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Escape Rooms: The Most Immersive Form of Escapism

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a desk with a notebook, glasses, magnifying glass, and cameraWe all long to escape every once in a while. Most people delve into books, movies, or television shows in order to detach themselves from their current reality and enter an alternate one. Some prefer video games and virtual reality which offer players the ability to control a character, making decisions and solving mysteries in a mystical land. All of these options fall under the category of “escapism.” Webster’s Dictionary defines escapism as follows, “the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.” If you’d like to truly escape from your reality, visit El Paso’s Operation Outbreak!

Different Types of Escape

Every human being longs to escape. Whether you’re a child playing make-believe with your friends or an adult who works a monotonous 9-to-5 job, there’s always a subtle nudge in the back of your mind that longs for more, for adventure, for fun. Children have it easy; they can simply imagine they’re on an alien moon or in prehistoric Earth but as we age, that spark of imagination begins to fade. Perhaps it gets stifled by college and homework or maybe it simply grows dimmer because of the harsh reality of real life. No matter what the case may be, imagination and escape are still necessary in order for us to not feel completely and totally lost. There’s a reason why so many people love to binge-watch entire seasons of the Office or Breaking Bad. The worlds and stories these shows portray draw us in.

What To Do When the Spark Begins to Fade Away

But after a while, certain forms of escapism simply stop working. Perhaps you’ve grown tired of rewatching Sherlock for the twelfth time or maybe you’re tired of playing Super Mario Odyssey. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s time to look for a new form of escape. This is where escape games come into play. These games are designed to push participants to escape, both literally and metaphorically. You have one hour to find the clues and break out of the room but you can also spend that hour pretending to be someone else. If you’re in our Bakerstreet Mystery room, you can imagine yourself as Sherlock Holmes or John Watson. If your Escape the Undead room, you can see yourself as Rick Grimes. Or if you choose our newest room, Rapture Bank Heist, you can imagine you’re one of Ocean’s 11 (or 12, 13, or 8). You can physically escape and, for one hour, put yourself and your skills to the test.

Visit Operation Outbreak, Today!

If your life feels dull, boring, and uninteresting, then it may be time to reignite that spark of imagination! Book a room at Operation Outbreak, today!

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