CONVINCING YOUR FRIENDS TO TRY AN ESCAPE ROOM

So you think you are ready to try an escape room, but are finding it hard to convince your friends to join you? No worries! We get it. Some people are hesitant to be locked in a room for 60 minutes. What they don’t realize is that escape the room adventures are full of puzzles, surprises and collaborative fun. Convincing your friends to join in on the fun is easier than winning the 2016 Primary Election! Just use these 3 simple tips to ease their fears and get your friends excited about trying Rush Escape Room.

ASK THE RIGHT PEOPLE

First off, you have to ask the right people. Asking someone who is uninterested in getting out and trying new things is not likely to work. Also, you want to make sure it’s someone who enjoys playing games, solving puzzles or loves a good mystery. You already know these people would enjoy an escape the room adventure. They just don’t know it… yet.

KNOW THE COMMON OBJECTIONS AND MEET THEM HEAD ON!

Think back to what you thought when someone first told you about escape rooms. You were probably a little skeptical at first about being locked in a room with nothing but your wits and a room full of clues. But after you tried your first escape room, you couldn’t get enough. You need to meet your friends where they are at and be willing to answer all of their questions. Some objections we routinely hear include:

  • It sounds scary. Escape rooms are a lot of things, but scary is not one of them. Our rooms are designed by professional set designers, so while you will feel like you are in a movie, it won’t be a horror film. Escape rooms are highly engaging, fun games that test your ability to solve clues and work together with a team.
  • I don’t want to play with random strangers. When you are in an escape room, you are so focused on trying to escape, you don’t have time to worry about getting along with various personalities. Being on a mission fosters collaboration, even with people who may be totally different from you. If you do want to play with only your own group though, you just need to get enough people to come along.
  • I don’t know how I feel about being locked in a room. All of our escape rooms have a panic button you can press at anytime if you need to leave the room. Although we discourage this, the option is available. Also, the rooms are monitored by video surveillance for your safety.

SHOW THEM WHAT THEY ARE MISSING

Sometimes people just need to see what they are missing out on. Show your friends all the rooms that are available and let them choose their favorite one.

If you succeed at convincing your friends to go with you, great! If not, oh well! You will find several great people to play an escape room with when you arrive at Rush Escape Room.

Only one question remains, can you ESCAPE?

Book your room today! 

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