Organizations come to The Escape Game Austin for a lot of reasons. Some are looking to say “thank you” to a team of epic interns. Others are developing a group of new leaders and sharpening communication skills. Some companies even make us a part of their hiring process. Many just want their employees to have a great time. For all of those reasons and more, The Escape Game Austin is an awesome team building option. The escape experience is very likely to be the best part of your conference, convention, event or team outing.
In a recent survey, 90% of companies told us that their team building event at The Escape Game strengthened team communication and 100% said that the outing boosted morale. Why are escape games such an effective team builder? For 60 minutes your team will enter a high-stakes situation where communication and collaboration are the key to success and job titles are left at the door.
Maybe you’ve floated the river, thrown axes and done most of what Austin has to offer. The Escape Game is a completely unique experience that will give you that morale jolt you are looking for. You’ll be excited to see how your team dynamic improves after working together to escape from prison, take part in an art heist or stop an impending attack. Your group’s cleverness, ingenuity and teamwork will be put to the test in a way that feels like fun, not work.
Our Austin location offers both in-store and online team building activities and events. Events at The Escape Game Austin are great for teams big and small. We can host your team of 3 or put together a virtual event for a team of 1,000 people. We’ve got events that are great for a remote team, an office team or a mix of both.
Escape game success is dependent on a wide range of skill sets and personalities. You’ll be surprised who takes the lead, who brings the whole team together and who has the big “aha” moment.
There are a few player types we see most frequently in our team building events.
In an escape game, everyone is equal and everyone is absolutely crucial to the mission’s success. More important than even all of that, it’s really, really fun.
So are escape rooms scary and dark? Maybe cheesy and easy? Just a bunch of locks and boxes. NOPE! Maybe that is what you’ve seen on TV’s, but that in no way resembles our experiences. Watch this video to see inside a few of our escape rooms. Our sets are wildy immersive, our puzzles are extremely clever and your experience with us will change your perception of escape rooms.
What about escape rooms compared to other team building activities? A trust fall may build trust (or may not) and happy hour may be fun, but an escape game is likely to be the most fun team activity you’ll ever do and will build your team more than traditional team building experiences.
Here’s what a few happy teams had to say:
“Looking for a great Team Building outing??? So were we 2 years ago. We cannot get enough TEG. We have completed (and escaped) Prison Break, Heist, and Goldrush. Now it’s become a staple around our office, that other departments are planning their Escape Games to challenge our times.”
“This was the perfect idea for a team outing! We did the “Playground” room and it had a 6/10 difficulty. It was challenging for our team but we managed to escape in the last few seconds. It really made our team think outside the box and get creative and really build up each other’s strengths. Would absolutely recommend for a great team building exercise!”
“What a perfect team building experience! We had a blast! Can’t wait to come back!”
“We actually went as a group from work for some team building – absolutely strengthened relationships and created a fun dynamic to exercise our problem solving skills.”
“We went to the Escape Game for a team building event and had a ton of fun. I have done an escape room activity in Miami before (different company) and I felt that The Escape Game had a far superior facility and was way more high-tech. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this location for anyone looking for something fun to do or a team building activity.”
“My company uses Escape rooms for our team building events every time we get together as a group throughout the year. We have gone through 9 now, including some internationally. This brand is by far the best”
“This is the third escape room I’ve done, and by far the most engaging and well-produced! The satisfying “voilas” and automatic hatches opening allowed the group to focus on the puzzles themselves versus the environment, and there was a palpable build of excitement each time a puzzle was solved. We were a group of 9 engineers so I wasn’t sure how much engagement there would be from the group, but everyone got into it and had a blast. One of the best team-building activities I’ve ever done. Bravo!”
If your team is working remotely or looking for a virtual experience, we have a few options!
In-store experiences: Come play one of our 5 immersive in-store experiences. Game options include Prison Break, Playground, Classified, The Heist and Gold Rush.
The John Maxwell Team Development Package: Take John Maxwell’s DiSC assessment and then play an escape room with your team at The Escape Game. Leaders use the connection guide to lead a team discussion that ties learnings from the assessment to the escape room experience and makes those learnings stick. Leaders also get an Executive Report that has insight into your team’s unique communication style and dynamic. You’ll review this report with a John Maxwell Leadership Coach virtually. Learn more by clicking here.
Remote Adventures (Virtual Option): Play our real escape games from anywhere in the world. Great for small teams and huge events. Learn more about Remote Adventures by clicking here.
Unlocked for Teams (Virtual Option): Unlocked for Teams is our high-pressure competitive team building experience. Teams of 3-5 will compete to be the first to solve a mystery and stop an infamous art thief. Learn more about Unlocked for Teams on our Virtual Team Building Page.
Looking for food before or after your experience? Here are a few of our favorite neighborhood options:
Austin Taco Project: This one is just a 1 minute walk from The Escape Game Austin in the Hilton Austin. They offer both “old school” tacos like carnitas and brisket and “new school” hits like Curry Shrimp. They also have private rooms for events.
Cannon & Belle: Just a two minute walk from The Escape Game Austin. They call their unique farm-to-table offerings “Tex Fresh.” They offer breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and some pretty epic desserts.
Chez Nous: Just a 4 minute stroll from our location in Austin, Chez Nous is some of the best food in the area. Simply great French cuisine. Bon Appetite!