When Nate Martin and Dr. Lindsay Morse created Puzzle Break (the first American escape room company in America) in 2013, they had no idea just how big their company would get or how popular these attractions have become. Today, Puzzle Break offers four different “rooms” available for the public to play on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and other times for private groups and team building events. Either way though, you need to register online to reserve your time. Admission is $30 per person for a truly unique adventure. You can even sign up by yourself and join a team already set to play.
Play time, including briefing, “escaping,” walkthrough and debriefing will take about 90 minutes. Each room is different so instructions will vary, but essentially, once the door shuts, you’ll have to work together as a team to find your way out within 60 minutes. (Don’t worry. If you fail your mission they will still let you out. You just won’t have the same satisfaction.)
Puzzle Break is geared for adults age 18 and up, but those as young as 16 can attend if accompanied by an adult and some exceptions can be made in certain circumstances.
The four different escape rooms are:
Escape from 20,000 Leagues Description: “Our most popular room of 2015. Designed for 7-14 players. You are trapped in an underwater laboratory! Can you and your fellow submariners find the clues, solve the puzzles, and escape the depths in 1 hour?” Location: 1423 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 Difficulty: 8/10
Escape the Midnight Carnival Description: “Our most popular room of 2016. Designed for 6-12 players. This isn't an ordinary carnival; something is very wrong. Can you and your fellow adventurers find the clues, solve the puzzles, and unravel the mystery of the Midnight Carnival before it's too late?” Location: 1423 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 Difficulty: 6.5/10
The Eventide Departure Description: “Can you and your companions find the clues, solve the mystery of the last will and testament of the recently departed Professor Firestone, and escape the séance before time runs out? For private teams of 2-5 players.” Special Features: Revolutionary dueling escape option! Massive new Seattle Puzzle Break location features two digitally-connected copies of The Eventide Departure. Unravel the mystery alone with your team, or go head-to-head against rival adventurers! Location: 2124 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121 Difficulty: 6/10
Escape the Lost Temple Description: “Can you and your team of adventurers find the clues, solve the mystery, and return the artifact to the lost temple of Etruria before time runs out?” Location: 2124 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121 Difficulty: 7/10
To add to them mysteries, three of the rooms (Escape the Midnight Carnival, The Eventide Departure and Escape the Lost Temple) have an interwoven storyline, meaning that all three are connected somehow.
Martin and Morse offer these tips for a successful escape:
Communicate! The smartest teams routinely fail when they do not talk to each other. The most puzzle-challenged teams often succeed if they possess superior communication skills. There is no more certain path to failure than fully or partially solving a puzzle and having a teammate use their precious time to replicate your work!
Don't be afraid to leave something and come back to it later. There are a wide variety or puzzles in our rooms: some big, some small. Some folks excel at certain types of puzzles and not others.
There are some easy to find clues, there are some hard to find clues. Make sure you search exhaustively.
Listen to staff! They might be in the room to help provide some direction and might drop important hints throughout the experience. The most successful teams make sure to give these highest priority - and share them with their teammates!
For more information, be sure to visit their website.
Author:Ky DeWald Phone: 206-409-3570 Dated: October 31st 2017 Views: 299 About Ky: With a decade of experience, Ky’s background in mortgage, finance, project management, negotiation...
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