Up until this point, we’ve provided you with lots of information on how to prepare for your escape game, and even what to expect during your escape game. What we haven’t done yet, though, is tell you about what to expect after your escape game. Brace yourself and take a look...
Phase 1: Elation, Euphoria, Glee, Excitement, Happiness, Enthusiasm, Pride
You did it! You’re out! You’ve successfully escaped a room at Room To Escape! You’re probably jumping up and down and screaming with joy as you exit the room. Your heart is beating fast with excitement from your exhilarating experience. Take this time to let everything sink in and give yourself the pat on the back that you deserve.
Over the next day or two, you’re going to find yourself recapping and relishing your whole escape game experience. You’ll discuss everything with your friends and other people who might be interested in playing an escape game. You’ll tell them all about it and share with them just how incredible your time was, and they will be able to see all of the pride and joy flying right off of you. Excitement like that just can’t be contained. You’ll see.
Phase 2: Realization, Depression, Withdrawal, Boredom, Misery, Obsession
Unfortunately, the next post-escape game phase isn’t so desirable. The realization that the game is actually over finally sets in and you don’t really know what to do with yourself anymore. You’re bored, lonely, and miserable. Nothing is as satisfying as your escape game experience; nothing measures up anymore. Sure, you can try to fill the void with other activities and pastimes, but you’ll find that nothing can truly compare, and you’ll still be left with that sort-of empty feeling inside.
As is the case with all memorable and life-changing experiences, you’re bound to experience some withdrawal symptoms over time. You’ll start replaying your escape game experience over and over again in your head. Every time you hear the words “escape,” “game,” or “room” in public, you won’t be able to help but stop and listen for more. It becomes an obsession… an addiction if you will. (Fortunately, an escape game addiction is far from the worst kind of addiction you can have!)
Phase 3: Relapse
You can only take those feelings and symptoms from phase two for so long. Eventually, the pull and the urge to return gets so strong that you simply just cannot resist anymore, and you feel that you must go back for more. It’s okay, really. Just go ahead and give in. After all, there’s really only one solution to all of this, and that is to book your next game at Room To Escape.