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Why You Should Try a Haunted House Escape Room This Halloween

If you’re looking for an evening of frightful fun, try a haunted house escape room!

Better than haunted houses alone, these games match cleverness with spooky thrills for an even more immersive experience. The Halloween season isn’t complete without one.

What can you expect from your game? How are they better than your favorite haunted houses?

Read on to find out.


What is a Haunted House Escape Room?

Haunted house escape rooms are puzzle-solving games. You and your group will enter a room with an immersive theme – such as a vampire’s castle, a mad scientist’s lab, or a haunted Victorian mansion. The room is full of hidden clues and puzzles.

If you and your friends can solve all the puzzles before the time limit runs out, then you win the game.

So, how are these games better than regular haunted houses?


Spooky Escape Rooms: Better Than Haunted Houses

You are the Hero

Haunted houses are known for their immersive elements. However, in a haunted house, you are a passive participant. You just walk through the rooms in a line, looking at scary stuff and occasionally being startled by actors. Unfortunately, this can become dull and repetitive.

In an escape room, you are the hero of a story. You have an active role in the progress of an adventure. Instead of just observing, you must engage with the props in the room, solve puzzles with your group, and work toward a goal. Your actions affect the outcome of the escape room. This makes it far more immersive – and exciting.

Adrenaline Rush Without Depending on “Jump Scares”

Haunted house frights aren’t for everyone. An actor in a mask jumping out to scare you may not sound like fun – either because it’s too scary, or because it’s too cheesy to be scary.

Occasionally, an escape room may contain a prop that opens in a startling way or makes a sudden noise. However, on the whole, escape rooms do not depend on “jump scares” to set the mood.

Instead, the game uses immersive theming and the pressure of a time constraint to get your heart pounding.

When you have 60 minutes to escape a dungeon before an army of zombies knocks down the door, who needs a guy in a zombie mask to startle you?

Year-Round Fun

Haunted houses tend to operate on a seasonal basis, only opening their doors around Halloween.

Escape rooms, on the other hand, are open year-round. Horror fans can find spooky escape room themes all month, every month. The good scary fun never has to end!


Why 60OUT?

Open year-round, relying on quality scares (over basic surprises), and allowing you to participate in the fun, haunted house escape rooms are a great choice. If you’re ready to give one a try, then check out 60OUT.

The escape rooms at 60OUT include horror-themed adventures to rival any Halloween haunted house, setting you as the star of a spooky adventure. With rooms spanning a variety of genres and difficulty levels, you’re sure to find a game that’s right for you.

Best of all, all 60OUT escape rooms are booked privately.

Book your haunted house escape room game at 60OUT’s website today!


25 Oct 2019

Escape Room Emergency Exits: How They Keep the Game Safe

Is an escape room emergency exit mandatory? How safe are you in the room?

It's easy to worry when thinking about these safety questions. After all, escape rooms are puzzle-solving adventures, but the theme involves being ‘locked’ in a room and forced to rely on your wits to escape.

So, what happens if it stops being fun? What if there’s an accident or a fire?

Here’s what you should know about escape room emergency exits, so you can put your mind at ease.


Escape Room Emergency Exit - How to Leave the Room

Emergency Key

Some escape rooms do physically lock you in – but they also leave a key on a chain next to the door. This key is not relevant to the game you’re playing. Instead, it serves as quick and reliable way for you to leave the room if necessary. Be warned, however: using this key may end the game early.

Magnetic Locks

Your escape room may keep the door shut with a magnetic lock instead of a standard key lock. Once you solve the puzzles in the room, you will trip a sensor that shuts off the magnet and opens the door.

Because the magnet is powered by electricity, this means that the door’s “default” position is open, not closed. In the event of a power failure, the door will open all on its own, allowing you to exit.

Emergency Exit Button

In rooms that use a magnetic lock, there will often be a large button labeled “push to exit” near the door. Hitting this button will end the game and allow you to exit right away, without fumbling over a key.

No Locks At All

Not all escape room games are about unlocking a door! Some games introduce you to other goals, like opening a vault or deciphering a message. In these escape rooms, the door is not locked at all and you can leave at any time. It is likely that if you leave the escape room before the game is complete, you will not be allowed to continue the game. Be sure to listen to the rules before you start!


What Safety Equipment is in the Escape Room?

Surveillance Cameras

A host or “game master” is always watching you and your group while you’re in the escape room. They have cameras and microphones positioned all around the room, so they can see and hear you, and make sure that everything is okay!

In the event of an emergency, whether the emergency is inside or outside of the room, the game master can end the game and open the door.

Communications Equipment

All escape rooms have a way for the players and the game master to communicate. This might be as simple as a walkie-talkie or radio device in the room.

There may also be a speaker system for announcements, or a computer monitor that displays text messages sent by the game master.

These devices can be used to provide hints for the game or report an emergency.

Smoke Detectors

Escape room facilities are up to building code! This means that there is fire detection equipment, like smoke detectors, inside the room. The game master may warn you in advance not to tamper with this equipment, because it is real and necessary for your safety.


