What NOT To Do in an Escape Room?

Let’s look at what not to do in an Escape Room so when you come here you will know the rules and have plenty of time left to simply enjoy yourself. By setting out the what-you-can-and-what-you-can’t-pretty-early-on, we know there’s plenty of time left for you to enjoy yourself. The next time you come to Escape Sheffield, you can just focus on enjoying yourself instead. 

Don’t touch means exactly that

We always tell our visitors to take notice of the “do not touch signs” - they’re there for a reason. Everything is set out in a particular way for a reason, to make the game more enjoyable and for you to be able to follow the instructions and flow of the game much easier. If you damage something you’ll be expected to pay for it, so be careful with what you see and look out for the signs. 

Breaking anything is a no-no if you can help it

The items in the room are placed there to enhance the experience, and to mimic the chosen theme as authentically as possible. Break something and it’ll ruin the experience for both of us and again, you’ll have to foot the bill. 

Don’t run off with anything

Yes, some of those items are brilliant, aren't they? It takes us a long time and tremendous hard work to create a themed room, so when we lose some of our items, no matter that we have more than one, it costs us money to replace it eventually. Eventually we run out of items and then we have to go out and buy some more, so please don’t, no matter how tempting. 

Please don’t climb

No, this is not a children’s park or the zoo, so please don't climb up everywhere. It’s really not necessary, you don’t have to climb over the furniture or the shelving or anything else that may look climbable. The reason for this is because we don’t make it necessary for anyone to have to climb. You can simply search where the clues are around the room where we’ve hidden them - in reasonably accessible areas. If you climb and you break something, well that won’t be good for you or us, plus please don’t turn up drunk as that wouldn’t be good either, especially if you’re then asked to leave.

The rules are there to keep you safe and it’s our number one priority to do so, so don’t make it difficult for us to do our job. That way you can have a great time and enjoy yourself without having to worry about doing yourself a mischief and being escorted out of the building!

Escape Sheffield - for the time of your life

So now you know, you can come here and enjoy the game, just the game without having to worry about anything else. While in the meantime, we can get on with our job of making sure the rooms are perfect for you and your team to play. We want you to have the time of your life while you’re here so obey the rules - and you will.

History’s Most Daring Escapes

We’re looking at history’s most daring escapes today and we think you’ll agree with us that these are quite the most impressive escapes that have ever been made. We’re also hoping it’ll inspire you to come on down and try the Escape Games phenomena yourselves here in Sheffield. Read on and see how teamwork and determination got these people out of a locked room.

Alcatraz

This is or was, seen - as it is no longer in use, - considered impenetrable and that no one could escape. Unfortunately, though they could. This is highly impressive seen as they were on an island in the Pacific. It was well guarded and built to keep people in. However, someone did escape in 1962 and they were never found, some believe he drowned, which could possibly be someone making an excuse because he escaped in the first place.  Of course, it was all planned, where they all met in a closet (Yes, I know) and built paddles and a raft. To top it all off they climbed some pipes, up and over the 30ft high walls. That’s teamwork for you, and as you can imagine, it’s this kind of teamwork that will get you out of our Escape Rooms. 

Harry Houdini

Was famous for escaping from the most impossible situations, most of his own creation because he was an escape artist. The Water Torture Cell was the most famous of his creations where he would lock himself inside a water tank and then escape within seconds and avoid drowning. There was always an axe to break the glass should he find that he was unable to escape, but luckily, and cleverly for Houdini he never needed to use it. The unique situation you’ll be in with our Escape Rooms should help you to feel pretty innovative in thinking about how you’ll get out – especially as you’ll be working against the clock.

The Great Escape

Prisoners of war were constantly trying to escape Colditz, the world famous prisoner of war camp. Talking of plans, they had the plan to end all plans, with a 300ft long and 30ft deep tunnel – digging carefully so as to muffle sounds and carefully concealing any sand they dug up. They worked together and again we’re looking at that wonderful teamwork you’ll need when you come into our Escape Rooms. Work together, recognise your surroundings and familiarise yourself with the layout and then go to work. Working together as a team you’ll have a better chance of getting out within the hour. 

