Do you love game night as much as we do? If you enjoy a good game night with friends and family, you know there’s nothing quite as fun as gathering around the table and breaking out your favorite board game. Tabletop games are a great way to bring everyone together for a chance to laugh and make fun memories you’ll look back on years from now. Whether you’re into role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons or you just appreciate a good brain game like Pictionary, game night can be a blast.


With an escape room game night at Escape Frenzy, your Twin Cities gaming fun soars to the next level. In this blog post, our escape games team will talk about how escape rooms give you the ultimate role-playing game night experience.


The Origin of Escape Room Games

Gamers have come a long way over the past few decades, and they’ve played a central role in the creation of escape games and escape rooms. Anyone who was around in the eighties may remember the cultural impact of early text-based adventure games. They soon led to point-and-click games where players explored locations, looked for objects, and worked with items to unlock puzzles. Through simple computer commands, they could explore dark caverns and battle with orcs.


Around the same time, gamers were enjoying the immersive gameplay experience of role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons that combine puzzles and board combat. Today, games like Dungeons and Dragons are becoming more mainstream with Millennials and Generation Z catching on.


Experience Next-Level Gaming in our Escape Rooms

If you love the fun of board games with or without role-playing, escape rooms offer the opportunity to bring your gaming to the next level. Even if the idea of dressing up for role-playing isn’t your cup of tea, you can enjoy the excitement of a challenging and immersive role-playing game in an escape room. Our themed rooms at Escape Frenzy will make you feel like you’ve been transported in time and space to another reality.


Step inside a haunted house where cobwebs and spirits are all around. Or fill the shoes of a CSI investigator as you work through a murder scene and solve the crime before the bad guys kill again.


What to Expect During our Escape Games

When you visit one of our Escape Frenzy escape rooms, you’ll find yourself immersed in an hourlong experience you’ll share with the members of your team. Together with your group, you’ll work through all of the riddles, clues, and puzzles we’ve expertly hidden in your chosen escape room. The goal is to solve the room and make your escape before the hour is over by thinking outside the box and collaborating as you brainstorm clever solutions. The fun of an escape room doesn’t stop from the moment the door closes.


Unplugged Escape Room Fun

Next time you’re out in public, take a look around at all of the people wrapped up in their phones. It’s easy in the modern age to get wrapped up in the digital experience. But that can also mean we spend far too much of our lives with a screen barrier between ourselves and everyone around us.


An escape room is a chance to enjoy real-world fun without getting trapped behind a screen. It also offers a number of advantages to gameplay you might participate in online.  Although multiplayer online gaming and augmented reality can be fun, escape rooms take that fun to a new level.


Here are a few ways escape rooms are similar to traditional and online role-play gaming:


1.      You Have to Solve the Little Puzzles First.

Video gaming is all about working your way through the larger story arc one level and one puzzle at a time. In much the same way, you’ll need to work your way through smaller puzzles in an escape room. They’ll build on each other and push you closer to escaping the room over the course of your hour.


2.      You’ll Need to Interact With Your Surroundings.

If you’ve played many video games, you know that the first thing you have to do is look around at your surroundings and learn everything you can. The same is true for many RPG board games when players ask about their location and look for clues. Likewise, in an escape room, you’ll need to look around and find clues that help you meet your objective.


3.      It’s an Adventure.

People love games for many reasons. They give us a chance to break out of the ordinary and challenge our minds, but they can also bring adventure into our lives. Whether you’re gaming online, at a table, or in an escape room, you get to be someone else for a while.


The Ultimate Escape Room Minneapolis Adventure

If you’re up to the challenge of an escape room adventure, we’ve got four escape rooms to choose from at Escape Frenzy. Put down the phone and unplug for the evening in a real-life adventure.


Whether you’re a ghost hunter in a haunted house, an explorer seeking the lost city of Atlantis, a pirate, or a forensic investigator, step into an adventure with both feet. Call us to set up your adventure in one of our escape rooms at 952.941.9999, or contact us online to learn more.