Escape Room for 2 People: Benefits, Drawbacks & Best Options

Want to book an escape room for 2 people?

Whether you want to bond with one of your kids specifically or you’re trying to create a very unique date, you might be thinking about visiting an escape room for 2 people.

There are many things to consider when you book a two-person escape room reservation.

In this article, we'll discuss the benefits and drawbacks, and the best options for an escape room for 2 people.

What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks?

There are benefits and drawbacks to every group size, no matter how big or small. When you're booking an escape room for 2 people, keep these benefits and drawbacks in mind:

 1. Benefits

  • You won’t be rushed. With larger groups, different people may have wildly different goals. Some may want to finish as fast as possible, while others are more interested in enjoying the experience. When you only have two people playing, you can more easily have aligned goals and match each other’s pace.
  • It offers a more focused bonding experience. If you’re trying to communicate more effectively with one member of your family, an escape room for 2 people can give you the opportunity to work together and solve puzzles one-on-one.

2. Drawbacks

  • You will have to pay a higher price per person. The more people you have in your escape room, the more discounted each person’s ticket will be. With only two people, you’ll pay the maximum ticket price.
  • More physically interactive puzzles may be more difficult. Some puzzles may require you to lift items, push things, or otherwise interact with the environment. With only two people, you’re limited to the power that those people can provide.
  • There may be too many puzzles to make it out in time. With a large group, each person can work on a different puzzle at the same time, shortening the escape time. However, when you have two people, you can only work on two puzzles at a time. In a puzzle-heavy escape room, you may run out of time.

What Are the Best Options for an Escape Room for 2 People?

There are usually just as many options for two people as there are for large groups! In order to choose the best escape room for 2 people, consider these features:

1. Difficulty Levels

  • An easier room will be less complicated and require less puzzle-solving than a harder room. By opting for an easier room, you have a greater chance of being able to escape.
  • Sometimes, a lower-difficulty room can, in fact, be very difficult when there are only two people playing. Sticking with an easier room is advantageous and can still be a great challenge! A hard room is probably not the best option when you’re playing with two people for the first time.

2. Themes

  • Generally, you can do any theme you’d like! Escape rooms for two people aren’t usually limited by theme.
  • With two people, it’s much easier to decide on a theme, as there will only be two opinions. Use that to your advantage to find something the two of you will really love.

Why 60OUT?

Most of the rooms 60OUT offers have a minimum of two players. That means you’ll be able to try and solve just about any 60OUT room with only one partner.

Even better, rooms with a minimum of two players include easy, medium, and hard rooms across every theme.

No matter who you’re playing with or how much escape room experience the two of you have, your options won’t be limited at 60OUT.

Book a room today and secure some bonding time between yourself and a member of your family!

29 Dec 2018

How to Prepare for an Escape Room: Pick the Right Team

Are you interested in tackling the mysteries and puzzles of an escape room, but wondering how to prepare?

Escape rooms are both an exciting challenge and a lot of fun, but you can’t solve it solo. You need a good, strong team with you for the best escape room experience! 

Before you book an escape room, read our tips about how to prepare for an escape room by creating the perfect escape room team!

The Benefits of a Strong Escape Room Team

Some escape room players jump into the game with people they don’t know, or with people that they don’t work well with.

However, in an escape room, you only have an hour to solve the puzzles and claim your victory, so there just isn’t time for icebreakers and team-building exercises!

You already know how frustrating a group project can be when nobody knows each other or when one person is doing the work. Undoubtedly, frustration is not the kind of experience you want in an escape room.

Simply put, a strong, united team can tackle the puzzles of an escape room much more effectively than a disorganized, non-unified team.

Plus, when you have a strong team, taking on the puzzles and mysteries together, you increase your likelihood of victory!

Nevertheless, win or lose, when you have a strong escape room team, you will have fun.

Why? Because you spent that hour playing as a cohesive group that communicated well and tackled each challenge with teamwork, competence, and a good mood. Even if the timer runs out before your team can escape the room, you will have spent that hour having an exciting, fulfilling, and overall enjoyable adventure!

