Escape the Room Games in RI
Welcome to the Independence Place Blog! Today we have a post about one of the newer trends that is taking the country by storm — Escape the Room games — have become a thing, including venues in Rhode Island. What are they? They’re team games where a group of people is locked in a room and have to solve puzzles and hunt down clues in order to escape within the time limit (usually about 60 minutes). They’re sometimes described as the ultimate team-building experience. This video explains it all better than we can (it specifically refers to a room escape game in Seattle, but the principles apply to all escape room activities).
It turns out that the room escape craze has made it here to Pawtucket and Providence — both just a short drive from Cranston —as well. We’ve gathered links to their websites where you can find all the details. Check them out soon!
Lock and Clue: The Green Room, The Cellar
Escape Mill City: The Metro, Alien Encounter, Blackout, The Lost Temple
Escape Rhode Island: The Study, The Gallery
The Great Escape Room: The Library (Sherlock's Study)
If you’re more of a traditional, board game buff, it may interest you to know that April 13th is National Scrabble Day. Scrabble is the brainchild of Alfred Mosher Butts, who at the time he invented the game was “an out-of-work architect from Poughkeepsie, New York. . . . Analyzing games, he found they fell into three categories: number games, such as dice and bingo; move games, such as chess and checkers; and word games, such as anagrams. Attempting to create a game that would use both chance and skill, Butts combined features of anagrams and the crossword puzzle.” You can read the full History of Scrabble if you have the time. It’s rather fascinating.
Whether you opt to escape mundanity at an Escape the Room adventure or spend an evening building words, we hope you have a great month! Thanks for reading the Independence Place blog post today!