Escape rooms, escape quest games, mystery rooms, quest rooms, breakout rooms, panic room games. These 60-minute team-based puzzle-solving activities come by many names. However, the objective is usually the same: escape!

You’ve probably heard a friend or colleague talking about their escape room experience last weekend. Don’t feel left out! If you are new to the world of escape rooms, we will be covering everything you need to know before joining your first quest.

The Fundamentals of Escape Quest Games

Before we get to the most frequently asked questions, here’s a brief breakdown and history of escape quest games:

Escape rooms are a type of physical adventure game in which people are “locked” in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.

The first-ever real-life modern escape room was invented and launched in 2007 by Takao Kato and his company SCRAP. The company only managed a single room that allowed 5-6 players at a time. The escape games were mainly comprised of logical puzzles, such as mathematical sequences or color-coding.

By 2015, escape rooms became a global phenomenon with over 60 escape rooms. But it was in 2012 when they were brought to the USA starting in San Francisco! Fast forward to 2021 when there are more than 2,000 escape rooms in the USA alone and over 50,000 escape rooms worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions About Quest Rooms

What do I need to bring?

For most quest rooms, you won’t need to bring anything besides yourself and your team. Read the descriptions of the escape rooms you will be booking. You may need to bring an extra shirt or towel if you are required to run around the premises.

How much time am I given to escape?

Most escape quest games will give you a standard time limit of 60 minutes. However, some concepts will give you more time or less time depending on the difficulty level.

Are escape rooms scary?

Quest rooms are designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences, with concepts that appeal to both kids and adults. However, fans of the horror genre are most likely to find a scary, yet ultimately safe quest in most escape rooms.

Who can enjoy escape rooms?

Escape rooms are perfect for almost every group of people, whether it’s with friends, family, colleagues, or even couples. With tons of concepts to choose from, you are sure to find one that fits your preferences.

How do I pick an escape room?

The only thing to take note of is to choose quest rooms that interest you the most. Do you love noir and spy genre adventures? How about horror-themed escape rooms? Or maybe something more family-friendly, fantastical, and fairytale-like? Maze Rooms LA hosts over 20 different types of escape rooms that appeal to almost every escape room enthusiast.

Maze Rooms: The top-rated escape rooms in Los Angeles

Pirates, secret spies, speeding trains, vampires, monsters, murder mysteries, & more. At Maze Rooms, we guarantee you will find an escape room that fits your fantasy!

Maze Rooms interweaves technology and practical design elements into both our puzzles and storytelling to create the most immersive experience possible, but rest assured that everything is under control!

Whether it’s your 1st time or your 10th time going on an escape room adventure, Maze Rooms will continue to innovate and deliver a fresh experience every single time.

Our 7 Maze Rooms branches are situated at the following locations: Highland Avenue, LAX, Robertson Blvd, Santa Monica Blvd, Sepulveda Blvd, Venture Blvd, Vermont Ave. Book an escape room at Maze Rooms today!