Escape Games Sheffield – for the most inspired escapes

So now you know how some others did it, why not come down and try it yourself? We know you’ll love it, so don’t delay and book your room either on the phone or online. We can’t wait to see you!


Escape From Your Studies

When you’re a student, you're bound to feel bogged down occasionally, what with the essay deadlines, and searching for online articles and journals, it’s enough to leave you wrung out. There you are marching back and forth to the library to search for books and references that will lead you inexorably closer to that all important essay mark, but you know you’re on the fast train to burn out. We suggest you down tools and make your way here to Escape Sheffield where you’ll find the best form of escapism there is. 

Locked in and forced to socialise with those you love most in the world. Here you’ll be locked in a room with a group of between 2 to 6 others, and have to find several clues and puzzles which you’ll need to work out correctly. Once you do this you’ll discover how to unlock the room. Oh, and you’ll need to do this within 60 minutes. It’s a great way to unwind, forget your studies and spend quality time with friends.

Bring new people too, ones who can break the ice and get to know you and your friends. And while we’re on that subject - just think, quality time with those you haven’t seen in a while. And you can also bring in those who you don’t know that well too, those who haven’t had a chance to meet anyone yet, because our escape rooms are the perfect place to break the ice. 

Communicate

Shout, laugh and talk - and put your phones away for an hour. In an Escape Room, communication is key because it’s only by talking and working together while you’re in the room can you hope to find the clues and escape in time. So there’s no opportunity to leave anyone out - you’ll have to work as a team. It’s the perfect opportunity interact, laugh and have a brilliant time. 

All our rooms are themed.

These themes are taking from ideas in popular culture, ones as well-known as Sherlock Holmes through to Harry Potter and Area 51. The rooms will be completely kitted out from ceiling to floor and it’ll be furnished just how you’d imagine it, in keeping with the theme. This makes for some great fun and capturing your imagination. 

Escape Sheffield - offering a form of escapism.

students come back for time and again. Yes, we do see the same students come back for more, as we know you will, so we strongly suggest you get your friends and fellow cohorts together and make your way to the best game in town for a truly unique form of escape from those books and laptops. We can’t wait to see you here, book online or over the phone. 

The Benefits Of Brain Teasers And Puzzles

Brain teasers and puzzles are great for those who want to keep their minds active, and it’s a far better alternative to sitting on the sofa every night staring at the TV. However, brain teasers and puzzles are no longer associated with being a prevention for dementia or Alzheimer’s. However, don’t dismiss them right away. As we said earlier, they’re certainly good for keeping your mind active, and rather than sit and do nothing but stare at your phone or iPad, it’s far better to be playing a board game or a physically active game that takes you out of the house, meeting up with old friends.

We’re a nation that’s becoming too isolated and a lot of this is down to spending too much time on our phones and iPads, and not enough time socialising with friends and family. Brain teasers and puzzles are one way to avoid feelings of isolation. Even simple board games or other types of puzzles can be part of something bigger, like a club or small group, where like-minded individuals can join in and interact, making new friends and feeling like part of a collective, making connections and spending valuable time getting to know new people.

This is how it should be, and we’re all about bringing back the interactions and connections that playing games can bring. This is why we believe Escape Games is so successful, because it really does attract people from all walks of life. It doesn’t matter where you come from, how old you are,or where you work, you can do what you like, be what you want to be in your own time. With us you can reinvent yourself as many times as you like. In our Escape Rooms the world is your oyster. We have themed rooms, and the ideas for them are taken from a variety of different films, music and games from popular culture, that way you can get lost in your imagination.

