What Type of Event is an Escape Room Good For?

If you’re interested in a truly original game where you and some friends are locked in a room with only one hour to escape, then Escape Dublin really could be for you. We love it, that’s why we work tirelessly to make sure you enjoy your time here. We see so many different people, from all walks of life, and you might be asking yourself, what type of an event exactly is an Escape Room good for?

Corporate Team Bonding

Corporate teams love coming here on a regular basis. The reason why is because it’s such a great way for team leaders to identify weaknesses and strengths in key skills essential in their workplace. If you’ve a new project on the horizon, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to bring your team here. You’ll be able to see who needs to develop skills such as problem-solving, communication and logical/analytical ones – and naturally it’s great to get everyone out of the office and into a different environment., where they can be themselves.

Celebrate Something Special

This could be anything from a birthday to an important anniversary, passing a driving test or passing exams. Whatever it is, celebrating at our Escape Rooms is a really fun way of spending time with loved ones and celebrating that special event. Solve the clues, win the game and spend the rest of the afternoon bragging about your victory – what’s not to love about that?

Students Love To Escape

Yes, students love coming here because it’s a welcome break from their studies, the endless deadlines, the foraging for books that no longer exist and sometimes smug lecturers. Yes, come here and you can forget about it all. Bond with friends, catch up with family and just have a great time.

Date Night

Yes, couples come here for a novel first date. It beats awkward glances over a cold plate of spaghetti, or an excruciating couple of hours making small talk on a walk you wish you’d never started, you’re wearing the wrong shoes and you’ve started the most ridiculous conversation you don’t know how to finish. Or you’re suggested a film you really wish you hadn’t, and you’re both sitting there wishing the film would end. Forget all that and come down to Escape Games Dublin where you’ll spend an hour trying to escape, looking for clues, solving the riddles. There’ll be no time for awkwardness or awkward conversations without end, you’ll be too busy trying to get out of the room. When it’s over you’ll be exhausted, happy, too tired to argue but full of exciting things to say.

Escape Dublin – for an action-packed alternative event

So, there you have it, all the type of events we see at an Escape Room. What will yours be? Will you be here for a birthday, or a landmark anniversary? Perhaps you’re on a first date or you’re celebrating passing a test or an exam. Whatever it is we’d love to see you celebrating it here with us at Escape Dublin. Book your room over the phone or online and we’ll see you here!


Escape Dublin - What NOT to Do in an Escape Room

Today, we’re looking at what not to do in an Escape Room. We want you to have fun and we want you to win. You can’t do that if you do all the things you’re not supposed to do and get caught up in all sorts of shenanigans. Thing is, what are these things you’re not supposed to do? Well, don’t worry because we’re about to help you out with that now. 

If it says don’t touch, then don’t touch.

Don’t touch anything that either says don’t touch or looks like you shouldn’t touch it. Normally we would signpost anything we don’t think you should touch, but we’d also advise that if you’re unsure don’t touch it anyway. The Escape Games guide will tell you what you’re safe to mess with and what you’re not. It will also help you to put all your attention on the game and you’ll have a better chance of winning. 

Don’t destroy the fixtures and fittings.

All our rooms are themed, with ideas taken from popular culture. We’ve taken time making sure all the details are perfect and as authentic as possible. This is something we’re extremely proud of and we do it so our audience, our customers can go into the game and fully immerse themselves and have a great time getting lost in their imagination. We’d really appreciate it then if you didn’t damage the furniture, climb all over it or even worse flip it over. You can find the clues without doing any of this. You’ll also find it less exhausting.

Don’t turn up drunk.

We strongly suggest you wait until you’ve finished playing the game and you’re safely in the pub amongst your peers before you hit the alcohol. Turning up drunk means we might have to ask you to leave, and it might also make things unpleasant for your other team mates if you’re so drunk you don’t know what you’re doing. 

Don’t use your phones.

Your phones are surplus to requirements. The Escape Room Games gives you the opportunity to dump all tech at the door, that way you can safely enjoy the game in real time. Don’t worry there’ll be somewhere safe for you to place all your mobile phones, tablets etc in dedicated lockers. You don’t need your phones anyway because the game is all about being in the present moment and not lost in a lit screen.

Don’t take away any ‘souvenirs’ – there’s more than one reason for this.

Firstly, although we have backup items, sometimes if we have more than one person does this we do eventually run out and it can have an impact on other teams being able to take part in the game. Also, if what you’ve secreted away on your body is a key or a clue, and no one else knows about it then this can cause problems for the rest of the team in that you could lose it for them. If they don’t know where integral parts of the game are, then how can they solve anything and get out?

