Denver’s Epic Escape Game is a Rush of Frantic, Creative Family Fun
When my 14-year-old son unlocked the door allowing us to escape with a mere 12 seconds left, it was such an incredible rush I half-expected someone to present a cardboard check to us for one million dollars. It’s okay that didn’t happen. The rush of beating a room at Denver’s Epic Escape Game was reward in itself. We had just spent the past hour working together solving multiple puzzles to unravel a mystery and it was a total blast.
Escape game houses and rooms are opening up around the nation, first springing up on the coasts. Now, Denver has several options for families to explore. The idea behind the craze is simple: Families, coworkers, friends, and even strangers must work together as a team to escape a themed room within a certain time limit. The rooms are packed with puzzles and challenges that require quick-thinking, wit, trivia knowledge, skill, and maybe a bit of daring. As you gather clues, you come closer to escaping the locked room as a timer ticks.
But don’t worry! If you don’t escape, you won’t find yourself in suspended animation. You’ll be let out. There is no penalty for not escaping other than holding up silly signs for photos when you’re through. If you do escape, not only will you find your team dancing and screaming, you’ll earn the right to brag, hold triumphant signs for photo ops, and strut through the rest of your day high-fiving each other.
Epic Escape Game Denver is very family friendly. It’s situated in a historic brick Victorian near downtown Denver. The atmosphere naturally lends itself to mystery. The house has five themed rooms of varying difficulty. The owners, Ron Subaba and Michelle Fleming, created, built, and assembled every puzzle and clue. It’s a true labor of love. You can tell they not only love this form of gaming, they deeply respect the art and science of solving puzzles and problems. They are very nice, friendly, and tons of fun… [Read the Full Article]