Thank you The Escape Game Dallas for hosting a complimentary session in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
I admit – I had no interest in going to an escape room.
Recently I posted that I can’t even escape my own house, so why would I want to pay money to escape a room for entertainment? No Thank You!
Then, my mantra changed a few months ago.
Life is short. It’s time to try new things.
If I don’t like it, then I don’t like it. But, what if I end up LOVING it?
Know before you go to The Escape Game Dallas
What is an Escape Room anyway?
Like I mentioned, I had never done an experience like this before and was scared I wasn’t clever enough to solve riddles. To my surprise, I solved many puzzles which boosted my confidence.
Also, thanks to teamwork, each person has their individual strengths which makes this activity perfect for team building and getting to know each other better.
The Escape Game offers an escape from ordinary life that allows you to live out the stories you love.
Here’s how it works: You and your team are locked in a room and have one hour to complete a mission and escape. Escaping will require teamwork, quick thinking, determination and a sense of urgency!
Located in Grapevine Mills Mall. Note this mall is huge – It’s across from the Nike Factory Store and Off Broadway Shoes (and near the food court). Entry 6, in between Round One and the Nike Factory Store is the fastest way to get to The Escape Game.
Currently, The Escape Game Dallas offers three games for guests to choose from (We played Gold Rush and almost escaped):
Get ready for an exciting challenge of beating a thief at his own game. A famous piece of artwork has gone missing and it is up to your covert team to recover the invaluable masterpiece.
For nearly two centuries, the hope of gold has lured people to the hills of Northern California. No one was captivated more than Clyde Hamilton, a greedy gold prospector who loved to gamble. Clyde made too many bets with the wrong crowd and now he’s missing. You’ve been tipped off to where he stashed his gold.. but so has the mob. Find it first before the mob finds you!
The year is 1955. You’ve been wrongfully accused of a crime, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Your new “home” is a cell that once belonged to an inmate who disappeared without a trace…or did he? Some claim he escaped. Others swear he was murdered by the infamously cruel warden. Escape before you enter the same fate.
Every person’s personality is different, but we had a blast even though we ran out of time unable to “escape”.
Our gamekeeper (the person running the game) was great at giving us clues and never made us feel dumb, so we weren’t stressed.
After we solved each riddle or unlocked more clues, we felt a rush of accomplishment. For myself, it made solving future puzzles even more addicting. I couldn’t wait to see what was behind the next door.
Now that I know how escape rooms work I look forward to trying the other two rooms out to see if I can beat the clock to escape.
Keep in mind that each room varies difficulty wise. If you did not like a particular room, try out the others because no room is the same.
Take the challenge with a sense of humor and you will have a great time!
Games are $31.99 per person plus. Book online to reserve your game session or try to win a four pack below with The Escape Game Dallas giveaway below! Good luck!