All about quest room
A quest room is a place where you participate in (or try to solve the puzzles of) a game. An escape room is a type of quest room, but it's different because clues are hidden around the room that helps you solve riddles to get out.
The game was invented in Japan and came to Canada in 2013. Since then, it's become a trend spread across the nation.
Quest room/Escape room is like an escape game, but with a lot more detail and pizazz (visual and otherwise) than what you'd expect from playing at home on your computer or tablet. Escape Hour is Calgary's first Quest Room and Escape Room. We offer two different games with different levels of difficulty. Our rooms are designed for ages ten and up, but younger children can participate if adults accompany them.
The game is ideal for corporate team-building events, parties, etc.
When you get to the location of the game (in this case, Escape Hour), you sign in with your name and phone number (so they know who's playing) and pay (usually in cash or by card). You can't take pictures or record videos in there because it would ruin the gameplay for other players.
Once you're in the room, the timer starts ticking. You have 60 minutes to get out. If you don't make it out in time, you can still leave, but you don't get your money back.
If you do make it out, there's usually a debriefing where the staff who run the game tell you what you did right or wrong and give you a chance to ask questions.
There are usually several rooms at a quest/escape room where the puzzles in each room build off each other.
The latest trend is escape rooms with virtual reality. This type of escape room was first created in Asia, but it's been growing popular worldwide. In a VR escape room, players are put in a simulated environment and have to find clues and solve puzzles to escape from the virtual world.
In Canada, quest rooms and escape rooms are popping up all over. Calgary's first escape hour opened in 2013, and there are now several other quest rooms/escape rooms in the city. If you're looking for a fun and challenging activity to do with your friends, family, or co-workers, quest rooms/escape rooms are a great option.
However: even though escape rooms and quest rooms are so popular, you should always check the company's reviews before you pay to play. A place could be great with cool riddles and friendly staff, but if it has bad ratings, then there might be a reason for that. So it's best to read up on what people have said before making your decision.