Pocket Universe: Your Window Into the World of Virtual Reality

Is It Real or Is It Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality is seemingly the next wave in entertainment. What once was a technology reserved for sci-fi movies and those willing to pay Dave & Buster’s too much money for a limited experience, has broken into the mainstream. The Oculus Rift, a partly crowd-funded VR device, was released after months of hype to a warm critical reception. Even traditional video games are hopping on the VR bandwagon, with the PlayStation VR headset already on shelves and Nintendo and Microsoft hinting they may go that direction soon as well. But like most emerging technologies, the price for one of these VR sets can be astronomically high. So what do you do if you can’t afford one and you really want to give it a try? Paranoia Quest has you covered with their new VR Escape Room Game, Pocket Universe. Read more

Newest Escape Room in Buford Could Help Your Company Focus

Preventing employee burnout should be a top priority in any workplace. It is important to understand that work can get overwhelming for employees, no matter what kind of business you run. When they become overwhelmed their drive, determination and productivity usually decrease. Part of being a good boss is being in-tune with your team and employees.

Burnout is defined as a state of exhaustion where one is cynical about the value of his/her occupation and doubtful about his/her ability to perform. It usually manifests in the form of anxiety, irritability, weight gain or loss, frequent absence and/or weak immune system.

What can lead to Employee Burnout?

  • Imbalance of Home and Work Life
  • Escape Room BurnoutWorkload
  • Lack of Incentives
  • Minimal Recognition or Feedback
  • Loss of Faith in Leadership
  • Communication Issues
  • Voice isn’t Being Heard
  • Role Ambiguity
  • Work Environment
  • Lack of Control

Demoting or firing burnt out employees only leads to more burnout. That person’s duties are now added to other employees’ plates, creating more stress and burn out. Burnout can lead to job withdrawal, lower productivity, ineffectiveness, decreased job satisfaction, reduced commitment to the job, greater personal conflict with colleagues, and disruption in coworkers’ job tasks. Don’t let employee burnout become a problem. Burnout is easy to prevent.

Tips for Addressing Burnout

Listen – Sit down and listen to what your employees have to say. They will appreciate your time and engagement and feel like their voice is being heard. Help when possible and get the root of the issues.

Be Fair and Flexible – Treat all employees the same. Preferential treatment causes a hostile work environment. Remember to be flexible on deadlines. If your employees tell you it is unrealistic, it probably is.

Have Fun – Keeping employees happy and in love with their job is important. Work on creating a positive work environment (stock the fridge, give them goodies and incentives, team building, lunch party, half-days etc.).

Recognize Success – Make every employee feel needed and valued. Unexpected recognition or feedback makes them feel good and boosts their drive.

escape room team buildingKeep Reasonable Hours – Make sure you stay in tune with your employees wants and needs. If they look exhausted or are falling behind – extended deadlines, give them a break and make sure they aren’t overworking.

Encourage Socializing – Make sure your team is talking and bonding. When they know and like each other they are more likely to enjoy work and be more productive and creative.

Paranoia Quest Can Help You Re-Focus

An escape room can help build team camaraderie. Leaders emerge and bonds are formed as the team works together to solve the mysteries and escape the room. Getting the team out of the office and into a fun, work-free environment where employees can be themselves, but work on a common goal which enhances team qualities. At Paranoia Quest, your employees will get a breath of fresh air and be provided an effective team building experience that will carry over into the workplace. Prevent employee burnout by calling us today at (678) 828-4410 or book online to schedule your team building corporate event.

 

 

Graduation Parties

ESCAPE THE SAME OLD GRADUATION PARTY AT PARANOIA QUEST!

Graduations are major milestones in your life! After all of your hard work, moving onto a new chapter is an exciting adventure. Whether it’s a corporate event, birthday party, or graduation celebration, here at Paranoia Quest, we believe that the best way to celebrate is with an adventure of your own – a thrilling escape room! Our escape rooms sharpen your problem-solving skills, create lasting memories for your friends and family, and best of all, they’re a fun and exciting experience that are a unique way to celebrate all you have accomplished!

No matter what the occasion is, we are all about helping you have the perfect experience at Paranoia Quest! For our Atlanta location, click here to view our rooms, or call (678) 828-4410 for more information. For our Buford location, click here to view our rooms, or call (678) 288-6555 for more information.

Atlanta – Graduation Parties

ESCAPE THE SAME OLD GRADUATION PARTY AT PARANOIA QUEST!

