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The Optimal Team Size for an Escape Room

5 min read · by Unity Escape Rooms · on January 21, 2023
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One of the key decisions when planning an escape room adventure is choosing the right team size. But what is the optimal team size for an escape room? In this post, we'll explore the pros and cons of different team sizes and help you make an informed decision.

Solo Players

First, let's consider the smallest team size: solo players. Playing an escape room alone can be a unique and challenging experience, as you'll have to rely solely on your own skills and knowledge. However, solo players also miss out on the opportunity to bounce ideas off others and to divide and conquer the puzzles.

At Unity Escape Rooms, we do not recommend solo players as our rooms are designed to promote and utilize teamwork. While it's not impossible to do our rooms solo, you have been warned ;)

2 Players

A two-player team can communicate and work together more efficiently, and can split up to cover more ground. They can also build on each other's ideas more effectively. However, there may be certain puzzles that are more difficult to solve with only two people. Check out our deep dive on two-player teams.

3–4 Players

Three and four-player teams offer a good balance between collaboration and efficiency. With three to four players, you can divide and conquer puzzles while also having someone to bounce ideas off of. However, at the three and four-player size, teams may start to face some challenges when it comes to communication and coordination.

5–6 Players

Five and six-player teams have the advantage of providing more ideas and perspectives, but also more potential for confusion and miscommunication. Additionally, it can be difficult to divide tasks and responsibilities with a large group. At this size, it's important to know your team's personality types and place trust in your teammates.

7+ Players

With a larger group, there are more people to brainstorm and come up with different solutions to puzzles. There are also more eyes, ears, and hands to explore the rooms and find clues. However, a team of this size will quickly find that personality types play a critical role in their success, and that working cohesively together as a team is more important than any individual player's abilities. A large team in an escape room can be one of the most energetic and rewarding experiences — if you're ready to communicate and work together.


The optimal team size for an escape room depends on the players' preferences and the room's design. A two-player team may be the most efficient and help build a deep bond with your teammate. A three or four-player team offers a balance of collaboration and efficiency, and larger groups may have more ideas but also more potential for confusion. Ultimately, the best team size is one that you feel comfortable with and that can work together effectively to solve puzzles and escape the room. Remember to have fun and check out our top tips for escaping and our winning strategies to beat your next escape room.

Have the perfect team in mind? Put them to the test at Unity Escape Rooms today!.