It can certainly be easy to blame yourself or the other players in your group for the loss, but sometimes the fault falls not with the players but with the expectations that the room should have been easier to complete.According to an article written by David Spirra (an enthusiast who has over 500 rooms to his name), a room designed to be difficult for seasoned players should have no more than a 10% - 20% success rate. While this level of success rate is acceptable for die-hard enthusiasts, would new players just getting into the hobby enjoy an experience with such an unlikely chance of escape?
Scott Nicholson, a Game Design Professor specialising in escape rooms has attempted to answer this question. By conducting a study of 175 rooms Nicholson found that the average success rate across them was around 41%, while difficult rooms should be designed for approximately 36% of players escaping and easier rooms should aim for around a 62% success rate.
Here at Fox in a Box Gold Coast, we have a variety of rooms designed to give our players a satisfying experience no matter their familiarity with the hobby. Our success rates range from 39% to 72%. You can check out the current success rates of all our rooms here. However, if you’d like to increase your success rates see this article on 5 tips to escape every time.
We hope you found this information useful and if you'd like to test out the difficulty of our rooms then make a booking today.