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    Anyone been to an 'escape room'?

    So, last week I went with a group of friends to an escape room. What is an escape room you might ask? Well, you basically pay someone to lock you in a room for an hour, and you and your buddies try to find out how to get out. All the rooms have different back stories and themes that keep things interesting. This one happened to be a pirate captain's cabin. We had to find a glass compass before we left, or we would be haunted for the rest of our days! The room had TONS of combinations locks to figure out with different clues all over the room. There were at least 8 locks to figure out and/or get a key to... key locks, directional locks, combination locks with numbers, combination locks with letters. It was quite a bit of fun! It really gets you thinking outside of your normal box.

    Have you guys tried any of these things out?


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    Does a bar or tavern count as an "escape room"?

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    Inuvik: Ha!

    Daox: Never heard of this before. Now I gotta look this up. How did you come across this?
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    Does waking up beside a 400lb. "cutie" count as being in an escape room?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    How did you come across this?
    My aunt bought a few tickets for my uncle for his birthday. Hes kind of a quirky guy and likes to try different things. Anyway, he decided to take me and a few other friends.

    It was quite a bit of fun.
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    Tim - how much did it cost to do?

    I've heard of 'em -- but never tried one. Some of the ones I've read about sound like a fun little adventure. I was supposed to go do one in a defunct underground nuclear bunker with my sister & her family last year, but plans changed.

    Actually this was just in my local news -- a small business has proposed building a railway-themed one inside a caboose in a local park.

    Backstory: my little city is home to Canada's oldest railway tunnel. It's pretty cool: it runs directly under the downtown for 1/2 a kilometer, and one end of it is in a nice waterfront area. The tunnel hasn't been used by trains since the mid 70's, but it was just refurbished and opened to pedestrians last summer. 25,000 people walked through on its first weekend alone. They figure 100k - 200k people will go in it in 2018 -- and most of them will walk past the caboose at the south end -- talk about a high traffic opportunity.

    You can make money with a good escape room. Charge 4 or 5 people $10-15 each for the experience. Run it for 8 hours a day = $100k - $150k a year before expenses. Change your theme periodcially to keep it interesting and keep people coming back.

    Does a bar or tavern count as an "escape room"?
    Depends on how much you've had to drink!

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    There many rooms here in Finland. Haven't had chance to try them out yet, but seen many of others visiting them.
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    Yeap, many times! I have done many escape rooms and just this weekend my daughter has asked me if she could play one for her birthday. I ordered a family oriented room. Our initial plan was to let the kids do most of the work and just help out a tiny bit. However, when we got there, our host, let us know that the room was harder than most people think, and that there were a lot of puzzles to solve. So we all actively participated in solving puzzles and left just 23 minutes to spare.


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