Escape Room Games as a Team Building Exercise

While the majority of organizations realize that the secret to success is consistent teamwork, the most successful organizations actually engage in targeted team-building exercises at least once each year. One of the best team-building exercises available can be found in the popular new gaming phenomenon known as “escape room games.” Escape rooms have the unique ability to offer organizations a way to increase the performance of the individual, as well as the team as a whole.

The escape room game is one of the hottest new trends in “experience-based consumerism” and is quickly climbing to the top of the entertainment ranks. Escape rooms originated in Asia and have since become wildly popular in the United States, Canada and Europe. Escape Cozumel by Cozumel Detective Adventures was the third room escape game in Mexico and the first escape room in Cozumel.

So, what exactly is an escape room? An escape room game is an immersive live action adventure mystery that takes place inside a themed room. A team of (2-5) players must discover clues, solve a series of mind bending puzzles and riddles, and unravel mysteries in order to complete their mission in 60 action-packed minutes or less. If the team works together and solves all of the puzzles within the hour, they are able to find the key that unlocks the door, and they “escape.”

These same games that individuals are finding so gratifying and mentally challenging are beginning to capture the attention of many corporations and organizations looking to create more productive teams for several reasons. 

First of all, escape rooms are designed to require the work of every member of the team – an individual simply cannot solve all of the mysteries within one hour by his or herself. The team must divide and conquer in order to secure all of the clues while drawing upon the individual‘s knowledge to successfully piece together the clues that will help them escape.

Secondly, each room has a very specific theme, which helps create the sense of reality and urgency. In other words, escape rooms offer the kind of excitement and team building opportunities that cannot be produced in an office setting.

Additionally, escape rooms can do wonders for those employees who have low self esteem. Players are forced to make snap decisions and rely on one’s intuition and judgment to help the team escape. Contributing to the team’s escape is a sure fire way to boost the morale of those employees whose individual performance may be lagging.

The urgency created by escape rooms, along with the volume of mental challenges to be conquered force players to rely on one another, making these games the perfect tool to strengthen a core team. Not only does this experience build their team spirit, but it also makes it easier for employees to trust one another, especially during stressful situations. Escape rooms offer the perfect outlet for employees to have fun, sharpen their mental skills and return to work as better, more confident team players.

Did I happen to mention that they are wildly fun to play too?

Come play Escape Cozumel the next time you are visiting the island of Cozumel on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. We were named one of Lonely Planet’s Top Things to Do in Cancún, Cozumel & the Yucatan!

Escape Rooms & Mental Fitness – Keeping Your Brain Dangerously Fit

Escape Room Cozumel can keep your brain active and fit!Keeping fit doesn’t only mean to keep oneself physically fit, it means taking care of one’s mental well-being as well. This is mainly because your mental wellbeing has a direct effect on your physical fitness. Good mental fitness is not only recognized by carrying out fast mental calculations, but rather on a person’s overall mental well being, which also includes their balance, resilience and their ability to make the most out of whatever life throws at them. The following are some of the ways in which our escape room game in Cozumel can provide people with a healthy way to improve their mental wellbeing.

Escape Rooms are a Challenging Experience

Escape room games are a great way for maintaining peak mental fitness mainly because it is a challenging experience. Escape room games do this by activating both your full and close attention. It’s just not enough to find an activity challenging, to put your mental fitness to the test a game must have something that requires you to put in some mental effort, and that’s exactly what escape room games provide. Similar to playing an instrument, playing something new is always challenging, but playing something that you already know is not. The beauty of escape room games are that they always offer something different, which means you never get to be in the same scenario twice. This allows the participants in the escape room game to put their brains to the test, which in turn helps them sharpen their brain.

Escape the Room Games Teach You Something New

As mentioned earlier, no matter how mentally challenging the activity is, if you have done it before, it’s not that challenging and intellectually demanding. The activity or game you play needs to be something new and something that you are unfamiliar with in order to be mentally stimulating. Escape room games allow the participants to strengthen their brain by keeping on learning and developing new skills.

Escape Rooms Develop Skills You Can Build On

Escape Room Cozumel gives its participants the unique capabilities to build on their skillsets by starting off at an easy level and then making steady progresses to more complex escape rooms. This allow the participants to always push the envelope so that they continue to strengthen and stretch their mental capabilities. Whenever a person escapes from a room level, they get to move on to another more advance escape room level, which makes each challenge a new one for the participant.

And finally, one of the main reasons why many people find escape room games so fascinating is because it is something different and new. Most people are tired of playing the same ole’ games like bowling or golf and are looking for something a bit more new and exciting. Escape room games are that new and exciting way of getting the ultimate gaming experience in real life, without having to put yourself in any real danger. In a way, playing these escape room games allows people to break out of the norm and try out something fresh and new, and something that they would enjoy.