A total diversion from my normal subject matter – but we’ve just had a really fun afternoon that’s worth talking about. Back in March my Mum and Dad came up with the hugely original birthday gift of taking three friends and being locked in a room which we then have to try to escape from by decoding clues in there within a time limit. Given the busyness of social calendars it took ’til this week for us to finally get it locked down!
So myself, Ella, Sarah and Paul met up to tackle Contraption – I was ordered by Ella that no rooms involving mannequins was allowed, and Sarah has an aversion to clowns, so when I rang up to book I made those points to the chap on the phone, and he recommended this room. It was set up as a laboratory of a scientist, machinery and artifacts make up the clues you need to eventually solve the room to escape.
Our very first task proved quite tricksy to solve – it was actually pretty easy really, but then isn’t everything once you’ve worked it out? We then had a series of finding objects, cracking codes and clues and eventually finding our way out of the room with nine minutes to spare from our allotted hour. It wasn’t scary as such, but there were a few jumpy moments (especially for scaredy cat Ella!).