A Beginner's Guide to Escape Rooms

Get ready for the ultimate San Antonio escape room experience!

If you’ve never had an escape room experience you’re about to have a wild ride. A good escape room will transport you to another time and place, drawing you into the game in a way that goes beyond board games and video games. 

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement, especially if it’s your first time in an escape room and don’t know what to expect. This beginner’s guide will get you geared up for the great escape in San Antonio!

Get Details About the Escape Room

No two escape rooms are the same. For starters, you have linear and non-linear escape rooms. In a linear escape room you have to get through one clue or puzzle to move on to the next. Whereas in a non-linear escape room you just need to get through all of the puzzles regardless of the order.

There are also escape rooms that are in a single, large space as well as escape rooms with multiple chambers that players move through. How the room is set up will affect the way you play and the overall experience. Do a little research up front so you have a better idea of what to expect before you get there. 

Be Prepared to Play With Others

An escape room is designed so that the players work together to solve puzzles. It’s the only way to get everything done in an hour. Who will those players be? 

You may or may not end up playing the escape room with people you just met. Escape rooms are set up for a certain number of players. It’s possible to reserve the escape room just for your group, but multiple groups may be combined and play together during busy times.

Pick the Right Type of Escape Room

Remember how we just said each escape room is unique and there are different types of games? The best escape room in San Antonio is one that will challenge you without being overly difficult. If the difficulty level isn’t indicated online ask the facility to give you a rundown on how their rooms compare. 

The next consideration is the storyline. The story affects the experience more than anything else. It will influence the atmosphere of the room and the types of puzzles that you’ll have to complete.

Follow Escape Room Etiquette

Like many situations in life, there is proper etiquette that should be followed in an escape room. A few escape room etiquette rules you’ll want to follow include:

  • Get to the venue 15 minutes early so you’re ready to go on time.
  • Be a team player - don’t overrun others.
  • Communicate openly with others.
  • Put your phone away - this one might actually be a rule.
  • Keep your cool no matter how intense the game gets.

Check Social Media for Promos

It’s always nice to get a good deal anytime you’re trying something new. Back in the day you’d have to rely on Groupon, but today social media is the place to get promos, especially limited time promos.

Trying to find the best Instagram promo for an escape room? You’ll find special promo codes on our San Antonio Instagram account and Facebook page for up to 25% off. We regularly run discounts just for new players that want to give an escape room a try.


Ready for the adventure to begin? Reserve an escape room in San Antonio online!