Before we entered the room we were briefed on a new case we had to solve. To tie in with the 'Law and Order' theme we were to take the roles of undercover detectives investigating the disappearance and possible murder of our partner.
At the end we had to give an answer with which criminal we believed to have been responsible.
I can't go into the room in much detail without giving things away. But let's just say, we walked in too confident!
If you get stuck on puzzles you have a walkie talkie to ask the staff for clues. As you have a limited time to solve the case (1 hour with a countdown clock for you to track time), every minute is precious.
They mentioned that if we were stuck in the first 5 minutes, we should probably ask for a clue. That happened.
After that, there were several other times where we glanced nervously as the clock ticked down and we had to sheepishly resort back to our walkie talkie.
More of the waiting room - no sneak pics of the escape room!
Some of the clues or answers we were given made us very extremely foolish - it was right in front of our faces but how did all five of us miss that? Our confidence has dramatically plummeted after this room.
But it is all part of the fun. That's what makes escape rooms enjoyable to play with friends or co-workers, even for work team-building outings or functions. It's something different, but it would definitely suit your friendship group if you enjoy hobbies such as playing boardgames.
Everyone has different strengths in deducing riddles or numeric codes, and every time we visit an escape room I feel grateful to have such smart friends.
In our haste to escape the room, we went with an answer - but unfortunately got it wrong. We finally got it on the second guess, but we did feel a little less accomplished... Ah well, it was rated "HARD"!