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What is it like to play Escape Rooms at 5 Quests

Nov 6, 2017   written by Andrey Belik

Many people ask us, what it is like to play escape rooms at 5 Quests? So we decided to write a walk through. Well, without giving away answers to the puzzles.

First you start with booking a game you like with us at https://5quests.com/booking . You get your friends or colleagues together, pick a date and time. Our online booking and payment is very convenient, fast and secure. We use Stripe that processes your credit cards, an famous Irish start up that now handles Amazon shopping.

It is easy to find us. We are in Cornelscourt beside Magic Carpet pub. We have free parking and easily accessible from M50 or N11.

So now you arrive at 5 Quests Escape Rooms

Front Door Escape roomsReception

Our reception is very spacious where you party can get together and wait while everybody joins. Tea, coffee and biscuits are always available while you wait. And do come a bit early to solve all the puzzles we have in the reception.

A game master would greet you and will be looking after you for the whole duration of your stay with us. At this stage we ask few simple question to help and cater for you level of experience with escape rooms. Don’t worry our game masters will give you  a full introduction and explain how an escape room game is played. So even new players can be confident to start. Immersive Escape Rooms are relatively new to Ireland and most of our players have never played them before. So do ask if you have questions. We do have an introductory video which explains main principles of the game and most importantly health and safety.

And now it is time to start. 5 Quests is not only an escape room with puzzles. In our games we transport you to another dimension. For an hour you get to visit another world, explore it and hopefully escape. So, step in and immerse into a mysterious world of escape games.

Now follow these simple steps.

Step 1. Search the room and find the clues. Don’t forget to share what you find. Team work is crucial if you want to escape on time.

Step 2. Follow the story. It will help you a lot in your journey.

Step 3. Have fun. Things not as hard and they seem. 😊

In addition, what about asking for some help? Great question! Can you escape with no hints? Don’t worry if you can not. After the initial ten minutes  the game master will help you to navigate the unknown, if you get completely stuck. So just keep going at your own pace, find and solve puzzles. But don’t forget, the clock is ticking so don’t delay.

Finally you finished the game. Congratulations!

Celebratory photos are taken. What about tea and coffee to celebrate. And don’t forget the massive amount of sweets on offer. You definitely need it after an intense adrenaline-fueled 60 minutes.

Our players

But what if you did not escape? Well, congratulations anyway. It was a good run and you have learn something new. You would most likely want to do it again. There is no doubt. It is all about the physical experience and creating fond valuable memories for your and your friends. There are many scenarios to try. And don’t forget about the photos to celebrate the occasion never mind the result. 
So book your game at https://5quests.com today.

You can also read what Lovin Dublin think about us after their visit to play both games. https://lovindublin.com/sponsored/this-new-dublin-experience-beats-the-pub-any-day-of-the-week 

5 Quests, a new escape room for Dublin

Aug 1, 2017   written by Andrey Belik


5 quests entrance door

This is the first post from the team at 5 Quests, new escape room, Dublin. We are all very excited to have the opportunity to bring our real-life immersive escape games to South Dublin. You may not be familiar with these type of escape games and we’d love to tell you more about them.

Even in well-established markets, like Eastern Europe, awareness of what immersive, real-life escape games are, is at about fifteen percent of the total population. This is mainly because real-life games were initially brought to the market for computer gamers and the selection of themes was a clear reflection of that. In recent years, games with a wider variety of themes more appealing to the broader public began to emerge. Escape rooms are now a rapidly growing type of leisure activity all around the world with over 200 new venues opened in the U.K. alone in 2016. Ireland will hopefully be catching up soon to offer the choice and the quality as we are seeing in many other countries.

Escape Boats Dublin has recently come to the market and offers the immersive experience at its best. It’s a ‘must’ for any escape games enthusiast. We at 5 Quests opened on the same week and are very proud to be a part of the Irish Escape Room community among many other excellent venues and locations around the country.

The purpose of this post is really to tell you more about how exciting this industry is and to offer you some of the examples around the world which have inspired us. Escape games are believed to have started with REAL ESCAPE GAME™ from Japan in 2007. Here’s a very nice short video explaining what the games are 

The market developed further and became popular in Asia with The South China Morning Post once describing escape rooms as a hit among “highly stressed students and overworked young professionals.” Even Disney has ventured into the world of escape rooms.
The CBS2 This Morning Team tries to ‘Escape The Room’ back in 2015 and describe the experience really well in their short eight minute video

There is no end to the themes (just about as many as the number of books ever written or movies produced or for as long as our human imagination can allow) and levels of difficulty you might encounter in escape games now. Many games are exploring ways of making rooms more and more immersive and adding real actors is an exciting development on this front.

Here at 5 Quests we personally get inspiration from, and admire the work of 5-Wits and New-York based, Paradiso which takes you to a whole new level of immersive experience and definitely the next level up from your average escape room. Something to try once you become an expert and play all the escape games available on the Irish market. Start local – there are many great rooms to try all around the country.

We at 5 Quests deeply believe that the games we create should give you a feeling of being totally immersed into a story. For us 5 Quests means a journey or a quest where you get to use all of your five senses. Welcome to a land of adventure, relax, get ready to use your brain but don’t forget to use your imagination and whatever you do, HAVE FUN!

Hopefully now you have a better idea of what real-life escape games are and are inspired to try them out. It’s a new way of spending your leisure time, a great alternative to a night at the cinema or any other rainy day activity. You can spend a truly amazing time with your friends being immersed into a theme and having to work out where the story line will lead you or how it will all end. It is really like playing a board game in your living room only better on so many levels considering you are physically right in the middle of a story, and solving puzzles and clues makes you feel like the hero in your own movie. Pick a theme that is of interest to you, find where you can play (there’s a great list of Dublin escape rooms and other Irish locations over at Exit Games), get your friends together, plan dinner or drinks after your game and get ready for a great night out.

We do hope to see you at 5 Quests in our beautiful new space in Cornelscourt right between the N11 and M50 (click here for directions). Whether you are trying an escape room for the first time or accepting the challenge of beating our current record holders, we look forward to welcoming your group to 5 Quests.

If you are interested in finding out more about what is happening in the Escape Room industry in Ireland, we recommend you join the Escape Rooms Enthusiasts Ireland facebook group and share your thoughts, recommendations for new venues and just chat about what would you like to see more in escape games.

Thanks for reading…until next time.
From all of us at 5 Quests.