Hello there, I hope your week is off to a great start! I truly cannot believe we’re 2 days away from December, where did August go?! With all of the chaos that the holidays inevitably bring, it’s a great idea to plan some fun to make sure you remember to have some! (Fun, that is.) We had such a fun game night last week playing Escape Room. Have you ever been to a real life Escape Room? We went to something similar earlier in the year and it was a little chaotic, a LOT of people involved and not a lot of teamwork. Needless to say we failed. Whomp whomp. I really loved the idea though and had a great time playing, so when I found out that there was an Escape Room game you can play at home I was all in!
As you guys may know about me by now, I love a good themed party. Well this game has 4 themes to choose from (Prison Break, Nuclear Countdown, Virus and Temple of the Aztec) so naturally I went for the one that the theme popped into my head first, Prison Break.
I sent out a fun email invitation to get everyone pumped for the party (you can print it here if you want to use it!) and instructed them to wear black. Yeah, maybe I get a little carried away issuing a dress code for a party but I can’t help it, I get way into it! The food and decor followed the dress code too. 😉
After everyone snacked and mingled, it was time to plot our escape. There are 3 parts to the game and 8 hint cards that can be opened at particular time intervals when directed to do so by the Chrono Decoder machine. We had 60 minutes to work together, thoughtfully process all of the clues and enter the 4 correct keys to escape before the prison guards make their hourly rounds.
When it was time to insert the final key into the Chrono Decoder to see if we solved the prison break we were all so nervous, we had just over 3 minutes left and if the combination was incorrect we would lose 1 minute…
We escaped! With 3 minutes 11 seconds left. Whew! We added to the pressure by using the Escape Room app that has a soundtrack and we had so much fun playing with the app’s filters (as you can see Ryan really got into character lol)!
This was the most fun game night we’ve had in a long time! Everyone is already asking when we are going to do it again to play the other 3 themes. You can get your own Escape Room here, it would be perfect for holiday parties or even starting a new holiday tradition!
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