An escape room is a team oriented game where players are locked in a themed room and have to solve a series of puzzles–including math, logic, word and number puzzles–to escape within an hour. After gaining popularity in Asia, Western Europe and the West Coast, escape rooms are popping up across the country.
We caught up with a group of Dulles High School students at Escape Again Rooms–our local Sugar Land escape room–who had just escaped. It wasn’t the first visit for many of the kids, but for some it was their first time to escape the room in time. “It’s immersive entertainment,” said one. Another young man, who has done every room and also hosted his birthday at Escape Again, said, “I just love the themes. They’re so cool. This was my second time in ‘The Hike,’ but there was some new stuff and it definitely threw me off. I like that Escape Again is close to home–we don’t have to drive into Houston–and it’s just 25 bucks. Time flies when you’re in there, and I can’t wait for the new rooms. It’s so fun…I recommend it to everyone!”
Know what’s even better? This is an hour that kids (and adults!) are truly interacting with each other. No cells phones and no video games. Co-owner David Sebek says, “It’s virtual reality in reality. You’re in the game, first person. It’s a bonding, shared experience.”
Two to ten people can play a room. “Five to six is a really good number, “ says David. “But the more people you have, the better your odds of escaping.” Bring a few friends for a great time or make Escape Again the location of your next birthday party, shower, bachelorette party or corporate team building event. David says, “We’ve hosted the George Ranch girls soccer team, bunco groups, teachers and corporate teams. On a night we are normally closed, you can rent the party room and have the place to yourself. Bring in your choice of food and drinks…and do something different from your usual routine. Whether you escape or not…you will definitely have a good time!”
Escape Again Rooms
3564 Highway 6
Sugar Land, TX 77478