Escape the Room Games
“Escape the room” games are becoming a hit all around the nation. What are they? They’re team games where a group of people is locked in a room and have to solve puzzles and hunt down clues in order to escape within the time limit. They’re sometimes described as the ultimate team-building experience. This video explains it all better than we can (it specifically refers to an escape room game in Seattle, but the principles apply to all escape room activities).
It turns out that the room escape craze has made it here to the Gaithersburg, MD area as well. For your convenience, we’ve gathered links to websites for a couple of them. Clue IQ in nearby Frederick and the Rockville Escape Room in Rockville are two local area venues where members of our apartment community can experience an escape room game.
If, however, you aren’t keen on traveling to an escape room, check out one of these games that bring the escape room experience to your Park Station apartment.
Consisting of four adventures, Escape Room: The Game turns your apartment into a real life escape room. Once you’ve played one of the adventures, you can’t play it again. Good thing they’re releasing more!
“Take the viral social experience of Escape Rooms to the comfort of your own home and for a fraction of the cost that you would pay! Included in this game are 4 unique 60-minute escape room puzzles that will test your cranial skills. Use images, gears, words, keys, shapes, maps and more to solve the three stages within each escape room.”
This is a tense escape themed game for 1-6 players, ages 10 and up. Enjoy playing three different scenarios: enter a secret laboratory to obtain a mysterious serum, thwart the plans of a despicable professor, or overcome traps on a dangerous island.
“Unlock! is a series of cooperative card-based escape adventures for up to six players. Each Unlock! game consists of sixty cards depicting objects, maps, and puzzles that can be activated, solved, or combined in an effort to access other cards and areas. The free companion app tracks the time allotted to win the game, while also offering hints and unlocking new, and necessary, elements. When the players believe they have figured out the code to escape each adventure, they will input the number into the app and escape the danger, or lose even more time in finding the real sequence.”
Have you made it out to an escape room location? Or what game are you most excited to try out in your apartment? Thanks for reading!