Escape Dublin – for the best real-life games you’ll ever enjoy escaping from.

So now you know our don’ts why not come and join in our ‘dos’ by coming down and booking the themed room of your choice with us, either online or over the phone. By bringing along between 2 to 6 players, making sure you arrive 30 minutes before, so we can brief you, and by bringing your best game face and we know you’re going to have a great time!

Escape From Your Studies

Yes, you can escape from your studies, even if it’s only for an hour. That’s what a lot of students do here in Dublin. They come down to our escape rooms and play our themed games for an hour and they forget about deadlines, studies and books and just let their hair down. It’s the best way to escape all of that stress and unburden themselves. 

Can you beat our escape rooms?

Our escape rooms are all themed, they’re usually ideas taken from successful, well-known movies and people can recreate these films in a room with their friends. That’s because the rooms will have been decorated and furnished to look just like a scene from their favourite movie. You’ll then have to find a series of clues and puzzles, and work them out once you’ve found them in order to escape the room within 60 minutes. It’s fast, fun and furious as you try to find the clues in the room and escape in time. 

Perfect opportunity to de-stress

It’s also the perfect opportunity to leave university worries behind while you enjoy yourselves for a while and destress. It’s also a perfect opportunity for new students, those that haven’t had an opportunity to socialise and meet their fellow cohorts yet, and the shy ones to get out from behind the desk and have some fun. 

Break the ice with other students and have some fun

Judging by the atmosphere we see when our students arrive and by the numbers we see coming through the door, we know it’s popular with students and that they get so much out of it. 

Escape Dublin – for those days when you just have to get away from the books

So, now you know what it’s all about and how it can help you relax and unwind, and forget about your studies, why not try it yourself? We can’t wait to see you and be a part of your escape plan, so while you’re escaping your studies, you can be escaping one of our themed rooms as well. Book your escape room online or over the phone, we can’t wait to hear from you. 

Escape Dublin - What are Escape Rooms?

If you’re in any doubt as to what escape rooms are today, we’re going to fill you in. that way you’ll know why they’re so popular and also what to expect when you come to see us here in Dublin. We hope that by having a better understanding of what they are, you’ll be feeling confident enough to try it out yourself. 

Escape rooms are designed to test people’s abilities and to encourage teamwork, as well as provide a fun environment where you can let your hair down and enjoy some quality time with friends and family. We think our Escape Games let you do that. For one hour, you’re locked in a room with up to 6 people and you must find a series of clues which are secreted just about everywhere you can think of, once you’ve found them, you have to work them out in order to escape the room within the hour. 

Themed Rooms

All of the rooms here at Escape Dublin are themed. These themes are usually taken from popular culture and are designed to make the game more interesting and fun. There’s room for role play and if even if you’re not into that, you can still enjoy losing yourself to your imagination in any of our rooms, whether it’s sci fi, crime thriller or magic.

You’re on borrowed time.

There’s only one hour to get out. However, if you don’t get it the first time, and many of our first-time visitors don’t, you can always come back again and try as many times as you like. This is all about fun and enjoying time out with friends, it’s not always about the winning. If you’re competitive then of course beating the clock is everything, but don’t forget that if you don’t – there’s always room for another try and another visit. We always love seeing our customers come back again.

Escape Dublin – so are you ready for the escape room challenge?

We certainly hope you are because we can’t wait to see you here. Book your room online or on the phone and make your way to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. If you’re already in Dublin – lucky you. Escape Games Dublin is waiting for you. 

Why are Escape Rooms So Popular?

If you’ve heard lots of stories about escape rooms and you’re starting to wonder what all the fuss is about then let us not keep you in the dark a moment longer. Here in Dublin we see people spill into our venue every day and we know how popular they are with gamers, family, students, corporate teams and others from all walks of life. 

The escape games are popular here in Dublin because although it’s challenging, it asks only for one hour out of your life and that’s not a big commitment. With life being so hectic and demanding it’s good to no you can sign off from it for a short time, setting your imagination free and escaping the rat race for just 60 minutes.

Did we say imagination?

Well yes, you can really escape into the world of your imagination, so said Willy Wonka, so while you’re escaping the room you’re escaping inside your head at the same time. Shall we explain? What we mean by that is that the escape rooms are all themed, and the choice of themes are taken from popular culture. They could be anything from Harry Potter (magic), Area 51 (science fiction) and Contagion (dystopian). The ones we have here at Dublin are, Witchcraft and Wizardry, Espionage and EMCU Trials. 