Why 60OUT?

You can rest easy, knowing that escape rooms are built to be fun – but also very safe. With your newfound peace of mind, you should check out 60OUT’s collection of escape rooms!

60OUT hosts more than twenty immersive, themed escape rooms in a wide variety of genres and difficulty levels. Best of all, 60OUT escape rooms are always privately booked. You never have to worry about playing with a stranger!

Book your escape room game at 60OUT’s website today.

15 Oct 2019

Why Your Next Date Night Should Be an Escape Room for Couples

For your next date, should you try an escape room for couples?

It’s certainly more unique than the average “dinner and a movie.”

But there are even greater advantages. What could you gain from an escape room for couples on your next date night? Read on to find out.


Why Should Couples Book an Escape Room for Date Night?

Here are some of the ways escape rooms are perfect for a couple's date night.

Making Lifelong Memories

Escape rooms stand out among other date night experiences. Unlike movies or sports games, they’re not about passively watching other people do an activity.

Escape rooms get you and your partner on your feet, out of your comfort zone, and into an immersive adventure.

The themed room makes both of you the stars of a story, whether you’re exploring a magical jungle or searching for clues in a mad scientist’s laboratory.

While the times you went out to dinner may blur into one memory, you and your date will never forget the adventure you enjoyed playing an escape room game.

Practicing Communication

Communication between you and your partner is a vital part of any relationship.

What’s more, communication is essential to your success in an escape room as well.

Escape rooms are designed to be played together, rather than alone. You and your date will need to clearly communicate what you each see and find in the room in order to put the clues together.

The communication skills you practice in an escape room for couples will serve you well after the game is done!

Forging Teamwork Skills

In an escape room, you and your partner must work together as a team to succeed. This is just like real life, where you two face the challenges of the world together.

An escape room creates an opportunity for discovering what skills you and your partner each bring to your relationship. Not everyone has the same skillset; you might be great at word puzzles, while your partner is better at numbers.

Like the outside world, an escape room requires people with different skills to come together as a team–or as a couple.

Learning Patients

Yes, an escape room is a race against the clock; you only have an hour or so to solve the puzzles.

At the same time, being patient is key to escape room success--just like it is key to relationship success.

Escape rooms are a great way for you and your partner to practice remaining calm under pressure. This game is a safe place to practice patients by searching for all possible solutions to a problem, rather than plunging in wildly.

Building Trust

In a relationship, trust is just as important as patience or communication.

Of course, it can be scary to trust someone at first! An escape room is a fun place to practice trusting your partner.

You can give up control of a puzzle and trust that your date has found an answer that you haven’t. Trusting your partner in an escape room, and learning that they trust you as well, will strengthen your bond even after the game is over.

Discovering Your Chemistry

If your relationship is just starting out, you’re still learning how well you function together as a team.

How does your date communicate? What hidden skills or talents do they have?

An escape room is a great way for you and your date to learn about yourselves and each other. You even have an opportunity to discover how your partner acts under pressure–something very important to know for the future of a relationship. This is all in a safe, low-stakes environment.

You will not only have fun, but emerge with a better, healthier view of each other and your relationship.


Which Types of Escape Rooms Should You Choose?

There are many different types of escape rooms. Here are some of the themes you and your date can choose from.

Wizard’s Apprentices

You and your date are cast in the roles of a wizard’s apprentices! Your teacher has summoned you in order to teach you a new spell.

However, his spell has gone awry, and now the wizard is stuck as a soul without a body.

You and your partner must work together--using your wit and what little magic the wizard has taught you so far--to crack the clues and bring him back before it’s too late.

Murder Hospital

This was supposed to be an ordinary trip to the doctor for you and your partner. It turns out that you are both patients of a villainous physician, who is actually a serial killer.

He’s left you two locked in his office for now… but soon, he will return. Can you and your date solve the doctor’s sinister puzzles and escape the room, before he returns?

Dracula’s Castle

You and your date are world-renowned vampire hunters, called to help a village near a mysterious castle. Vampires sleep during the day, but you have only an hour before sunset.

You and your partner must race against the clock to decipher the clues and defeat the vampires before they awaken and get you first.

Swindler at the Circus

It’s time to solve a crime! You and your partner have come to a circus on the verge of bankruptcy. Someone on the team has been stealing money from their bosses.

It’s up to the two of you to explore the circus tent and find whatever clues you can, so you can figure out who is at fault. Hurry up, before the circus closes its doors forever!

Zombie Virus

A deadly virus has wreaked havoc on the world, turning people into zombies. You and your date are members of a search party sent to the lab where this virus originated.

There must be a cure somewhere in that mad scientist’s notes! You will have to work together to solve the puzzles and save the human race before it’s too late.


Why 60OUT?

An escape room for couples is not only great fun, but it can be a wonderful learning process. You may uncover important details about yourselves and your relationship, from communication skills, to patience, to teamwork abilities.

