Conquer Claustrophobia: Thrive in Escape Rooms!
Thu, 02 Apr, 2020
Wondering if claustrophobia affects escape game participation with friends and family? To put your mind at ease, let's look at what claustrophobia is and how it might affect your Escape Room experience.
What is claustrophobia?
The simple definition of claustrophobia is an extremely irrational fear of confined spaces.
Ever felt claustrophobic in tight spaces like small rooms, closed areas, underground spaces, or elevators? Panic sets in with negative thoughts.
Claustrophobia strikes in tight spaces like small rooms, closed areas, underground places, or elevators, causing panic and negative thoughts
Claustrophobia and Escape Rooms
There exists a prevalent misconception among non-players that escape games are incredibly tight and confined within a small space. Let's address this misconception: no physical lock-in for an hour; you're free to escape!
Let's debunk some of these myths:
- The rooms are actually surprisingly spacious
Escape rooms often consist of multiple rooms that offer plenty of space to move around. You can freely move within the room without bumping into furniture or squeezing past teammates.
- You are free to leave whenever you want
Escape games offer an incredibly fun way to spend your time!
The doors are "locked" behind you as part of the immersive facade, so players can really imagine being trapped - without ever actually being trapped. If you ever feel uncomfortable or feel unable to continue the game for any reason, simply let the game master know, and you can leave the game!
- The game will distract you from your fears
A great way to treat claustrophobia is through a fun distraction. You will be so immersed in the game and filled with excitement that you will forget you are even in a confined space!
Just join in and give it a try! We guarantee you'll be surprised and your worries will be forgotten for a while!