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Published May 16th 2016
Think outside the box to get out of the box
When I first heard about Break The Code Escape Room, I was intrigued. I am usually up for a challenge or a new adventure, so after doing a bit of research, I decided to check it out for myself.
Knowing I am not very logical when it comes to problem solving, I enlisted the help of my brother, his wife and our 3 teenage boys and booked a session at the Sydney Break the Code Escape Room.
After much discussion amongst all the team members, we settled on "Avatar – The Secret of Pandora" Escape Room mainly because it was rated 3/5 for difficulty and the escape rate was 70%. Being somewhat competitive we wanted a fighting chance to get out in time.
Upon our arrival we were greeted by a very friendly staff member, who explained how the experience works. We were then given blindfolds and a walkie talkie and were guided into the room, where our 60 minute timer started.
After the first 10 challenging minutes, when we couldn't figure out the first piece of the puzzle, we were rescued with a clue from our guide. From there, bit by bit, we worked our way through the challenges, each member of our team analyzing and looking at each problem from a different angle.
With only 4 minutes to spare, we managed to escape.
It was a great family bonding experience and got our boys away from their electronics and into the real world for a while.
For each experience, you need a minimum of 2 or more players as puzzles within the game require multiple brains to complete them. The maximum number of players allowed is 8, but an ideal number is 4-6.
Each game has a difficulty rating and you can find what it is on the Break the Code website.
The games are suitable for children as there is nothing scary or inappropriate, however, children under the age of 7 may not have the problem solving skills to fully engage.
Break the Code Escape Room is great for team building or special occasions such as birthdays or stag/hen nights.
Cost: $35 per person until 15 June 2016, then prices increase to $45 per person.
Opening hours: 10 am – 10pm 7 days a week
Address: Level 1, 741 George Street, Haymarket, Sydney NSW 2000