May 16, 2020

Arizona escape room number 3*

Eric and I were talking about our bucket lists the other day and that led to a discussion of things we want to do together. We decided that one of them would be to try every escape room in the valley! We just love puzzling through escape rooms. We both do well with goals so we decided to take that idea and actually set a goal to go to 25 escape rooms. We recently went to two other rooms so we will count those towards our number goal. When we didn’t know what to do for date night tonight and we saw that escape rooms opened up again today after Covid-19 shut down orders, we decided to book one. 

We went to Puzzle Effect in Gilbert and successfully completed the Knight and Rook room with just over 6 minutes left. This room was linear. We don’t know if it was because this was the first time we’ve gone to one with just the two of us or not, but we found ourselves getting stuck more than we expected. One big hang up was because we mistakenly thought a pawn piece was called a rook. Haha. At this particular place, you don’t ask for clues, they just automatically give them to you when they see that you are stuck or when they see you aren’t making the time checks. The room was mostly puzzles to open locks around the room. But it was fun! And it was nice to get out of the house and use our brains again after pandemic quarantine brain.