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 Escapology so that you can make a better-informed decision when reserving your next experience.
Escapology games are all relatively quaint in stature. Their physical size lends better to smaller teams, which are great for a couples night or even a double-date night.
The Escape Effect offers escape rooms of all different sizes, ranging from Escapology-sized to twice as big! Thus, If you have a larger group, we can cater excellently with games that comfortably work well with up to ten players, including the classic At Odds With The Gods.
Escape rooms can be described as “linear” or “non-linear”. A linear game means that players must solve puzzle A before solving puzzle B. A non-linear game means that puzzles A and B can be solved simultaneously.
As far as we can tell, all of Escapology’s games are linear. At The Escape Effect, we have a mix and typically recommend non-linear games to larger groups because it means that everyone has something to do at the same time.
Escapology charges between $39.99 and $44.99 for a 60-minute experience based on the day of the week and the game in question.
The Escape Effect charges between $44.95 and $69.95 based on peak times and the duration of the escape room, which ranges from 75 minutes to 2 hours. If you bring the kids, you’ll enjoy special child rates too.
If you do the math, you’ll understand that you can pay less per hour at The Escape Effect. We also have a ton of everyday offers to help you get the best value!
In years past, many escape rooms employed a video game-inspired “3 hints and done” rule. Escapology was one of these venues that counted hints. Nowadays, we think if you ask your game master for unlimited help, they’ll oblige.
When The Escape Effect opened in 2017, we changed up the hint system in a way that offered teams either unlimited or timed hints and no penalties. We were among the first to recognize that guests play escape rooms for different reasons.
At Escapology, they offer difficulty ratings for each of their games. So, if you are a first-timer, you might choose to play the lower-rated Antidote (6.5) instead of the higher-rated Murder On The Orient Express (9.5) escape room.
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.
Escapology’s rooms are formulaic. Each game is made up of the same number of subrooms, gameflow follows a pattern, and the rooms are nearly identical in size. That said, they do have some new rooms coming out soon and do not yet know if they follow the same gameflow.
The Escape Effect’s rooms will keep players guessing. Each game is a different size, has a different number of subrooms, and sport different gameflows. In fact, one guest referred to Fright Before Your Eyes as part escape room, part Luigi’s Mansion, which is unheard of!
If you went to a movie and it was over in 60 minutes, would you be satisfied?
Escapology escape rooms are always the ubiquitous 60-minute maximum.
The Escape Effect is 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 country! Additionally, our classic At Odds With The Gods and the anything-but-classic Fright Before Your Eyes run 90 minutes each!
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 Escapology 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…
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