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Hey there, escape room enthusiasts! Welcome to Mythical Escapes, where challenging puzzles and mind-bending adventures await. 

Before you embark on your thrilling journey, it’s essential to know what items to bring and which ones should stay outside the room. That’s why we’ve created this blog post: Escape Room Essentials: What to Bring and What to Leave Outside!

This guide will ensure nothing gets left behind or forgotten, so you can focus on solving the puzzles and having a blast. We want all of our guests to have a safe and enjoyable time in our rooms; or in any escape room.

So, take a look at this blog post, and get ready for an unforgettable escape room experience.

Explanation of escape rooms

For those who don’t know, escape rooms are themed, immersive adventures where you and a group of friends or family members work together to solve a series of puzzles and riddles within a set time limit. The goal is simple: escape the room and claim victory!

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At Mythical Escapes, we offer two immersive, Hi-Tech escape rooms for players of varying ages and experiences.Cryosleep – A futuristic sci-fi game featuring spaceships, space travel, and many other science-fiction elements. Minimum age for participation: 8Eat Or Be Eaten – Horror game, plotted in a 1960’s industrial plant, contains some horror elements and may not be for the faint-hearted. Minimum age for participation: 12All the games offer a highly immersive, hi-tech experience that everyone enjoys and is suitable for special events and team-building activities.

Importance of knowing what to bring and what to leave at home

Now, you might wonder, “Why do I need to know what to bring or leave outside?” Well, folks, it’s all about optimizing your experience and ensuring you have a fantastic time at Mythical Escapes.

What to Bring to an Escape Room

Clothing: Comfortable and flexible

For clothing choices, always wear something that allows you to move freely and comfortably. You’ll be bending, reaching, and possibly crawling during the game. So, say goodbye to those tight jeans and hello to your favorite pair of leggings or sweatpants!

Closed-toe shoes

This is no place for flip-flops or high heels, folks. Opt for closed-toe shoes that offer support and protection, like sneakers. Trust us; your feet will thank you.

Water bottles and snacks

Hydration is key, my friends. Make sure you bring a water bottle and some light snacks to keep your energy up during the game.

Clues (pen, paper, magnifying glass)

Bring a pen and paper to jot down any crucial information you discover during the game. And hey, a magnifying glass might be useful for those tiny details!

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Personal items

Of course, don’t forget essentials like your wallet, keys, and any necessary identification.

Prescription medication

If you require prescription medication, make sure to have it with you just in case.

Inhaler, glasses

For those with asthma or poor eyesight, don’t forget your inhaler or glasses. You’ll need all your senses sharp for this adventure!

Optional items

Some players like to bring along a lucky charm or even a thematic accessory to enhance their experience. Feel free to do so, but keep it simple and functional.

What to Leave Outside an Escape Room

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Electronic devices

Smartphones, digital cameras, or smartwatches – if they can communicate and take images or videos, they’re not encouraged, or even allowed. Leave them outside, as they can cause distractions and ruin the immersive experience. Also, most escape rooms don’t allow taking photos inside the game area, and taking digital devices inside isn’t allowed.

Bags and purses

Leave your bags and purses outside the room to prevent accidental tripping over them or causing damage to the game props.

Weapons and sharp objects

Safety first! Weapons and sharp objects are a big no-no in escape rooms. So don’t come with your sledgehammer, chainsaw, rocket launcher, or tanks; leave them at home.

Food and drinks

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Aside from water bottles and light snacks, refrain from bringing food and drinks into the escape room to prevent spills or damage to the props.

Costumes or bulky outfits

While it’s fun to dress up for the occasion, avoid wearing costumes or bulky outfits that could hinder your movement or distract other players.

Reasons for Leaving Certain Items Outside

Distractions during the Game

You want to stay focused and immersed in the game, so it’s best to leave any distractions outside. Also, many escape rooms don’t allow devices that can take images or record videos inside the game area. That brings the next point.