How to Prepare for & Pick a Perfect Escape Room Team

So, you want to create the perfect escape room team before you book your room? Here are some guidelines to keep in mind while picking your team members.

1. Number of Members: Less Is More

When it comes to team size, different escape rooms allow different numbers of participants. Some private escape rooms call for two to six team members, while others allow up to seven or eight players.

Public escape rooms can allow even larger groups!

It may be tempting to follow a “two heads are better than one” kind of logic and bring as many people as possible with you to the escape room. However, a more appropriate saying would be, “too many cooks can spoil the soup”!

The more people in an escape room, the more crowded it is. That leads to spending more time catching your teammates up on your discoveries. In addition, it's more likely that someone will end up standing around with nothing to do.

Stick to half or two-thirds of the escape room’s maximum capacity. For example, if an escape room allows you to bring ten people, select a group of five, six, or seven people instead.

2. Age and Experience: Peers Work Together Better

Rules and age limits can vary across escape rooms. Some rules are for adults only, while others have puzzles that are great for children as well. Make sure to read the rules for that escape room before you choose your team and book your room.

What’s even more important is that your team be able to effectively communicate and work together well.

This means that you need a common context, something that unites you.

Even if you don’t know your teammates very well, if you’re all in your twenties, then you have a similar way of communicating and interacting with the world. This means that your styles of play are more likely to be similar. This is essential for solving escape room puzzles.

With friends, coworkers, or family members, you have an even bigger advantage in puzzle-solving. Because of your shared history, you already know how to talk to each other and "play together" outside of the escape room. You can put that knowledge and experience to use in the game!

3. Other Important Characteristics: Know Your Team Member's Strengths

We all bring different skills to the table, and it’s good to play to your strengths in an escape room.

Before beginning the game, take a moment to assign specific roles to your team members, based on their skills and interests. Depending on your team, the roles will vary. Here are some suggestions:

  • Leader: This is the captain of the crew, the conductor of the orchestra. The leader stays focused on the overall goal and assigns tasks to get there, while the other members report back to the leader about what they’ve found.
  • Searcher: Escape rooms are full of objects that serve as both puzzles and clues, and some of them are hidden in unlikely places. The searcher focuses on finding things, perusing every inch of the room and brings everything they find out into the open so that it can be seen and worked on by the rest of the team.
  • Organizer: This team member keeps all of the objects the Searcher finds in neat and tidy piles and looks for patterns among the clues. If there’s a lock that needs a four-number combination in one part of the escape room, and numbers scattered throughout the rest of the room, the Organizer will make sure they’re put together!
  • Idea-Generator: Some puzzles require a lot of out-of-the-box thinking. The Idea-Generator can look at a banana and rattle off a hundred different things it could represent – and on that list could very well be the key to escaping the room!
  • Simplifier: The simplifier is a team member who can keep things simple and tell it like it is. Sometimes a key is just a key, so the Simplifier points out the obvious details that might be overlooked by players caught up in the excitement of puzzle-solving!

Why Play a 60OUT Escape Room?

Now that you have your team, it’s time to choose an escape room, and the rooms presented by 60OUT are a great option!

Voted one of the best escape rooms in Los Angeles, 60OUT has locations all over the greater L.A. area. Each location includes different escape rooms.

These rooms span a wide variety of topics and genres, so whether you’re a fantasy fan, a sci-fi buff, or a horror fan, 60OUT has a game for you! These rooms also vary in difficulty level, providing fantastic experiences for both newcomers and escape room veterans.

Best of all, 60OUT escape rooms are private rooms. Thus, you can prepare your team without worrying about dealing with strangers!

Assemble your escape room team and book an escape room adventure now!

27 Dec 2018

3 Strategies to Help You Solve Your First Escape Room

Want the inside scoop on how to solve an escape room and strategies for doing so?

If you’re getting ready to book your first escape room, chances are that you’re not really sure what to expect. Keep reading to discover effective escape room strategiestips, and tricks!

Common Escape Room Mysteries

1. Decrypting Secret Messages

Secret messages are extremely popular in escape rooms because of their versatility.

