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.
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.
The Escape Game charges $39.99 for a 1-hour experience for any of their escape rooms.
The Escape Effect charges between $44.95 and $69.95 based on the day of the week and duration of the experience, which ranges between 75 minutes and 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.
In years past, many escape rooms employed a video game-inspired “3 hints and done” rule. The Escape Game was one of these venues that counted hints. Nowadays, we think if you ask your guide 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.
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!
The Escape Game advertises the option between public and private games. However, booking a private game requires that a team pays for half of the remaining, unused tickets, which can lead to a significant increase in price!
Most every other venue, including The Escape Effect, has gone completely private as one of several measures to promote a safer environment.
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.