As you consider a venue for your next date, check out the escape rooms at 60OUT. They currently host more than 20 themed, immersive escape room games, and more are being developed every day. These escape rooms cover a wide range of difficulty levels and genres, so it’s easy to find one that's right for you.

Best of all, 60OUT escape rooms are privately booked–no exceptions! You and your partner have complete control over who joins you for this couples’ night out.

Book your date night escape room game at 60OUT’s website today!

08 Oct 2019

Why You Should Choose a Halloween Escape Room for the Holiday

Escape rooms are great, but can a Halloween escape room be even better?

Absolutely!

This Halloween, you could go trick-or-treating like everyone else. Or you could give yourself a treat and try a harrowing, excitement-filled adventure instead.

What are the best escape room themes for this Halloween? Read on to find out.


Why Should You Choose a Halloween Escape Room?

Spooky Theming

While not all escape rooms are scary, many have a horror theme ideal for a Halloween adventure.

You and your friends may find yourselves in a vampire’s castle or stuck in a bunker with an army of zombies banging at the door.

The scenery, sounds, and spooky atmosphere of a horror-themed escape room fit the mood for Halloween frights perfectly!

Even More Immersive Than a Haunted House

Most people in search of a frightfully good time go to a haunted house on Halloween.

However, haunted houses can get pretty repetitive. You’re just walking in a line through a house, while masked monsters jump out at you over and over.

Escape rooms are much more immersive. In a Halloween escape room, your choices matter. If you don’t solve the puzzles, for example, the zombies will get into the house. Win or lose, you always end the game with a feeling of accomplishment and fun.

Team-Building Fun for All Ages

People of different ages enjoy different activities on Halloween. Perhaps your kids are too young for a haunted maze, but your cousins are too old for trick-or-treating.

Escape rooms are fun for everyone. You don’t need outside knowledge or experience to solve the puzzles and win the game. Best of all, the only way to beat an escape room game is to work together as a team. It's a great activity for bringing the whole family together.


Which Escape Room Should You Choose?

Here are some of the spooky escape room themes you can find on Halloween.

The Haunted Ship

Long ago, a spell was cast upon the sailors on this lonely vessel. Now, the ghostly crew has captured you and your friends, hoping that you will be the ones to break the spell.

Can you solve the puzzles and release everyone held prisoner by this dark curse? Or will you become a part of the spectral crew yourself?

Doctor Serial Killer

You and your family find yourselves locked in a doctor’s office. However, it turns out that this doctor is secretly a serial killer – and he’s on his way back to take you out, too.

It’s time to get to work decoding the clues in the room. Find your way out before it’s too late!

Vampire Castle

It’s an hour before sunset, and you are a member of a group of vampire slayers. Once the sun goes down, the vampires will awaken and find you in their home.

But not if you solve the puzzles and find the monsters first!


Why 60OUT?

Spooky, activity-based, and exciting for all ages, escape rooms are the perfect way to enjoy Halloween. When deciding which venue to select, you should check out the escape rooms at 60OUT.

With more than 20 immersive, themed escape rooms, you’re sure to find an adventure that’s right for you. Each game varies in genre and difficulty level – and many are as spooky as a haunted house!

Best of all, 60OUT escape rooms are always privately booked. You can choose exactly who to have at your side while you face the challenging puzzles and Halloween frights within the room.

Book your Halloween escape room adventure at 60OUT’s website today.


04 Oct 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Escape Room Rules

What are escape room rules to expect, and do they really need to be followed?

Absolutely! Escape rooms are fun puzzle-solving adventures – but only if you follow their set of rules carefully.

While rules don’t always have a reputation for being fun, when playing in an escape room, they can actually enhance your experience.

Read on to learn about common escape room rules and why you should follow them!


What is an Escape Room Game?

Escape rooms are like playing a real-life video game. These games take you and your group of friends or family on a puzzle-solving adventure!

Themes

Escape rooms are designed around a story and/or theme.

This theme could be a fantasy setting, such as a wizard’s castle; a science-fiction setting, such as a mad scientist’s laboratory; or a horror theme, such as a haunted house.

Whatever the room’s theme, it’s full of clues, puzzles, and sometimes hidden compartments!

Goal

The goal of an escape room is to find all of the clues and solve all of the puzzles - before you run out of time. Depending on the theme, your goal may be described to you as “breaking into a vault” or “escaping the haunted house.”

Time Limit

No matter the escape room rules, theme, or puzzles, they all have one motivating factor: the time limit. Most games have a 60-minute deadline to keep you busy!

Number of Players

Escape rooms are always designed to be played as a group, rather than alone. You will have to work together with your friends to solve the puzzles.


Why Should We Follow the Escape Room Rules?

The Rules Help You Start On Time!

Escape rooms are very popular, and reservations can book-up very quickly. There may also be paperwork that needs to be signed at the escape room location before you can begin the game.

An escape room might not be able to accommodate a late arrival. Even if they can accommodate you, starting late means having less time to solve the puzzles. For maximum fun and success, you want to start on time.

