9. The 100th Monkey Effect


We, and many other Escape Room Games have noticed that on one particular day or even week, a series of teams will exhibit a behaviour that we have never seen before. These teams are usually unconnected, do not cross each other paths and yet they each do the same thing.

For example we have had a team attempt to use a prop within the game in a very odd manner, in a way that no one had ever done before. Then an hour later, another team does exactly the same thing.

The reason for calling this weird phenomenon the ‘100th Monkey Effect’ comes from a much disputed observation of Japanese Monkeys washing potatoes. Read the full story.

Is it complex psychology or some kind of telepathy from thoughts left inside the Escape Game? We will probably never know.