How playing escape games can improve cognitive skills and communication within a group

More and more schools are choosing escape games as the next outing for their students. While promoting teamwork and communication, these games mark the importance of critical thinking and logical skills.

The best way to motivate a student to learn is to show him how knowledge and logic can help him in everyday situations, whether it be calculating how much time it will take him to get to school or how to defeat a mad scientist that plans on terminating life on earth. Escape games encourage kids and adults alike to use their brains in order to solve the problems they face. This shows the players how important learning and assembling information can be, even if its just for the purpose of always knowing more.

When playing an escape game, you have to focus to the task at hand and figure out the fastest way to get it done. Don’t forget, you only have a set amount of time! Not only does this promote efficiency, it also forces students to use everybody’s skill set. Many groups realized that their members had hidden talents that only surfaced once the game had started. For instance, a work group from Hoffman agency that came to play our games as a team building event and said this:

We discovered hidden talents in many of our co-workers and how mixing teams that usually don't work together on a daily basis made everybody's best self come to the surface. Our time at A/Maze allowed us to learn some more about our team's different skills.

Probably the most important attribute an escape game can bring to a team is the bonding. There are certain things in life that are bound to get you closer as a team, like escaping prison together or successfully robbing a bank. Escape rooms are a wonderful way to make of a group of people, a team. When it comes to teens, we all know how important these friendships can be.

All things considered, whether it be to get them to form a tight team or to encourage logical and creative thinking, escape rooms are a good way to go about it. Not only is it fun for everyone, but it will take no effort to convince the students to participate. I mean, who does not want to save the world?