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Thursday, April 11, 2019

A Review of The Escape Game in Grapevine Mills Mall

In today's post, I'll tell you about the family-friendly birthday celebration that we had for my husband at The Escape Game in Grapevine Mills Mall. Our boys wanted to do something special for his birthday and The Escape Game turned out the be the perfect way to celebrate!  We enjoyed bonding as a family and created happy memories. 

Let's start with basics.  What is an Escape Room?

Here is a quick overview from The Escape Game's blog:
An Escape Room is a 60-minute real-life adventure game. You and your team will assemble in a themed room and will have one hour to complete your mission and “escape” the room. A successful escape will require you to find hidden clues and solve challenging puzzles throughout the room. So take a look underneath the rug or sift through the books on the shelves, and take a closer look at all those paintings on the wall. You may find a string of numbers you need for a combination lock or a good old-fashioned key for a padlock. Everywhere you look is a potential clue to get out of an escape room or riddle waiting to be solved. But hurry, the clock starts ticking the moment you enter the escape room! (Visit here for their full description.)
Is The Escape Game Family-Friendly?
The Escape Game recommends that ages 14 and older are best, but they give some flexibility. Personally, we took our younger children and they had a blast under our close supervision.  We chose a room with an easier skill level because we thought that it would be fun for our entire family -- and it certainly was fun for all of us!  

The Escape Room that we chose is called The Playground. The difficulty is rated as 6 out of 10.  Here is a quick video from The Escape Game:

I won't spoil the fantastic surprises or share answers/hints, but the video shows that the designers of The Escape Game incorporated a lot of bright colors and fun features.  Actually, my guess is that the design team is comprised of perfectionists because they really seemed to pay attention to even the smallest details in their design.  The environment kept us moving at a good pace. Whenever we were stuck and requested a clue, they were very responsive and helped to keep us going on our mission.

We had a lot of fun. It was also a learning experience because we realized that we had to think outside of the box in order to identify clues.  We enjoyed thinking about the world in new ways.  Another unique aspect of the experience is that our children usually look to us for answers. However, we didn't know the answers at The Escape Game, so we were all team members and everyone's ideas helped us to learn together.  This provided a nice bonding experience!

Is there anything that surprised us?
Actually, yes, I was surprised by the amount of thought and detail that went into the experience.  The designers are obviously very creative, but the attention to detail was surprising to me. I'm convinced that the design team members are perfectionists. The way that everything flowed to keep us engaged and curious was amazing. It seemed like they must have walked through the experience from beginning to end until it was absolutely perfect for customers.  We felt engaged the entire time. When we were stuck, we pushed a button and they gave us new clues to keep us going.  After our visit, it was easy for me to understand why so many people are obsessed with The Escape Game!  

Would we visit again?
We would absolutely visit again! In fact, my oldest son has already asked to visit again for his birthday. The Escape Game in Grapevine Mills mall is fantastic.  It's a great way to celebrate birthdays and to bond as a family.  I feel like my children are growing quickly, so it was nice to take the opportunity to create happy memories in a unique environment.

In addition to the room that we visited, The Escape Game also offers more advanced rooms, including Prison Break, Gold Rush, and The Heist.

Learn More
The Escape Game is located at:
Grapevine Mills Mall
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Suite 604
Grapevine, TX 76051

The closest doors to enter are next to the Round 1 Bowling Center.  You'll turn left and it's a 1 to 2 minute walk down the hallway.

Visit The Escape Game's website here.

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