Last night, I had a harrowing experience. The fact that I can even post about it means I had to display skill, cunning, and grace under pressure in order to free myself from Trapped! Escape Room.
So, what happens at Trapped! Escape Room? A group of up to eight people go into a themed room and have sixty minutes to solve clues and crack puzzles in order to escape the room. As you can guess from above, our room was the Pirate Tavern theme. Trapped! also offers a Cell themed room. There is an Apocalypse theme coming soon, along with two other themes in development.
So, what happens in the room? Well, let’s just we went in like this:
And came out like this:
We can discuss my “mean pirate face” later. Matthew and I had great teammates in Amanda and Scott. The group works together and everyone’s different skills came into play in solving the various clues we found along the way.
As you work your way through the clues, you will occasionally receive extra clues if you get stuck, which is definitely a help. We ended up cracking the mystery of the Pirate Tavern, but went 7 minutes over the allotted 60 minutes. I found that it was a slow start (it took us 15 minutes to crack the first clue), but once we got the hang of the clues and what we were looking for, the pace picked up.
I also figured out that I’m much better at discreet tasks than managing pieces to seven different puzzles at once. Thank goodness for the multi-taskers among us, otherwise we might still be stuck with Blackbeard!
My biggest takeaways: This was like board game night gone life-sized. It was a lot of fun (despite the amount of swearing I did…I get really into games), it was not scary, and I would totally try the other themes!
Trapped! Escape Room is now open in Coventry and makes a great spot for a fun night out with friends or a team-building activity. The cost is $28 per person. To give you a chance to experience Trapped! Escape Room for yourself, I have 2 sets of 2 vouchers to give away. Each voucher is good for admission for one person during 12-5pm on weekdays and 10-3pm on weekends and holidays.
Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment for each):
1.Leave a comment telling me which Trapped! Escape Room experience you most want to try (Pirate Tavern, Cell, or Apocalypse).
2. Visit Trapped! Escape Room and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.
3. Follow @trappedcle on Instagram and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following.
4. Follow @trappedCLE and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.
5. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment letting me know you tweeted:
I want to get Trapped! at @trappedCLE thanks to @WhyCLE: http://wp.me/p1fb9r-2uV #giveaway
You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.
The giveaway will close on Tuesday, September 29 at 11:59pm and the winners will be notified the following day. Good luck!
***Disclosure: I was asked to check out Trapped! Escape Room. I received complimentary admission for four people, as well as four vouchers to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***