Did you know that the UK and Ireland have well over 1,000 escape rooms?
The popular game tests people’s physical and mental abilities as they work together to figure out how to get out of a room in which they are locked in. Making it the perfect birthday party activity.
Learn more about how to celebrate in style with an escape room birthday party.
5 Reasons to Have an Escape Room Party
The first escape game was created in 2004. It was a video game called Crimson Room and was made by Toshimitsu Takagi. In 2007 a Japanese company called SCRAP held the very first live escape room.
And since then, escape rooms and escape parties have become a new craze. But why should you have an escape room party?
1. Team Building
Escape parties are the perfect excuse to bring your group of friends together and strengthen your friendship. Escape rooms rely on teamwork and collaboration, which is guaranteed to improve your friendship.
2. Save Money
Birthday parties can be very expensive, so if you want to save money an escape room party is a great inexpensive activity you can choose. Don’t let your lack of money stop you from celebrating your birthday.
Do a quick Google search and save money by finding a local escape room. Try searching for an ‘escape room birthday party near me’.
3. Everyone Can Take Part
Some activities might restrict some of your friends from taking part in your birthday party. For example, if you go to a theme park some of your friends might not be tall enough to go on some of the rides.
Everyone is welcome and can take part in an escape room, which is exactly why you should book your party at one. People of all ages and sizes enjoy putting their brains to the test of escaping every day.
4. Unique and Different
Are you tired of going to the same restaurant for your birthday dinner? Why not mix it up by choosing a unique and different activity? Such as an escape room!
You can even tailor and personalise your experience because escape rooms have many different themes. Make it a birthday to remember, by finding an escape room that caters to a range of different escape room birthday party ideas and chooses the best one for you and your friends.
5. Have Fun and Feel Accomplished
Escape rooms are a great way to get your group of friends together and have some fun to celebrate your birthday.
Escape parties will also ensure that everyone feels rewarded and accomplished after the 60 minutes are up and you all successfully escaped.
When you are ready to book your escape room party, make sure you check out these 5 strategies you’ll need for Dublin escape rooms.
Book an Escape Room Birthday Party
As you can see there are many reasons why you should have an escape room party. Escape rooms can be extremely fun and can bring you and your friends together.
Book your escape room birthday party now, we have a choice between Convicts and SOS. Or you can buy a gift voucher for your friend’s birthday, which allows up to 10 players.
What to do after you’ve played Escape Boats?
You’ve played the game and nothing seems as fun as what you’ve just done – what can you do?
So you’ve just escaped from the boat and although all other activities pale in significance to what you have just experienced, we have managed to come up with a few ideas that might calm your spirits and gently ease you back into the world. Until your next game……
Sure what else would you be doing? You might need a drink after what you’ve just been through. Here’s some of the best nearby:
Just down the road from Escape Boats, these guys love games and we love them. They have a ton of games in their pub as well as craft beers and food. A great spot to ‘froth’* after your escape game. They also have a room you can book with games for groups.
*froth (noun) p. frawth: what happens when people talk about their experiences at a game or event in an excited, positive manner.
Very much a pub geared more towards the locals than tourists, Grogan’s is a great place to simply spend a little while enjoying a pint and maybe a sandwich or two. Outside seating is available, so feel free to sit back and watch the people of Dublin go about their daily business as you quietly sip on your pint of Guinness.
THE BRAZEN HEAD
The Brazen Head dates all the way back to 1198, and it has left a lasting impression on Irish popular culture. James Joyce made reference to it in Ulysses. When you enter this pub you are truly stepping back in time, as you become engulfed in the smells and sounds that have echoed through those imposing walls for over eight centuries, which is an experience unmatched by any other pub in the land.
OTHER WAYS TO SEE PUBS
This is a brilliant and unusual way to see the countryside and get to drink in the best pubs. Shane, who set this tour up quite a few years ago, is a legend. He knows every backwater watering hole in the country and has a few tales to boot. The food and the craic is mighty – can’t recommend this one enough.
A pub crawl with a difference – literary quotes, with informative and witty banter about Ireland’s most famous writers. You wander past Trinity College and into many of Dublin’s most famous pubs while listening to informative stories that you’ll never hear in the holiday brochure. A really imaginative tour of Ireland’s rich cultural history done in an utterly unique and original way.
