On Monday night, the pop up girls team and I tried our first ever virtual escape room game and we loved it! The game is hosted by The Escape Game, they offer both in-store and virtual room escape. They have locations across 18 different cities in the U.S. including New York City. Besides these games, they also offer board games and free online games! So if you’re not ready to commit to a 60-min game just yet, head over to their website and try out the free ones first! They have a cool new free game that is based off the new Amazon Prime show Hanna.
If you’re ready to go on the hour long adventure and have an amazing night with your friends, then read on as I share with you our experience from booking to escape.
Booking the game is super easy; all you have to do is go to their website and select the date you want to play. Then it shows you all the available games along with time slots and the difficulty of the games. There are 3 different games you can choose from; The Heist, Gold Rush and Ruins: Forbidden Treasure. The pop up girls team and I decided on The Heist. The Heist brings the players to a prestigious art museum where the museum’s curator, Vincent Hahn has stolen and hidden a masterpiece in his office. It’s up to you and your teammates to help retrieve this masterpiece and return it to its rightful owner! The game lasts about an hour, it has a capacity of 3 - 8 people (min. 4 spot purchase) and is $25 per person. Once you book the game, they will send you a confirmation email along with the zoom link to access the game.
The day of our reservation, we all hopped on to a Zoom video chat. Our host, Cody, greeted us and walked us through the general guidelines of the game. Then he introduced us to our field agent who was physically in the escape room. The field agent recorded the room so we could see and he acted as our “arms and legs” to help us complete the mission.
The game was carefully-organized and really got my brain thinking HARD to try to figure out all the puzzles and mysteries. Though I don’t want to give away too much of the game, I will say this: expect to feel like you’re in a movie! I’m talking, turning statues, secret rooms, ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and so much more!
The whole hour was filled with nonstop thrills and laughs. If you’re wondering how we fared, well we cut it very close, but we were able to retrieve the stolen masterpiece just 5 minutes before the game was over!
The team and I all loved the game, we had so much fun! It was such a new and engaging way to spend time with the girls in the time of quarantine. I highly recommend it and if you do decide to give it a try, please come back and comment below about your experience! Book the game now!