There’s enough room for the fun to begin

The rooms will accommodate from 2 to 6 people, and in that time, you will be in the themed room of your choice trying to find your way out. This time will be spent searching for clues which will be hidden everywhere you can think of. It will be your job and that of your friends to find the clues, so you can crack the code and escape the room within the hour. 

Who Enjoys Escape Rooms?

The escape rooms are extremely popular with a variety of different people as we’ve already seen, but who are these people? Well, we have corporate teams who bring their most prized team members to crack the escape rooms because they’re so good at team building, helping people to bond with each other and grow in confidence. It’s also a great way to discover hidden talents and find out who’s got the best problem-solving skills, communication or analytical skills.

Escape games are also popular with students

Escape rooms provide a break away from the routine of study and work and allows them to relax and unwind with friends while also providing the opportunity to break the ice with new arrivals. 

Friends and Family Groups

Finally, escape games are popular with friends and family who are here to celebrate family events and other celebration such as anniversaries, birthdays, or hen or stag dos. It’s also great for a quick getaway if you’ve come here to shop, look round and you just either want to get out of the rain or you’re looking to end your visit to Dublin with a unique experience.

Escape Dublin – Premier Escape Rooms

Now you know why escape rooms are so popular with the general public, perhaps you’d like to book a room yourself. You can book online or on the phone, we can’t wait to hear from you so come on down!

The Games at Escape Dublin

The games at Escape Dublin are all about testing your wits, allowing you to spend quality time with friends and family, or allowing you to monitor your corporate team to see what they’re best at, and for identifying strengths and weaknesses. We’re bound to say how great we think they are, but, well…they are. Question is, when are you going to come to Dublin and find out for yourself?

Here at Dublin we have our own special ones which are as follows – 

Espionage

This is all about well, spying. And in the espionage room you’ll find a room that’s decorated to look just like any other apartment. The only snag is there’s a twist to this room. It’s essential you find the clues and find your way out in an hour – because if you don’t, anything could happen.

EMCU Trials

This where you get to launch yourself into the escape mysterious crimes unit and work through some serious training by doing the multiple-choice test, that is find some clues and then work them out in order to escape within the hour. Can you do it?

Witchcraft & Wizardry

Our witchcraft and wizardry game is all about Harry Potter. If you want to find your wand, which is hidden in this castle-like-room, you’ll have to find and then solve the puzzles first. Although you might find that you enjoy your time in the room so much fun you don’t want to escape at all!

Escape Dublin – For games with a difference

If you like what you hear, then why not book a room with us, either online or on the phone and then find your way down to us here on Aungier Street. We can’t wait to see you and we know you’ll have the best time. Whether you’re a small team or a large one, we know we’ve got the best game waiting for you, so come on down.

Escape Room FAQs

When you visit Escape Dublin we want you to enjoy yourself, whoever it is you bring, whether it’s friends, fellow students or your team mates from work. So, we’ve come up with some popular questions and provided answers, so you’ll feel as prepared as you’re going to be once you come on down and visit us. 

What is the Escape game phenomena?

Escape games are team-based games where you are locked in a room with around 2 to 5 people ideally. Once you’re locked in you’ll have to find some clues and solve them as part of a series of challenges and once you solve them all you can get out, that’s once you’ve obtained the key to the door. 

Why this type of game?

This type of game is gaining in popularity because it’s different, it’s fun and it’s perfect as an ice breaker, a way to bond friends, students corporate team members who are in need of a day out to get to know each other. Escape games are ideally designed to celebrate big events too, such as hen and stag dos, anniversaries and birthdays. They’re such a great way for friends and family to catch up with each other and simply enjoy some quality time together. 

Are there age restrictions?

No there aren’t really. However, we would suggest that the puzzles and clues we use here may be a little too demanding for those under the age of 10. If there are children under the age of 16, we would suggest they’re accompanied by an adult. 

I suffer with claustrophobia so should I still come?

The rooms are a lot bigger than you’d imagine, but if you’re worried about it then we can always leave them unlocked, you’ll still have a fantastic time. 

What is the maximum/minimum team size?

We suggest that in order to enjoy the game more, that there are around two members at a minimum, and 6 as a maximum total, so you’re not on top of each other. 

How much time is needed?

Obviously, there’s an hour when you’re in the room, but we’ll have to brief you first before you go on, so we’d advise that you allow for an hour and a half. That way we have time to brief you and then you’ll have your allotted time of 60 minutes in the room. 

Escape Dublin – for great times with friends and family

If you think you may have more questions to ask and you haven’t found the answers here, why not get in touch with us here at Escape Dublin and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions. Once you’re satisfied with the answers, pick up the phone and book your escape room, we’ll see you there!