailer mobile escape room#1 If you don’t escape then you’re not smart.

We hear so often from our guests that they must be dumb for not escaping, and this is the farthest thing from the truth! Escape rooms are designed to be challenging - that’s all a part of the fun. Not every group will escape each time, and that’s okay. Just like other puzzle games, escape rooms require time and practice to master. Escaping is a learning experience that gets easier over time. The groups who do really well have likely tried to escape before, and if you do happen to get out on the first try, then you’ll love the more challenging themes! 

Just remember that escape rooms are meant to test you, but they’re also meant to be enjoyable - so don’t take it too seriously! And try not to get discouraged because you can always try again.

#2 Mobile escape rooms are designed to be unsolvable.

Again, escape rooms are designed to challenge you and your teammates, but no room is unsolvable. Each theme is carefully structured and designed to provide all the information you need to solve the puzzle using items found in the room. Unlike other puzzle games, escape rooms are intended to be an immersive experience where guests use their surroundings to find clues rather than reading it from text in a book. And, if you are having trouble or get stuck somewhere along the way, you can always reach out to your game master for help!  

#3 All escape room companies are connected. 

Many people assume that escape room facilities are a part of the same affiliation or association, but this often isn’t the case. Contrary to popular belief, escape rooms typically run as small businesses that are owned and operated by individuals with a passion for puzzles. Some escape room companies may belong to a parent company or be part of a franchise, but the majority are locally owned.

#4 The staff are watching and judging you the whole time.

We can see why this would be a concern for some, but when it comes to The House Escape team, our only goal is to help you escape. Just because we know how the puzzle is solved doesn’t mean we think it’s easy for others to figure out. We know these puzzles are challenging and while we do get a good laugh from some of the quirky things people try, we’re watching and rooting for you the entire time!  

Experience a Mobile Escape Room!

Mobile escape rooms provide some of the most rewarding and memorable moments you can experience. Not only are they fun for family and friends, but they are highly requested by a variety of organizations as a unique team-building activity. This is the perfect place to get your employees interested in working together in a way that is enjoyable for them and beneficial to your company. Or get the family together for a challenging, fun activity everyone can take part in. Connect with us today to book your mobile escape room!

 

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Mobile Escape Rooms vs. Traditional Escape Rooms

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Escape rooms have become an increasingly popular activity among friends and family to enjoy. Businesses are even looking to promote corporate team building within their companies. Whether you’re looking for something fun to do with your friends or want to get the office together to work on some bonding between employees, an escape room is the perfect way to do it. With mobile rooms now available, it’s easier than ever to get everyone together. See how a mobile escape room differs from a traditional escape room and try one for your next get-together!

Traditional Rooms 

If you’ve never experienced an escape room first-hand, you’re missing out. Participants get to fully immerse themselves in the game by working together to accomplish one goal - escape the room before time runs out. To do this, you’ll have to work as a team to discover important clues and solve challenging puzzles. 

A traditional escape room is typically staged to match the storyline of the game to help it feel more authentic and real. To find clues, you’ll have to physically touch and move items in the room, unlock cabinets, look under objects, and more. What makes an escape room experience unique is that you’re fully immersed in the storyline and get to play a physical role in solving the mystery.     

Mobile Rooms 

A mobile escape room is an escape game that is brought right to you. Just as a traditional escape room involves solving puzzles and finding clues to escape, a mobile escape room provides a similar experience. But instead, the game is set up in a mobile room that is delivered to your home or business office for your convenience. 

a Mobile escape room provide the same experience as a traditional escape room but they provide a few extra advantages. For instance, the room is delivered right to your door and is set-up prior to arriving at its destination. They're also great for team-building exercises or for parties because they make it easier to include large groups of people. Switching out participants is simple with a mobile escape room and helps save time to do this.

So, what are you waiting for? Try a mobile escape room at your next event!

Premier Reno Mobile Escape Rooms

The House Escape provides the complete escape room experience and delivers it right to your door! Our rooms are designed to give you the same fun and excitement as traditional rooms but are conveniently brought to you. If you’re interested in trying an escape room for your office or party then connect with The House Escape and check out our mobile rooms below!

 

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