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AdventureRooms is a real-life escape the room game that was started in March 2012 as a high school project by Gabriel Palacios, a science teacher, in Bern, Switzerland.[1] It is considered one of the pioneers of the new game concept and is one of the most famous escape games worldwide. [2] Its main influences were adventure computer games from the 1990s, Hungarian escape games and scientific experiments.[3]

The scientific character of its games and the movie-like experience[4] distinguishes AdventureRooms games from similar games.[5] Another innovation was the introduction of "duels", where two teams can play the same game at the same time against each other. This game option is used for larger groups, mainly by companies for team building events.[6]

In 2013 AdventureRooms started to offer a franchising system,[7] and the company quickly spread around the globe.[8][9] In July 2016 there were thirty-three active AdventureRooms locations worldwide.[10][11][12]

The average escape rate amounts to about 20%.[13][14]


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  10. ^ Links to the international franchises on the Swiss homepage
  11. ^ "One hour. One goal: escape!". Issuu. Scan Magazine, Issue 92, September 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  12. ^ NRK. "«Escape rooms» fengsler Norge". NRK. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  13. ^ "Getting Locked In At Adventure Rooms". Neverending Wanderlust. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Adventure Rooms a new alternative to team building". The Cord. Retrieved 4 October 2014.

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