Can you beat Huntington Beach’s premier escape room?
Nikola Tesla is dead. Among the final things he did was send a letter to you, asking you to go to his hotel room, Room 3327 in the New Yorker Hotel, and extricate his latest invention so you can share it with mankind.
You arrive at the hotel room, and filter in. As the last of you cross the threshold, the door shuts behind you.
You have one hour. Can you find Tesla’s final invention, before all is lost?
That’s the actual scenario in Tesla’s Mystery, one of the escape room challenges here at the premier escape room in Huntington Beach.
So, what do you think?
Can you do it?
Are you smarter than a Huntington Beach escape room artist?
Communication is key to winning an escape room challenge.
You must confer (speak) among yourself as to how the various people in the team think you should proceed.
If you have split up into groups, the different groups must keep communicating back and forth among themselves about what they’re doing, do they need help, and so on.
If you don’t speak to one another, crucial time would be lost due to lack of coordination.
Phones are not allowed
One of the features of an escape room challenge is that participants cannot use their phones inside the room.
This cuts off people from the digital world of Facebook notifications and email alerts, forcing them to work with each other in the real world, which seems to have become a unique experience in this day and age.
Innovative thinking and coming up with out of the box ideas are essential to any escape room challenge.
Some of the puzzles in an escape game are explicitly designed to stimulate creative problem solving aptitude.
You may also be able to make puzzles and tasks considerably easier by coming up with unconventional ideas. Copying what you may have heard about or seen others do may not work, or be the best way to go about it.
If you get stuck somewhere, with time running out, you can ask for a save...a hint.
Our game masters will be observing your progress, and they may be able to give you a hint or two.
But, remember, the number of hints (which may also be called cheats) is limited, so you should use them wisely!
The Million Dollar Question…
I keep referring to the group, and the team.
That’s because an escape room challenge, any escape room challenge, is a team effort.
In fact, escape room games are pretty effective for inspiring teamwork. Escape rooms are used by companies to host team building events.
So, the million dollar question is - can you emerge as the team leader, and lead your team to victory, that is, out of the room, within 60 minutes?
You have 4 games to choose from:
Uncovering Tesla’s final invention (the same one as in the beginning)
Breaking out of a prison
Escaping a serial killer
Dealing with a zombie apocalypse
A head to head, friendly competition
Is there a competition between two of you as to who’s the alpha?
You can decide, right here at Fox in a Box.
Subdivide your group into two teams, each with its own leader.
And then take part in the head to head version of Prison Break, which allows two teams to do the escape room (we have identical versions of the escape game) simultaneously; you can compete to find out which team leader can lead their team out of the game faster.
So, are you ready to take up the challenge and see if you’re smarter than a Huntington Beach escape artist?