PIGEON FORGE

Fans no longer have to visit The Escape Game at The Island in Pigeon Forge anymore to experience popular escape challenges.

This holiday season, when so many are traveling and still others may be seeking to avoid seasonal illnesses, The Escape Game is offering a virtual option, something they first began exploring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Most people know us for our in-person games, but during COVID, we had to pivot to allow people to enjoy The Escape Game with friends and family from the comfort and safety of their homes,” explained Teddy Cheek, senior director of marketing for The Escape Game.

“We also have companies who regularly play as a great team-bonding activity. Launching Virtual Activities was the natural next step for our business.”

Participants just need to get on Zoom video conferencing to play.

“All you need to start playing is Zoom video conferencing, a computer, an internet connection. We’ll send you a link to join your game and will be on to facilitate the entire experience,” Cheek said.

The Escape Game offers seven different theme options in their remote adventures, which are played on Zoom.

They are: Gold Rush, Prison Break, The Heist, Rugrats: Search for the Losted Toys, Ruins: Forbidden Treasure, Playground and The Depths.

“We also recently launched The Escape Game Game Show which includes a special holiday edition. Your team will compete and collaborate through five rounds of gameplay in a hilarious, fast-paced online game show experience,” Cheek said.

“Game Show does not require your team to be tech-savvy or to learn elaborate rules. Set-up is easy and the game is fun for everyone.”

Cheek said they recommend the games for ages 13 and up, but can accommodate players of all ages.

“Some of the game content may be too difficult for players under 13 but there are definitely elements of all of our games that kids can enjoy, too,” Cheek said.

The games range in difficulty. Prison Break is typically regarded as their most difficult.

The holiday season seemed a perfect time to focus on the virtual option again, as many may not be able to gather in the same place for the holidays but want to partake in something together.

“Whether your team is celebrating a year of wins or is in need of a morale boost, the holiday season is a great time for team building. The Escape Game offers online games that groups of any size can play over Zoom (or similar video conferencing platform),” Cheek said.

To learn more or book a Virtual Activity visit https://theescapegame.com/remote-team-building-activities.