Escape rooms, escape routine
You have one hour to solve mysteries in group and escape. Are you up for the challenge?
The concept of escape rooms, inspired by Agatha Christie’s mystery novels, involves a challenge: participants must escape a room before time is up using their intelligence to solve puzzles leading to the exit. And they must do so collaboratively, in groups.
Fun is guaranteed in this game. Currently, there are 30 escape rooms in Bizkaia and new ones are likely to open soon. Not only in the capital but also in other towns you will find escape rooms that are themed as a mad scientist’s lab, a mental hospital or a space station.
Bizkaia family friendly
Plans for the whole family
In central Bilbao you will find great escape rooms where you and your family will have lots of fun. Since the first escape room, Mad Man, opened in Bilbao, this game has become more and more popular with locals and travellers, and new escape rooms have opened across Bizkaia.
The idea started in Silicon Valley around 2006, when a real-life escape was designed based on the novels of Agatha Christie and the computer mystery games released at the time. Currently, there are around 3000 such rooms around the world. Other sources of inspiration are the Cluedo murder mystery game and live-action role-playing games where gamemasters set the rules and maintain the narrative.
Taking part in the game can be a great activity for you and your family. The group will have to use their team-building as well as coordination and communication skills to solve the mystery and exit the room before they run out of time.
This type of adventure is suitable for the whole family. Kids must be at least eight years old to play and generally an adult is required to play with them. However, Mystery Room in Bilbao has junior rooms available for kids only. They are guided by a monitor who teaches the kids to work together as a team and use logic to solve the mystery and have lots of fun at the same time.
Even when your team does not achieve the ultimate goal, the game is extremely fun. According to The Room Hunter, which operates an escape room in Bilbao, less than 30% teams solve the mystery. Search for clues, use strategic thinking, open your eyes and work together. The important thing is to have a good time. All the teams, winners and losers, get a souvenir picture.