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How Many People Should You Invite To an Escape Room?

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

The answer to this question depends on the venue and room, but the ideal number of players for an escape room is 4-8 players. Read on to learn more about the answer to this popular (and somewhat complicated) frequently asked question.

Here’s the deal: Every escape room venue typically lists on its website how many players are recommended for each of their rooms. Most escape rooms will let you play with between 2-12 players. Locksmith Escape Games will let you play with anywhere from 2-8 players depending on room availability.

Just a Few People?

It is believed by some that fewer people means increased focus and productivity, and in some situations, you would be correct! However, there is a decent amount of ground to cover in an escape room, and using only three people to take on multiple hidden areas would be spreading your team too thin. You may not be able to get enough done by having too few people in the room with you, so you’d be shooting yourself in the foot.

How Many Are Too Many?

If you’re bringing a big group of friends or a team to an escape room, the results could be interesting, to say the least. Keep in mind that you’ll be trapped in a confined space for an extended period of time with the people that you choose, and while escape rooms are usually moderately spacious, a large number of people could be a problem. When you bring a group of nine or more into an escape room, you inhibit everyone’s ability to be efficient in performance and communication. Too many participants can add more chaos, therefore lessening the chance for success. Especially if you plan to take the experience seriously!

The Perfect Number

Everything is better in moderation, and this rule is not lost when dealing with escape rooms. Escape room designers plan their rooms to require the use of critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication. In order for those parts of an escape room to be utilized, you should bring a group of four to eight people. The middle ground will allow you to spread yourselves out equally, communicate without too much distraction, and focus on the task at hand. To figure out how to draft a record-breaking team, view these recent posts for ideas.

As with almost anything, the best number of people to bring into an escape room is anything in moderation. Too many people cause too many distractions, and too few group members put too much on the sparse participants. An escape room is fun no matter how many people are inside, but for the sake of productivity and efficiency, play Goldilocks and find the middle ground. Still not sure of the best way to go about doing an escape room? There are tips, tricks, and advice so you can learn how to make use of an escape room for you and your team or colleagues.

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