Please don't break the walls down to escape
Escape rooms have moved from online to real life! You should be able to find a live escape room in your town; you and your best buddies get locked in a strange place and are tasked with following a string of clues, solving puzzles, and maybe even dealing with actors to find your way out. It’s best to bring your smartest friends to help you get out in time.
While escape rooms can be incredibly fun, not everyone likes the feeling of being locked in a small room. Other people think that completely tearing the walls down or shimmying through the air vents will surely get them out of the room. Some crazy things happen in escape rooms, and these employees of such businesses have all of the funniest moments.
Going Through the Roof
People have tried to climb through the ceiling tiles on multiple occasions. We now have to mention in the pre-game spiel that it’s not necessary to climb through the ceiling tiles. People laugh at the things we mention, but anything we mention that you don’t have to do has probably been attempted before.
One of my co-workers said that a group started getting really destructive in the room, to the point where they literally threw the computer on the floor to see if something was hidden inside (there wasn’t anything hidden inside, they need to use a special magnifying glass to read the monitor). We abruptly removed them from the room after that. They actually ended up coming back another day and were extremely well behaved. I guess they learned their lesson. (RayRay223)
We had a group that was evidently high. They weren’t disruptive or anything, so we just briefed them, and took them to their room. So far so good.
We have cameras and microphones inside the rooms, that way we know what hints to give out, another important thing is that the room they were at had a small fountain, and since the particular aesthetic of this room was dusty, that water was filthy. I’m talking murky, brown-yellow, mud-water.
At one point one of the guys says he is thirsty, and proceeds to stick his mouth onto the fountain’s stream and take a hefty gulp of the nasty-water. We spend a second of shock/guffaw, and tell them that drinking the water isn’t part of the puzzle. The guy reads the hint and just says, “That’s alright.” He proceeded to do the same thing four times and drank the whole fountain (small fountain, but still like a gallon of mud-water). (SartresChill)
Just a Prop
In one of our rooms, we have an actor pose as a spy, and the people in the room had to solve a case to figure out who the traitor was. After they finished the puzzles, it turns out the traitor was actually the spy the actor was playing. The spy then pulls an obviously prop gun (orange tip and whatnot), and the group has to diffuse a fake bomb.
One of the groups that did this room was a police squad that was doing this to bond. When the actor pulled the fake gun and said some cheesy lines, the actor was promptly tackled and restrained until the cops realized it was all a game. (IntenseItalian)