Sunday, March 22, 2015

An Escape From The Great Escape Room

Tonight we got together with three other other couples and headed to The Great Escape Room in Royal Oak.

What is it? Well, you're locked in a room and you have one hour to find clues hidden throughout the room and then solve the puzzles to be able to unlock the exit.

Only 25% of player groups manage to escape and yes, our group was among that hallowed few.

My initial solution for solving the puzzle by torturing the room guide until he gave up the goods was quickly vetoed, and so we began to play the game.

We all started by looking for clues, and many were fiendishly well hidden. So well hidden that quite a few escaped us on the initial search.

Then we started trying to solve the inter-related puzzles.

Tash and I solved the first puzzle very quickly and it led to a piece to help solve another puzzle.

Everyone contributed and as we had a very smart bunch with us, we managed to escape. We were also the first group not to need a helper hint from the room guide for a certain puzzle that had apparently stumped everyone else who had done the game when he was a guide.

Then we posed for the mandatory successful escape team silly picture:

Logic, mathematics, general knowledge, brilliant deductions, persistence, patience and camaraderie were needed to solve the puzzles and escape the room.

It was a lot of fun, and I'd highly recommend giving it a try.

To see it in action, here's a clip from the Big Bang Theory for an example of how the Escape Room game is played:

There were no zombies in ours, and we had a Sherlock Holmes theme with some pretty difficult puzzles.

After the game, all of us went to Lilly's Seafood Restaurant for some adult beverages to celebrate (all of them brewed on the premises) and some excellent fish dishes to sate our hunger and feed the little grey cells.

A great night with some great people.


Murphy's Law said...

Are those HATS on your head, or did you pose beneath a flock of sea gulls?

ProudHillbilly said...

Lilly's is sooooo good! There's this whitefish fried in a cracker crumb coating...

ProudHillbilly said...

Lilly's is sooooo good! There's this whitefish fried in a cracker crumb coating...

Aaron said...

ML: I'll have you know those are the finest fake deerstalker caps The Great Escape Room had on hand.

PH: Indeed it was. The beer was excellent as were the meals themselves thought they were a bit stingy on the sweet potato fries.

Elizabeth Jean said...

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