April 24, 2021 – At the end of our stay on the east coast, Christina and I hit the road for home late. We intended to get on the road early but ended up spending a lot of time in New York City, and it was already well on the way to evening when we hit the road. I had scouted ahead and spotted an extremely unique-looking challenge- the Duos game at Escape.exe.
I have to admit, I sort of stumbled across Mind Factory. Christina and I were exhausted after two unusually long days of work, so I scanned for nearby escape rooms we could do on a weeknight, and voila- Mind Factory presented itself as an option. I am so glad we found it- Mind Factory’s “Breathless” game is one of the most unique and cool games we’ve played in recent memory.
I really could not care less about my birthday. I can barely remember my age, so it feels strange to celebrate when it hits a milestone. In spite of that, I had an excellent time on the day that just happened to be my birthday!
January 3, 2021- I left Springfield, MO with only about half of a plan. I knew it would involve at least one escape room, and hopefully more. Thankfully, Deadlock Escape had availability that evening.
June 13, 2020 – After a VERY brief adventure at the top of Pike’s Peak, Christina and I weren’t ready to call it a night. Our first thought was to search for an escape room near Colorado Springs, but after striking out on available slots / locations, we scanned the Denver area again. Miraculously, Conundrum had one slot available for Experiment C73, and we had just enough time to get up to Arvada before the slot.
June 12, 2020 – Every time I visit Rabbit Hole Recreation Services I get a little bolder in proclaiming how special they are. One world-class room is a data point, two is a trend, and three is an identity. Frost Base Z cements Rabbit Hole as a place every escape room enthusiast needs to add to his or her bucket list.
As an avid traveler who loves learning more about the places I visit, I really enjoy when escape rooms tie a bit of local lore into their games. I had written off experiencing anything like that during the pandemic lockdowns, but Reality Break Escapes in Bellevue, WA has made a very neat game that scratches the itch for both solving puzzles and getting to see some less common landmarks in a major US city – Seattle, in this case.
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.
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.
Christina and I were doubly excited to try out Rabbit Hole Escape Games in Tampa. For one, we had heard from a few different sources that Rabbit Hole’s games are some of the best in the Tampa area. And for another, I couldn’t wait to try Rabbit Hole’s escape room / mini golf hybrid. It’s the only game of this nature I’ve ever heard of- it might be the only one in the world.