What Type of Event is an Escape Room Good For?

If you’re interested in a game that serves a million different purposes where you also get to have fun, then Escape Livingston is for you. We love it, that’s why we work hard to make it perfect every single time you come here. We see a lot of people come and go, and perhaps you’ve wondered what type of an event an Escape Room is good for? We can answer that today and possibly you’ll have a light bulb moment and decide it’s for you. We’d love to see you here.

Corporate teams

The reason why corporate teams love Escape is because it’s the perfect way for team leaders to assess certain skills considered essential in the workplace. If you want to create a new team for a particular project you have in mind, you could hand pick your potentials and bring them here to see who’s got the best skills. You’ll be able to see first-hand who needs more training, who needs to go and who is best for particular tasks. The most important skills are of course problem-solving, communication and logical/analytical skills – and it’s also a great way to get everyone together and out of the office building.

Celebrations

What do you want to celebrate? Perhaps it’s a birthday, anniversary, passing an exam or a driving test. Whatever it is, the Escape Room Games are the best way to celebrate a super special event. Find and solve the clues, win the game and then spend some quality time discussing it later at your favourite haunt, what’s not to love?

Students love it here

Yes, students love to come to Escape Rooms, it’s the perfect way to escape the drudgery of deadlines and exams. Yes, they leave all that behind for an hour. Here they can spend time with friends, catch up with their nearest and dearest and just forget about everything.

Date Night

Yes, couples come here for a unique way to spend their first date. It beats awkward glances and stilted small talk, and it’s a really great way to break the ice. Forget all the awkwardness and come down to Escape Games Livingston where you’ll spend an hour finding and solving clues within the best hour of your life. When it’s over you’ll be exhausted, happy, and you’ll have broken the ice in the best way possible and have plenty to say to each other after it’s all finished over a drink.

Escape Livingston – for the best event slayer

So, there you have it, the typical events we see at our Escape Room Games. What will yours be? Will you be here for a birthday, or a special anniversary? Perhaps you’re on your first date or you’re celebrating passing your driving test. Whatever it is we’d love it if you celebrated it here with us, at Escape Livingston. Book your room over the phone or online and hopefully we’ll see you here very soon!


The Games at Escape Livingston

Today, we’re talking about the Escape Games at Livingston. We love to create the most fascinating awe-inspiring games that we know you’ll enjoy, so we hope you enjoy our post this week and that you find it aspiring enough for you to book your room with us. As you may know, our Escape Rooms are based on themes from popular culture, and this can range from movies or games. 

Witchraft and Wizardry.

This game will test all your skills, including your magic skills. Our first then will come as no surprise as it’s closely associated with Harry Potter, and its Witchcraft and Wizardry. Your wand has been hidden within the room, or in this case the castle, and you need to find it before the school bell goes off. There are two of these rooms, and they are both identical – just think of the fun you can have if you have two teams competing on the same day!

Espionage.

You’ll be retrieving data that was obtained by a journalist, there’ll be plenty of code breaking, along with problem solving and analytical skills. You’ll need to keep your eyes peeled and so will your team. 

Prison Breakout.

Do you have what it takes to break out of the prison and fight your way to freedom? Your team are locked up in a jail and you have to try and escape, you’ll have to work together to disarm the alarm system and use the clues you find to help you get out of prison. Can you do it within the hour?

Can you and your friends work as part of a team?

All our games require working together as a team, communicating, delegating and using problem-solving and analytical skills. It’s no wonder they’re so popular with corporate teams as well as our usual customers. There’s an awful lot of fun to be had too and we know that because we see people come and go all the time and know this to be the case. 

You may not win first time, but don’t despair, there’s always next time, and we often see teams of customers we’ve seen before who are more than happy to try the game again and test their luck. 

Escape Livingston – for the right kind of an hour’s fun.

So, we hope that by having heard about our Escape Games you’ll be filled with enthusiasm, and hopefully be ready to book your room. It’s relatively easy to book a room with us, we have a friendly team and you can call us on the phone to speak to us to book. On the other hand, if you prefer doing it online you can book it that way too. We can’t wait to see you here so whichever way you decide to book your room, we look forward to seeing you.