Graduations are major milestones in your life! After all of your hard work, moving onto a new chapter is an exciting adventure. Whether it’s a corporate event, birthday party, or graduation celebration, here at Paranoia Quest, we believe that the best way to celebrate is with an adventure of your own – a thrilling escape room! Our escape rooms sharpen your problem-solving skills, create lasting memories for your friends and family, and best of all, they’re a fun and exciting experience that are a unique way to celebrate all you have accomplished!

No matter what the occasion is, we are all about helping you have the perfect experience at Paranoia Quest! Click here to view our Atlanta rooms, or call (678) 828-4410 for more information.

Buford – Graduation Parties

ESCAPE THE SAME OLD GRADUATION PARTY AT PARANOIA QUEST!

Graduations are major milestones in your life! After all of your hard work, moving onto a new chapter is an exciting adventure. Whether it’s a corporate event, birthday party, or graduation celebration, here at Paranoia Quest, we believe that the best way to celebrate is with an adventure of your own – a thrilling escape room! Our escape rooms sharpen your problem-solving skills, create lasting memories for your friends and family, and best of all, they’re a fun and exciting experience that are a unique way to celebrate all you have accomplished!

No matter what the occasion is, we are all about helping you have the perfect experience at Paranoia Quest! Click here to view our Buford rooms, or call (678) 288-6555 for more information.

9 Great Unsolved Mysteries of History

The world is full of mysteries. Even with the great advancements we’ve made in technology, there are still some left unsolved. Our need to uncover the truth leads us to discover more about the world and inspire us to believe in the impossible. What is your opinion on these unsolved mysteries?  

Stonehenge

StonehengeThe origins of this prehistoric stone formation in Wiltshire, England are unknown. The stones date back to sometime around 2000 and 3000 B.C. The blocks weigh several tons each, creating the question how and why would people move these large stones? It has been estimated that it took 1,500 years to build. The stones used to create the inner ring are from 200 miles away in Wales – that’s a long haul. There is no written record to indicate why the formation was created or how, so that is left open for interpretation.

Aluminum Wedge of Aiud

In 1974, workers in Aiud, Romania found a 4-pound wedge shape piece of aluminum 35 feet down in a sand trench next to prehistoric elephant bones dating back at least 11,000 years. Shockingly enough, metallic aluminum was invented in 1825 making it incredible and puzzling to find the material buried with bones much, much older than that.

Jack the Ripper

Jack is known as one of the most infamous serial killers mainly because he was never caught. Even after 120 years no one knows who he was and how he got away with it. His identity remains one of the greatest crime mysteries of all time.

 The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Roanoke Island was established in 1587 by John White and his English settlers. White returned to England to get his family and more supplies, but when he returned in 1590, the entire colony was empty with only the word “Croatoan” carved on a post. There has been no solid explanation for the settlers’ disappearance.

Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda TriangleMany airplanes and ships have gone missing within the infamous triangle on the Atlantic Ocean between the points of Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Pilots report their instruments stop working as they pass through the area and numerous ships have been lost without a trace at sea. Unexplained disappearances have been occurring since 1950.

Zodiac Letters

Another famous serial killer made our list but for a different reason. The still unidentified killer sent coded letters to the police and press as a means to taunt them. To this day only one of the four letters/cryptograms sent were able to be cracked.

Big Foot

Good ole Sasquatch is supposedly living in the snowy mountain areas of the United States and Canada. This creature is believed to live in seclusion and has been seen walking on two feet. Countless photos and videos have been taking claiming they found Big Foot, but no direct contact has ever been made.

The Wow Signal

Jerry Ehman was working on the SETI Project in the Ohio Wesleyan University’s Perkins Observatory when he picked up a 72 second radio frequency from deep within space coming from the constellation Sagittarius. No one has been able to pick up the signal again and the origin of the signal cannot be explained.

The SS Ourang Medan

In 1947 an SOS message was sent out that said the captain of the SS Ourang Medan along with the entire crew were dead. When the Silver Star was able to receive and respond to the distress call they found that to be true. Everyone on board was dead, including the person who sent out the distress signal. There is still no conclusion as to what happened on that boat.

A Mystery You Can Solve … Maybe

Test your wits and make discoveries of your own at Paranoia Quest. Here you can see if you can solve our mysteries, at least these have an explanation. Explore a long lost ancient Aztec temple in The DIG or investigate hidden secrets in Area 51. At Paranoia Quest we are all about helping you have the perfect experience. Book your room now for our Buford or Atlanta location and see what mysteries you can solve. Book Now or call us at: (678) 828-4410.