The Rules Help You Be Safe!

Before the escape room game starts, the host (or game-master) may tell you a lot of “don’t” rules. These may include:

  • Don’t throw or damage anything in the room
  • Don’t bring any bags or lighters inside
  • Don’t show up intoxicated

Nobody likes being told not to do something. However, these “don’t” rules are there to keep you and your teammates safe. Here are a few examples:

  • Breaking furniture or other game props makes it difficult to play. It can also result in splinters and sharp edges that could hurt you.
  • Items like lighters can create fire hazards in an enclosed space like an escape room.
  • It can be dangerous to play while under the influence, especially if the game requires some amount of climbing or crawling around.

Injuries are the opposite of a good time.

If you follow the rules, you will keep yourself and your friends safe.

The Rules Help You Win the Game!

It’s easy to get hyped about an escape room with a thrilling story or theme. Despite your excitement, try to listen carefully to any rules that the game host tells you.

The rules may include valuable tips to help you win the game. For example, if the host tells you not to move any of the furniture, then it means there isn’t a secret door hidden behind the bookshelf. This saves you time otherwise spent trying to sneak behind bookshelves!

The rules may also include putting any clues you find on a desk or a table, instead of the floor. This not only helps the game host set up the next game, but also allows you to more easily keep track of the clues you’ve found. If you know all the clues you’ve found are on a table, you can better solve the puzzles!


What are Rules and Tips for Completing an Escape Room Successfully?

Arrive Early – Choose Your Team Wisely!

Rule: If the escape room rules say to show up fifteen minutes early, then do so. Also, be sure that everyone in your group knows to show up on time!

Tip: When selecting your team, choose people that will not only enjoy solving puzzles but who also care about working together.

When you arrive at the escape room, take a moment before the game begins to discuss your strategy. If you know your teammates well, you can better delegate each member’s unique skills! This will help you form a great battle plan for success.

Forbidden Items – Communicate with Your Team!

Rule: Before you go, check the escape room’s website to see what items are not allowed inside the game room. Commonly forbidden items include bags, keys, cameras, cell phones, lighters, and even paper or pens.

Tip: You may be reluctant to leave your phone or pen behind. How will you take notes on your clues or communicate with your team otherwise? In this way, escape rooms are great for developing communications skills.

As your team spreads around the room, speak loudly, and clearly about the things that you see and find.

If your sister at the far side of the room says, “I found a combination lock that needs four numbers to unlock,” and your cousin next to you says, “I found a picture frame with a number in each corner,” then you may have found the answer to the puzzle!

Communication is what brings clues and puzzles together for solutions. You don’t need a cell phone for that!

Don’t Break Anything – Find the Clues!

Rule: A common escape room rule is “don’t damage anything.”

If you’re having trouble opening a lockbox in the room, it can be tempting to try to break it open. Generally, if it's not opening easily, then it's not meant to be opened. However, if you want to be sure, you can always ask the game-master "is this supposed to open" during the game (instead of breaking it).

Breaking things can make it harder (or even impossible) for future players to enjoy the room.

It also will keep you from being able to solve the puzzle, and it may result in your game being brought to an early end!

Tip: The key here is to stay calm and focus on discovering the clues. There are no impossible to escape rooms, and they are designed to be solved by people from all walks of life.

Keep an eye out for patterns, numbers, or letters in your surroundings. Also, make a note of anything in the room that seems out of place, like a modern calculator in a Victorian haunted house setting.

Even the music can be a clue; a series of beeps might be a Morse code message! Find the clues, and you will beat the game!


Why 60OUT?

Maximize your success and fun by following the escape room rules for any style of the escape room you play!

60OUT has more than twenty themed, immersive escape rooms, and more adventures are always being designed. Each game varies in difficulty level and genre.

Whether you’re new to escape rooms or have solved hundreds to date, you and your team are sure to find a game that’s right for you!

Each escape room contains engaging puzzles and challenging clues that will ensure you and your group has fun the whole way through.

Best of all, 60OUT escape rooms are always privately booked. You can choose exactly who you want to play with!

Ready to play?

Book your escape room adventure at 60OUT’s website today!

05 Sep 2019

Are Escape Rooms Scary? Common Escape Room Fears Answered

They sound fun - but are escape rooms scary?

After all, you’re locked in a room and placed on a time limit to escape. Will there be scares in horror or even non-horror themes? What if you get claustrophobic? What if you can’t solve the puzzles?

These escape room fears are common and understandable. That’s why companies specifically design their games to be fun, not scary – even if they’re horror themes!

Knowing what to expect can be a great relief before trying out an escape room. We’re here to help. 

Let’s explore what escape rooms really are, and why you have nothing to worry about, so you can enjoy these games!


What are Escape Rooms?

