Escape Game for Four or Eight Valid Sunday–Thursday at Escape Game Knoxville (Up to 50% Off)

Downtown Knoxville

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$108 45% $49
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In a Nutshell

Trapped in a fully monitored room, guests use their wits to solve puzzles in order to escape within a 60-minute time frame

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. 24-48 hours notice in event of cancellation. All children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $59 for escape room admission for four: valid Sunday-Thursday only ($108 value)
  • $109 for private escape room admission for up to eight: valid Sunday-Thursday only ($216 value)

The Science of Synergy: How to Solve Problems as a Team

Whether moving a football downfield or solving puzzles to escape a room, great teammates are also great collaborators. Read on to learn what tips research can give us on how to produce effective teamwork.

Communicate mindfully. The single most important factor in a team’s success is communication. However, as researchers at MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory found, how teams communicate matters much more than what they say to each other. By attaching wearable sensors to study participants, the MIT team found that among other good habits, effective teams communicate face-to-face, directly between team members (rather than using a team leader as a proxy or go-between), with each member of the team talking and listening equally. Allowing for regular, informal side conversations among members is also productive.

Don’t rely too heavily on a central authority. Using the success of NBA playoff teams as its data, a group at Arizona State University found that teams with less centralized interactions were more likely to succeed. The more people know their specific roles—and help others carry out their own—the more successful the squad.

Develop trust by being supportive. In the strongest teams, members consistently monitor (but don’t judge) each other’s performances and step in to provide support if a teammate needs help. The key is to maintain trust in one another; according to Dr. Eduardo Salas at the University of Central Florida, the more confidence team members have in the team’s ability to complete the task, the better they perform.

Build a balanced team. Just as Goldilocks refused to eat any porridge without exactly 12 tsps. coriander, a good team needs just the right proportion of its key ingredients, according to the MIT researchers. Putting strangers together on a team leads to more varied, creative approaches, but seeing too many unfamiliar faces keeps team members from collaborating openly. Likewise, experts with specialized skills and knowledge—such as the sports buff on a trivia team—generate huge value in finding specific solutions, but having too many specialists increases the likelihood of nonproductive conflicts.

Don’t panic. If teams are given a deadline, they tend to kick into gear at the midpoint of the timeline, according to Salas. So if a team only has an hour to escape a room, they can expect to make the most progress around the half-hour mark. A sluggish start is no reason to fall apart.

Escape Game Knoxville

24%, 35%, and....To Be Determined.

These are the success rates at Escape Game Knoxville, where groups of up to 10 must band together to escape locked rooms using only problem-solving skills and ingenuity. Those first two rates correspond to The Villain's Lair and Project: MK Ultra, the facility's two active rooms. In the former, teams are tasked with foiling an evil-doers plans and escaping his castle, while the latter invites entrants to investigate a CIA investigation gone wrong—at their own peril. These will soon be joined by a third room called The Purge, and it's anybody's guess what its success rate will be—if anyone succeeds at all.

Customer Reviews

We had a blast! Our entire group enjoyed the game.
Michael G. · March 13, 2016
Great time, Highly recommended.
Paul C. · March 7, 2016
Great Family Fun... we highly recommend.
Paul C. · February 16, 2016

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