Escape the Zoom

Average rating: 4.7 Number of ratings:(19) 1 hour virtual event

Event short description

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Hosted by Patchwork Adventures

Escape the Zoom is everything you love about escape rooms without the claustrophobia. It’s a customizable puzzle game where teams work together with a live actor host to unravel mysteries both online and offline: call a phone number to find a website password to decode a puzzle that unlocks the door and wins the game!

Virtual event

This host typically use zoom, but we can integrate with other systems.

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Group size

This event supports 5 - 1000 participants.

Group participation level

High - Guests will be asked to perform tasks, respond to, or engage with the group.

Event duration

1 hour

Full details

How it works

Dear Detectives, It seems that there's an evil man named Zoom, who has been kidnapping people and locking them into rooms. Our agency has even identified some hostages!

You must work with your team to:

  • Track down clues
  • Decode messages and solve puzzles
  • Figure out how to help the client

Escape the Zoom…. We've set up a secured video-chat link for you to meet the hostage and to gather information. Teamwork, communication and creative problem solving are required. Find clues in your host’s environment that lead to online puzzles. For larger groups, players are split into teams of 5-10 players (with one actor/facilitator per team) to compete for the best times. Teams will still start and end the experience together with one of our hosts on-boarding and off-boarding the experience for them.

What to Expect:

Escape the Zoom is an actor-driven virtual escape room designed for corporate team building and team bonding

Your group will have to:

  • Solve puzzles and clues
  • Interact with live actors
  • Sleuth around online
  • Think critically
  • Communicate and collaborate
  • Practice divergent thinking
  • Build consensus 

Options to Customize:

We have a few options that would allow us to customize the game for your team and make your experience uniquely funny. Any of the options below are available to customize after your event date and time are confirmed. We have a puzzle that uses ID cards. If you can send me a photo of your company’s ID card or a jpeg of your logo we can have this puzzle show your company logo. We have a bonus puzzle that we can customize based on your team members and distinctive things about them.

For instance, if someone is known to love basketball, driving fancy cars, raising heirloom tomatoes, etc. Can you think of four or five people on your team and any distinctive interests/hobbies that they enjoy? We have a puzzle with some Google Streetview photos and can customize this so it has photos of the area near your company’s HQ or somewhere where your team has had a retreat. Can you send me the address of a location that most of your team members would know? What are some key phrases that your team uses frequently? It could be your company’s values or just something specific to your team. We can try to incorporate those into the game or have the facilitators work them into the facilitated discussion.

This host supports the following options:

Things you'll need

Each guest will need to supply the items below to participate fully in this event.

A laptop or a screen with the ability to log into Zoom. For this event, we recommend a desktop or laptop for the best experience.

How to join

This event is delivered using the video platform: Zoom

Prefer to use your own platform? This host supports the following options:

  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Google Meet
  • Cisco Webex
  • GoToMeeting
  • Blue Jeans

Other things you will need to join:

  • Link to this event, provided after purchase
  • Internet connected device, tablets and phones are supported
  • Internet connection
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Your host Patchwork Adventures

Patchwork Adventures is on a mission to improve human connections through playful experiences. Our founder, Shuai, is an MIT and Stanford trained neurobiologist with extensive experience in community building and corporate team-building. We specialize in virtual team building and team bonding activities and have been hosting virtual games since 2017. Our games are designed with the science of human connection in mind and are created to be fun, interactive, and to help teammates bond. Our team consists of over 60 actor/facilitators who are trained in improv, virtual events facilitation, and creating space for your team to have an unforgettably fun experience.