Protection of the game secrets

Taking photos inside may reveal clues to future players, effectively making the game pointless. To maintain the secrets and the solution to the puzzles, most escape rooms, including ours, don’t allow taking photos and devices that can take photos inside the game area.

Protection of the game props

By leaving certain items outside, you’re helping to protect the game props and ensure they remain in top condition for future players.

Respect for other players

Leaving certain items outside also demonstrates respect for your fellow players by not causing unnecessary distractions or discomfort during the game.

Tips for Preparing for Your Escape Room Experience

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Research the escape room company’s policies

Before your big day, be sure to research the company’s policies and guidelines regarding what you can and cannot bring into the escape room.

Contact the company with any questions

If you’re unsure about any of the guidelines, don’t hesitate to contact the company directly. They’re more than happy to help!

Double-check your pockets and belongings before entering

Here’s a quick tip: before stepping into the escape room, double-check your pockets and belongings to ensure you’re not bringing anything you shouldn’t.

Don’t bring anything that could ruin the game for others

Finally, be considerate of your fellow players by avoiding any items or actions that could spoil the fun for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions

People Ask Question

Are you required to empty your pockets in an escape room?

Well, not exactly, but it’s always a good idea to double-check your pockets before entering an escape room. You don’t want to accidentally bring in prohibited items that could hinder your experience or distract other players. So, better safe than sorry, right?

Is it allowed to bring your phone into the escape room?

Here’s the kicker: most escape rooms, including Mythical Escapes, prefer that you leave your phone outside. Electronic devices can cause distractions and ruin the immersive experience for everyone. So, save those selfies in the lobby area after you’ve conquered the room!

What kind of clothing is best for an escape room experience?

When choosing your outfit for an escape room adventure, think comfortable and flexible. You’ll want to be able to move freely without feeling restricted, as you might need to crawl, reach, or bend during the game. So, ditch those tight jeans and opt for something like leggings or sweatpants instead.

Can you bring snacks and drinks into the escape room?

While most escape rooms allow you to bring a water bottle, it’s best to leave other food and drinks outside. This helps prevent spills or damage to the game props. Remember, a well-hydrated mind is a sharp mind!

Are prescription medications and personal items allowed in the escape room?

Absolutely! If you need prescription medications, glasses, or an inhaler, make sure to bring them with you. These essential items are allowed in the escape room to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

What should you do if you’re unsure about an escape room’s policies?

When in doubt, reach out! Don’t hesitate to contact the escape room company directly if you have any questions about their policies or guidelines. They’re more than happy to help you prepare for your adventure.

Why are electronic devices not allowed in escape rooms?

Electronic devices, such as phones, cameras, and smartwatches, can be a major buzzkill in escape rooms. They create distractions and can spoil the immersive experience for you and your fellow players. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to unplug and focus on the challenge at hand! Also, taking pics (with your phone, tablet, or camera) inside the game area isn’t allowed in most escape rooms, including Mythica Escapes.


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We’ve reached the end of the blog. Let’s recap everything we’ve learned here.

Summary of key points

To summarize, when visiting Mythical Escapes, remember the following all the time:

  • Wear comfortable and flexible clothing for an escape room experience
  • Opt for closed-toe shoes for safety and support
  • Bring essential personal items, like prescription medications and glasses
  • Leave electronic devices, such as phones and cameras, outside the room
  • Avoid bringing bags, purses, food, and drinks (except water bottles and light snacks)
  • Check the escape room company’s policies and contact them if you have questions
  • Double-check your pockets and belongings before entering the room
  • Show respect for fellow players by following guidelines and avoiding distractions

Final thoughts

Escape rooms are an exciting and immersive experience, and by following these guidelines in this blog you’ll be well-prepared to tackle any challenge that comes your way.

So, what are you waiting for? Gather your friends and family, and embark on a thrilling adventure at Mythical Escapes! Happy escaping!

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