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What Makes The Escape Effect Different From The Bureau?

Introduction

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

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 Bureau’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.

Better Value.

At The Bureau, there are no obvious difficulty ratings available.

At The Escape Effect, we do use difficulty ratings and we also have the ability to adjust the game’s difficulty based on your team’s experience.

If you prefer that, please let your host know in advance.  Oh, and if you have kids, let us know that so we can make adjustments for them too!

Tailored To You.
Tailored To You.

At The Bureau, there are no obvious difficulty ratings available.

At The Escape Effect, we do use difficulty ratings and we also have the ability to adjust the game’s difficulty based on your team’s experience.

If you prefer that, please let your host know in advance.  Oh, and if you have kids, let us know that so we can make adjustments for them too!

Longer Games.

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

The Bureau 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 entire country!

No Minimums Required.

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

The Bureau requires that players pay for a minimum of four tickets on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays even if less than four players will actually participate.  All of their rooms can physically be played with one player.

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 The Bureau 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 BURVIP at checkout to save 20% on any of our escape rooms.  No other discounts apply.

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