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The Great Escape Room and Dinner

The Great Escape Room and Dinner

Tampa Bay
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 2:45pm
Tampa
Florida

WOW! This event was so much fun. As described by the game monitors, the clues were hard to find and the puzzles difficult to solve. A total of 24 members and one granddaughter took on the challenge. We broke up into two teams, Men versus Ladies. We were told when men and women teams are pitted against each other, the women win 80% of the times. Additionally, the staff said that only 20% of all teams escape the room within the allotted 60 minutes. Each team was locked in a identical room. In this case, a library. The clues were hidden in identical places and each team had the same puzzles to solve. This is one time were the Men prevailed, opening the secret passage and making their escape in 57 minutes and 6 seconds. The Ladies also made their escape, shortly after the allotted time. We made our way to dinner at the Crumb and Cork Restaurant, where we laughed and went over our bumbling and fumbling search for the clues. Some of us had checked the same locations and objects several times without locating the well hidden clues. Some clues were hidden in plain sight, but still over looked by many of us. Other clues made you look, no pun intended, outside the box. Once the clues were all found, our great minds got together to solve the puzzles. But first we accidentally solved the myth, that all great minds think alike. Not true! Nonetheless, we met the challenge, opened the secret passageway and made our Escape.