If you are looking for a team-building event that your group will always look forward to, then an escape room is the place to be. An escape room adventure is actually a pretty stellar way to teach your group members vital team skills like communication, collaboration, and so on. It can be especially effective when there’s a dedicated team builder handling the event. Ready to unpack escape room team building? Dive in!

Why Choose Escape Rooms for Your Team?

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Think about this: what if the “play” could actually beef up your team, improving productivity and creativity ACROSS THE BOARD? That’s where escape rooms come into play—literally.

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Imagine your team, locked in a room, with nothing but their wits and each other to rely on.

  • Bond Like Never Before: There’s nothing like working hand-in-hand on a shared challenge to strengthen bonds among team members.
  • A Real-World Puzzle: Escape rooms mirror real-life business challenges, requiring teams to solve problems under pressure, manage resources (like their clues and time), and adapt to new information as they progress. It’s a team-building mystery room activity at its finest.
  • Cheer Team Bonding Ideas: For those specifically looking for cheer team bonding ideas, mystery rooms provide a perfect platform. Teams can cheer each other on as they navigate through puzzles, celebrating each victory as they move closer to their ultimate escape.

The Short & Sweet Version: Escape room team building scores over most other kinds of team building events, like the coffee you brew at home after a long day’s work scores over whatever comes out of the coffee filter at most workplaces.

The Psychological Impact of Escape Rooms on Teams

In this section, we’ll see how escape rooms have a profound psychological effect on players.

If you’d rather skip the details, here’s the TLDR: Escape rooms release dopamine that strengthens the problem-solving and teamwork parts of your brain. And the more you laugh and enjoy yourselves during the game, the better.

The psychological benefits of tackling escape rooms together are real, profound, and prolonged. As you probably know or have worked out, an escape room challenge gives players a dopamine rush.

But here’s the really cool part!

The dopamine rush from solving puzzles doesn’t just make you feel good; it actually strengthens the neural pathways associated with problem-solving and teamwork.

Making an escape room adventure a workout session for your brain but far more fun than a trip to the gym (and you don’t even have to wear sneakers).

Even better: This being a shared challenge, the sense of achievement is magnified for everyone – which also helps with team bonding.

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And remember, laughter is the best medicine, especially when trying to figure out that one clue that’s been staring you in the face the whole time.

So, crack a joke, lighten the mood, and watch as your team’s dynamics transform before your very eyes.

Key Factors of a Successful Escape Room Experience

Choosing the right escape room is like picking the perfect beans for your morning brew – Essential to the experience.

But fear not! As experts in both live games and team cohesion (and, unofficially, coffee), we’ve got some tips to ensure your escape room team-building experience is nothing short of spectacular.

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Align with Your Objectives

First, identify what you want to achieve with this team-building escape room activity. Is it to improve communication, forge bonding, or just have a good time? Knowing your goals will help you choose the right room and plan the event better.

Consider the Complexity

Good rooms come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their puzzles. Pick a challenge that matches your team’s experience level. There’s no fun in being stumped by the first clue or breezing through without a moment’s pause.

Theme It Right

The theme of the escape room can greatly enhance the team’s engagement. Whether it’s a thrilling escape from the dense Amazon Rainforest or an investigative hunt for the CIA’s best special agent, the right setting can turn a good experience into an unforgettable adventure.

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Now, you might be thinking, “This all sounds great, but where do we begin?” Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered in the next section, where we spotlight International Room Escape and how it can turn your team-building dreams into reality. And here’s a little secret: it’s easier than finding a needle in a haystack (and infinitely more fun).

Team Building with us at International Room Escape

International Room Escape, nestled in the heart of Gilbert, AZ, is an experience, a journey into the heart of teamwork and adventure. Imagine stepping into a world where every puzzle solved, and every challenge overcome brings your team closer together.

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International Room Escape is about creating stories, memories, and bonds that last well beyond the walls of our themed adventures. Here’s why we’re more than just a good room; we’re a great room for your next team-building escape room activity:

  • High-Tech Puzzles: We believe in using the latest technology to create immersive, original games that challenge the mind and delight the senses.
  • Specific Event Packages: From the young to the young at heart, our rooms are designed for everyone. Bring your cheer team and your corporate squad. We’ve got something for everyone, including our dedicated team builder Aly.
  • Unique Themes: Our rooms, from the thrilling Amazon Rainforest Escape Room to the mysterious Gravitational Effect Escape Room, and the heroic Save Escapy Escape Room, are crafted to transport you to another world.

The Adventures Await

  1. Amazon Rainforest Escape Room

Imagine this: you’re part of a team of scientists on the brink of a groundbreaking discovery—roses that promise eternal youth for all humanity. But fate has a twist in store. Your plane crashes deep in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, and suddenly, it’s not just about the discovery anymore. You’ve got 60 minutes to rally your team, navigate through the dense, mysterious jungle, and find the rescue area to escape with the immortal roses.

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But hurry, the local villagers are on your tail, and if they catch you, you’ll miss your shot at eternal youth. This adventure isn’t just a game; it’s a race against time, with the stakes as high as possible. Designed for 2 to 8 players, this 60-minute challenge will test your wits and teamwork with a difficulty level of 6 out of 10, making it perfect for adventurers aged 8 and above. So, are you ready to take on the Amazon Rainforest Escape Room and seize the chance to live forever?

