Escape room games become a beloved activity for people of all ages all over the world. There are more than 10 000 escape rooms operation in the world today. There are even championships for escape room players. It’s practically a kind of sport.
Here are 10 cool facts about escape rooms you probably haven’t heard of.
- The first real life escape room in the world was opened in 2007 in Japan, Kyoto. Of course, there were similar arrangements even in the prehistoric times, like mazes for instance. But Japanese Real Escape Game was the first of the kind we know now.
- Athenes, Greece, hosts the longest escape room game. It lasts 3 hours, and it occupies not one room but the whole house.
- The biggest escape room in the world is Diefenbunker, it’s located in Canada. It’s a former military bunker designed to protect 535 people during the Cold War. Nowadays it has been turned into a museum. At night it’s transformed into an escape room.
- The smallest escape room was made in the UK. It’s just a coffin of 120x70x50cm.
- Beijing, China, is the world leader in the number of escape rooms per city. 183 escape rooms in the capital only. The second city with the highest density of escape rooms in the world is also Chinese, it’s Shanghai. In the USA Los Angeles is the leader and in Canada it’s Toronto.
- Africa is the continent with the least number of escape rooms.
- A team of four set the first Guinness World Record for Most Escape Rooms in 24 Hours. They played 22 rooms with their best escape time of 28 mins. It was in October 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Thought players were Americans, not Russians.
- There are several World Championships or escape room game lovers. One of the most famous is organised by Red Bull. In 2018 during the global tournament in Russia the winner got $30 000.
- The most popular escape room themes are movies, prison escape, detective stories, treasure hunt, science labs, horror.
- The lowest escape room fees are in India, $4 per person, while the highest fees are set in Dubai, the UAE, $41 per person.
Do you recall any crazy, scary or amusing situation that ever happened with you in the escape room? Maybe it will complete our list of cool escape room facts.
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