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December 5, 2023

Unlocking Adventure: Delving into the Wonders of Large Group Escape Rooms!

Picture this: you and your crew cracking codes, unlocking secrets, and racing against the clock for the ultimate challenge. The surge of excitement as you untangle puzzles and connect the clues creates an experience that's absolutely exhilarating! 

But here's the catch: most escape rooms have a limit on participants. 

What if it's your birthday bash, a corporate bash, or a bachelorette party?
What if you want more than 6 or 7 people in one room?
Enter the solution: large group escape rooms!

What’s a large group escape room?

A large group escape room is an immersive and challenging adventure game designed for a larger number of participants, usually more than the typical group size of 2 to 6 participants accommodated by standard escape rooms. Large group escape rooms are specifically crafted to accommodate larger gatherings, typically starting from 8 to 10 participants and sometimes extending to 100 or more.

These epic adventures aren't just about solving puzzles; they're about the electric vibe, team synergy, and celebrating victories together. The rooms often feature intricate storylines and elaborate settings that cater to the larger number of players, providing an immersive and engaging experience for everyone involved. Each member brings their unique skills and brainpower, creating a mind-blowing synergy that propels the team forward. It's like a superhero squad, except you're battling codes and decoding riddles! 

Why Choose Large Group Escape Rooms? Embracing Diversity in Group Adventures

Diverse Roles 

In a big group escape room, having lots of people changes the dynamics we’re used to in classic escape rooms. Rather than constantly working together, people can jump in and out of smaller teams, working on multiple puzzles at once. These escape rooms have all sorts of puzzles and challenges that fit different talents, so everyone's skills get their chance to rock! It's like a huge stage where each person can shine by doing what they're best at, but also sharpening their edges. 

It's not just about being in a big team; it's about how everyone chips in. Tasks and roles get spread around so that each person can show off their unique skills, making the teamwork super strong. You’ll of course find some of the same types we’ve outlined in our article on escape room player types. Yet you might find that those boxes never encompass the whole of someone’s skillset. By working with different teams on different brainteasers, Linda from HR might showcase valuable quick thinking on top of her great organisational skills.  

The sheer immersive nature of these mega escape rooms turns your crew into communication champs. You've got to talk the talk, assign tasks, and cook up strategies to conquer those brain-bending challenges. And hey, it's not just fun and games; you're picking up fantastic skills like leadership, quick decision-making, and flexibility along the way! 

And here's the kicker: when we've got such a mix of talents, we can tackle any challenge thrown our way. Each person brings their A-game, and that's the secret sauce for a super fun and collaborative escape room adventure!

Diverse networking

When there's a big gang tackling an escape room together, it's like a mini social mixer! You've got all sorts of personalities, skills, and stories in one place. It's not just about cracking codes and solving puzzles; it's a chance to bond with people you might not usually hang out with. 

We’ve already covered why you should use escape rooms as team building activities as well as why you shouldn’t. Large escape rooms offer yet another format of experience that probably trumps traditional rooms. Finally, teams of more than 7 colleagues can work together and learn from one another! 

Think about it - you're all working toward a common goal, sharing ideas, and high-fiving when you crack a clue. It's like a team-building party, but way cooler because you're diving into this immersive adventure together. Plus, it's a break from the regular office or everyday hangouts, making it a super fun way to connect with people outside the usual settings. 

In settings outside of the corporate world, large group escape rooms become perfect spaces for forging connections and sharing passions in an environment that celebrates those passions! 

At Sherlocked, we often get emails from individuals seeking a spot to join in on the room fun, even without a full team. Some large escape rooms solve this by creating opportunities for new connections and added enjoyment for all who care to join!

What’s out there?

Time Crimes Adventure 

Large group escape rooms are not necessarily common, but there’s definitely an interest peaking out in the community. At Sherlocked, for instance, we offer the Time Crimes experience, a colossal escape room designed to accommodate up to 75 participants! 

