Home Start… Escape Room

What are you doing New Year’ Eve? Or indeed, any other date over the festive period? Are you looking for a way to entertain family, friends or children this Christmas? Our online Escape Room might be just what you’re looking for.

What’s an Escape Room? 

The concept of escape rooms started in 2004, with a game called “Crimson Room.” The idea is simple: the player is locked inside a room, and must work out how to escape, using whatever they can find around them.

The first escape rooms were digital, consisting of a computer-generated room image, and a series of puzzles that had to be worked out in order for the player to escape. In 2006, escape rooms went physical, with venues around the world opening their doors. In “live” escape rooms, the players (usually a small group) must work together to solve the puzzles and escape from the room within a time limit.

Going Digital

Escape Rooms (whether live or online) are a lot of fun: they appeal to a wide range of skills and interests. And ours is no exception!

The scenario: you been stranded, with a group of friends, on a remote island, which is gradually sinking! You need to find the clues, solve the puzzles and escape – before the tide comes in!

There’s no time limit on the game (it usually lasts around 2 hours) and the puzzles are varied. Everything from musicals to maths, language to logic. It’s also immersive and interactive, so you really feel like you’re part of the game.

It’s an online game, so you can play it with a party sitting around a table, or virtually, with people joining in via Zoom, Teams, Skype, FaceTime or any other video chat platform.

Sign Me Up!

Not sure? Check out our Escape Room advert: https://youtu.be/qFv6hpJZt-E

Access to the game is free, but we do ask for players to make a donation! 100% of donations will help to support Home-Start work with local families, giving them a happier Christmas and a brighter future.

Want to give it a go? Just follow this link to sign up: you’ll receive an email link with the code to access the game: https://bit.ly/HomeStartEscapeRoom