Imagine yourself in one of our escape rooms. You are searching for the hints and keys, solving complicated puzzles, convincing the characters of the story to give you the essential item you desperately need: everything to open that big door right in the middle of the wall. And once you’re done, you get the final key and use it… only to discover that the door leads not to exit, but another quest room!
This unfortunate set of events means you’ve entered an escape room with multiple rooms. Additional areas help to spice things up and add much more elements to the story. The spaces may look completely different, though they’ll still be a part of the same setting. Technically, it’s two, three and even more escape rooms – and they’re priced like one! Remember not to get distracted if you’re not sure about the layout of the place: if the room looks too small and simple, maybe that’s because you are just in the entrance part of the quest.
It depends on the desires of the creators. Usually, the number of escape room rooms is not higher than three, and at least one of them will be extremely small. Imagine you found yourself in a tiny room, and the small size is not part of the setting (for example, you are not locked in a cell, or kept as a hostage aboard the pirate ship, or trying to make it out of a buried coffin). Then it is essential to solve all the puzzles in this room as quickly as possible. Do not get distracted by decorations or objects in piles: they are there for filling properties only, and if they happen to contain important clues or hints, it won’t take you more than five minutes (that’s the maximum) to look through them and find whatever you need.
Many creators opt not to insert tiny rooms if they don’t have a place for three equally large halls and settle on two separate spaces instead, sometimes leaving a decorated hallway with up to 2-3 puzzles to make your transfer more exciting. There are also quests that feature up to 5-6 escape room rooms: these usually have a longer time limit and are presented as powerful team building tools.
There are several standard options for escape room longevity:
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