Crazes? We love crazes! The newest craze sweeping the country is the Escape Room, where someone locks you in a room and you have to figure how to get out. In the old days this would be a felony, but now, it’s a fun day out! But not all escape rooms are created equal, so we’ve scanned the internet in an attempt to separate the best from the less best:
Alice From Wonderland Escape
** This was a multi-room adventure, all with the theme of Alice in Wonderland. The walls were decorated with scenes from the Walt Disney version of the story, while songs from the movie played. The puzzles and clues were very tricky. The tasks way too hard. In the end, the only way we got out was because Disney lawyers came in and shut down the whole enterprise for various copyright infringements.
Riddle Room Escape Room
** We still haven’t escaped yet. But the wi-fi is excellent!
Prison Break Out!
** I was really disappointed by this Escape Room. There wasn’t hardly any prison raping at all.
* We thought we really wanted to escape from this, but now we’re not so sure…
Family Trip Get Away
*** You’re in a hotel room with 3 daughters and your wife getting ready for a wedding and you only have 1 bathroom. Too scary to be fun.
Blonde Escape Room
* It was a patio. In a back yard. Come on!
** Too hard!!!!!!
The Hot Box
* I didn’t think an Escape Room that is like a POW camp’s hold could be much fun. I was correct.
Escape From No Escape
**½ This Escape Room is based on the movie “No Escape” which no one can escape from because no one saw the movie “No Escape.”
*** This was very hard. You had to navigate around piles of newspapers, broken appliances and cat droppings, figuring out clues based on the expiration dates of canned goods. And finding the mummified remains of rats really doesn’t count as clues.
Al Capone’s Vault
* Waste of time.
? I can’t honestly rate this Escape Room. I got locked in the men’s room stall and couldn’t get out. I was there quite some time and afterward didn’t feel much like getting locked in somewhere else. But the bathrooms are very clean.
Escape From the Planet of the Apes
*** Okay, my bad, not an escape room at all but a pretty good 1971 sci-fi movie.
Trump Tower’s Best Escape Room Ever
* It’s bad enough I have to pay to be locked in a room and try to escape, while not being allowed to touch any of the expensive gold-leaf bric-a-brac, but what’s even worse is that at the end of the hour I had to pay an “escape fee” and “roaming charges” to be let out????
The Glue Factory
* Very sticky. Maybe too sticky. And all the whinnying from the next room was very distracting.
**** This Escape Room is so awesome it was actually ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court as cruel and unusual punishment!
Sweeny Holmes’ Escape Room & Meat Pies
**** No reviews on the Escape Rooms but the Meat Pies are amazing!
Pop-Up Escape Room
** Okay, it looks like this place used to be a Radio Shack, based on the fact that all the shelves and signage are still in place. Did they put any effort into this at all? We got out in, like, 20 minutes. I’m pretty sure it took me longer to get out when it was an actual Radio Shack. I think someone was trying to cash in on a fad here. However, I did find the type of battery charger I’ve been looking for, like, forever!