Definition

An escape room is a puzzle-solving adventure game. These games always involve:

  • A Story: You and your group of family or friends enter a room that was designed based on a theme or story – such as a deserted island, the scene of a crime, or a bank vault.
  • Puzzles: This room is full of puzzles, clues, and even secret compartments. Your goal is to find the clues and solve all the puzzles before the time runs out!
  • High (But Fun) Stakes: Depending on the theme, your goal may be framed as “escaping the island” or “breaking into the vault,” but all escape room games involve racing the clock to solve a series of puzzles.
What Kind of Puzzles Do They Have?

The puzzles themselves may lead you to ask, "Are escape rooms scary?" After all, who likes feeling stumped?

While the puzzles vary from room to room, they can include word puzzles, math puzzles, or physical puzzles.

Don’t worry – you’ll never be expected to know every solution to a puzzle! As such, clues to these puzzles are hidden throughout the room; maybe in a book on a shelf, pressed behind a picture frame on the wall, or even played in a series of Morse code beeps in the background music!

The puzzles usually follow a sequential order and play into each other, keeping your brain engaged throughout the game.

What is the Time Limit?

Escape rooms usually have a time limit to add a challenging element to the game. This means that you and your family will have to manage your time to beat the escape room!

An hour-long time limit is common, though the limit may be longer or shorter based on the difficulty level of the room.

Are escape rooms scary because of this? Not at all!

Because of this time limit, you and your group will have to work quickly if you want to win. You’ll typically get so immersed in puzzles that you’ll forget you were ever scared in the first place!

Number of Players

Escape rooms are not solo activities. The point is to work together as a team, so the puzzles are usually spread out all across the room, their relevant clues hidden in various locations.

Escape rooms are designed for groups, and these groups are usually more than two people. Some games will hold as many as 16 players. As such, you’re never alone inside of an escape room; friends and family are there to help!


Are Escape Rooms Scary? No, and Why Not

Some escape rooms are ‘horror’ themed, such as escaping a zombie apocalypse or solving the mystery of a haunted house. Even still, they’re designed to be fun, not genuinely terrifying. You’ll get a good spook, but never be actually afraid for your safety!

Is horror not your style? Don’t worry. These games are clearly defined as “horror” in their description – both at the business itself and online. You’ll never be surprised, and can always choose a non-horror theme.

For horror and non-horror escape rooms, you still may have concerns. Here are some fears you can put to rest.

Is It Actually Being Locked Up?

You need to solve puzzles in order to “escape” a room, and that means you’re genuinely locked inside the game, unable to leave until you lose or win. Right?

This is a common misconception.

If you’ve changed your mind, are feeling a bit overwhelmed, or have an emergency that requires you to leave, never fear. You can always exit the room before the time limit runs out!

Some escape rooms provide you with an exit button to press, while others will tell you to simply open the front door. Depending on the rules of the specific escape room, you might not be allowed to re-enter the room if you choose to leave. This helps to avoid cheating.

However, you are never truly locked into an escape room. Being “locked-in” is an illusion to raise the stakes for the story, but is never designed to actually frighten you. You can leave the game at any time!

What If You Lose?

If you can’t find the clues or solve the puzzles, will you stay locked in? Is there a punishment? Will you be shamed?

The answer to all three is: “Absolutely not.”

Remember: these games are designed to be fun! Losing games is both entirely normal and entirely okay.

Should you be unable to finish the game, or should the time limit run out, the game is over. At this point, there may be a conclusion to the story, such as you being notified that a zombie virus was released or the police arriving to bring your bank heist to an end. That’s a bummer, but – ultimately – it’s just a game.

The door is then unlocked, and the escape room game-master congratulates you on your hard work. You’re welcome to try the game again or simply high-five your teammates for a valiant effort and call it a day. No worries!

What If You Cannot Solve the Puzzle?

You do not need to be a puzzle-solving genius to have fun in an escape room! Escape rooms are designed with everyone in mind, from all walks-of-life and education levels.

Check the escape room’s description before you visit to evaluate its difficulty level. Some rooms are designed with younger or more inexperienced players in mind, while others will involve trickier puzzles that will delight expert puzzle-solvers.

Some rooms even require some physical activity. These details are always set out in the room’s description before you play. If you get really stuck on a puzzle, some escape rooms will provide you with a certain number of extra hints if you ask for help!

How Can You Call For Help?

Escape room employees or a designated game-master will always be observing your game in real-time. This allows them to provide clues if needed, unlock the door at your request, or answer any general questions you may have about the rules.

This is true no matter the escape room, its theme, or its difficulty level.

Some escape rooms provide you with a walkie-talkie or other device to communicate with the game-master. You can always ask for help at any time, whether you want to be let out or just need a helpful tip.

While escape rooms are not scary, if you get scared, then help is always close at hand!


Why 60OUT?

Are escape rooms scary? No – they’re fun!

Now that your fears are alleviated, you may be excited to try a game for yourself! 60OUT hosts more than twenty different immersive, themed escape rooms, and they are constantly coming up with more titillating adventures.

These games range in difficulty level and cover many different genres, including fantasy and science-fiction themes. You’re sure to find a game that’s best for you and your group!

