Posted on

Movie Scene Escape Room


Every business does not consist of individual employees as much as teams of people dedicated to solving problems that help the company produce the goods or services that create a profit. A recent article in the Balance suggests that a major part of making a business run smoothly is to turn groups of individuals into a team that works smoothly together.

Team building has been an integral part of running companies for as long as companies have existed. Modern corporations will often set aside time for teams of their employees to play games together, either onsite or at an offsite location. Sometimes these events are just occasions for employees to get to know one another in a less stressful setting.

Escape rooms provide a unique opportunity for team building for two reasons. First, they are an awful lot of fun in ways that are probably unfamiliar to most people. Escape rooms are a new but rapidly growing phenomenon that places people in fun and interesting interactive scenarios. Second, a session in an escape room allows employees to practice solving problems in a movie scene escape room. In a real sense, they are making their own movie or TV show while learning to work together.

The Crime Scene scenario at our facility is a classic example. We have seen the crime scene in hundreds of TV shows and movies, with the dead body, the detectives, and the forensic scientists working together to solve the murder. Your employees will assume these roles and, with clues that are available, perhaps catch a criminal.

The Haunted Prison is a slightly more challenging scenario. Everyone has seen this movie too. However, with some clear-headed problem solving, it can end better for your employees than for characters in the film.

The Mayan Temple of Knowledge is the most exciting scenario soon to be available. Indiana Jones, Rick and Evie from “The Mummy” movies, and even the “Stargate” team of SG1 have been there. Now your people can live an adventure through a movie scene escape room.

Posted on

Corporate Escape: Off Site Team Building


Columbus, OH executives are making use of an exciting and innovative team building platform: Escape Rooms. This relatively new form of entertainment has been sweeping the nation for about a decade. More recently, their potential as an excellent off-site team building opportunity is being realized.

What is an Escape Room?

The original escape rooms were developed to create a real-life experience modeled on popular mobile-based video games. These puzzle games start the user in a locked room full of objects. By interacting with the environment, the user can unlock clues that will ultimately lead to opening the door to exit the room to the next level.

Live escape rooms work on a similar principle. However, cutting-edge companies have integrated complex storylines, in-depth characters, and problem-solving puzzles that require cooperation to complete, making them ideal for team building.

What Are the Benefits of Escape Rooms for Corporate Team Building?

  • Small teams of 8 work closely together to beat the clock.
  • Teams score by time, allowing them to compete for prizes or a runoff in a second challenge.
  • Get employees out of their familiar environments to encourage new perspectives and shatter the dreaded “comfort zone.”
  • Genuine fun and excitement to add some adrenaline to the mix.
  • Inexpensive compared to many corporate team building workshops.

Where Can I Find an Escape Room in Columbus?

If you happen to have your headquarters near Columbus, OH be sure to check out Lockology Escape Rooms.

We currently have two different rooms, each with their own storyline and unique puzzles, with a third coming soon. Each room is ranked by difficulty, allowing you to design a championship model with the top teams competing against each other, while still including everyone in the first round.

In addition, Lockology offers low rates for weekday bookings, helping to keep costs within the budget.

For more information about Lockology Escape Rooms in Columbus, give us a call at 1-888-693-7105.

Posted on 1 Comment

Why Do an Escape Room with Your Friends and Family


Escape rooms are popping up all over the country and their popularity is growing. They offer fun and excitement for everyone who participates and are a great activity for groups of families and friends. If you are tired of the usual dinners, movies and game nights, why not try something new with an escape room?

Escape rooms get you out of your comfort zone and put you in the middle of a mystery. You and your family and friends have to think like a detective. The room is full of hidden clues that will help you solve the mystery and escape. You’ll find yourselves celebrating every clue you find as it gets you closer to the final solution. This is a lot more fun than going to dinner or a movie!

Getting out in the time allowed will only happen if you and your group work together. It takes everyone working as a team to solve the mystery and escape. Kids and adults alike can contribute equally. You’ll find that everyone in your group sees things differently and that definitely works to your advantage. What you see as unimportant in the room, might actually be an important clue. You may come out of the experience with a new appreciation for the way other people see things.

Do you really remember every dinner you’ve eaten or movie you’ve seen with friends and family? Chances are you don’t. You will remember your time at an escape room, though. You’ll find yourself laughing about your adventures and how much fun you had for years to come. This is an opportunity to make memories with the ones you love in a unique way.

Next time you plan a fun group outing with your family and friends, try an escape room. You will be glad you did!

Posted on

Try a Whole New Team Building Experience


So. you’ve been assigned the task of coming up with a fun and unique team building experience. Your boss has trusted you to “knock this one out of the park.” What to do? There’s always the traditional activities like sitting in a conference room trying to solve a customer problem for three-and-a-half hours, while everyone gets on each other’s nerves because they’d all rather be pretty much anywhere else in the world. Let’s scratch that idea.

There’s also something a little less mundane like paintball or laser tag, but paintball gets messy and those paintballs actually sting quite a bit sometimes. Maybe not the best idea for the fragile accountant on his way to retirement in less than six months. As far as laser tag goes, it’s really something that’s better suited for an eight-year-old’s birthday party.

Have you considered an idea where everyone needs to work together, collecting clues and solving puzzles to achieve the ultimate goal of escape? It’s time for something a little more outside the box … or inside (pardon the pun). If it sounds impossibly intriguing, interactive, and incredible, that’s because it is. Welcome to Lockology Colombus Escape Room, a premier escape room with a twist.

Whether it’s your sales team, IT team, or beer-drinking softball team, escape rooms are an excellent way to instill collaboration, creative thinking, and a hugely positive state of morale. There are varying difficulty levels depending on the experience level of your team. If you have one or two veteran escape room players, you may want to encourage their knowledge sharing, and try a room with a slightly higher degree of difficulty.

At Lockology Colombus Escaper Room, your team of eight persons or less can currently take on the goal of escaping from a haunted prison or solving a murder at a crime scene. Coming soon is the mysteries of the Mayan Temple of Knowledge. No matter what adventure you choose; excitement, fun, and camaraderie are sure to abound.

Book now to discover your team’s strengths and weaknesses, while evaluating your ability to work together to achieve a common goal. The Lockology Colombus Escape Room is just what you’re looking for in a one-of-a-kind team building experience.

Posted on

Why an Escape Room is a Fun Family Activity


Every family is always seeking something new and exciting to do together. With that said, how about considering an escape room for your next fun family activity? Never heard of it? Well, here’s the skinny on this hot trend for friends and family…

What is an Escape Room?

You can look at it as a real-life, in-room, team-based puzzle. These are fun activities that are done between friends and family who, essentially, search for a way to escape from a locked room. It’s in essence a real-life riddle!

Why Should I try it?

Well, if you and your group are interested in riddles and puzzles, this is the place for your next fun family activity! But, there’s so much more to it than that. Here are several other reasons why you’d want to get involved in this indoor, proverbial chess game:

  • The Objective: It’s all about the thrill of the hunt. The primary goal here is to find the key, or whatever various means of leave is provided, via patterns and clues that will get you thinking and connecting the dots.
  • The Story: Each escape room comes with a story. Maybe a prison room, a crime scene or a hidden temple. Look at it like a real-life video game: you’re the main character trying to escape from the worlds you’ve been temporarily trapped in.
  • A Time Limit: Are you into besting time? Continuing with the video game analogy, you’ll be wracking your brain trying to figure out how to best the clock before it’s “game over.”

If this is something that intrigues you, and you’d like more information or to plan a visit today, please visit our website.