How to Convince Your Friends to Try an Escape Room!

Escape rooms are fun! Ok. Ok. We are a bit biased, but we definitely believe it! The thrill of racing the clock, the satisfying "A-Ha" moment you get when you solve a puzzle, and the joy of making new memories. Escape rooms provide a certain fun factor that you can't find anywhere else. But let's face it, they are so much more fun when you have a group of friends to do it with.

Have you been trying to convince your friends to try an escape room? This simple guide will take you, step-by-step, through the process of getting your friends as excited about escape rooms as you are!

Step 1: Explain What an Escape Room Is

The number one question we get at Deciphered is "What is an escape room?" It's a common question because the concept is relatively new, and rather unique. But the answer is simple

An Escape Room is a themed room that a team of people enter and are challenged to solve a series of puzzles in order to escape.

It's like a real-life video game! Our scenarios take you to the depths of the earth, to an apocalyptic wasteland, and to a mysterious alien invasion. In all of our rooms, you will be met with puzzles, matching the theme, that will challenge you to think outside of the box in order to escape.

Step 2: Answer their burning questions

People new to the escape room scene will have all kinds of questions! Trust us. We've heard them all. Here are a handful of simple questions you will probably be asked if you try to talk your friends into giving this a try. And we've provided the answers!

  • What happens if we don't get out? First of all, your dedicated Game Master is there to make sure that your group is progressing through your room. Not every group gets out, but you will get close! And if you don't escape, we won't leave you hanging. Your Game Master will show you how to complete the room.
  • Are we actually locked in the room? Not at all! The door is unlocked, and you are free to step out if you need to!
  • Are the rooms scary? While one of our rooms, Taken Back, has a bit of a creepier vibe, none of our rooms are scary in the "haunted house" sense. Most people worry that someone is going to jump out at them or that the room will have jump scares. We assure you that no room at Deciphered has any jump scares!
  • How much does it cost? If you want to come Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, you can take advantage of our Summer Weekday Rates. $20 per person or $100 for a private room for up to 6 people (Buy 5, get the 6th free!) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the cost is $25 per person or $125 for a private room.

Step 3: Decide on a Date and Time

This is perhaps the hardest part of any get together. With people's schedules taking them in all different directions, it is hard to find the time to get together! At Deciphered, we try to take the pain out of scheduling. From the Our Rooms page, you can click the "Book Now" button on the room that interests you the most, and you will see a schedule with live availability 24/7. You don't have to call to get a list of times, they are right at your fingertips! You can book straight from that screen.

Step 4: Make a day out of it!

Deciphered Roanoke is located in the heart of Downtown Roanoke, next to the Wells Fargo Tower. That means we are conveniently located near some of the best restaurants in the city! Try a burger and a beer at Jack Browns. Grab some appetizers and drinks at Corned Beef and Co. Or choose from the numerous options! Escape rooms are about making memories. So, why not take your time and make the most of it!

Step 5: Let Them Know We Guarantee a Great Time

We want to give you the best escape room experience we possibly can, period! That's our mission statement at Deciphered. How do we guarantee that happens?

  • We have a highly-trained staff of Game Masters to help guide you through the escape room experience.
  • Our rooms are custom-designed in-house. That means that you won't get a Deciphered Roanoke Escape room anywhere else. Our team works hard to craft challenging and engaging rooms.
  • We offer a money back guarantee. If you don't enjoy your time with us, let us know what we can improve and we will give you a full refund!

So, what are you waiting for! Get a group of friends together, and come try a room at Deciphered Roanoke. Sign-up for our mailing list, and enjoy 10% off your next booking!