Escape Room FAQs

We realise you have a lot of questions when it comes to our escape rooms in Livingston, therefore today we’re going to be covering some of them. That way, once you have all the information you need in front of you, you can make an informed decision before booking a room and joining us here at Escape Livingston.

What are escape games?

It’s all about escaping a room, a themed room and you can have anything from 2 to 6 players in the room with you. You’ll be locked in and you must find some clues and puzzles that will help unlock the room. If you don’t find them all within 60 minutes you lose the game and you don’t get out – well you do really, but you will have not succeeded in getting out of the room in time. 

Why play escape games?

This type of game is popular because it’s great for breaking the ice, improving communication and problem-solving skills in corporate teams, making new friends and it also provides a great opportunity celebrate a milestone birthday or any other important event such as a stag or hen do. People love it because all it asks of you is one hour out of your life and in that hour, people have such a great time. 

Is there an age limit to escape rooms?

No, but if you have children under 16 it’s a good idea if you accompany them and if you have children under 10 then they might find it a little overwhelming. 

If you have claustrophobia are escape rooms right for you?

They are but we would leave the rooms unlocked so you’ll feel safe and you can come out any time. 

How many people should there be in each room?

We would advise that in each room a minimum of 2 people is advisable and up to 6 is okay before it gets a little crowded. That way you can still have fun and you’ll have enough room to move around without tripping over each other!

How much time does an escape room take?

Once you’re in the room it’ll be exactly 60 minutes, but we suggest arriving at least half an hour early so we can brief you first prior to going in, and then another 30 minutes after you’ve finished to collect your belongings. 

Escape Livingston – Premier Escape Rooms

If you think you now know enough to convince you that an escape room is something you’d like to try – and we sincerely hope you do, then please come and book your room online or by phone, we’re here to take your booking and we can’t wait to see you.

Escape from Your Studies

As a student you’ll know only too well how stressful studying at college, school or university can be. Naturally, you’ll be looking for outlets for all that stress and a break from the hard work you’ve undertaken. Here at Escape Livingston, we’ve got a game that’ll really help you unwind and destress after a day’s study. 

Escape Livingston is the ideal tool to destress. Unlike the world of gaming there’s no sitting behind a computer screen pressing buttons over and over again. You get to leave the house and spend some time away from your room or the library.

What escape games do is test your problem solving and communication skills, but it’s also so much more than that in that it allows you to let your let down and enjoy time with friends. You’re locked in a themed room of your choice for 60 minutes and in that hour you must find the clues and puzzles and work them out. Only then will you be able to escape and leave the room. 

Apart from the fact it’s a great opportunity for you to break the ice with new friends who may have started the same time as you, it’ll also give you the opportunity to catch up with friends you’ve not seen for a while because you’ve been up to your eyes in work.

If you’re struggling to pull yourself away from your desk, then this is the ideal way to do it. The escape room challenge is all about communication, and you’ll have to speak to the people around you if you want to get out. 

The rooms are themed, as we’ve already mentioned, and each theme is based on something from popular culture. They’re decorated with items and furnishings from a famous show or cultural event that will appeal to different people. Of course, it will also make the whole game a lot more fun too than have a room that’s practically bare, wouldn’t you say?

Escape Livingston – for the gamester in you. If you’d like to escape the mundane and the stress of working and spending all your time in the university library, then come on down. We can’t wait to see you, book your room either online or on the phone. You can have 2 or up to 6 in each room and we’re convinced you’re going to enjoy it. After? Well, you can always down a few pints at the local and discuss why you think you won…or lost. If you do lose, you can always come back and try again, we always love seeing our past players again.

The Benefits of Brain Teasers and Puzzles

Brain teasers and puzzles are a great way of keeping your brain active and it’s important to do so if you want a healthy mind and body. We’re all for keeping your mind sharp, so today we’re going to be talking about how you can keep your mind healthy and sharp with brain teasers and puzzles, so read on to find out why they’re so important to your mental health. 

