Escape Rooms (3/4)

My favorite family night out is definitely going to an Escape Room for a few reasons:

  • Escape Rooms help families connect in real time and space, getting rid of the screens that often plague the home environment and movie theaters.
  • Escape Rooms build problem-solving skills and create a team dynamic.
  • Booking as a group often gives discounts.
  • Anyone can participate (just be sure to check the theme before going in).

Yes, escape rooms are without a doubt the BEST family night activity you could ask for. There’s just something about racing the clock, solving puzzles, and escaping ‘certain doom’ that brings families together. It’s the perfect formula for a memorable night out…

…but darn, they’re expensive aren’t they?! It’ll cost me near $200 to bring my family of six to a decent escape room. And that’s not including the celebratory ice-cream! I don’t know about you, but my budget can’t quite support that every other weekend.

Well, let me help you out there. No, I can’t pay for your next escape room trip. But I CAN help make your next family night unforgettable (and on a shoestring budget at that!). Ready for the secret ingredient? You just need to download a family escape room kit.

Don’t give me that face! This is for real! I’m not ‘sales-pitching’ you here. I’ve put these games through their paces for you. I’ve used them for family game nights, dinner parties, and even date nights. Trust me on this. (But hey, you don’t even need to trust me. Lock Paper Scissors offers a full-refund guarantee. But I’ve never needed to take them up on it, and you won’t need to either!)

I’ve definitely fallen in love with printable escape room kits, especially for family game nights. And this is why:

You get the same kind of experience as a ‘real’ escape room.

No, you don’t get the flashy lights, electronic locks, or live actors. But strangely, that doesn’t make it any less fun. All of the important elements are still there – interesting puzzles, teamwork, and a race against the aforementioned ‘certain doom’ all bring out huge smiles by the end of the night!

Saves cash – you can spend more on the things you enjoy.

A printable escape room kit only costs as much as a single ticket to a physical escape room. So by grabbing a printable kit, your average family of four will save 75%. That means more cash in your pocket, and more options for family night down the line. If you’re looking to take control of your budget, this one is a no-brainer!

You control the whole experience.

You never need to wonder what awkward thing you’ll have to explain to your kids after the event. As the one setting up the room, you can preview all the puzzles first to make sure that your kids aren’t being exposed to content that they shouldn’t be. Plus, you can gauge whether or not the game will be a good for your family, or if it will just leave the kids frustrated. As a bonus, each game is 100% digitally editable – so if you don’t like something, you can easily change it!

So, are you ready for an unforgettable night of laughs, intrigue, and just a little mayhem? Then check out these family escape room kits!

Written by James Metcalfe

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