  • If you see some strange symbols, start looking for a cipher. Those symbols might be a clue or the answer to a puzzle.
  • Listen carefully to any sounds in the background of the room. Do you hear faint spoken words, or maybe even Morse code?
  • Take a look at any decorations. A binary code could be hidden around the edges of a painting, or an encoded message could look like abstract art.

2. Double Meanings in Text

Whenever you find a piece of text in a room, you’ll want to analyze it for any extra clues.

  • Look at pieces of art in the room to see if there’s any text on them. Dates and names can end up being cleverly-hidden clues.
  • If there’s a bullet list or a poem with many lines, try reading the first letter of every line. It may be an acrostic with important hidden information.
  • Pay attention to anything that’s bolded or highlighted. Are there multiple individual letters that have been highlighted? You may be able to unscramble them into a password.

3. Clues Hidden Using Blacklight

Blacklight ink is invisible until someone shines a UV light on it, which makes it perfect for secret messages.

  • When you’re given a blacklight specifically for an escape room, remember to use it as frequently as you can. That’s a dead giveaway that there’s something hidden.
  • Sometimes, you’ll end up finding a blacklight by solving other puzzles. Then, you can scan your room with it and see if you’ve missed anything.
  • Don’t just stick to obvious places that blacklight may be hiding. Try shining the light over the inside of drawers and underside of desks.

4. Finding a Combination

With a combination lock, you’ll have to find multiple items to piece together the answer.

  • Try to think about what the combination could represent. A six-digit lock could be a date, or a word might be connected to the theme of the room.
  • Make a note of the numbers or letters that were on the lock when you first saw it. Although it’s unlikely that it will be a necessary piece of solving the puzzle, it could contain a sneaky clue that will help you find the combination more quickly.
  • If you have all but one of the pieces of the combination lock, you may be able to get the last one with just trial and error. With a traditional combination lock, you can input each letter or number individually, and just try to unlock it after each one.

5. Strange Places for Clues

Not all of the clues will be laid out on a table. You’ll probably find the next solution for your escape room in an unexpected place.

  • Book safes, which are hollowed-out sections inside large books, are one of the most popular methods of hiding items. Most of the time, you’ll want to at least open every book that you come across, just to check.
  • Always open drawers and cabinets. You may simply find the key that you’re looking for when you open the desk drawer, or you could get a clue to find the next item. Either way, it’s a quick way to find hidden items.
  • If your game master mentioned that you may have to move the room around, you’ll want to be on the lookout for items that seem like they’re adjustable. Does a floorboard creak when you step on it? Is a cabinet unexpectedly light? Get your team together and try to move things around a bit.

General Escape Room Strategies and Tips

On top of knowing the common puzzles that escape rooms use, you should learn some tips that can help you with any escape room. Here are some of the most important things to do when you’re trying to solve an escape room, regardless of the puzzles you’re facing.

1. Keep Your Team In Mind

  • Let team members take over sometimes. It can be tempting to try and lead your family to victory but allow your team to pitch in. One of your kids may be able to work out the answer with a different style of logic. A taller member of the family might be able to see things you can’t.
  • Tell everyone when you find something that may be important. The feeling of excitement that comes along with an escape room is only heightened when you’re letting everyone know what you’ve found. It’s easier to match up multiple pieces of the same puzzle when everyone is yelling out their newest discoveries. This is one of the best escape room strategies.
  • Spread out. After all, you have the whole family there! Instead of having everyone work on one puzzle, help everyone assign themselves to a puzzle that they find personally interesting. That way, multiple puzzles get done at once.

2. Arrange the Items You’ve Found

  • Keep tabs on everything you’ve already used. If you found the key for a particular lock, keep it in the lock and place it aside. If you untangled a secret message on a record, put it next to the record player, rather than on top of it. Keeping track of what’s already been used and what is still unused helps you stay organized.
  • Group related objects together. For example, if you’ve found six different copies of the same book in different bookshelves, that’s probably a clue of some kind. Putting them all in one stack can help you remember that you’ve noted the abnormality.

