Why Do We Recommend Teams of Four?
When you're registering, you'll notice that we explicitly recommend having a team of four students. While we say that three or five is okay, we really recommend four.
Four pages in each packet. All puzzle packets are built to resolve to answers over four pages. For example, one puzzle might resolve to a phrase with 8 letters, and there might be 2 letters on each of 4 pages. We build these puzzle packets at the beginning of each school year, and then replicate them at each event. Therefore, having 4 players is optimal.
If you have five players, two will need to double up on one page for each puzzle packet.
If you have three players, one player will need to do two pages for each puzzle packet.
Pacing. We try to have all groups move through the event within a certain pace. Groups of five may move through more quickly, while groups of three may move through more slowly. Even though the event is non-competitive, it's more fun for all groups involved if they're finishing within the same half-hour window.
If you are a team of three and you're having trouble finding a fourth, please tell your event organizers! They usually have individuals who are looking for a team at your grade level, and who would gladly join you.
If you are a team of five and you want to be a team of four, let your event organizers know - they can probably help create a team out of individuals looking for a team at your grade level.
If you have read all of the above, and you still want to remain a team of three or five, we've had many teams at those sizes who have had fun over the years. All kids get to participate in the immersive theatrical adventures, and all kids get to bring home their giveaways and rewards.