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If you’re thinking of visiting an escape room soon, be sure to consider all the options Orlando has to offer. In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between The Escape Effect and Breakout so that you can make a better-informed decision when reserving your next experience.

What makes Escape Effect different from Breakout?  Size Matters.

By Orlando standards, Breakout escape rooms are all moderate in stature.  Their physical size can work well for a small family.

The Escape Effect offers escape rooms of all different sizes, ranging from the more quaint to twice as big!  Thus, If you have a larger group, we can cater with games that comfortably work well with up to ten players.

What makes Escape Effect different from Breakout?  Tailored To You.

At Breakout, they offer escape rates for each of their games.  So, if you are a first-timer, you might choose to play Heart of a Pirate (75% escape rate) instead of Zombie Roadhouse (20% escape rate).

At The Escape Effect, we do use difficulty ratings and we also have the ability to adjust the game’s challenge level based on your team’s experience. If you prefer that, please let your host know in advance.

Oh, and if you have kids, let your host know that too so we can make the appropriate adjustments! We’ve done things in the past like keeping the door open or turning up the lighting to make whomever requests it more comfortable.

What makes Escape Effect different from Breakout?  Longer Games.

If you went to a movie and it was over in 60 minutes, would you be satisfied?

Breakout has four games at 60 minutes and one at 75 minutes.

The Escape Effect was the first to introduce escape rooms longer than 60 minutes.  In fact, A Knight To Escape runs a full two hours—it’s one of only two 2-hour escape rooms in the entire country! Additionally, our classic At Odds With The Gods and the anything-but-classic Fright Before Your Eyes run 90 minutes each!

What makes Escape Effect different from Breakout?  Brand New Themes.

As you play more and more escape rooms, you’re bound to see themes repeat themselves – “circus”, “zombies”, “pirates”, and more.

The more cliche themes are absolutely fun for first-timers, but may become stale for players who have more experience under their belts.

If you’re looking for a fresh theme, you’ll need to come to The Escape Effect where you’ll be able to choose from four awesome themes, including a Greek temple or a 1920s Theatre.

What makes Escape Effect different from Breakout?  No Minimums Required.

The regularly accepted minimum for escape rooms is typically advertised as two players.

Breakout advertises minimums of 2, 3, 4, and 6 players based on the game. This practice has become commonplace for several escape room venues within Orlando, typically with varying restrictions.

At The Escape Effect, we keep with 2-player minimums, allow single players on occasion, and only require four players for A Knight To Escape because the puzzles physically require it.

Have you been convinced?

Of course, we hope you’ll select The Escape Effect for your next escape room.  But even if you choose to play at Breakout this time, we sincerely hope you enjoy yourselves.  Escape rooms can be so much fun and after you’re done playing there, we hope you’ll be curious what’s behind door #2…

Still Not Sure? Here’s The Deal!

We aren’t sure how else to convince you that The Escape Effect is the place to be, so here’s a secret!  Use code BOVIP at checkout to save 20% on any of our escape rooms.  No other discounts apply.


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