3. Take Advantage of the Help You Have

  • Don’t try to force anything too hard. An escape room is built to easily open once you have the right information or items. By design, this is meant to be a helpful clue. If you try to force a key into a lock, you’re much more likely to end up with a broken key than the right answer.
  • Pay attention to the introduction and rules your game master gives. That introduction could hold some sneaky clues that you’ll want to remember later. The rules could also help you remember what’s not important. If the rules don’t allow you to move things in the room, important clues won’t be hidden behind big dressers.
  • Ask for hints if you need them. The game masters want to nudge you in the right direction! If you haven’t made any progress in a while, you might want to ask for a hint. It’s always smart to use the tools at your disposal, especially if it makes things more fun.
  • Have fun! At the end of the day, you’re there to have a fun family outing. Don’t get too wrapped up in worry that you won’t end up finishing the escape room. Instead, enjoy the bonding time with your family. That way, you’ll have a good time whether or not you escape.

Why 60OUT?

At 60OUT we want you to be successful in solving your first escape room, and these strategies will help you solve the room!

In addition, we want your family or team to have a great time.

There are three easy escape rooms that you can start off with and many more for your future escape room experiences. With seven locations spread out through the Los Angeles area, it’s easy to find an escape room near you.

Book your escape room experience today!

24 Dec 2018

An Overview of Your Escape Room: Easy Difficulty Level

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.

What Should I Expect In My Easy Escape Room?

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.

Puzzle Types

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.

3. Easier

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.

Time Requirements

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.

What If I Have Personal Escape Room Experience?

If you’ve already done an escape room before, 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!

Who Can Play an Easy Escape Room?

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.

Why 60OUT?

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.

Final Thoughts

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.

22 Dec 2018

How Do Escape Rooms Work? (& What to Expect in Your Escape Room)

Escape rooms are quickly becoming a favorite of families, couples, and work groups across the country. They provide a fun, immersive way to bond with the people you’re around the most.

How do escape rooms work overall? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look of what to expect in an escape room.

How Does an Escape Room Operate?

Escape rooms give you clues, which you use in order to solve puzzles. These clues may be physical, auditory, or visual, but only give you part of the solution. You have to put the clues together in order to progress and (eventually) solve the room.

An escape room is solved based on your interactions with the environment around you. You may have to:

  • press buttons,
  • find a key,
  • walk in a certain way, or
  • put literal puzzle pieces together.

In any case, you’ll be hunting around your escape room for things you can interact with.

Your progress and completed tasks can be tracked digitally or physically.

More high-tech rooms rely on a computer and are able to incorporate plenty of digital solutions to puzzles. This can include electromagnetic keys and specific lighting cues.

While still technology-based, there are also less-technical activities like pushing buttons or flipping switches.

Physical puzzles are often mixed in with digital puzzles, even in a very high-tech room. Plus, you may need to find a physical key to open a door or press a specific part of the wall in order to open a hidden panel.

Some rooms involve moving large items. For example, if you’re trying to access a puzzle hidden behind a piece of furniture, you might have to move larger items around to navigate the area.

What Can I Expect in My Escape Room?

Every escape room operates differently. There are varying degrees of difficulty. In addition, some rooms are more geared toward digital solutions while some may include more physical solutions.

The best way to learn how your escape room will operate is to read the description of the room carefully and ask questions if you need more information.

Digital and physical puzzles can be any level of difficulty. You don’t have to assume that a high-tech room is more difficult than a room that is less focused on technology!

Take a look at the difficulty level and the theme of the room. If you’re bringing younger kids, veer toward a lighter, easier room. If your kids are older, they might enjoy a more difficult room, packed with suspense.

Why 60OUT?

60OUT offers plenty of escape rooms to help you find the perfect option for your family. Whether you need a room tailored to your family’s ages, accessibility requirements, skills, or other necessities, 60OUT has an option for you.

When it comes time to set up your family’s escape room outing, take a look at the available rooms to see which one you’ll have the most fun playing!

