This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Breakout Games for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.When three teenage boys can’t wait to try another escape game, you know you have found something pretty awesome. Such was the case this past Saturday when I took my son and his two friends to Breakout Games in Nashville.
What is an escape game?
The premise of an escape game is simple: you and a few friends are locked in a room with an hour to escape. After that, the puzzling nature of the game reveals itself. You have three clues and nothing more to go on except what is in the room around you. The game is pretty challenging. The diversity of the puzzles is also nice, ranging from code breaking to physics based solutions. It’s great for groups of friends, family, or coworkers. The game is all about team work so it’s great for spending some quality time with your kids. I love this idea!
If you’re looking for a fun, entertaining , team-building exercise in Nashville , Breakout Nashville will not disappoint. We had so much fun! The staff was extremely helpful and personable and seemed genuinely happy to be there and excited for us as we took part in the game.
Remember, you have one goal:
Currently, Breakout Nashville offers three breakout rooms.
– The Kidnapping
– The Museum Heist
– Casino Royale
(Island Escape is coming soon)
I booked The Kidnapping room. My advice is to book as quickly as possible because the escape rooms fill up in no time, especially on weekends. Also, there is a discount for weekday bookings. Check here for availability.
The premise of The Kidnapping room: In this escape room, you and your friends wake up handcuffed in a strange room and realize you have been kidnapped. Luckily you discover some clues hidden throughout the room by a previous victim.(photo courtesy of Breakout Nashville)
We teamed up with another couple. In our group we had three 12-year-old boys and three adults. What was really great is how we all contributed and worked together. The age difference really didn’t matter. It’s great seeing your kid so engaged and focused while still having lots of fun.
Before the hour started ticking, our game master walked us through the rules of the game and let us know that he will be watching the team so if you get stuck, they can send you a clue. Next, the game master blindfolded and handcuffed us inside the room. When the lights came on we found ourselves handcuffed to a bed. Our first challenge was to find the tiny handcuff key.
Puzzles and clues are all over the room. You really have to put on your thinking cap to crack them. The letters on the wall may help you open a lock of an old trunk. The writing inside the sink may lead to a finger in a jar. Then there are photos of previous victims… I don’t want to give away any more clues. While some clues are hidden in plain sight, others are really truly hidden. Dig deep!
There wasn’t a dull moment, and the 60 minutes went by very quickly because of the interactive nature of the clues.
Our game master was super nice and he helped us out by giving us several hints. We were able to solve clues, puzzles, safes and locks , but we didn’t get the final code that opens the door. We were two clues short of making it out.
The game is challenging and only 30% escape. But it’s doable. Moments after we arrived at Breakout Nashville, we met two groups that had just escaped the rooms. One team escaped with three seconds to spare. So clearly some people are clever enough to figure it out.
Btw, the doors to the escape rooms aren’t really locked. In case of an emergency or potty break you can always leave the room.
After the game the game master walked us through the game to show us what we did..and what we missed . Next, the staff took a picture of the team. As you can see, we were SO CLOSE! We can’t wait to go back and try the Museum Heist game. The staff told us this game is a little easier.
I have to give loads of credit to the creators of these games. These were not easy clues, and you really did need to use your brains. I suggest everyone tries the Breakout Games at least once. And if you do, use everything in the room… I mean everything.
I can highly recommend the Breakout Games. Great energy, clean setting, fun atmosphere. It is a great way to spend an hour when you are either visiting Nashville or if you live here.
Are you ready to “escape?” If so, which room will you choose?
And just to get you even more excited, I’m giving away ONE free admission to Breakout Nashville. Who wants to go?
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