Gaming is obviously a very popular past time. When you think of a gamer, you may start to imagine someone sitting on his or her living room couch playing PlayStation. The day goes by, and this individual is still glued to their TV screen, playing that same game. However, being a gamer doesn’t mean you have to be constrained to your living room or parked in front of your PC monitor. There are several new innovations that might just reshape what it means to be a gamer. Three examples of this are board game cafes, virtual reality lounges, and the increasingly popular Escape Rooms. All of which are great ways to break that sedentary model of a gamer and get you out of the house.
Board game cafe
There are different types of gamers. There are digital gamers and the old school ones that prefer playing with physical board games. Traditionally, you’d stay home and play board games with friends or family, but maybe you feel like going out for the night, being social or you want to meet new people. The good news is that board game cafes are beginning to thrive in North America. You can bring your friends and family along or go out on your own. You probably would have played board games at home anyway, but at least you’re getting out of the house for a few hours. Plus, the change in scenery may help brighten your mood and make the experience all that more exciting.
Virtual reality lounges
Virtual reality is a growing popular trend with some top games like Fallout 4 and Skyrim already adopting the technology. VR allows players to fully immerse themselves into game worlds with a first person perspective. The only issue is that VR can be a little on the expensive side, with some headsets well over the five hundred dollar mark. Luckily, virtual reality lounges have started sprouting up across North America. Not only will you not have to spend money on a headset, gloves or any other random gear, but you can make the trip to the lounge a social outing with friends and family and a great excuse to get out of the house.
For an hour full of mystery, puzzles, and clues, people can participate in the Escape Room in Indianapolis. This isn’t your average outing, given that participants have only 60 minutes to escape an adventure of their choice. There are several Escape Room options available, each with a unique storyline. This gaming experience provides the adrenaline and problem solving that anyone could hope for.
Being a gamer means a lot more than being a couch potato, glued to a computer or HDTV screen playing games for hours on end. There are many different ways to be a gamer, and many different game options to fit your personality. Some, like those mentioned above, bring gaming out of the house and make it more of a social event. For a classic gaming experience, there are board game cafes. Whereas for futuristic game lovers, virtual reality lounges are an option. Last but not least, for those seeking adrenaline and mystery, there is the option of escape rooms. So what are you waiting for? Get out of your house and try out these trendy gaming experiences.
Do you prefer playing solo at home? Would you go to a board game cafe or virtual reality lounge? What about an Escape plan event?