Things that people ask us:
Do you provide an emcee and hosts?
HELM Life Virtual Escape Room Events are fully-staffed - so whether you're playing Mystery at the Cabin or Holidays Around the World, HELM Life is the only Holiday Party company that provides a host for each group of players! We want to make sure that all of your guests have a great time - and our amazing team of hosts are an important part of creating a fun and inclusive vibe!
How long do Virtual Escape Rooms take?
The entire HELM Life Virtual Escape Room experience takes place on Zoom and fits into a calendar hour and takes less than 60 minutes from start to finish. Teams have up to 45 minutes to finish the Escape Room itself with some time at the start and end to welcome people and to discuss the puzzles! If you're adding a second stage to a holiday party (Illusionist, Gamerooms, Pet Parties), they can last from 90 minutes to 2 hours!
How many people can participate?
We host events of all sizes - from 8 participants to over 200! Once the emcee welcomes everyone to the event, we head to breakout rooms in groups of 6-8 participants because we're all about building our experiences around conversations. Each breakout room is led by their own host - so we'll get you introduced and started if your team doesn't know each other.
Can I try a Demo?
You absolutely can! Demos last about 20 mins and are best experienced with 3-4 other members of your team. You can schedule a demo here.
When do I have to book by?
If you've got a group of over 100, we really, really encourage you to get in touch with us sooner rather than later - December is already getting busy! Things work out better when you have more time to get the word out to your teams. That being said - we're pretty nimble and can accommodate most booking requests. If it's small group (less than 30) with a short lead time - that's easy. Send in a booking request and we'll get going!
Do you have events for holidays other than Christmas?
We do! We do a lot of work in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space and we've got activities for everyone. Mystery at the Cabin is winter-themed, Holidays Around the World has a nod to many celebrations, Gift-giving Debacle is Christmas-adjacent with holiday shopping at the mall and Breather at the Beach is winter-vacation themed!
How can a large event with so many people be interactive?
We've been doing this for a while and have a pretty good formula worked out! Our emcee welcomes everyone in a big group - which is a great chance for people to see each other and feel like part of a large organization! When we head to break-out rooms, that's your chance for some conversation and fun with a small group, where everyone gets a chance to play and talk. As teams finish, they trickle back into the main room, allowing for some conversation there. For 2-stage parties, people can join a second room for a chance to mix with a second group as well as heading to some Mix & Mingle rooms to chat. At the end, we say goodbye and usually hear that most people have really enjoyed themselves!
Can I join on a phone?
You can join on a mobile device, but we don't suggest it if you have another option. With a small screen, it's hard to play through the escape rooms and be able to chat on Zoom at the same time! If it's your only option - do it, but it's a better experience on a laptop or desktop.
Is there a way for managers to be able to book their own parties?
There is! Some companies opt to set up a Manager Booking Page like this one that allows individual managers to book Game Show or Virtual Escape Room Holiday Parties as it fits their schedule. Once they send a request, we can approve it within a few hours and send out all of the information that they need.
Can you help us to get the word out and manage registrations?
We definitely can! Once we confirm your booking we'll send you a blurb, a calendar invite and a link to pass along to get all of your invitees registered. It's all copy and paste and it makes getting the word out easy. If you'd like to manage the registrations yourself, on some other platform - that can work, too.