Escape rooms are live-action team-based games where players discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to accomplish a specific goal in a limited amount of time.  The goal can be escaping from a zombie, getting out of a locked room, solving a crime, robbing a bank, hacking a computer, disarming a bomb, etc.  If you like watching action/adventure movies and wished you could be the one that was finding the clues and solving the puzzles, then Escape Rooms are going to be for you!

In our Miss Lilly Rose Room, the goal is to free her trapped spirit.  You and up to 5 other people have 60 minutes to discover the whereabouts of her soul and release it before a gangster takes her down to hell.  In order to play our room, you will need to book it online, or you can contact us at keymaster@gr8escapesar.com for special requests or times.  Escape Rooms are great for TEAM BUILDING and BIRTHDAY PARTIES.

A history of these rooms dates back to 2006, when a group of silicon valley programmers created a live Agatha Christie mystery room.  In 2007, a company called SCRAP created a room in Japan.  Rooms grew rapidly in Asia, then Europe, Australia, Canada and then the US and other countries.  If you take a peek at www.escaperoomdirectory.com, you will see that there are literally thousands of these rooms all over the world.  The precursors to escape rooms came from scavenger hunts, live action role playing, computer adventure games, puzzle hunts & treasure hunts, interactive theatre & haunted houses, adventure movies, game shows such as Survivor and Amazing Race, and McGuyver.  Indiana Jones too. 

If you'd like to read more on the subject, I suggest finding the paper published by Scott Nicholson at Syracuse University.  His paper is 35 pages of data and information extracted from 175 escape rooms across the globe.  His website is scottnicholson.com