Can you go to an escape room alone?
Escape rooms are a unique game experience that are typically played in a group setting. Now, just because most escape rooms are made for 2 or more people that doesn’t mean that you can’t play an escape room game alone.
Try going at it alone!
Whatever reason you have, whether your friends bailed on you last minute, you are trying to play as many rooms as possible, or you are just bored and looking for something fun to do, the best thing to do is check in with the business ahead of time.
Most websites will tell you how many people can play in a room (for example 2-6 players), but that isn’t necessarily the minimum you need to play the game. Emailing or calling the business directly is the best way to find out if you can do a solo escape!
Try playing with strangers
Most escape rooms are now private, meaning that the only people that you are going to play with are the people you booked with! Especially post-COVID the practise of public games will go down, but won’t be gone entirely.
There are some escapes that are designed from the ground-up to be played with strangers! Locations like the official SAW escape room can have 10 or more players at a time, and unless you can convince 9 people to play with you (let’s face it, SO many people are flakey especially about a horror themed escape room so this will never happen) you will probably play with some randoms.
There are advantages and disadvantages of playing with strangers. Here’s a quick pro/con to see if this is the right choice for you:
- Play games that you normally wouldn’t be able to play
- Meet new people that have similar interests and hobbies
- Get out of your comfort zone and try something new
- Communicating with strangers can be difficult at times
- If you are the only “stranger” in the room it could be hard working with them
- The experience will be totally different every time you play a game solo