I gathered up a group of ten to try out this lock room with me. We were greeted by our host for the night, Carson, who had us put on nametags and explained the rules. We were to be locked in Sherlock’s library for 60 minutes and would have to solve five different puzzles. Hidden in the room were an abundance of color coded clues. It was up to us to work together to discover the clues and then make sense of them to find a way out before the hour was up. We were encouraged to leave no stone unturned and search through everything in the room (we were legitimately dissembling furniture!)
I don’t want to give away too much of what we did in the room, but it was a blast and also super challenging! The puzzles are not dead giveaways and you really need to collaborate with your team to figure things out. Our room only had about a 30% success rate and sadly we did not add to in. In a heartbreaking turn of events, we were within 30 seconds or so of beating the clock but just didn’t make it in time.
|All the losers together #baddetectives|
The Providence location offers two different rooms. We tried out The Library where you have to put your skills of deductive reasoning to the test and see if you can be selected as an apprentice for the legendary Sherlock Holmes. It is your task to unravel the mystery set before you and join The League of the Masters of Elementary Deduction. I really want to go back and give Professor Moriarty’s Gameroom a go where your help is needed to find the antidote and save the world from Professor Moriarty’s nefarious scheme. You must beat Professor Moriarty at his own game, solving his puzzles before time runs out. Not from Rhode Island? Don’t worry, there are other locations nationally. Trust me, get some friends together (pick your smartest ones) and give The Great Escape Room a try; it will be a night to remember!