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Are you wondering what level of difficulty to choose for your escape room (and if easy is the best option)?
There are a number of factors to consider. This guide will help you determine if the escape room easy difficulty level is for you.
Every escape room uses a number of different factors to determine how easy or hard the room is. Here are some things you should expect an easy escape room to offer.
The most important part of an escape room is the puzzles! Therefore, they are a key factor for determining whether a room is easy, hard, or somewhere in between.
These rooms won’t be so easy that you can walk in and immediately solve everything — that would take all of the fun out of it!
However, it’s likely that you won’t have to go through as many steps to solve each puzzle.
Puzzles in the easy escape room are designed to be:
1. More obvious
Hidden objects are an extremely important part of any escape room. You may be required to find a button, or realize that a book on the desk actually holds a key.
In harder escape rooms, these hidden objects are much more discreet. They’ll blend in with the background, be hidden among numerous other objects, or be placed in awkward positions.
In an easy escape room, however, uncovering a hidden object is far more simple. That doesn’t mean it will be clearly obvious, but it won’t take as much hunting to figure it out.
2. Less intense teamwork
Teamwork is an essential part of escape rooms, and that’s usually why people book escape room experiences in the first place. It’s a great way to make your whole family work together!
Harder escape rooms will require much more involved teamwork.
On the other hand, easier puzzles and team events will be much easier to carry out and will be more suited toward younger members of the family.
Riddles are often used to give escape rooms a bit of a difficulty boost. These puzzles may be a short maze that needs to be navigated or a full labyrinth that hides an essential clue.
Of course, with easier escape rooms, those riddles will be more simple to figure out. For example, you might find a brain teaser that everyone can suggest answers to.
4. Simple sound clues
Sound is an extremely important part of escape rooms. Not only can spooky sounds add to the atmosphere surrounding your room, but there may be a message hidden.
Perhaps there’s a hint in Morse code or a song with peculiar lyrics that give the answer to your puzzle.
Sound clues are more likely to be obviously distinguishable from other sounds in easy rooms. In harder rooms, however, there are often extra sounds added to make it more difficult to hear the clues.
All escape rooms have a time requirement, which may vary from room to room and company to company. Generally, times range from 60 to 75-minute limits.
Some easy escape rooms give a longer time limit, as less-experienced puzzle solvers may need more time to solve.
If you’ve already done an escape room in the LA area, congratulations! You’re an experienced player that can help guide the rest of your group through the room.
You’re probably more attuned to the types of puzzles available in escape rooms, so you’re more likely to figure out what’s out of place and how to put the pieces together.
That doesn’t mean you’ll feel completely bored in an easy escape room, however.
Escape rooms are built on teamwork, and that means you’ll be helping the other members of your family, not just crashing through the puzzles all by yourself. Who knows, you may even run into a puzzle that stumps you!
One of the benefits of easy escape rooms is that they’re geared uniquely toward people with less experience. That usually corresponds with a lower minimum age.
In general, it’s a great idea to book an easy escape room if you have younger family members or you’ve never played an escape room before.
It’s a good way to ease yourself into the world of escape rooms, especially if you’re concerned about running into issues halfway through your experience.
Easy escape rooms allow you to work through appropriately-challenging puzzles without leaving younger members of your family in the dark.
60OUT has three easy escape rooms that cater to a variety of ages and player numbers.
1. The Zen Room, which has a fantasy theme, accommodates up to six players and has a minimum age of 10.
2. Outbreak is a more action-packed room and can hold up to four players, with a minimum age of 14.
3. Lastly, you can delve into an intense action mystery with Mafia, which accepts up to six players, with a minimum age of 12.
One of the perks of 60OUT is the understanding and accommodating staff. At 60OUT, if you’re having a hard time with your room, or something unexpected happens, the game masters are watching at all times, and they’ll be able to help.
If you’re playing with younger members of your family, it’s more likely that you’ll need a little bit of help, and 60OUT has everything that you need to ensure that you have a great time.
When you’re ready to choose your easy escape room, make sure you’ve looked at all of the options 60OUT offers before booking.
Book online today and take the first step toward a great family bonding experience.