Keep your brain active and you’ll stave off dementia and senility for longer

As you age it’s very important to keep your brain active as often as possible. By giving your mind the same attention as you do your body you’ll get more out of it in the long run. Rather than allowing your brain to be dulled by repetitive work and activities, by exercising it and keep it sharp, you’re less likely to see a decrease in your memory and cognitive skills. You can also reduce boredom by staying active, and this is by far much more interesting than sitting at home with more sedentary activities like watching the TV.

Keep up with the variety and make things interesting

Variety is the spice of life and by mixing up the puzzles and brain teasers you do, you’ll keep yourself on your toes. This is better than sticking to one or two of the same puzzles over and over again as your brain will soon become bored by this, by giving your mind a variety of different challenges you up the ante and make things more interesting. 

Escape Livingston – where the puzzles and teasers keep your brain on fire

Why not come down and see us at Escape Livingston where you’ll have plenty of opportunity to keep your brain fit and active. We love to see our customers enjoy themselves, and we know that with the unique design and structure of our escape room challenges, your brain is bound to feel the benefit. It’s one more teaser to add to your list of puzzles keeping your mind fresh and on its feet! So, book your escape room today, we can’t wait to see you.

How to Be Successful in an Escape Room

If you’ve booked your room and you’re going to be swinging by at some point to take part in our escape games, then it’s probably just as well you’ve come across this post. Because today we’re going to be going over how to be successful in an escape room, it might just give you the edge on coming out the other end having solved the puzzles and clues within the 60 minutes. 

Firstly, working as part of a team is crucial

There’s no room for prima donnas in an escape room game. This is prime teamworking and working in harmony. Help each other out and you’ll find the all-important clues that much quicker. Fight for supremacy over who’s the best and the loudest and you’ll lose. This isn’t about who’s the smartest and the most popular, it’s about everyone working together.

Don’t stick on one clue if you don’t understand it

Once you have all your clues in a row it’s now time to decipher them. If one is too hard move on to the next, don’t dwell on it, as you’re wasting precious time which could be best served trying to solve the next one on your list, which in turn could help you solve the one before, yes, the one you were originally stuck on. 

What are your individual strengths and weaknesses?

Utilize them, remember them if you don’t know each other as a group that well, ask each other, perhaps one is good at math, one is better at problem-solving and another is good at fast thinking. Whatever their skills are, once you know you can use them to best effect those clues will be solved in no time. 

Look everywhere!

Make sure your team is spread out all over the room and are checking out every nook and cranny, above, eye-level and below. Once someone has a clue, make sure they know to shout out and then place it somewhere in a safe area you’ve all agreed on. Whatever you do don’t put your clues somewhere you’ve specifically chosen and no one else knows about because you could forget where it is and then be completely stumped. One lost clue isn’t too bad, you can still get out, but if you do it with more than one you’ll really come unstuck, so make sure there’s an allotted place which you all know about to place your clues. 

Good organizational skills

Being organised is crucial, make sure you have a strategy, no matter now simple, so you’re not all either bunched in one area, not making much use of the space around you when searching, and none of you are slacking off in a corner after last nights take away while the rest of you do all the hard work. Harmony and working together are what you’re looking for, you don’t have to be tackling it like Mission Impossible, but if you have some sort of cohesive strategy you’ll have a better chance of winning. 

Escape Livingston – Premier Escape Games

If you think you have a knack for it now, and if you believe you have a fighting chance of winning, then why not book your escape room with us and come on down? It’ll be the best 60 minutes out of your day by far, so what’s stopping you?

How Escape Games Improve Teamwork

Escape games are enjoyed by a wide variety of different people, sometimes just to enjoy the downtime with friends after work or shopping. However, escape games are also enjoyed by corporate teams because they improve teamwork. This can provide a return on investment, because once your team are back at work, they will have bonded, hopefully found out new and interesting things about each other, and found a way of feeling really comfortable working together.

