Escape the Game

What professional skills are developed in the escape game?

Published on Dec 2, 2019

Created in Japan, the escape games are designed to bring people together in a riddled room. In order to get out of there within the set time (usually 60 minutes), you have to solve all the puzzles.

With themes related to murders, horror scenes, among others, the escape games started attracting groups of friends interested in a different form of fun.

For some years now, this kind of activity has caught the attention of corporate groups, who have started using these scenarios to develop professional skills that can be brought into the workplace.

In addition to being part of the selection process of some companies, the escape games attract professionals who already make up the staff, who are invited to play to review postures at work and look for ways to improve them, for the sake of the climate organizational and business results.

Know the Benefits of Business Escape Games

To fulfill the mission of escape games, the first thing is to know how to work under pressure. This is because there is a certain time for the group to solve all the puzzles and leave the room. Communication is another point that is very much worked on in escape games.

Members need to talk about what the riddle says to find the best answer. This time also comes the teamwork, because it is the consensus that will always count on the time to follow up the game.

Creativity and disruptive thinking are other professional skills that the escape game develops. To interpret the clues, it is not always worth the obvious. Seeking new ways to solve problems will help the group unravel the mystery that keeps them trapped in the room.

An important differential of the escape game is the possibility of self-knowledge. One member will find that he or she has the ability to make decisions and convince the group to move in a particular direction. Another will find that they can hear each other and see new faces of a problem. And so on.

And what to do after the escape game is over?

After the game is over, it is important that professionals seek to identify the professional skills that have been discovered and developed and how they can be applied on a day to day basis. This analysis will result in more skilled professionals, more united teams and more creative projects.

Meet the Beat the Box: Catalyst Escape Game

This escape game will take participants out of the comfort zone and encourage them to make decisions. By participating in this training, each professional will understand their role in the team and how crucial it is to the success of the company's projects. You will also find that your skills match others, and together they can offer creative solutions to customers.

Beat the Box begins with a mysterious video message. The only material available is a padlocked aluminum box. The first task of the escape game is to open it. Inside are four suitcases, also padlocked, each with riddles and mysteries that need to be unraveled. Inside the last case are letters that must be sorted to complete the key puzzle.

Unable to skip steps, the team needs the collaboration, agility, and creative thinking of all participants.

Unlike early breakout games, when small groups were gathered in a specific room, Beat the Box comes to you and can be held for large groups of up to 350 people. This makes the game much more fun and the pressure even greater, strengthening group integration, communication and interdependence as this is a collaborative game.

Catalyst offers other escape games. To know them all, click here.

About Catalyst

Catalyst Team Building has been operating in Brazil since 1999, in exclusive partnership with conquistar, a corporate gaming school.

Since 2017, Catalyst has become part of the Business School Integration, which for over five decades has offered over 180 opens and in-company courses. The programs offered by Catalyst can be fully customized, meeting the needs of companies of different segments and sizes.

In 2018 alone more than 300,000 people were trained around the world. To learn more about the trainings and which ones best fit the goals your company has, contact us at (11) 3046-7878, 3046-7878 or email

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