Up for an engaging, real-life, challenge? Gather together a few friends, follow the clues and try to puzzle your way out of a locked room while the clock ticks down to zero. Escape rooms are a great way for friends, families or colleagues to connect as they work together to solve multiple puzzles that involve high and low-tech challenges, all while keeping cool under pressure.
Originating in Japan as live versions of video games, a form of LARPing or live action role playing, escape room games have caught on big time in the US. The appeal of escape rooms is they offer a way to temporarily suspend reality by walking through the door of an alternative universe, giving participants a chance to interact with one another in a new and unique way.