Difficulty Bonding?

If you’re running a busy organization and the team just aren’t bonding, then this is the ideal opportunity to improve communication. If you have a project looming you need everyone onboard and working together, and you’ll want to improve working relationships before you start. This is the ideal way to do it by getting them to play a game where communication is essential.

Trust

When you gather your team together and place them in the room to work out the clues, they must learn to rely on each other. Trusting each other’s decisions, leaving certain aspects of the task to one particular person, and learning to trust and have faith in what the other person says is important. Some people have trouble delegating and this can create problems further down the line. Micro-management and an inability to share the workload by one person isn’t great for the team as a whole, so this exercise should help them to let go a little.

Goals and A Sense Of Achievement

Let your most important team members do the work and allow them to see what it feels like to have a goal and feel the sense of achievement once they’ve won. They’ll find out where their skills lie, and a taste of what it’ll feel like to take part in a real project with deadlines to meet and goals to achieve.

Respect and Collaborate

Another positive from escape games for you team is that they’ll learn to respect what each of them bring. Everyone’s contribution will matter and anyone who is able to solve a problem will be appreciated. It’s something that’s underdeveloped in organizations and an aspect of your team building you should spend time cultivating. Escape games will definitely help with that, creating the perfect environment in which to show some appreciation.

Camaraderie

And finally, that sense of camaraderie and fun that people have when they’re not in the office and they’re working against the clock. Work pressure can get a little too much sometimes and being able to let off steam in the kind of environment escape games provide is a much-needed way to spend time. The pressure here is nothing but pure adrenaline and fun based, encouraging people to collaborate and work together in the best way possible.

Escape games Livingston – Help Your People Learn Teamwork and Have Fun At The Same Time

Why not plan a trip to visit us here in Livingston and you’ll have a fantastic day out, improving teamwork, helping your team to bond and discover new skills – and have a really great time, naturally.

Who Visits Escape Livingston?

No doubt you’ve heard all about escape rooms somewhere, it’s been all over the media and people are writing and talking about it a lot. The reason for this is that escape rooms are becoming extremely popular with visitors from all over the country and the rest of the world. So, who visits escape rooms, and should you be the next person to pay us a call?

There’s a fairly good mix of people who visit escape rooms from all walks of life, from the age of ten up to adult. It’s the game that everyone enjoys, and we can testify to this here at escape games Livingston because we see all kinds of people come here again and again trying to beat the clock.

Escape rooms are usually themed, ours certainly are and this only adds a frisson to the game. The rooms are compact, not to big or small and a team of 5 or 6 can fit in one comfortably. Once you’re in there you’re locked in for 60 minutes and you have to find a series of clues and puzzles carefully hidden. Once you’ve got all your puzzles and clues together you have to find a way of working them all out in order to escape the room.

It’s a game of skill and brains and you have to work together as a team and think on your feet. Not everybody gets it right first time, but there’s great fun in trying, and people often come here again a second and third time to try their hand at escaping the room in the allotted hour.

The kind of people who come here are usually gamers, corporate teams, groups who are celebrating a special occasion, students who use it as a way to get to know each other, and friends who simply want to spend time and have fun together.

Corporate teams are usually those who work together in a corporate environment. They may be about to embark on a new project, the boss wants to see how they interact, spot some undiscovered skills and help them to break the ice and bond with each other. Gamers, who normally spend their time staring at a screen are able to unwind and play a game that’s in real life, with real people! It’s a great opportunity to pull away from the screen life and unwind with friends.

Escape rooms are also popular with those who are celebrating a couple’s coming nuptials in the form of a hen or stag night, or anything really, whether that’s a birthday or a special anniversary. Any landmark occasion is a good excuse to visit the escape rooms.

Escape Livingston – Exciting Escape Room Challenges

If you’ve now decided that escape games are for you and you’d like to try it for yourself and a group of friends, then book your room with us. You’re guaranteed a fantastic day out, so plan that all important fun trip to our escape rooms here at Livingston and we’ll see you there!