The timer counted down from 1 minute…30 seconds…10 seconds….5…4…3…2..1. The lights went out and we heard the horrible sound of a chainsaw coming to get us! We hadn’t solved the clues to open the door to the cabin of the serial killer in time and now we were all going to die! Well….not really. This was just a live action game we were playing with a few other strangers on our quest for a non-boring date night outing for a middle-aged couple who escaped the kids for a few hours.
This post is sponsored by The Great Room Escape, Denver. All statements and opinions are my own.
The longer you’ve been with someone, the more you know them and love them right? But date nights can get kind of stale, because you’re not worrying about what they think of your hair or how garlicy your meal is going to be. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of movie nights and dinner dates. My hubby and I try to keep the romance alive by finding fun things to do together. The Great Room Escape in Denver seemed to be the perfect solution.
Imagine yourself and your date stuck in a small, dark cabin with a group of strangers. The cabin belongs to a serial killer who will be back in exactly one hour. Can you rescue the girl and escape the trap before he comes back to murder you? There are flashlights and clues hidden all over the room. You have to solve four puzzles in order to open the door of the cabin and escape before the hour is up.
It took us a while to find the location in a warehouse district in Denver. So, that kind of started the night off in a confused and mysterious state. We entered the small lobby and joined the other people who we were teamed up with – 3 teenage girls and a family of four (mom, dad and 2 teenage sons). When we entered the dark Cabin room, all 9 of us were only give 2 flashlights.
And the room was pitch dark! We spent the first 15 minutes stumbling around in the dark and not working together. Throughout the hour, we found other flashlights, but I think we should have all received a flashlight in the beginning. It would have made things a little bit more fun.
As the hour went on, we got to know our teammates a little better. The puzzles were HARD to solve. So hard that we only solved 2 of them in the whole hour. Each puzzle had smaller puzzles leading up to solving the main puzzle. The last two had us all completely stumped even at the end.
The ladies that ran the show that night was very sweet and told us what we had missed (NO I won’t give it away!) so at least the curiosity didn’t ruin the rest of our evening. My husband and I left the event smiling and laughing and talking about what a fun hour we had spent together.
They also have a Zombie themed room, which we might try next. Our date night was definitely NOT boring! We got to spend the evening interacting with each other, instead of quietly watching a movie or doing something else that we would completely forget about later.
What was your favorite non-boring date night?
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