If you’re looking for an interactive challenge for a company-sponsored happy hour or a team-building exercise, a haunted escape room may be the solution for you. An escape room is an opportunity for your team to think critically and put their knowledge to the test as they partner with their team members to solve clues and challenges.
But what makes a haunted escape room unique? It may also provide a bit of a scare! What better way to mix up the everyday workday? And no, it doesn't need to be Halloween to plan a haunted escape room.
Whether you’re planning a quarterly event to encourage team bonding or looking for a spooky virtual experience to surprise everyone with, here's a breakdown of everything you need to know to ensure it’s the virtual event for you.
What is a haunted escape room?
A haunted escape room is a scary twist on the classic escape room experience we all know and love. Usually, it is a themed experience that provides a blood-racing adventure and a haunted agenda.
From prison breaks to space disasters, there is sure to be a haunted escape room experience that will make the hair on your arms stand up while leaving you feeling panicked and motivated to complete the escape room with your team members.
For everyone to get out alive, you’ll need to work through the challenges as a team and listen to everyone’s ideas.
Tips for completing a haunted escape room
As you start your haunted escape room challenge, here are a few things you should keep in mind to guarantee success, have fun, and not get too frightened:
- Some puzzles might not be as hard as you think.
- Pay close attention to the questions.
- Listen to everyone’s ideas and opinions.
- Working together as a team can help you win.
- Every escape room has a different challenge, plot, and goal.
- Don’t overthink it.
- Be prepared for a bit of a scare!
At Elevent, we have an assortment of escape rooms that are fun, spooky, and provide a team-bonding adventure like no other.
Here’s a look at our top 10 picks for haunted escape rooms.
Get ready for an experience like no other. Escape The Zoom is a challenging escape room where members of your team will be asked to call a phone number, that leads them to a website, that leads them to an Instagram post, that leads them to ... who knows what’s next!? The beauty of this game is that your team members will never know what is going to happen, keeping them on the edge of their seats. This is a classic escape room haunted with a virtual twist.
For this haunted escape room, participants work together in breakout rooms to solve puzzles and see who can escape the basement first. Sounds easy enough, right? We'll see about that! They’ll need to work collaboratively to crack codes, watch videos, and successfully complete all the tasks fast to come in first place. We love this haunted escape room because it's a great morale booster and encourages team communication.
This virtual event is a super spy experience that all your team members will be excited to play. Once your team members are ready to go, each player will receive an important message from HQ giving them their mission. Everyone will have an hour and 30 minutes to work together to analyze evidence files, audio recordings, and work through the clues like a true detective. This may not be the spookiest escape room your team will play but, it might be the most fun!
If you scare easily, tread lightly! Fear The Yokai is one of our most unique haunted escape room experiences where your team members will explore a virtual map to find clues and solve spooky puzzles. Together, your team members will have to work to find The Yokai and search for the missing men in the Japanese village. Get ready for a jam-packed experience full of fun and excitement.
This haunted escape room experience is full of opportunities for problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Your team will need to work together to search for clues and solve the mysteries related to the disappearance of a lost historian whose expedition took an unexpected turn when trying to find Atlantis.
Escape The Ice Palace is not for the weak. Your team will need to work quickly to escape and take home the win. Your team members will come together to learn the rules and then be moved to breakout rooms to solve problems quickly to ensure they escape first. If you have a larger group you are trying to accommodate, this experience can accommodate anywhere between 25 to 600 individuals.
Your team will have 30 minutes to create a survival strategy while adapting to all the twists and turns this spooky escape room offers. Can your team figure out how to escape the Lunar Disaster before the clock ends? There’s only one way to find out. This virtual event is a classic team-building exercise designed to test their critical thinking skills and work in a team setting.
Get ready to connect, play, and laugh your way through a challenging and haunting prison break experience! Together, you’ll need to search for evidence and solve puzzles to escape the cell before the time runs out. Do you think you can do it without getting spooked? Prison Break is a great event for teams of 4 to 8.
To complete this escape room, your team will need to brainstorm how they can complete the tasks and problems before the other teams do. Your team members will have access to a 360-degree view of the real room, have to find clues, and use their team members’ knowledge of the space to complete the task. But they’ll need to hurry if they are going to solve it in under 60 minutes! This escape room is great for a team-building workshop and can accommodate large groups of up to 250.
For this experience, each member of your team will receive a box of puzzles, props, and clues straight to their door. The host will set the scene: A billionaire dies and doesn’t leave his money behind; instead, he created a series of games for you to solve. Get ready for a two-hour escape room full of fun and challenges.
These are just a few of the virtual escape rooms we offer that work great for remote team building. If you want to discover more ideas or don’t think any of these escape rooms will work for your group, you can search through our full list of virtual experiences.
Remember, when you use Elevent, you never have to worry about the planning or preparation. We provide hassle-free virtual experiences that are designed to provide your remote team with a hands-on, fun experience to enjoy with their colleagues.
We hope this list of haunted escape rooms helps you find the virtual experience that’s right for you and your company.