In the spirit of celebrating my sister and her upcoming marriage, some of her closest friends and I decided to lock ourselves in a small room and see if we could get out.
It was so. much. fun.
Bismarck has an escape room. The business is called Trapped in Bismarck.
And trapped we were.
Here’s how it works:
You choose a scenario. We chose the Pirate Cove Plunder. We had an hour to figure out clues, find the treasure, plus figure out the door lock combination to get us out of the room. You can do this with up to eight people.
Were we successful?
But it was close. We escaped with three minutes left on the clock.
Is it easy?
When we entered the room, we had no idea where to begin or what we were even supposed to be looking for. Eventually, the clues start coming together. You can also ring a doorbell and receive up to five hints from the game moderators. (We used up all five of our available hints.)
Do not go in thinking that you will for sure win the game. It requires team work and lots of concentration.
There were clues that I would never have been able to figure out, but there were also clues that somehow clicked with me and I got them. I can’t tell you too much about it because that would give it away. The nice part was that each person in our group was able to bring their own strengths to the table.
After we left, we agreed that we would love to go back and do it again with our spouses.
The gal running it was so nice and easy to work with prior to the event.
The experience is a little pricey ($26/person), but to me it was worth every penny for the challenge and experience of it. (They do have matinee discount pricing available.)
I’m ready to do it again. They have three scenarios available, so there are two left for me to try. 🙂
For more information or to reserve a time, you can check out their website or Facebook page. If you like a challenge, it’s worth it.
I recently found out that Fargo has one, too. You can check it out here.