The best part? 60OUT escape rooms are always privately booked. If you’re worried about having to share your experience with a stranger, never fear a 60OUT escape room – you get to choose exactly who you bring in with you!

Are you ready to play? Then book your escape room adventure at 60OUT’s website today!

08 Aug 2019

Where to Find the Best Scary Escape Rooms in Los Angeles

What scary escape rooms does Los Angeles have to offer? Can they truly get your heart pumping?

Not all scary escape rooms in Los Angeles are created equally. Some offer soft-core scares best suited for families, while others have heart-stopping thrills that’ll satisfy life-long horror fans.

Which escape rooms have the best stories?

We’ve gathered all the frightening (and fun) details. Read on!


Why is Los Angeles So Attractive to Fun Seekers?

Whether it’s scary escape rooms or exciting tourist activities, Los Angeles has always been the top destination for anyone seeking a fun time.

Around fifty million people from across the world visited Los Angeles in 2018, and for good reason!

Excellent Museums, Art, and Weather

This city has over a hundred museums, the over two thousand stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the largest historical theater district in the nation.

Boasting great weather all year long, Los Angeles is the veritable entertainment capital of not only the United States but the entire world.

Fantastic Food, Beaches, and Festivals

In Los Angeles, you can find cuisines from cultures all around the world, over seventy miles of beautiful beaches, and festivals all year round. It’s hard to get bored with this range of options!

Countless Escape Rooms

There truly is something for everyone in Los Angeles, and this, of course, includes escape rooms of a wide variety of genres. If you are a horror fan, then Los Angeles absolutely has a scary escape room for you!


What are the Best Scary Escape Rooms You Must Try in Los Angeles?

So, are you ready to have a frightfully fantastic time playing a thrilling game? Here are some of the best scary escape rooms in Los Angeles!

Amityville – 1333 West Temple Street

All the families who have lived at 1333 West Temple Street suddenly disappeared without a trace – and you have just moved in!

Your new neighbors in this small town of Amityville are telling you to get out while you still can. Surviving your first night in your new home will be easier said than done. The evil spirit that inhabits this house might get you, too!

This eerie escape room is designed for two to six players and has a minimum age requirement of thirteen years. You have sixty minutes to decipher the clues and escape this medium-difficulty haunted house!

Ghost Ship – 7270 Melrose Avenue

Long ago, a ship lost at sea came under a terrible curse. Since then, the crew has wandered the world, capturing unwary travelers out of a desperate hope that someone might finally break the spell.

Now the ship has come for you. Will you and your group finally figure out how to release everyone on board from this dark curse? Or, like everyone else, will you too become a member of this spellbound sailing crew?

This hard-difficulty escape room takes two to six players on a high-seas adventure with a sixty-minute time limit. Sailors must be twelve years of age or older in order to join the crew!

Doctor Psycho – 1316 North Western Avenue

Any trip to the doctor’s office can be cause for anxiety, but this particular trip has gone horribly wrong! The psychotic doctor who runs this ward also moonlights as a voracious serial killer, and you and your fellow patients are his next victims.

You have exactly an hour before he returns to finish you off. Can you solve the puzzles to escape the room in time?

This escape room has a medium-difficulty level and a minimum age requirement of twelve years. It supports two to six players and has an hour-long time limit.

The Orphanage – 135 South Western Avenue

You are the newest arrival at the Fernvale Orphanage, a place known for keeping those in need of care… whether you like it or not.

Not long after the night begins, you realize that there’s something very wrong about the other inhabitants of this orphanage. Your goal is to quickly and quietly find your way out of the orphanage again, without waking the residents!

This scary escape room adventure has a medium-difficulty level, a sixty-minute time limit, and a minimum age requirement of twelve years. It requires some physical activity and is designed for a group of two to six people.

Dracula – 7270 Melrose Avenue

Word has it that your group is the best team of vampire slayers in the nation, and this community is in dire need of your services.

You arrive at the vampire’s lair an hour before the sun sets and the creature rises again. There’s no time to waste! Can you solve the puzzles and slay the vampire before it gets the better of you?

This spooky escape room supports two to six players and has a minimum age requirement of thirteen years. It has a hard difficulty level, an hour-long time limit, and requires some physical activity.


Why 60OUT?

If you are looking for frightful fun and a thrilling adventure, then check out the scary escape rooms at 60OUT!

60OUT has more than twenty immersive, themed escape rooms and is continually developing more unique games every day. These games cover a wide range of genres, including horror games that will make you jump!

Each room contains creepy clues and challenging puzzles that will keep you engaged and on your toes from start to finish. Best of all, all 60OUT escape rooms are always privately booked. This means that you don’t have to worry about a scaredy-cat stranger ruining the fun for everyone else – you get to choose who to bring with you!

Book your scary escape room adventure at 60OUT’s website today!

18 Jul 2019

Tips for Planning the Perfect Escape Room Proposal

When you're ready to pop the question, should you choose an escape room proposal?

