When I got an email from Trapped describing their new “audio escape room” adventure, my interest was immediately piqued. In 2019, Christina and I had previously had one big adventure involving Trapped, driving to Minneapolis during a blizzard to catch the final day of their Legend of Lyndale House game (a 90 minute escape room using a full multi-story house as the set). That game left a lasting memory for us, so the idea of playing one of Trapped’s games from home sounded almost too good to be true.
I’ve got a lot of meaty updates to share- my first trip since lockdowns began, a few more trips scheduled in the upcoming months, and a few new types of online and home experiences I’ve played. But I want to give those stories the well thought out updates they deserve, which means today is just a jigsaw update.
I’ve played a few dozen escape room home games and slowly been working through a stockpile I purchased before the lockdowns started. I’ve enjoyed many of them quite a bit, but the Sherlock Holmes Escape Book is the first one that blew my socks off.
My escape room solve tally has been stuck just shy of 400 since the lockdowns started. Sure, I’ve played a few home games and online games, and most of them have been enjoyable, but it’s a little bit different of an experience. So when I got an invitation from Cici and Brandon at EscapeTheRoomers to beta test a remotely guided escape room, I was immediately intrigued.
You may notice a theme with which puzzles appeal to Christina and me. Bright colors? Tasty food? Bingo.
Given that the world out there has changed dramatically, it’s about time I have my website follow suit.
No guarantees that I’ll do this, but a fun idea I’ve been floating as states start to come off of COVID-19 lockdowns…