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    Escape Room

    Been seeing these pop up a little bit more around the Cincinnati area lately. I believe there's 3 of them now, "Cincinnati Escape Room", "Houdini's Room Escape" and "Escape The Room Challenge". Premise is: you and your friends (and perhaps a stranger or two) are "locked" in a room with a bunch of clues regarding your "mission", and you must use them to get out.

    Looks like prices are pretty uniform - $28 per person for all three of the ones I mentioned.

    Was thinking it might be something different to do with a group of friends, but thought I'd see if anyone has already done it, and what their thoughts were on the experience.
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    We've been looking into doing this for a while now. Unless you're good with being paired with complete strangers, you need 8 people. That's the only reason we haven't done it yet. Seems cool.

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    My siblings and cousins did this (I had a conflict) and said they DEFINITELY recommend it for teens and up. They said it was lots of fun and great bonding.

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    Cool. They have one where I live and I was thinking about doing it for my wife's birthday next weekend.

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    It is AWESOME. I've done the one in Louisville (will be going again this week) and we had a blast. We had 4 people in our group and were paired with 4 other people (2 couples who didn't know each other) and we all had a great time. You have to work together to get it done. Great way to do something different with buddies and team building for a work outting. 100% recommend it.

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    I did the "Kidnapping" themed room. It was cool, but I probably wouldn't do it again on my own. It would be a great team building event for a workplace.

    I was surprised at the success rate. I can't recall, but I think our room was the most difficult and about 35% of people completed it successfully (within an hour). My group did NOT.

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    Fiance did it with a group of girls this weekend. I think they did Cincinnati Escape Room. I can't remember which version they did, but they got out with 1:30 to spare.

    I think she said it was $20. I thought it sounded fun.

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    I have been thinking of going over and doing this.

    We need a BGP group. Democrats equally paired with republicans. lol

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    Just booked six tickets for next Saturday night. Bring it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Just booked six tickets for next Saturday night. Bring it.
    If you don't mind me asking, where are you going and what room are you doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsGuy41017 View Post
    I have been thinking of going over and doing this.

    We need a BGP group. Democrats equally paired with republicans. lol
    Don't know about bringing the political aspect into it...but, I'd be all for getting a group (or two) together. Maybe we could do this as a get-together sometime.

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    Is there a bartender in the room?

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    Sounds like fun...I am putting this on the bucket list.

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    Did the Kidnapping Room at Breakout Cincinnati this past Sunday with a group from the animal rescue. We had 8 in our room, 8 in the other Kidnapping Room and 8 in the Casino Royale room. It was a blast. For awhile you feel completely lost but once things start falling into place, it's a great feeling.

    We had about 12 minutes left and we thought we were going to fail. But then we figured out one clue and within a few minutes were about to figure out the rest. Ended up getting out in a total time of 51:08 (our group was the first out, the other Kidnapping group was second and the Casino group failed).

    I definitely recommend it and personally I will be going back.

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