Rage room

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A rage room, also known as a smash room or anger room, is a business where people can vent their rage by destroying objects within a room.[1][2] For example, clients can break items by throwing them against hard surfaces, throwing other items at them or smashing them with a tool such as a sledgehammer.

Rage rooms may consist of fake living rooms and kitchens with replicas of furnishings and objects such as televisions and desks. The company may allow clients to bring their own possessions to destroy.[3]

The first rage rooms to open were likely in Japan in 2008 or earlier.[4][5][6] The concept spread to other countries, such as Serbia, England, and Argentina. Today, there are hundreds of rage rooms in cities in the United States such as Tucson, Dallas, Milwaukee, Rochester, Hampton, Charlotte, and American Fork.[2]


  1. ^ "'Rage Rooms': Where Americans Go to Take Out Their Frustrations".
  2. ^ a b "Rage rooms: Why recreational smashing could be good for your mental health".
  3. ^ News, A. B. C. (10 May 2012). "Stressed Out? Enter the 'Anger Room'". ABC News.
  4. ^ "A Look Inside 'Rage Rooms,' Where You De-Stress by Smashing Things". VICE. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  5. ^ "Stressed Japanese workers smash plates to ease recession blues". Telegraph. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  6. ^ "All The Rage: Scream and Anger Rooms Are Boiling Up Around The World". forbes.com. Retrieved 2018-11-12.