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.

Top Tips For Escape Rooms

If you’re looking at visiting one of our escape rooms soon you may be wondering about the right way of getting out and winning the game. If this is the case, look no further because today, we’re going to be passing on some hints and tips which should help you once you’re locked in.

Choose your Team Carefully

Make sure you pick people who are good at maths, problem-solving, know how to stay cool in a crisis and are good at solving puzzles. Whoever you decide on make sure they’re people you like and you know you’re going to get on with. There’s nothing worse than being locked in a room with people who don’t get on with each other, it could be the longest hour of your life.

Team Building Activities

On the other hand, if this is part of a corporate venture where your boss is hoping to improve your performance with some team building activities, then you may not have a choice in who you’re locked in a room with. In which case, work together as best you can, the goal is to get out by solving the clues and puzzles, it’s 60 minutes out of your life and you never know, somewhere down the line it could result in a pay rise or a job promotion, just show your best side.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

The rooms are themed and whichever room you choose the clues will be cleverly hidden where they won’t obviously be seen. You need to find them and then when you do, don’t lose them, because that’s the only way you’re going to get out. So, all clues and puzzles solved - keep them close to you.

Communication is Key

Communicate with your fellow prisoners while you’re in the locked room, because only by communicating and discussing what you think the clues mean will you get out. Your efforts to escape really will go to waste if you don’t talk to each other, show what you’ve found, discuss the clues, and also make sure you listen to what everyone else has to say, don’t dominate conversations, there’s more than one voice to be heard.

Use Your Time Wisely

There’ll be a clock and you’ll be counted down, but don’t become obsessed with the time as it goes by, just try and spend an equal amount of time on each clue and if you get stuck, move on.

Enjoy Yourself!

Perhaps you won't get out in time, but don’t be too hard on yourself, at the end of the day you did your best. There’s nothing worse than someone coming to you at the end and saying that you were so close and you only had a few more minutes, and you would have cracked it. Doesn’t make you feel better does it? But no sweat, because at the end of the day it’s not the end of the world. You’ve had a good time and that’s all that matters, so don’t take it too seriously.

Escape Sheffield– Exciting & Challenging Escape Rooms

If you’ve decide you’ve got a pretty good idea now of how to crack it and beat the escape rooms in under 60 minutes, then why not book your room and come over? You may beat us, you may not, but what is certain is that you’ll have a great time. Get in touch today, to test your skills and see if you have got what it takes to escape.

Who Visits Escape Rooms In Sheffield

People who visit our escape rooms in Sheffield are the type of people who enjoy problem-solving, games, being tested against the clock and having fun with friends. Those are all things that our Escape games offer the public, there’s something for everyone, and its tremendous fun. You won’t always get out within the hour on your first visit, but it’s always worth another visit, and even if you do win, the next time you can try and beat your time.

Corporate Team Building Activities

All sorts of people come to Escape games at Sheffield, this includes corporate teams because as you can imagine, it’s a great way of fostering leadership and team working. If a business wants to see who has certain skills, if they’re looking to pit people against each other to see how they react, who leads, who’s good at problem-solving etc, this is what they do. This type of game is great for team building and that’s why businesses come to us again and again.

Students

Students love it here. It’s a great way to get to know new buddies and a fun way to let off steam and relax, away from the studying and essay writing. Here, teams are found, and friendships built upon, so they are friends for life and college. It’s such a brilliant way of breaking the ice.

Hens, Stags and Birthdays

Yes, they’re great for celebrations too, celebrations of all kinds. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a stag do, or a hen do, a birthday or a coming of age. Perhaps you’ve passed your driving test or got a new business off the ground. Whatever it is, an Escape game is a great way of celebrating your achievements.

Families and Children

There are no age restrictions, so anybody can come. And what better way is there for families to have some quality time than spending it for an hour in the same room playing a game? Put the board games away and try a larger than life game where you’ll shout with frustration, laugh out loud and cheer each other on.

Premier Escape Rooms in Sheffield

Yes, our escape games are the best way you could possibly spend your time with friends and family, whooping it up in our specially designed and themed rooms with only 60 minutes in which to get out. Yup, you’ll need your wits about you to solve the cryptic clues – but you know you can do it, and what’s more, you’ll have a great time trying.

Why are Escape Rooms So Popular?

With escape rooms there’s so much opportunity to have fun, to spend quality time with friends, get away from the stress of life and to test your skills against the clock. Can you resist escape games for much longer?

Escape Rooms are a Race Against Time

You and a team of friends or work colleagues are locked into a room for 60 minutes and you must solve a series of clues and puzzles to work out how to escape. There’ll be talking, musing, thinking and puzzling over where the clues are and then trying to work them out. Will you do it in the allotted time?

Themed Rooms

Yes, the rooms are themed. There’s a different one for each room, with topics such as witchcraft, Area 51, Da Vinci and so on. It’s the best fun you can have in a room alone with some of your favourite people. You can even come dressed up, is it any wonder our games are so popular?

Don’t think about the outside world, just have fun and relax

For that one hour when you’re with us, you can relax, you can just focus on working out the puzzles in the room and trying to make your great escape. No need to think about work, or the stresses and strains of modern life, just forget all about that for now. Get into the mood, the zone or whatever you want to call it and just have the best fun you can have in the most unique way possible.

Get away from it all

Get away from a life of overwhelm and take a dip into the world of mystery and intrigue. Forget all your troubles and strife, and just indulge your senses in the fun of the chase. And you can leave your mobile phone, your tablet and communicate in the real world, you’ll need to communicate if you want to escape successfully within the hour.

Escape Sheffield – The Escape Rooms Everyone’s Talking About

Once you’ve tried our escape games, you’ll want to come back again and again. You may not get out in time on your first attempt but you’re always welcome back. We have a feeling that it won’t just be everyone else that loves escape games, we think it’ll be popular with you too. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll want to do it again. Come and book your room, we can’t wait to meet you.