Ah, date night.
The illustrious night once a month (or a blue moon if we’re being real) where parents plan to stay out late but are usually home and in bed by 9pm no matter how hard they try. Not to mention, thinking of something to do with ourselves on those rare and cherished nights out feels like a part time job. Catching a movie, going out to dinner, a competitive round of mini golf all lose their allure after you’ve done them for the umpteenth time. And while the idea of hitting up your local Escape Room establishment sounds thrilling, remember that whole “in bed by nine” thing we were talking about earlier?
Yeah…that seems to kick in even faster when you’re escaping child-created nuclear meltdowns.
Lucky for us, we can ditch the sitter (and the need to wear anything other than sweatpants) by bringing the thrill and mystery of escape rooms home with Escape the Room: The Game.
This awesome board game gives players 60 minutes to work together, find hidden clues to correctly enter a four-key combination in the Chromo Decoder. The clock ticks so it really does at that thrill of urgency and adrenaline. I can tell you it’s a great test of your spousal teamwork skills, in the privacy of your own home. Prison Break is an especially fun theme to play. It makes you feel rebellious. Almost as if you didn’t spend the better half of the day cleaning yogurt off the ceiling in the dining room.
Speaking of themes, there are four themes to choose from, depending on your mood: Virus, Prison Break, Temple of the Aztec and Nuclear Countdown.
I think one of my favorite bits is the hint cards. There’s something really “spy chic” about having to put them into the hint reader to decipher what’s going to help you escape the room.
So, if you’re interested in things like having a great time, fun date night activities with your other half, not needing to wear pants with zippers and solving mystery puzzles, I highly suggest getting your hands on Escape the Room: The Game here.
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