18 Dec 2018

Private Escape Room or Public Escape Room? (& Which is Better)

Which is better: a private escape room or public escape room?

When you go to book your escape room, you will find a number of options for different rooms in your area. One of the choices you’ll have to make is public versus private bookings.

Which is better? How does each one work?

Read this article to find out!

What Is a Private Escape Room?

When you book a private escape room, only the people you bring will be allowed inside the room. That means you won’t have any strangers with you when you’re playing.

Private Booking Benefits

Booking privately means you’ll only play with the people you bring.

Although it can be fun to play with other people, it can also be difficult. After all, you don’t know them, and you’re not really there to bond with them.

Booking privately ensures that the people you’re there to have fun with are the only people you're surrounded by. Plus, it can make it easier to solve the escape room, since you’re working with people you already know.

Drawbacks of Private Booking

With private escape room reservations, there will always be a minimum number of people required for a reservation. Public escape rooms may be able to accommodate just one person and pair them up with other groups, but private rooms require a minimum number in order to cover operating costs.

This also helps provide appropriately challenging puzzles — many puzzles require more than one person to operate.

What Is a Public Escape Room?

With a public escape room, groups can be mixed and matched in order to reach the required minimum number of players.

Public Booking Benefits

When you play in a public room, you can usually book as few people as you want. After all, you’ll be added to another group! Some private escape room bookings require 3 or 4 people as a minimum. This makes it hard to book one-on-one events like date nights. With a public booking, you're able to participate in an escape room no matter how small your group is.

Drawbacks of Public Booking

Of course, while being paired with other people in an escape room can be positive, it can also be negative. Especially if there are multiple groups in one room, or there are multiple newcomers to the escape room experience. It can be easy to retreat into your comfort zone.

If you're uncomfortable playing with strangers, or one team isn’t good at that, you’ll have a harder time playing.

Why Is 60OUT the Best Option?

60OUT offers private escape rooms for as few as two people, but allows up to six! You can make a booking for your next date night or family outing surrounded by people you know (instead of strangers). Book a room and try out our private escape room today!

14 Dec 2018

Escape Room Dress Code: What to Know Before You Go

Do you want to have a Friday family night at the escape room, but don't know the dress code?

While escape room dress code is generally pretty casual, there are some key pieces of apparel you’ll want to wear-- and some you’ll want to avoid-- before entering into the new world of escape rooms.

The Best Dress Code for an Escape Room

As a general rule of thumb, you’re going to want to dress in comfortable clothing for your escape room adventure.

Many escape rooms require you to reach, climb, and squeeze through mild obstacles to find your clues for escape. Because the majority of your time in an escape room will be spent standing and walking, comfort is key. Here are a few items to pull from your closet before heading out:

1. Comfortable, close-toed shoes. Aim for a shoe with a sturdy sole so that you stay comfortable as you move through each room. Shoes leaning toward the sneaker variety are usually best.

2. Non-restricting pants or shorts. Choose a pair of pants or shorts that jive well with activity. You don’t want something too tight or constricting, but you won’t want to wear anything too large or baggy, either. Athletic shorts or a comfy pair of jeans are a great option.

3. A breathable t-shirt or sweater. Your escape room will have air conditioning, but you’ll want to wear something breathable and loose as you will be moving around for an hour. A loose-fitting t-shirt, light sweater or long-sleeve tee that breathes well are good options.

What NOT to Wear to an Escape Room

Wearing uncomfortable or constricting clothes (that don't allow for easy movement) will keep you from fully enjoying yourself, and should be avoided. Here are a few tips on what NOT to wear:

1. Short dresses or overly tight clothing. These clothes will prevent you from ducking into corners, climbing up steps, and crawling through tunnels. They can ultimately keep you from the whole point of your adventure -- escaping!

2. Heeled and open-toed shoes. Leave the sandals and high heels at home (or in the car). While you won’t be running, you will be consistently walking. Wearing shoes that allow you to maneuver through each room without getting toes stepped on is key.

3. Jewelry and Accessories. Simple rings and accessories that will stay firmly on are acceptable, but anything that jangles and risks falling off should be avoided. For members of your family that have longer hair, we suggest putting it up in a ponytail so it doesn’t get caught on anything.

