4 Fun Escape Room Alternatives to Do with the Family

If you do not feel like making an escape room in Terrassa or Barcelona, these 6 alternatives of escape rooms can be created in your own home!

1. Mini-escape room for groups

A typical escape room takes place in a large, enclosed room inside and lasts about an hour.You can make your own mini escape room, in your house or in the yard!

All you need is:

  • An area large enough to place the tracks
  • A small collection of accessories
  • Your own creativity!

Mini escape rooms keep the fun of solving puzzles in a small area and usually last between ten and fifteen minutes.

Feel free to make up a fun story to explain why your kids or friends are trying to open the box, like there's a pirate treasure inside.

2. Puzzle races

Puzzle races serve as excellent escape room alternatives for a larger group.

Separate your group into two or more teams and assign each team a similar series of puzzles.These puzzles can include puzzles, Rubik's cubes, or crossword puzzles.

Teams should work together to solve all puzzles as quickly as possible.The team that finishes first, wins!

Puzzle races can be very similar to mini escape rooms; it's like having two escape rooms running at the same time.These races encourage teamwork and create excitement through their competitive spirit.

3. Board games

Board games are a great way to spend a quiet afternoon with the family while having fun and creating great memories.

However, you don't need to stick with classic board games or card games like Monopoly or Go Fish.Many board games are also role-playing games, which challenge your group to use their imagination!

You can also find "escape room" board games, which include all the elements of a mini-escape room inside a handy box!

The advantage of a board game is that it does not require much prior preparation.These can be played comfortably seated around the kitchen table.

4. Treasure Hunts

You're never too old for a good old-fashioned treasure hunt!Treasure hunts are great for both staying at home and going out into the world.

For your group, create a list of items that you're likely to find in your chosen location.Make sure you print enough copies of the list for everyone!If you play at home, include items such as a roll of duct tape, a toothbrush or a pillowcase.

If you're playing in the park, maybe challenge your family to find a blue flower, a picnic table, or a perfectly round rock.

For greater variety, add clues that may have several correct answers, such as "finding something pink" or "finding something that isn't where it should be."