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Law and Order at The Escape Hunt

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Published October 15th 2017
I've done a few escape rooms in my time. I wouldn't say I'm an expert (because my friends are the smart ones) but I'd like to say I've got the gist by now.

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Many cases to solve

We've been to Escape Hunt before, so we also felt fairly confident.

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A pre-Escape Hunt puzzle

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.

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Image from the Escape Hunt Melbourne website

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.

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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"!

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Some detective gear

Find out more about the Escape Hunt experiences available here. It is conveniently located in the Melbourne CBD so you can treat yourself to a nice meal afterwards. Until next time!

Mon's Adventure was invited as a guest of The Escape Hunt.

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Why? To experience something different with your friends and feel accomplished at the end
When: Daily 10.00am to 10.00pm
Phone: 03 9600 1086
Where: Ground Floor, Shop 3, 190 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: Starts from $80 for 2 people
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