A great and novel way to find your way around Dublin and find out more about this great city. This is a mammoth 2 and a half hour tour of the pubs of Temple Bar. You’ll be guided along by two professional musicians and with them you’ll get to visit some of the best pubs and bars with Irish music for company, all part of a wonderfully traditional Irish evening.
Ok – so the article is a little slanted towards drinking. But it is Dublin after all. Don’t worry – we’ll be publishing a guide to other activities next week. There’s more to life than just drinking. So they say.
6 Things to do in Dublin – other than escape rooms!
We think there is no better way to spend your time than playing an escape room in Dublin. However we figured you might be interested in some other attractions in Dublin. So we’ve done up a little guide for you of the 6 top things to do in Dublin, other than escape rooms! If you only have one day this is the perfect guide for you – after you play the Escape Boat of course.
1. Feel the History in Kilmainham Gaol.
Forever associated with the 1916 executions of the leaders of the Easter Rising, Kilmainham Gaol is a mine of Irish history. It is one of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe. Kilmainham is brimming with history and although the history is brutal the guided tours are fantastic. It’s an absolute must for any visitor to Dublin. http://kilmainhamgaolmuseum.ie/
2. Take the Dart and see the rest of Dublin.
Dublin’s coastline is spectacular, even on a bad day. The Dart follows the coast from it’s Northern peninsula to as far south as Greystones in County Wicklow. 31 stops with an unending list of things to do and sights to see. Malahide Castle, Killiney Bay, Dun Laoghaire harbour – there’s endless spots to stop and enjoy. Tickets are affordable and family day tickets are very reasonable so go check irishrail.ie for prices
3. The Bog Bodies at the National Museum.
Dublin’s National Museum is filled with unbelievable artifacts documenting the country’s long history, not least of which is the bog bodies. Dating from 2000 BC the bodies were perfectly preserved in the bogs in Ireland. Their skin is perfectly preserved and slightly more eerie is the fact that hair, eyelashes, nails and even the marks of their gruesome death are still visible. Entry is free so there’s no reason not to go. The museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday.https://www.museum.ie/Archaeology
4. Have a drink in the Hacienda.
This little known treasure is located off Capel Street. The Hacienda has one of the best atmospheres you are likely to find anywhere. Shay, the eccentric owner, is a lover of celebrity and television. The walls are covered with the celebrities who came in for a quiet pint here. You have to buzz to get in, it’s a little off the beaten path, but if you are looking for something different it’s almost certain that you won’t be disappointed. Hacienda Bar
This gruesome attraction is another little know Dublin attraction that deserves a visit. The crypts here are open to visits with tour guides who make the experience highly entertaining. The church dates from 1095 and oozes history. Below the church are five long burial vaults. They contain the mummified remains of many of Dublin’s most influential families from 1600 to 1800. In the vaults guests can view the death mask of Wolfe Tone and the coffins of the 1798 rebels John and Henry Sheares.
6. Visit the home of Guinness
It’s an absolute must if you come to Dublin. Not visiting the home of Guinness is like not seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or ignoring Buckingham Palace in London. Even if you don’t go into the Storehouse, it’s worth walking around the brewery and soaking up the atmosphere and smell of a brew that has been such a pivotal part of the city’s history. If you do go to the Storehouse, make sure to book ahead and skip the queue on their website https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/.You can try your hand at pulling a pint of plain inside and have a drink in the Gravity Bar with spectacular views over the whole city.
Although it took longer than expected (and what new escape room doesn’t!), our Convicts game finally opened officially in August. This added another Escape Room in Dublin to the growing and very welcome list. We were anxious as our first room had been such a success. It had been rated by many as the best Escape Room in Dublin and by some as the best Escape Room ever (thanks guys!). So now after a few months and many tweaks, the room is playing and flowing well. And nearly everyone happy with the result. The game is different in one big aspect. We split teams into two and they compete to finish first. We’ve had loads of teams play so here’s a few of the online reviews from them. Thanks to everyone who has taken time to review us – we really appreciate each and every review.
If you have any ideas about what you would like to see in the next Escape Boats room, please let us know. We’re always looking for feedback and ideas so don’t be afraid to send them in, no matter how zany or crazy they might be. We also love your feedback so if you’ve played our games and have the time please review us on one of the main review portals: TripAdvisor, Facebook or Google (or any other review site!)
Or if you haven’t played it yet then what are you doing? Go and book now here