During the holidays, I wanted to find something fun to do as a group of 10 to give my family for Christmas. With the 10 of us consisting of my parents, my sister with her husband and two kids, and my husband with our two kids and having an age range from 71 to 10, it’s not always easy to find something that will entertain everyone. I have been to a few different types of escape rooms with friends in different states over the last year and thought it could be the answer to my gift giving dilemma. So I checked out America’s Escape Game in Orlando.
America’s Escape Game
What’s an Escape Game? Wikipedia describes it best.
Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.
So I contacted America’s Escape Game on International Drive in Orlando, Florida to see if there was a room that would work for our vast age differences as well as different skill levels of the clues to figure out escaping from the room. The Lost Tomb of Monthu was suggested, so see the video below as to what that room is all about.
There are no photos allowed inside the escape room for obvious reasons. What fun would it be to share the secrets to solve the room before giving it a try? So I can’t give many details to what we all actually did, or what kind of clues the game entails, but what I can tell you is, all of us had a different skill set that was quickly put into place to be able to escape from the room.
Here’s how it goes. The timer is set for one hour, and from the moment the door closes behind all the participants, the clock starts. If the group gets stuck, 3 clues can be given by the escape room host. The host monitors the room from the outside. They are useful and without telling you what you are looking for, you still have to think – it’s smart, fun, and something that my whole family enjoyed doing!
Yup! We did it, though it wasn’t easy at all! Thanks Valeria for your helpful clues!