  1. Gravitational Effect Escape Room

Imagine you and your friends hanging out when suddenly you’re beamed up by an unknown force. You find yourselves in the Gravitational Effect Escape Room, where the laws of physics seem to be bending and twisting around you.

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You’ve got just 60 critical minutes to crack the enigmas that surround you and find your way back to reality. This room, designed for teams of 2 to 8 players, offers a challenging difficulty level of 7 out of 10, making it a perfect fit for anyone aged 8 and above. Will you rise to the challenge and make your escape, or will the gravitational effect claim its next victims? The clock is ticking.

  1. Save Escapy Escape Room

Explore the heart of a thrilling adventure with the Save Escapy Escape Room, where you and your team are the last hope for the Canine Intelligence Agency (CIA). The mission is critical: CIA’s top agent, Escapy, has vanished while hot on the trail of Trappy, a notorious and cunning mad turtle known for his devious schemes. With only 60 minutes on the clock, the race is on to unravel the mystery of Escapy’s disappearance and ensure his safe return before time runs out.

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This unique escape room experience is perfect for groups of 2 to 7 players. Designed for participants aged 8 and up, it offers an engaging challenge that’s not too daunting, making it an ideal choice for team-building activities. Will your team succeed in outsmarting Trappy and saving Escapy?

Team-Building Packages

Team-building packages offer much more than just an hour of entertainment. They come complete with pictures and videos to capture the moments, all included in the price. For an additional $65 per team, a comprehensive evaluation of the team’s performance is provided, giving valuable insights into how the group collaborates under pressure. Furthermore, a debriefing session can be added for just $30, accommodating up to 10 players for a 20-minute reflection on the experience.

Enhance the day with a lunch break option featuring pizza and soft drinks at only $16 per participant, catering to groups of up to 10. This thoughtful addition not only satiates hunger but also offers a relaxed setting for team members to bond and discuss their escape room strategies, solidifying relationships and reinforcing the day’s learning outcomes.

Aly – Our Team Builder

Aly stands as a cornerstone in team development, bringing over 7 years of expertise to the table. With a rich background as an entrepreneur and business mentor, Aly’s journey is marked by a deep commitment to fostering strong, cohesive teams. Her experience is further enriched by a significant tenure in the escape room industry, where she has excelled as a game creator and developer.

Holding a B.A. in Hospitality Business Administration, Aly combines her educational foundation with real-world experience to craft unique team-building exercises. Her innovative approach to using escape rooms as a tool for enhancing teamwork and problem-solving skills sets her apart, making her an invaluable asset in developing effective teams.

Celebrations and More

We don’t just do team building; we make every occasion special. Birthdays, anniversaries, or just because—make it memorable with an escape room challenge.

How to Prepare for Your Team-Building at International Room Escape

Before you embark on this thrilling adventure, a little prep can go a long way. Here’s how to make sure your team gets the most out of the International Room Escape experience:

  • Set Your Goals: Decide what you want to achieve. Whether it’s to solve an escape room as a team, create bonding, or simply escape from the working room for a bit, having clear objectives will make the experience more rewarding.
  • Build the Hype: Get your team excited! Share details about the escape room challenges they’ll face, and maybe sprinkle some cool team bonding ideas to get the energy up.
  • Strategize: While spontaneity adds excitement, a bit of planning can elevate the experience. Start by choosing a convenient date for everyone, ensuring maximum participation. Selecting a package that suits your team’s interests and skill levels is crucial, as it sets the tone for the adventure. Additionally, consider assigning roles based on strengths, such as a leader to guide the group or a note-taker to keep track of clues. Don’t forget to plan for a meal or a casual debriefing session afterward, allowing the team to bond over their shared experience and discuss highlights and learnings from the day.

Remember, it’s not just about escaping; it’s about building something lasting. And, just like a good cup of coffee, the right preparation makes all the difference.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few team-building queries that we’ve heard often, along with answers:

Are escape rooms good for team building?

Absolutely! Escape rooms are like the espresso shot of team-building activities. They energize, engage, and unite people in ways few other activities can.

How many can participate?

The number of participants in International Room Escape can vary to some extent depending on the specific game. Generally, our escape rooms accommodate groups of varying sizes to offer a flexible and inclusive experience. Our rooms are designed for various group sizes, perfect for teams of 2 to 8 players. It’s like a party, but with puzzles!

Are the rooms challenging?

Yes, but in the best way possible. Our rooms are designed to challenge and engage, but always with the goal of fun and team building in mind. Think of it as a brain workout you actually enjoy.

Remember, every question is a step towards unlocking the full potential of your team. So, don’t hesitate to reach out if your curiosity isn’t yet satisfied.

Conclusion

It’s not just about the thrill of escape; it’s about the journey you take as a team and the memories you create along the way.

Ready to turn your team into a band of puzzle-solving heroes? Swing by International Room Escape if you are in Gilbert, AZ, and let’s make your next team-building adventure one for the books.

And remember, in the world of team building and escape rooms, the real treasure is the bonds you forge along the way. So why wait? Your next great adventure is just a lock and key away.