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Published June 1st 2016
Do you have what it takes to beat the clock?
Time is ticking, and my group of four friends have just one hour to figure out a series of puzzles to unlock more padlocks than we could imagine and escape our room before the hour is up.
Lost in Paradise is just one of three different games available in the Rush Escape Room experience located in South Yarra. Ideal for both couples and groups up to 6, it's also a unique idea for a family with older children or a corporate team building activity.
Lost in Paradise is just one of three escape room challenges on offer. Image provided
The premise is this; your group is briefed about the room you're going into and given a one hour time limit to solve the puzzles and escape the room. You're given a walkie-talkie that links you up with your host who will check in on you from time to time, as well as offer you some helpful hints and tips if you really get stuck.
You enter a darkened room, the door closes and your timer starts. From there....well without revealing too much (because where's the fun in that?) it's up to your team to figure out the puzzles to reveal clues that get you just a little bit closer to escaping.
Escape rooms have boomed around Melbourne and for great reason, they're quite simply fun. Thrilling, not scary, challenging and they encourage a great sense of accomplishment and teamwork amongst players.
Rush Escape is rated number one for escape rooms in Melbourne and it's easy to see why. The staff are friendly, the room is challenging but not impossible and it's a truly different experience if your keen to try something outside of your usual evenings/weekends.
For a group of four who were all first timers, we're going back to have a shot at the other two rooms Mission Possible and Da Vinci Down Under.
For a sneak peek at Lost In Paradise click the video below: