The Escape Game

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I should have put off doing the Song-Off until today because today’s daily prompt is, of course, song. Ah, well. I have other things to write about!

About a month ago, my sister, brother-in-law, husband and I made plans to do an escape room game last night. And I didn’t cancel, even though we had to reschedule because I was in the hospital on the original date we were supposed to go. But I’m proud I didn’t back out at the last-minute because we had so much fun.

You may have read my description of an escape room a few weeks ago, but if you don’t know what it is, you’re placed in a room (depending on the theme, it could be like the one in the picture) and have 60 minutes to figure out how to escape from it. You aren’t actually locked in there, like you can leave and return if you have to use the washroom. There are all sorts of clues hidden around the room, including keys that open locks to different items, which contain more clues. It takes a lot of teamwork, which is why we were glad we bought a private room.

Each room holds 8 players at this particular location, so we had to buy all 8 tickets to Prison Break so that we could have the room to ourselves. Otherwise, we would have been grouped with 4 strangers, and we didn’t want that. My sister and I agreed that 8 people would have been too many cooks in the kitchen.

So yeah, our room was called Prison Break, and we had to figure out how to escape prison. Unfortunately, I can’t describe what the rooms or clues were like in order to keep others who want to play from getting spoilers.

We had dinner beforehand, the best parts of which, for me, were the walnut muhammara dip (don’t worry, I don’t now what that is, either, but it was good lol), fresh-squeezed orange juice, and the strawberry rhubarb crumble with the biggest scoop of vanilla-bean gelato I’ve ever seen. My sister and I shared that.

All told, it was a great night! And we’ll be playing a different escape room in the near future!! I’m also really proud of myself for showering and not cancelling. Those are big steps for me.

Daily Prompt: Song

17 thoughts on “The Escape Game

  1. Good for you for heading out for an adventure! I’ve always thought escape rooms sounded like a cool idea but have never actually tried it out.

  2. I love escape rooms and actually did one today with my daughters and 2 of their friends (1 adult with 4 teenage-ish girls). The theme was London. It ended up being the hardest I’ve done (I’ve done 5 and the girls have done 3 now). An easier one would have been better but absolutely worth it!! Glad you had a good time!

      1. I did my first almost 4 years ago…And I think they’re fantastic. I throw a massive Halloween party for the kids every year and the part 2 years I’ve created my own for them to solve at home. ๐Ÿ˜ I have so much fun with it!

          1. There are still a lot of people who have never heard of them. I brought my daughter’s friend today and her dad had no idea it existed. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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