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Escape Rooms for Large Groups: Which To Choose & How To Prepare

12 Apr 2019

If you’re considering doing an escape room with a large group, you may be curious which room is right for you.

What themes should you choose, and what kind of pricing can you expect?

An escape room delivers puzzle-solving fun for friends, family, and coworkers — no matter how many you bring — and many rooms can accommodate large parties for certain occasions.

Here are our best tips for which escape room to choose for large groups and how to prepare for your experience, so you can be sure to book a fun, exciting event!

What Escape Rooms Are Best for Large Groups?

The best escape room theme for your large group is one that will excite and engage all the players. Be sure to consider the types of stories that your teammates enjoy when you are choosing a room!

Now it’s time to pick your favorite room:

1. Best for Families: The Smurfs

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Number of Players: 2–8
  • Minimum Age: 9

The Smurfs invites you to a vibrant celebration in the Smurf Village. This room is designed for players to experience the game from a unique (blue!) perspective, adding an extra layer of fun. It’s ideal for large groups, especially families, as it encourages teamwork and joy in a colorful, enchanting setting.

2. Best Adventure: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Number of Players: 4–8
  • Minimum Age: 10

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle offers an extension of the beloved film narratives. Players start in a seemingly innocent setting that quickly leads to the adventurous world of Jumanji. This room is praised for its high-level interactive production and the necessity for teamwork and role-play, making it a standout choice for groups seeking a dynamic and immersive experience.

3. Best Fantasy: Wizard’s Treasure

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Number of Players: 2–6
  • Minimum Age: 10

In Wizard’s Treasure, players embark on a magical quest to thwart the evil wizard Haladrax. Sneaking into his domain, you’re tasked with unraveling his schemes to uncover the key to his downfall. This room’s interactive elements, like catching lightning and crafting spells, make it an immersive experience. It’s perfect for large groups due to its emphasis on teamwork and problem-solving, offering a thrilling adventure in a magical world.

4. Best Horror: Hotel on Road 66

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Number of Players: 2–8
  • Minimum Age: 14

This escape room unfolds the mystery of a cursed hotel with a dark history, making it thrilling for participants who enjoy unraveling extra creepy narratives. Its backstory provides a rich setting for groups to collaborate and solve puzzles, ideal for those who appreciate a blend of horror and mystery.

5. Best Plot: Hyde Circus

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Number of Players: 2–6
  • Minimum Age: 12

In Hyde Circus, players dive into a mystery to save the beloved circus from closing... Can your crew figure out if something fishy is going on behind the scenes? The urgency to solve the financial mystery behind the circus’s downfall adds a captivating twist. It’s well-suited for large groups looking for a mix of detective work and the magical atmosphere of the circus.

Hints and Puzzles for Escape Rooms for Large Groups

As the old saying goes, two heads are better than one!

Escape rooms require that you and your group work together to solve the puzzles and challenges inside the room before your time runs out.

Here are some hints to keep in mind, and details about the puzzles you and your group may find in an escape room.

1. Together or Separate?

First, you should decide if you will play together or in smaller teams. Most rooms will accept 2–8 players.

Certain escape room locations may provide numerous smaller escape rooms with the same theme, clues, and puzzles inside. With these rooms, your large group can split into smaller teams. Even though you are not together, you will get to have the same great experience! Afterward, you can share and compare your adventures.

However, if you’d prefer to stick together, specialized rooms are designed with more players in mind. This involves a much larger space with far more clues to uncover or puzzles to solve, so nobody ends up standing around doing nothing!

2. Assign Roles for Your Group Members

With a larger group, it’s easy for things to get a bit disorganized. Before you get to the escape room, assign roles to your teammates for more effective play! Here are some key roles:

  • Leader: Acts as the team captain, guiding and assigning tasks, with larger groups possibly requiring two leaders for effective collaboration.
  • Searcher: Focuses on discovering hidden and obvious puzzles or clues within the room, with larger groups benefiting from having multiple searchers.
  • Organizer: Sorts and organizes clues found by searchers, identifying patterns or solutions needed to progress, adaptable to the strengths of multiple team members.

Be sure to play to your teammates’ individual strengths. Remember: more than one person can take on each role.

Read more: Are The Four Main Escape Room Roles? (& How To Assign Them)

3. Read Up on Common Escape Room Puzzles

Every escape room is different, but the puzzles inside tend to belong to specific categories.

  • Physical Challenges: Involve unlocking safes, cabinets, or drawers and assembling puzzle pieces to discover clues.
  • Numerical and Linguistic Puzzles: Require solving word and number puzzles, like Sudoku or crosswords, unscrambling letters, or deciphering equations to unlock combinations.
  • Audio and Environmental Clues: Pay attention to ambient sounds for hidden Morse code messages and inspect the surroundings for patterns or hidden compartments in everyday objects.

Read more: What Are 7 Types of Common Escape Room Puzzles to Look for?

Why Choose a 60out Escape Room for your Large Group?

60out offers a wide range of immersive, engaging escape room adventures in Los Angeles.

Unique Themes and Multiple Locations

With more than twenty-three uniquely themed games across multiple locations across LA, ranging in genre and difficulty level, you are sure to find one that best fits your group’s interests!

New Games All the Time

We constantly imagines more games for you and your family and friends to play. The rooms are full of challenging puzzles that require teamwork to solve, making them perfect for a large group to bond over and have a great time solving.

Privately Booked

Best of all, 60out games are always privately booked — so you never have to worry about playing with strangers!

Book your reservation today and let your escape room adventure begin!

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