One of the best team building exercises is teams working together to escape a room filled with obstacles within a set amount of time. The rooms can be very challenging; however, when each team works together, they can be completed. This type of team building exercise makes the team work together and encourages group participation. During this type of team building exercise, the team members will laugh with one another, learn to communicate better and use logic and critical thinking strategies. Afterward, these teams often work better together. In fact, after the team building activity, the business should allow their team members to analyze what they could have done to complete the activity faster. This activity allows team members to confer with one another, use their creativity and critical thinking skills to come up with better strategies. These strategies are then often used in the real world when needed. We offer private viewing stations where managers can watch their teams perform. From this room, managers can see how teams work together to complete the challenge. These viewing stations also offer audio so you can see how the team is treating one another and what is being said during each challenge. After your team completes the challenge, the team will be debriefed. This is when the staff of the facility analyzes the teams decisions, communications skills and what could have been done to help finish the tasks quickly. During the debriefing session, the team will be encouraged and given strategies to help them in the future.
How does an escape room work?
In order to escape the room, team must work together and:
Most teams that do not escape the room do not have an adequate number of leaders. Leaders are needed to determine the best route to follow to be successful. In these escape rooms, it takes more than one leader as the room requires multiple tasks to be done simultaneously. However, if three are too many leaders in a team, the appropriate decisions cannot be made within the allotted time period.
The team must work together and communicate effectively. Because the team must do multiple tasks simultaneously, instructions cannot just be yelled out. The instructions must be effectively communicated to each team member so that everyone knows what they need to do to be successful.
In order to succeed at the task at hand, each member of the team must use creativity and ingenuity to solve the complex problems that the team faces while in the escape room.
Being able to listen and follow directions is just as important as communication skills. If a team member finds the answer and no one is listening, it could end up preventing the team from succeeding at the task.
When the team is in the escape room, they must use teambuilding skills to succeed. There are no puzzles that simply rely on one person to solve the puzzle. Instead, teams must work together to come up with a solution and solve the puzzle as there may be several problems that must be addressed and solved at once.
BELIEF IN THE GROUP’S SKILLS
When time is running out or it seems as a clue cannot be solved, a team may give up. Positive thinking and never giving up can make your team successful. The groups that do escape often escape only seconds before time runs out. This is why it is imperative to work until the clock runs completely out. Adrenaline and belief in the team’s ability can mean the difference between escaping the room and not escaping the room.
MISTAKES HAPPEN. Be Willing to Admit When You Make a Mistake
Teams that admit their mistakes and go forward will be better equipped to solve the escape room than those who stand around arguing who made the mistake. Instead of doing this, admit a mistake was made and move on to find additional clues to help escape the room.
If we want to stay for more than an hour, are there other activities, dining options etc.?
Sure, we can offer other awesome activities like: Human Bumper Balls, Minute to Win It, Airsoft, Paintball, Escape the Ball, Photobooths, Dining Area’s and more. Please let us know how long you would like your event to be, what you would like included in your experience and we will do our best to customize an amazing Team Building experience for your group.
Escape Room or Minutes 2 Win It & Dinning
$50-$100 (per person)
2 hour event
Escape Room, Minutes 2 Win It & Dinning
$70-$175 (per person)
3 hour event
2 Escape Rooms
$48-$90 (per person)
2 hour event
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We are located at 19 Waverly Lane in Madison New Jersey. We are in the alley between “Downtown Family Salon” and “Golden Cleaners”, which is next door to Madison TV & Poor Herbies. A few stores down from Crowley Cupcakes & across the street from Chase Bank & the Waverly Restaurant.
There is street parking on Waverly Place as well as a Waverly Lot which enters under the Train Overpass off Green Village Rd. Those areas are both limited to 2-hour parking.
Parking on Maple Ave and Green Village Road are both limited to 4-hour parking and are both only a 2 block walk.
“Really well-done, well-thought out puzzles. We had a great time trying to figure the room out with the other group we were with. A fun night that ended up giving us some great stories. Easy to book and find the location; great owners. Would highly recommend. Would do it again.”
“Great experience!!! Went with a group of 6 of us and was placed with another group of 3 people we didn’t know. I was skeptical at first but it was easy to work together and build as a team. we did the detective room and didn’t make it out but if you work as a team it really helps things “click”
“I came here last night with 9 of my coworkers. It was their first time and my second. What a blast. We were greeted by a gentleman who was very nice and he explained to us what the theme was about. He led us to the room. Unfortunately we didnt escape but we had a great time. This was harder than the one ive been to before. I highly recommend this place to anyone!”
“I booked for 10 people for my boyfriend’s birthday and we had a blast! We all enjoyed it and the other group that was with us were awesome too! We definitely recommend this for anyone that likes puzzles and can handle the pressure! We will be going back to try other rooms for sure!”
“We had an absolute ball here! We went with a large group for an adult birthday party and enjoyed every minute! We have to go back because we couldn’t ESCAPE in time! Can’t wait to go back! Great for all ages!”
“Our group had an amazing time in the Escape Room. We didn’t know what to expect but this exceeded our hopes. We had a blast”
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