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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 The Escape Game so that you can make a better-informed decision when reserving your next experience.

What makes Escape Effect different from Escape Game?  Nobody Sits On The Sidelines.

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 The Escape Game’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.

What makes Escape Effect different from Escape Game?  Better Value.

The Escape Game charges $39.99 for a 1-hour experience for any of their escape rooms.

The Escape Effect charges between $46.95 and $69.95 for experiences ranging between 75 minutes and 2 hours also based on the day of the week and the game in question.

If you do the math, you’ll understand that you actually pay less per minute for every game at The Escape Effect.

What makes Escape Effect different from Escape Game?  All The Help You Want.

Prior to 2017, most escape rooms employed a very video game-inspired “3 hints and done” rule.  When The Escape Effect opened in 2017, we changed up the hint system and were the first to recognize that guests play escape rooms for different reasons, so we offered to play with unlimited hints and no penalties.

The Escape Game was one of these venues that limited hints.  Nowadays, we think if you ask your guide for unlimited help, they’ll oblige.

What makes Escape Effect different from Escape Game?  Longer Games.

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

The Escape Game escape rooms are advertised as “60-minute adventures”.

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 entire country!

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

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

The Escape Game requires that players pay for a minimum of four tickets even if less than four players will actually participate.  All of their rooms except for Playground can physically be played with less than four players.

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.

Always Private Games.

Before the pandemic, The Escape Game offered public games.

Before quarantine, The Escape Effect offered the choice between public and private.  Since quarantine, most every venue, including us, has gone completely private as one of several measures to promote a safer environment.

However, The Escape Game has reversed to public rooms recently. That means that you could be paired up with strangers unless you pay for half of the remaining, unused tickets, which can lead to a significant increase in price!

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 The Escape Game 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 TEGVIP at checkout to save 20% on any of our escape rooms.  No other discounts apply.


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