More people are using the escape rooms for birthday parties and celebrations like Father’s Day or Mother’s Day, says Noemi, who runs Parapark in Sydney’s Macquarie Park.
Her rooms include 9A Gateway, with a mission to drag out captive spirits from the darkness and free them before you’re also trapped in their world, and CrimeScene’95, the site of a “bone-chilling crime” that you have to solve and stop the murderer before he comes back “and stops you”.
“These games are proving very popular, they’re taking off,” Noemi says. “I think as it becomes more wildly known, it’ll be more and more accepted. I’ve just been to a conference for escape rooms in Amsterdam and it’s huge in Europe, and it’s just starting here.”
Usually, the room is viewed via CCTV by the game-master who delivers more clues when he or she sees that the players are making no headway.