Tips on Choosing the Right Outfit

Here are 3 tips on picking the right escape room outfit:

1. If you’re an athlete or an active person whose closet is mostly filled with running shorts, thin windbreakers, and compression pants, then you have clothing that allows you to zip through the escape room to victory.

2. If most of the clothes you own are a bit more professional, look for clothing you might wear if you were cleaning your house -- nothing too athletic but something you’re going to be comfortable moving around in. In that case, grabbing a breathable t-shirt and some khaki shorts or a stretchy pair of pants and a thin long sleeve will do just fine.

3. If you really want to bring the family together (and forever traumatize the pre-teen in your life), have your family dress in costume! Escape rooms allow costumes if you want to take your dedication to the next level. Just make sure they align with the dress code guidelines.

Why Escape to 60Out?

Knowing what to wear before taking your family to an escape room is important because it will help shape the entire experience for everybody. When your crew is equipped with the right clothes that follow the dress code for an escape room, then everybody is comfortable and can focus on the adventure of escaping!

60Out’s escape rooms are family-friendly, fully immersive experiences, and include such adventures as Alice in Wonderland, the Wizards Workshop, Nautilus, Titanic, and many others.

With seven different locations and 23 completely different escape rooms to try out, there’s an escape adventure waiting for every member of your family.

Schedule your escape room adventure now!

11 Dec 2018

How to Reserve Escape Room Sessions

Escape rooms are fun, exhilarating, and a great way to bond with friends and family members.

But at the same time, if you’re not sure how to set up your escape room reservation, you may find yourself confused before you even start tackling the puzzles!

Instead of flying blind, here are some pointers that you can use to reserve escape room experiences.

1. Where Should I Start?

Before you even get your family together and start working out availability, there are a few important things you should know. Understanding the scheduling guidelines beforehand can help you have the best experience in scheduling (even if your plans have to change a little along the way).

When Should I Make My Arrangements?

You can reserve your escape room multiple months in advance.

When you book escape rooms far into the future, it gives you more options. You’ll also have more time to work out issues if something does come up. On the other hand, some escape rooms may have same-day bookings available! Check on the room you’re interested in.

What If I Have to Cancel?

If something changes and you have to cancel, give us a call as soon as possible. 60OUT has a 24-hour cancellation policy; if you cancel more than 24 hours before your scheduled time, you’ll get a full refund.

Reservations canceled less than 24 hours prior will be charged a $60 fee. If you decide to add more people to your group, or you want to change the reservation time, just give us a call. We’ll see what we can do to make sure that you get everyone in on the action, at a time that works for you.

Who Can Be Part of My Group?

Rooms have different age limits, physical activity requirements, and themes. You should consider how these requirements apply to your group!

Generally, teenagers and children are welcome as long as there’s a chaperone. Just check the room you’re interested in to make sure it will be suitable for your children. Most rooms don’t require climbing or physical activity, but if there are activity requirements, it will be noted on the room page.

2. Where Can I Book a Room?

We book our rooms directly — no need to go through third-party sources. You can book online or by phone.

Online bookings are simple, secure, and easy. If you’re looking for something that’s not listed on the site, like special arrangements or reservations for a large group, you can book by phone or email.

3. Is It Better to Reserve My Escape Room in Advance?

In general, it’s a good idea to book your escape room well in advance. That gives you more options for time slots, plus time to change your booking if you run into unexpected problems.

In addition, if you book your room more than seven days in advance, you’ll save $10 on your overall booking.

By booking your room a day or two in advance, or trying for a same-day booking, adds a feeling of spontaneity to your experience. If some extended family members came into town on short notice, or you have a date tonight and no idea what to do, we may have openings. It's worthwhile to check!.

However, the building excitement of a reservation on the horizon can be even more fun than spontaneously deciding to go! It’s also easier to get reservations to the most popular escape rooms at high-traffic times.

If you can, it’s better to reserve your booking in advance, so that there is an established date and time for you and your loved ones.

