I really like mysteries. Puzzles and mind games can keep me glued to my seat for hours. So when I heard my friends talking about escape rooms in Cincinnati, I was immediately intrigued.
I did a little research, and I was not disappointed by what I found. Escape rooms are like adventures in logic, in which participants have to unlock the key to freedom through puzzles and a series of clues. They all go a little something like this: groups between eight and 12 people are locked in a themed room for an hour, during which they have to figure out how to escape. It sounds like a scene from any one of your favorite thriller TV shows, right? You become part of the story.
I’m ready to jump on the bandwagon!
There are four escape rooms in the Greater Cincinnati area. Each has their own unique set of scenarios for participants. As you can see, the facilities differ in the number of rooms, complexity of the challenges and hours of availability. Some come with pretty nice deals too. At Escape the Room Challenge in West Chester, you could save up to $65 by using this coupon, so be sure to search for discounts before you schedule your appointment.
|Cincinnati Escape Room||Escape the Room Challenge||Breakout Cincinnati||Houdini’s Room Escape|
|2300 Montana Ave. Suite 420 Cincinnati OH 45211||7391 Squire Court West Chester OH||3653 Michigan Ave. Cincinnati OH 45208||9309 Montgomery Rd. OH 45242|
|They have 3 rooms that hold up to 10 people each. $100 deposit to hold the date. They also have a meeting room for $200. Flexible times.||They have 3 rooms that accommodate 8-11 people each. If you pick a weekend time they will not be able to start the rooms at the same time. Rooms can start at the same time Wed. and Thurs. at 6:30 pm. Prices vary based on time.||They have 5 rooms for up to 8 people each. On Monday and Thursday rooms can start simultaneously. On the weekends rooms can start within 5 minutes of each other.||They have 3 rooms: 2 hold up to 10 people and one holds up to 8. If booking during peak hours (Thurs. and Fri. evening and weekends) you will have to book online.|
I’m all in for the thrill, the excitement and the competition of escape rooms. If you’re with me, grab (at least) eight of your closest friends, and become part of the phenomenon that everyone is talking about. Escape rooms are a thrilling idea for a first date, a girls’ night out, a celebration or a family contest of wits!
Madeline Fixler, Writer
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