Our Escape Games will get those endorphins going, and give you with the motivation to get up and out of the house on a more regular basis. It’ll really help you to feel more positive and upbeat about yourself and life in general.

The games will also help you develop new skills and help work on pre-existing ones, such as communication, analytical and logical, problem-solving and delegation skills that will come in handy if you’re looking for a promotion or a new job. We truly believe there are so many benefits to Escape Games that there are probably ones we haven’t even thought of yet.

Escape Sheffield – feel like your brain needs a boost of endorphins?

Why not get in touch today and book the themed room of your choice, it can be anything you like as long it’s something you know you’re going to enjoy getting immersed in. Book online or over the phone, and we’ll see you here for one glorious unforgettable hour of your life. You’ll love it, and if you don’t get out first time within the hour, don’t worry, many of our visitors come again and again because they love it.

The Games at Escape Sheffield

Today we’re looking at escape games at Escape Sheffield, and we hope you find them interesting enough to make you want to book a room with us. We love to see our customers enjoy themselves and we’ll make sure you have a good time while you’re here. All our rooms are chosen from popular culture and this could be either a famous character from a book, a well-known series of films and books or possibly a well-known and well-loved game.

Witchcraft and wizardry.

This is a little Harry Potter magic for those who are keen on the child magician. Here, you’ll be locked in a magic themed room where there are all sorts of tricks, puzzles, challenges and spells that you will have to solve before you can get out. You’ll need to find as many pieces of your uniform as you can before you can unlock the door, and you’re going to need all the help you can get from your teammates. 

Contagion.

This is a game of find the vaccine, where you’ll need to fight and win against the lock down on your laboratory. You’ve got 60 minutes before all your work on the vaccine will be erased. You’ll need to get the job done or humanity will suffer – are you and your team ready for the challenge, and can you win?

Espionage.

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a spy? Well there’s plenty of conspiracy going on here. You’re in a journalist’s office, you don’t know how to get out and you don’t know why you’re even in here. You were kidnapped and brought here hooded, and now you find yourself in this room. You’ll need to work out al the secrets this room contains in order to escape successfully. 

221B Baker Street.

If you love Sherlock Holmes then you’ll love this. This is all about code breaking, and other delicious problems and plenty of symbolism. Your task will be to break in to that famous street and defeat Sherlock’s fail safes and retrieve some of Holmes’s most prized possessions. Are you up for it? Keep in mind you only have an hour, and of course Dr Watson and Sherlock are after you the whole time.

Escape Games Sheffield – for the best hour of your day.

So now you know all the games we have at Sheffield and we’d love to see you here. Just book the themed room of your choice online or over the phone. We’ll give you a warm welcome and we know you’ll have the time of your life while you’re here. Your room awaits!

What are Escape Rooms?

Someone may have mentioned the escape rooms to you and now you’re wondering what they are, after all they seem really popular and everyone is talking about them – that’s because they are. It’s because they’re one of the most original and unique interactive games in the world. We see how successful and popular they’ve become because we see enough people come through our doors to see how much they enjoy it. 

But what are escape rooms?

Well an Escape Game is all about er…...escaping… a room. We have several, and each one is furnished and decorated in line with a certain theme. The theme is usually taken from popular culture, and it could be either a game or a movie. Witchcraft & Wizardry, Contagion, 221B Baker Street and Espionage are the games we have here at Sheffield. Sound good to you? That’s because they are. 

What purpose can escape rooms serve?

Well, you’ll be locked in one of these rooms for an hour. During that hour you’ll have to find some cleverly concealed clues and puzzles, collect them and then finally, as a group, work them all out and escape the room within the 60 minutes. 

Does your team have what it takes to escape?

You’ll need a good team with a collective sharp eye, excellent communication skills and perfectly formed problem-solving and analytical skills so you can work the clues out and unlock the room’s door. It’s not for everyone, but if you enjoy the thrill of the chase, playing against the clock and that delicious sense of urgency, then Escape Games are for you. Don’t worry if you get a bit claustrophobic because we can either leave the door unlocked throughout your time in the room or keep it open.