Absolutely! Escape rooms can make this beloved moment exciting and memorable.

But what theme should you choose? Do you need extra props? How can you ensure it’s a surprise?

To make your escape room proposal go brilliantly, check out these tips. They’ll create a unique and oh-so-special moment for your partner!


Choosing the Perfect Escape Room Theme for Your Proposal

Pick a Theme That Fits Your Partner’s Tastes

When planning your escape room proposal, be sure to choose an escape room theme your partner will enjoy! The last thing you want is for them to be bored or unhappy when you pop the question. The more fun they have, the more ready they will be to give you a big, “Yes!”

Don’t Let the Theme Overwhelm Your Proposal

Escape rooms that get your heart pumping are excellent fun. However, you don’t want the theme to overwhelm the main event – your proposal!

If the theme includes a lot of music or ambiance, it can be hard to communicate with your partner when the time is right. Likewise, horror themes are exciting – but if your partner is too enveloped in the setting, they may have trouble focusing on you (and your important question!).

You may want to have a quieter moment between you and your partner and choose a calmer theme that won’t overwhelm the moment.

Tailor the Proposal to the Theme

The best escape room proposal is one that incorporates the theme into the "big question!"

If your loved one prefers science fiction, a theme that includes a spaceship crash-landed on a distant moon is sure to excite them. Then, after you’ve solved the puzzle, you can ask them to spend the rest of their life with you – throughout all the wacky and thrilling adventures.


Tips for Creating the Perfect Escape Room Proposal

Once you’ve chosen the theme for you and your fiancé-to-be, it’s time to plan the main event. Here are some tips for pulling off the best escape room proposal!

Make Sure It’s a Surprise

There’s nothing more romantic than a surprise proposal. However, surprise proposals are so common that they’re easily anticipated.

People expect to be proposed to while doing something they enjoy; for example, while eating at their favorite restaurant, or after completing a marathon together. While it’s a nice moment, it’s not much of a surprise!

This is why choosing an escape room for your proposal is a great idea. As your loved one focuses on the game, they won’t expect it to end with a ring!

Make It Seem Like It was Their Idea

Sometimes spontaneity can ruin a surprise. If you suddenly approach your partner and say, “Hey, we should do an escape room on this day!”, then they might think something is up!

How do you keep things incognito? Make it seem like the escape room was their idea.

Play an escape room a few weeks or months before the proposal. This gives you a chance to vet if your partner truly enjoys the games, and as a bonus? If they show interest in trying another escape room, you have a simple gateway to booking your escape room proposal!

Let them suggest coming back, and if they choose the date, they’ll think they’re the one organizing things - not you!

Relax and Go with the Flow

It can be tempting to plan literally everything about the proposal, down to the minute.

However, an escape room game does not always go according to plan! If your idea is to pop the question at the end of the game, then your nerves are likely to get the better of you toward the end. Your nerves may get even worse if it seems like your group will not solve the puzzles before the time limit!

Remember to take a deep breath, relax, and focus on having a good time. Even if you’re stressed out about not winning the game, focus on creating a good memory for you and your fiancé-to-be. The laughter and excitement will be more memorable than anything!

Follow Your Instincts

When it’s finally time to pop the question, your brain may go completely blank from nerves. It’s so easy to forget speeches when push comes to shove - especially if you’ve spent the last hour running around, solving puzzles!

As you propose, relax and follow your instincts. Get down on one knee and speak from the heart. Don’t worry if you stumble over your words; your loved one will understand. They will be just as excited and overwhelmed about the moment as you!


What to Consider When Planning an Escape Room Proposal

Does Your Partner Like Escape Rooms?

A proposal is all about your loved one. As such, it’s important to create a moment they’ll love and appreciate.

Be sure to try an escape room with your partner beforehand. Did they like it? Are they interested in trying it again? If your partner isn’t really a fan of puzzles or events with a time limit, then you should probably consider other venues instead.

However, if you already know they love escape rooms, get right to it!

Who Else Should be with You?

A marriage proposal is a moment between you and your fiancé-to-be. Plenty of escape rooms support a small group of two people. However, you may want to be surrounded by family and friends when you propose!

Consider what will make your partner happy and invite the people they love along with you.

Should You Ask the Escape Room Provider for Help?

The simplest escape room proposal just involves bringing the ring with you, waiting until you both win the game, and then popping the question.

However, notifying the escape room provider ahead of time allows them to help! They may be able to integrate the proposal into the game itself.

If the escape room ends with unlocking a safe, it’s possible to secretly stash the ring inside the safe before the game begins. The escape room employees may also ensure someone is on standby with a camera to capture the moment.

One thing’s for sure: the team will be more than excited to help make your proposal as perfect as it can be.


Why 60OUT?

If you’re ready to plan an escape room proposal, then you should check out the rooms at 60OUT.

Each of their rooms contains entertaining clues and challenging puzzles, all designed for fun and excitement. They’ll keep your partner on their toes, not suspecting a thing until you pop the question!

