When thinking through how many people you need for an escape room, it's really an issue of quantity vs. quality.

How Many People Do You Need for an Escape Room?

Escape room mania is in full swing. These immersive experiences allow you to be the star of your own harrowing action-adventure movie. You have only 60 minutes to find the clues, solve the puzzles and get out before the clock runs out. Thankfully, you’re not in it alone. A few lucky people you chose to bring with you are along for this exciting ride.

Escape rooms are about cooperation, giddy excitement and wish-fulfillment. For one hour, you’re transported into another world with only your wits to guide you. You get to work with a few of your besties to escape deranged murderers, uncover espionage or bring puppy thieves to justice. What could be more fun than that?

Now, a question we get a lot is how many people you need to do an escape room. In this post, you’ll discover that it’s less about the actual number of people you bring along and more about who you choose to play the game with.

Why Does Each Room Have Minimum and Maximum Player Numbers?

Escape rooms are not a solo activity. Even if you really prefer going things alone, most escape rooms are designed to be cooperative. Some puzzles can’t be solved unless you have another person in the room with you. That’s why most escape rooms have a minimum of at least two players.

On the other hand, when you cram too many people in a little room, all you get is complete and utter chaos. Nothing gets accomplished because there’s too much pandemonium. That’s why many escape rooms give a cap on the number of people you can play with — ours is 12.

Let’s explore these rooms. To play in The Torture Chamber or track down puppy nabbers in Pet Snatched, you need at least two people and no more than 12. Our Conspiracy Theory room, however, is a tad different. In this game within a game, your job is not just to escape but to determine who among you is a Soviet spy. That’s why our minimum for this room is at least four people.

How to Pick Who You Play With

Escapees assemble! If you’re planning a trip to your local escape room, you don’t have to invite along every Tom, Dick and Harry so that you fill your room’s max quota. Instead, choose people you know you’ll have fun with. Escape rooms are a bonding experience as you work together toward a common goal.

Your merry band of escape room artists can be made up of family members, friends, co-workers or that weird cat lady who lives down the street. Whether you go with one other person or 11 of your nearest and dearest, leave disagreements and squabbling at the door. Good communication is the key to getting out before the clock runs out.

So how many people should you bring to your escape room? However many you want! Just remember that the quality of the people is more important than the quantity.

Got Your Team? Now Book Your Room!

Now that you have a better idea about who you want to play with, it’s time to book your escape room experience at Exit Strategy Games. We can’t wait to host you and your cohorts!

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