Engage in the unforgettable investigation of a Rogue Time Traveller's lost luggage. We created this as an exhilarating experience where teamwork and cooperation are paramount. It allows for teams of 12+ to enjoy extended time slots tailored for them, ensuring an immersive adventure that can be shared by bigger parties!

Techmission Model 

Another of Sherlocked's productions! Created as a way to introduce more students to STEM and technical sciences, Techmission010 delivers an immersive gaming experience where participants, here students, are challenged to conquer a series of technological tasks. 

Their mission? Restore power within a warehouse setting through engaging and tech-driven challenges. The participants were separated into smaller teams and had an impressively wide stage that served as an open world for them to figure out the solutions.

Although this was a few-times-only event, Techmission showcases the capabilities of large group escape rooms for team building and enhancing collaborative skills within diverse groups. It's all about bringing people together, having a blast, and learning awesome teamwork skills that shine in any group setting!

Phantom Peak Model 

Phantom Peak is not your average escape room; it's a magnificent steampunk paradise known as "The Venice Of The West." Essentially a mini escape theme park, from the moment you step inside, you'll feel like you've been transported back in time to an Old West canyon, complete with a breathtaking waterfall, mystical haunted ruins, and the awe-inspiring Waterway—a massive canal winding through Main Street.

The tickets allow you to roam around, investigate, and play for 4 to 5 hours depending on the show chosen. There, you can either stick to your own team and enjoy the longest escape room of your life, or join hands with other participants, creating memories unthinkable in traditional rooms! It truly is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Outdoor Adventures

At Sherlocked, we have another form of large escape room, which coincidentally lacks the “room” part. Our outdoor adventure is a thrilling and interactive exploration of the city's historical secrets. You engage in a captivating quest that unfolds as you follow treasure maps, decode cryptic clues, and unveil hidden caches using magical objects akin to solving escape-room puzzles. 

You can delve into two distinct eras, seeking out a secret society from the Golden Age or chasing down elusive diamonds amidst the backdrop of World War II. It's more than sightseeing—it's an immersive adventure allowing you to unearth Amsterdam's hidden narratives while having an absolute blast. 

This unique city experience aims to offer a dynamic fusion of entertainment, history, and discovery, making it a memorable escapade unlike any other. 

City-Wide Escapes

Another alternative to traditional escape rooms that cater to large groups is a bit of a different style, but it’s still worth mentioning! This innovative escape room trend provides a fresh alternative to traditional escape rooms by allowing teams to experience multiple rooms in different locations all at the same time. Imagine racing across town to various venues, each with its unique set of puzzles, codes, and challenges that you and your team need to solve to progress. 

This exciting city-wide adventure encourages exploration as you make your way around different locations. Playing many escape rooms parallel across town creates an unforgettable experience that immerses you in the environment and provides a dynamic and innovative way to bond and have fun with your group.

So now what?

Prepare to create unforgettable memories! Whichever option you choose, large group escape rooms are not just about the challenges—they're about fostering camaraderie, teamwork, and the thrill of conquering obstacles together as a united force!

Ready to embark on an unparalleled adventure? Choose your preferred model and dive into an epic escape room experience tailored for your large group's excitement and enjoyment.

Large Group Escape Rooms in Sum

In the realm of large group escape rooms, an electrifying blend of thrills and camaraderie awaits! Beyond the rush of unravelling puzzles and racing against the clock, these immersive adventures foster a synergy of diverse skills and vibrant interactions. Each participant serves as a pivotal piece in the puzzle, contributing unique strengths to conquer challenges and build connections within a diverse mix of personalities. 

While navigating these larger-than-life escape rooms may encounter occasional hurdles—friendly chaos or the need to balance engagement levels—these challenges enrich the experience, imparting invaluable skills like leadership, adaptability, and effective communication. Ultimately, mega escape rooms promise an exhilarating whirlwind of excitement and collaboration, painting vivid memories through shared laughter, high-fives, and tales of adventure. 

So, assemble your squad, step boldly into the unknown, and prepare for an unforgettable journey of teamwork, problem-solving, and sheer, unadulterated fun!