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Escape Rooms for Large Groups - Which to Choose & How to Prepare

12 Apr 2019

If you’re considering escape rooms for large groups, you may be curious: which is right?

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, so you can be sure to book a fun, exciting event!


What Escape Room Themes are Suitable 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!

First, you should decide if you will play together or in smaller teams.

Together or Separate?

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 six, twelve, or even eighteen 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!

Themes

Now it’s time to pick your favorite theme:

1. Sci-Fi Adventure

Some of the most exciting escape rooms feel like you're stepping into a video game.

  • You and your group may find yourselves in an undersea laboratory, looking for clues in a mad scientist’s notes.
  • You may also be in a futuristic setting, where robots present you with challenges to prove that you are, in fact, human.

Whatever the plotline, a sci-fi escape room is sure to keep you on your toes!

2. Hunt for the Inheritance

You and your large group are cast as family members eager to inherit a well-off relative’s riches. Your relative – a beloved grandmother, or perhaps an eccentric uncle – has left you with a challenge.

If you can solve the puzzles in their house and find the treasure, then it is all yours! You will have to work with your team to unlock the final reward.

3. Escape the Island

Sometimes an escape room involves a literal escape. One kind of escape is trying to get off a deserted island!

You and your group will need to explore this tropical environment for clues that will help you attract the attention of a search party’s plane. Alternatively, you’ll have to solve puzzles for building a raft that will get you back to shore.

4. Zombie Attack

For a more frightening kind of escape room adventure, take on the horror theme of a zombie escape room!

You and your large group will find yourselves locked in a room with a zombie chained in the corner, tugging away at its bonds. To avoid becoming the zombie’s dinner, you must work together to solve the puzzles and find the key out.


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.

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:

1. Leader

The “leader” is the team captain, who guides the rest of the group. A leader stays focused on the group’s overall goal and assigns everyone else tasks. Each person reports their findings to the leader.

In groups of twelve or more, two leaders may be needed, who can then collaborate with each other.

2. Searcher

The “searcher” is the group member who focuses on finding things. Escape rooms are full of objects that could be either puzzles or clues, both obvious and hidden. The searcher checks all corners of the room to bring each clue and puzzle out into the open, where the group can see them.

In larger groups, it's best to have multiple searchers for uncovering clues.

3. Organizer

The “organizer” takes the objects that the searcher(s) found and puts the clues into an orderly fashion, looking for patterns. For example, if there is a lock that requires four letters in order to open it, the organizer will be the one to find the four letters scattered among the clues.

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

Common Escape Room Puzzles

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

1. Physical

Physical puzzles are common. Any safes, cabinets, or drawers with locks on them might be opened to reveal a clue – if you can just find the key! Your group may also have to put together physical puzzle pieces to read a clue.

2. Numbers and Words

Puzzles can also involve words and numbers that you find around the room. If there is a Sudoku or crossword puzzle hung on the wall, you might need to solve it.

Mixed-up or highlighted letters in a book could be unscrambled to reveal a vital word.

Math signs or other symbols may come together to create a simple equation, leading you to the number needed to open a combination lock.

3. Sounds and Ambiance

Also, remember that not all puzzles are as obvious as a crossword or a locked safe! Keep an eye and ear on your surroundings at all time.

If you hear a series of beeps or taps in the ambient noise, that might secretly be a message in Morse code.

So could a pattern of dots and dashes in the room’s wallpaper!

Check inside drawers and even books for hidden compartments, and leave no dark corner uninvestigated.


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

60OUT offers a wide range of immersive, engaging escape room adventures.

Unique Themes and Multiple Locations

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

New Games All the Time

60OUT 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.

Branded Themes That Accommodate Large Groups

While no location has the same two rooms, many of these rooms are suitable for larger groups, including the Turing Test sci-fi escape room or the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle adventure.

The unique Fire & Ice escape room requires your large group to split into two teams, each supporting a different side in a fantasy war.

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!