Escape rooms have been sweeping the nation. With movies, books, shows, and board games promoting them, the craze has grown tenfold over the past few years, with new locations and ideas popping up every day. To make things even better, there is something for everyone, with each one more immersive and exciting than the last. If you want to have a thrilling, mind bending adrenaline rush, this might be the next activity for you and your friends to try.
Even though escape rooms are a relatively new trend, they have been making their way to the foreground for quite some time. It all started out with interactive video games like Mist and Crimson Room, where you had to find clues and solve puzzles to win the game. From there it started to grow, with the first documented room opening in Japan in 2007. As soon as people realized how amazing they are, new rooms started to open all over the world. Escape rooms have been in the United States since around 2012, but the first escape room to really up the escape game, was built in 2013 right here in Nashville with a company actually called The Escape Game! From there the craze just grew and grew to crazy new heights, without a slowdown in sight.
For those who have never done an escape room, or escape game before, here is a little information for you; whether you’ve never heard of them, or even if you have always been meaning to try one. To kick things off, you and your teammates start in an interactive, themed room and have to find a way out, by solving puzzles and figuring out clues. In some cases, you even have to unlock multiple rooms in order to progress through the game. Every room is different, but in most cases, you have 60 minutes to get through all the sententious puzzles, by piecing together all of the clues and objects. If you can figure everything out fast enough you will escape, and hopefully get your name on the leaderboards, where you can prove that you are the best of the best. Don’t worry if you can’t make it through though, you will just have a better idea of what to expect for your next one. Some places will even help you out with a few hints if you are stuck.
Even if things get a little intense, don’t worry, and don’t let those scary movies get to you, you are never really trapped in. There is always a way out! If you get overwhelmed or just don’t want to play anymore, release methods are set up at every exit, so you can get out at any time. So, play without any worry or care, and let you mind focus on solving the room.
With so many themes, and experiences there is an escape room for all. They have rooms for everything you can imagine, with different levels of difficulty. From horror movie-based rooms, to family friendly puzzles, there is a room for everyone of any age. So, grab your friends, make a team, and don’t forget to give it a name. Check out one, or maybe even two, today! It won’t disappoint.