An escape room has been on our list since this blog began, and we were finally able to make it happen! We gave it to the family as a gift for Christmas, and we were all very excited. I found an excellent Groupon for a place in Pickerington called Paint and Escape. We were scheduled to be there January 15th, but we had a very sick kid and one just barely on the mend that day. The woman that owns the business was very wonderful to work with and moved us to January 29th.
When we arrived for our adventure, the first thing we had to do is sign in and choose a team name. When we were doing this, the owner of the business realized she had lost her car keys on the way into the venue that evening, and she was having trouble finding them. Keith went out with her and found the keys, so Team Key Finders was born.
It was finally time to enter our room – this is the door, the only photo I could take without giving anything away. I will tell you that we had a great time tearing apart the room looking for clues. We found most of them and figured out a lot of things, but we did use a couple of clues from the room owner. It was a great time of bonding and working together, and I would absolutely recommend it to other and also do it again with our kids and/or other friends. It felt good to be working puzzles again – we need a new Zelda game soon Nintendo!! 🙂
Paint and Escape in Pickerington has the room we did and also a room geared towards a younger crowd aged 8-12, I believe. It was an excellent first experience for 3 of the 4 of us – Madeline has done about 5 escape rooms at this point and is our resident expert. If you have done an escape room you would recommend, please let us know in the comments – Charlotte wants to do one with friends for her birthday this year.