Have you ever heard of these places called Escape Rooms?
Recently Mike and I took a trip to see Kristen in her new place of residence in Washington. Washington was such a beautiful state. I wish we would have had more time to explore around. The one thing we did find time to do was to visit our first ever escape room.
So you might be asking what the heck is an escape room? I had no idea what it really was till we actually visited one. Honestly, they seemed kinda lame in my eyes. Boy was I wrong.
According to Wikipedia “An escape room, also known as an “escape game”, is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand.
Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms. Escape rooms are inspired by “escape-the-room“–style video games. Games are set in a variety of fictional locations, such as prison cells, dungeons, and space stations, and usually, the various puzzles and riddles themselves follow the theme of the room.
The escape room we went to was in Redmond Washington. It was called Flee. The place itself is not something to write home about. It was not full of fluff at all. There was someone sitting at a desk in an empty room that took our money ( we had a groupon ) and then someone to show us to our room.
We were able to pick what themed room we wanted. We picked the Museum Heist theme. Once you pick your room they take you to that rooms entrance and shut the door. It was kinda creepy if I am being honest. Then they read you a little bit of a story about the themed room, this usually includes a clue to get you going. You have to listen very carefully. I was wishing I did not have that grande coffee before we went in the room. One I was worried I would have to pee and two it was totally jacking up my nerves. Once the employee reads the blurb he slips out and a big timer starts. You have 60 minutes to get out.
I think the max you can have is 6 in a room. We had 4 and it was perfect. Mike, Me, Kristen and her boyfriend Sebastien. We were all able to play a part in our escape without clobbering each other for the win 🙂 The rooms were all small, if you have too many people I can see it getting claustrophobic. Each room had a clue written somewhere inside, the trick was finding the clue. It was a collaborative effort to find the clues and solve the puzzles. Sometimes things were hidden under a picture frame or under furniture or even a specific book that once picked up the whole wall opened up into the next room.
It was a fabulous and unexpected experience. I can not wait to try it again with our other daughter and her boyfriend when we visit them in Idaho.
PS: I found the most clues 🙂 Not that I was keeping score or anything !!!!