Great escapes: Family turns puzzling games into trendy business
Apr 12 2016
Phil Castle, The Business Times
It’s an ominous scenario. Imagine you’re hunting in the mountains with a group of friends when you’re caught in a fierce storm. You come across an empty cabin and seek shelter. But once you’re all inside, the door slams shut and locks. You find a note on the fireplace mantle that reads: “Welcome to my cabin. You have a one-hour head start. Let the game begin.”
With that mysterious and foreboding message, the game really does begin. What ensues over the next 60 minutes is undoubtedly challenging and perhaps even a little stressful as participants search for clues, solve puzzles and unlock locks as they try to escape their predicament. But the experience also proves rewarding, entertaining and, in the end, entirely safe.
That’s the attraction at Epic Escape Game, a Grand Junction business that strives to live up to its name.
“Our goal is give them the best possible experience that can leave a lasting impression,” says Larry White, who owns the operation along with his wife, Kathleen. She puts it this way: “I think everybody who comes in has a good time.”
The couple and their daughter, Leslie Kell, opened the Epic Escape Game late last year in a small building along Grand Avenue in downtown Grand Junction. The family has set up three escape rooms with different themes and hopes to soon open a fourth and even more elaborate room in the basement… [Read the Full Article]