3 Ways To Make Friends While Playing Live Escape Games

Live escape the room games can be a fun activity to do with your friends, but what if you are new to a city or looking to expand your social circle? Because many escape the room games place strangers into a small room to work together, it can be a good way to meet new people and form bonds. If you are looking to make new friends, make sure that you follow these hints for making friends while playing live escape games (at a place such as Houdini’s Room Escape).  

Go With a Friend 

A friend can make you look interesting and help you engage with others while your natural interactions do the same thing for them. However, if you take a group of friends with you, you may end up ignoring potential new friends and, at least, limiting the opportunity to interact with people you do not know.

If you want to make new friends during your escape session, you should go with one other friend and let them know ahead of time that you want to use this opportunity to meet new, interesting people. 

Recognize Common Interests

Because live escape games are not extremely common, you can be sure that you have a distinctive interest with most people in the game with you. However, if you simply complete the game and leave, it is unlikely that a friendship will develop. 

While you are solving puzzles, take a moment to ask people what inspired their interest in escape the room games and whether they have previous experience. Try to do this one-on-one with each participant to determine whether there is a connection. This creates safe, limited disclosure that can spark a friendship. 

Compliment Others 

People tend to want to spend time with people who make them feel good about themselves. By taking the time to recognize another person's skills and abilities, you increase their confidence while making them want to get to know you better. 

This may mean stepping back from some challenges to work as a team and paying close attention to the positive contributions of other people in your team. Be specific, genuine, and lighthearted in your compliments and you will likely get the attention of a few potential friends by the end of the game.  

When the game is over, most escape the room venues offer a special area where you can take photos and share your experience on social media. This creates the perfect opportunity to exchange contact information with your new acquaintances and suggest a follow-up activity.