Have you been trying to convince your friends to join you in playing an escape game for a while now and nothing seems to work? Maybe they’re afraid to play or they’d rather stay home and watch movies and eat popcorn. Either way, you just can’t find the right words to get them to agree, can you? Don’t worry - not all hope is lost just yet! We’ve got some tips for you to try on that stubborn friend of yours (or that group of stubborn friends) that will hopefully get them up off the couch and in the Room To Escape doors!
Know who to ask, and in what order. You’re probably thinking, “Why does it matter what order I ask my friends to hang out in?” But trust us, it does! Think of mob mentality. You want to get some people on board before asking those who are the most likely to decline. Having a few people already on board will make these skeptics less likely to turn down the offer. So the next time you want to ask your friends to join you for a game, try following this order:
Prepare yourself for how to respond to typical common concerns. Most people who are unsure about playing an escape game typically ask the same questions or have the same concerns. It is important to be aware of these questions and concerns and to properly prepare your responses to them so that you can successfully change your friends’ minds and get them to agree to play a game with you! Here are a few of the most common ones:
If these first two tips don’t work, put your pride aside and beg. If you’ve tried everything mentioned above and you still aren’t getting your friends to budge, you might as well get down on your hands and knees and beg at this point. Bribery is always an option as well. Offer to buy them dinner before or after the game. Take them out for ice cream. Offer to buy them a drink after the game. Tell them you’ll drive and they can pick the music in the car. ANYTHING! And if none of this works, you may want to reconsider who your real friends are. Just kidding. Sort of. ;)
If you’ve ever been in this position before and you’ve been successful at getting your friends to give in to this awesome experience, please let us know what tips and tricks worked for you! As you know, we’re always interested to hear from you!