Escape Sheffield – Take on the Escape Room Challenge

So, now you know more, are you going to book your escape room? We hope so because we can’t wait to see you here – we’re a friendly team and we always give our clients a warm welcome when they arrive. Just book your room online or on the phone and we’ll see you here at Escape Sheffield. 

Escape - Answering Your Questions

Today we’re going to be coming up with some interesting FAQs from the public. Because we know there are a lot of questions out there, we thought we’d narrow them down to just a few, so you have all the information you need to hand. These are the most popular ones, so hopefully you’ll find your most pressing questions, with answers below.

Could you explain what the Escape Games are?

Escape Sheffield consist of several rooms all themed differently where groups of people try to find some carefully hidden clues and puzzles and then try to solve them. Once they’ve done that, they can get out of the room within the hour. Yes, there’s just one hour to escape. People come to Escape to help celebrate important events, like hen and stag dos, birthdays and anniversaries.

Do you have a certain age to take part in the Escape Games?

You don’t have to be over 18 that’s for sure, but if you’re under the age of 10 may find it a little taxing and better for older children. If you do bring a child with you, then we usually advise that you make sure they’re supervised by an adult at all times.

I’m a bit claustrophobic, is it wise for me to take part?

We can leave the room unlocked if it helps and you can leave when you like if you need to, and if you want, we can also leave the doors open. If you don’t want to stay, or you find it’s too difficult to stay in there, then you can always walk out of the room whenever you want, just let us know your needs when you arrive.

How many people do you need to play?

We normally suggest between two and up to six people, that way you’re not tripping and falling over each other while you’re in the room.

How much time do you need to set aside once you arrive?

We suggest you arrive half an hour early so we can brief you on what to expect and health and safety stuff, and then of course, you’ll have your hour in the room. Then just allocate enough time to get here and you have your time all sorted!

Escape Sheffield – for the best downtime in town

If you feel you are ready for the Escape Games challenge why not come on down and try it out for yourself? You can book online or over the phone, and we can’t wait to see you here, bring your friends, family, even your work colleagues, you’re bound to have the time of your life.





How to Be Successful in an Escape Room

If you’ve booked an escape room with us here at Escape Sheffield, you’ll be wanting to know what it takes to be successful. After all you only have one hour in which to escape so that’s not much time. We’re going to give you a few hints and tips, so you have a fighting chance of beating the clock, so read on for how to be successful.

Variety of skillsets 

The first thing we’d advise is that you have a team with a wide variety of skills to bring to the room. You’ll need to solve a series of clues which are hidden all over the room, so problem-solving, analytical and communication skills are all essential, as well as the ability to get on with everyone and who can come together as a team rather than someone who acts as if they are playing alone.

Search everywhere

You’ll need to have eyes everywhere and be willing to search high and low and in each corner. When you find them (the clues), make sure you place them in one central place where you can work your way through each one once you’ve collected all of them. Don’t leave them randomly all over the room or you could lose one, and by losing one you could lose the entire game. 

Move on if you’re stuck

Don’t stay stuck on one particular clue, move on if you have to. If you do get stuck, then move on and check out the next one. You could be wasting precious time if you focus on one clue, you can always come back to it later. 

Don’t allow big egos to take over

If someone is trying to dominate the game, then perhaps you shouldn’t have invited them along. This is a team game, and everyone has an opportunity to play, so rather than allow one person to dominate, either don’t invite them or ask them to let others have a chance too, so you all get to play the game and enjoy the experience. 

Escape Sheffield – Premier Escape Rooms

If you now think you can win the game, why not book an escape room and come down? We’d love to see you, and we think that even if you don’t win, you’ll still enjoy yourself, it’s great fun and we can’t wait to see all of you and your friends here, so book today.