4. How Do I Make My Booking?

Once you’ve determined how many people are coming, what room you want to play, and when you want to play it, it’s time to make your reservation.

It’s easy to reserve escape room appointments with 60OUT! On the Schedule tab, put in the number of players coming with you and select a date. You can also narrow the options by location, time period, and genre if you’re not quite settled on a room.

Once you choose your escape room, click your preferred booking time. Fill in your contact and payment information so you can finalize your booking.

Congrats! You’re ready to go.

If you have more questions that aren’t answered on the website, you need special arrangements, or you’d just rather have a representative talk you through the process, 60OUT can accommodate your needs. Just give us a call at (310) 478-4444, or send us an email at mail@60out.com. We’re happy to help you book the perfect room.

Why 60OUT?

Regardless of what room you end up choosing, you’re sure to have a great time working through your escape room. The room is only part of the fun, though — we’re here to make sure that, most importantly, you have a great time with the people around you.

Whether you want to build a stronger family relationship, connect in a way that you’ve never connected before, or just get out of the monotony of life, 60OUT escape rooms are the perfect way to do it.

Reserve your escape room today and get ready for an adventure!

08 Dec 2018

How to Choose an Age Appropriate Escape Room

Are you looking for a way to pull the family together and away from devices? Escape rooms could be the answer. They're an immersive adventure for the whole family.

Yet not all escape rooms are age appropriate for all kids. Before choosing an escape room adventure, it is important to know the age appropriateness of the setting and plot.

Of course, age is only one consideration. The maturity and cleverness of your child are also important, which is something only you know best.

Minimum Age Recommendation for Escape Rooms

The minimum age for any escape room is 10 years old, although some have a minimum age of 12 years old. There are several reasons for this recommendation.

  • The children must be old enough to follow instructions and rules of the game.
  • They must be trusted not to handle off-limits props and handle other props appropriately.
  • They should be mature enough to participate in the immersive experience. If they are unable to work together to solve the puzzles and the adults do all the work they are likely to become bored.

Different escape rooms also have different plots and themes. It is important to choose an escape room that is age appropriate for your child. You don’t want to put them in a situation that will seem too spooky or give them nightmares later on.

Tips on Choosing an Age Appropriate Escape Room

Most escape rooms are labeled for a minimum age for participation, but this is only a guideline. For example, not every 12-year-old will be well suited for a harder adventure.

Three tips to choosing the right escape room:

1. Difficulty

Some escape rooms may be rated for children 12 and older but are very difficult.

When choosing an escape room, you want to be sure that it isn’t too hard for your child, otherwise, they might get frustrated and give up. You are the best judge of how good your child will be able to work with you to solve the puzzles and escape the room.

2. Interests

It is a good idea to choose an escape room that is aligned with their interests. The more interesting the story is, the more likely it is that your child will truly have fun.

  • If your child is really into fairy tales, the Alice in Wonderland adventure might be appropriate.
  • Jumanji might be more up their alley if your child likes video and board games.
  • If they like a funny story and have a good sense of humor, Grandma’s Master Plan might be right for them.

3. Team

Who will be participating in the adventure? The more adults or older teens in the group, the harder the adventure can be as the adults take the lead.

If there will be more children than adults, or several children with just one chaperone, an easier adventure that the kids can immerse themselves in would be better.

Why 60OUT?

60OUT has a number of escape rooms that are appropriate for children aged 10 or 12 and up. We make it easy to choose an escape room for your family. Each escape room is rated in difficulty and age, with summaries available of the plot of the adventure.

Recommendations by age:

10 and up: Jumanji, Wizards Workshop, Fire and Ice, Casino Heist, Grandma’s Master Plan, Zen Room

12 and up: Hyde and Seek, Alice in Wonderland, Titanic, Nautilus, The Krampus, Mafia, Ghost Ship, The Mystery of Senator Payne, Doctor Psycho, Red Alert

16 and up: Amityville, Cartel: DEA Undercover, Outbreak, Davinci’s Secret, Dracula

Schedule your escape room adventure now!

04 Dec 2018