What is escape room?

In the average escape room or escape game, people are locked in a themed and decorated room and have to find keys, decode clues, and solve puzzles in order to “escape the room” before their time runs out. Usually, participants have 60 minutes to “solve” the room and escape before they are deemed having “lost” and must come back another time to try again. The puzzles inside each room are different, but usually consist of logic puzzles, riddles, and even physical challenges.