Most importantly, all 60OUT escape rooms are privately booked. You can choose exactly who is present during this special moment, without any strangers ruining the mood!

Ready to get started? Book your escape room proposal at 60OUT’s website today!

11 Jul 2019

How Can Escape Rooms be Family Therapy Activities to Build Trust?

What are family therapy activities to build trust? And can they be fun?

With escape rooms, yes.

If your family has a hard time trusting each other, you’re not alone. Every family struggles to be an effective team at some point. How can you help your family trust and talk to each other again?

Consider taking them to an escape room!

It might be surprising, but escape room games can serve as family therapy activities.

In this article, we'll tell you how an escape room can help build trust among your family members, and explore the best escape room themes for your family.

Let’s dive in!


What are Escape Room Games?

Escape room games are themed puzzle-solving adventures.

Your family enters a room with a specific theme. For example, it could be an eerie Victorian-style haunted house, a peaceful tropical island environment, or a fortress surrounded by groaning zombies. Throughout the room are hidden puzzles and clues.

The goal of the game is to solve the puzzles and decipher the clues - before the hour-long time limit runs out. Escape rooms are meant to be played as a team, which makes them an ideal family outing.

Most escape rooms are completely immersive adventures. The final goal is typically unlocking a hidden door in the room. As such, they can feel like being in a real-life video game!


How Do They Work as Family Therapy Activities to Build Trust?

Escape rooms can be more than just a game. They can help your family learn to solve conflicts together and to build trust.

How? These lessons teach your family how to be closer by…

Encouraging Planning and Collaboration

Escape room puzzles usually can’t be solved by one person alone – you and your family must work together to win the game!

This requires planning and collaboration. You will have to agree on a strategy and assign roles to each family member.

Who will tackle the word puzzles? Who will run around collecting clues? Who will put the pieces together?

The planning and collaboration required make escape rooms a great family therapy activity to build trust.

Practicing Communication Skills

Because your family must work together to beat the escape room game, effective communication is key. They’re not just family therapy activities to build trust – they build better communication skills too!

Do your family members tend to keep their thoughts and feelings to themselves? Encourage them to say what they see and think throughout the game.

When your spouse at one side of the room says, “Here’s a lock that needs a four-number combination,” and your kid at the other side says, “There are four numbers repeated in the wallpaper over here,” then they’ve solved a puzzle together through communication!

As your family practices expressing themselves clearly to win the game, they will learn communication skills.

Developing Problem-Solving Skills

If you and your family tend to start shouting and slamming doors when things get difficult, then escape room games can help you break that pattern.

In an escape room, you only have an hour to solve the puzzles. Getting angry won’t fix that! The desire to win is a powerful motivator.

It gives you an opportunity to teach your family useful methods for staying calm and clear-headed. For example, taking a deep breath and counting to ten before trying to solve a challenging puzzle.

After the game is done, your family can remember the problem-solving skills they developed in the room. You just enjoyed family therapy activities to build trust without even realizing it!

Fostering Group Play

Put simply, an escape room is a safe space that is away from the normal arguments and frustrations of daily life. As your family works together to escape the room, you are able to “escape” the things that you usually fight about as well.

Escape room games pull everyone into an immersive, imaginative world. They require everyone to get on their feet and be an active part of the story - pouring through a mad scientist’s journals or pretending to be pirates in search of a hidden treasure.

The result? The game brings everyone out of their individual shells. You will create memories of laughter and fun together, which last long after the game is won.


What are the Best Escape Room Themes for Your Family?

Escape room stories can come from a wide range of genres.

You and your family may find yourselves exploring an undersea laboratory, sneaking through an abandoned casino, searching an old house for your eccentric uncle’s inheritance, or trying to escape a safe room with zombies trying to break down the door.

The themes can be adventurous, comedic, or focus on horror or mystery.

The best escape room theme for your family is one that everyone will enjoy! If your spouse is not a big horror fan, then try avoiding the zombie apocalypse escape rooms. If your kids love science fiction movies, then an escape room in outer space or in a high-tech laboratory might be perfect!

Try to closely align the theme with your family members’ hobbies and interests. As such, they’ll be more engaged. The more engaged they are, the more positive lessons your family will take away from the game!

That’s what truly makes these rooms work as family therapy activities to build trust. They allow your family to escape everyday struggles, create fantastic memories, and learn valuable lessons that you will carry with you for the rest of your life.


Why 60OUT?

Are you looking for an escape room game to help your family improve their trust and communication? Then you should check out the escape rooms at 60OUT!

Every 60OUT escape room has an immersive theme, which transforms the puzzle-solving fun into an exciting adventure. The games cover a vast range of genres and stories.

Each room is full of puzzles which encourage problem-solving skills. The clues require teamwork and communication to beat. Best of all, you never have to worry about a stranger intruding upon your family time. All of 60OUT’s escape rooms are privately booked!

You can book your 60OUT escape room adventure on their website today!

20 Jun 2019