Escape Rooms are a classic bonding or team building experience and now there's a way to do them online.
For better or for worse, most of us can recall an Escape Room experience we've had.
Whether it's a work's Christmas do, a friend's birthday party, a family get together, or just a more adventurous way to spend a game night with your pals, Escape Rooms are usually one of the suggestions thrown in the mix.
As the UK is now in the eighth week of lockdown, we're all looking for new ways to keep ourselves entertained for the night at home.
We've basically 'completed' Netflix at this point and we're running out of fresh ideas for weekly Zoom quizzes, so how about having a crack at a virtual escape room instead?
Trapped in the Web is a brand new online 'Escape Room' that you can join in with your family, friends, work colleagues or on your own if you think others'll just drag you down. According to the website, all you'll need to do is "assemble your team, either over video chat, text message group or gathered round the same screen" and "once you're ready, hit go and make your way through the virtual escape rooms, solving puzzles to escape".
Depending on skill level, each room should provide you with around one-two hours worth of fun.
There's currently five different escape rooms to chose from and they're each of a varying degree in difficulty:
- Cabin Fever (£7.99) - You wake up on a cruise ship as the only passengers. Solve the puzzles to make your way through the ship and get yourself back on dry land.
- A Night at the Theatre (£7.99) - A performance that will be getting some terrible reviews. No cast, no crew, just you and your team trapped in a theatre. Solve the puzzles to escape.
- School's Out (£7.99) - Nobody want's to stay in school longer than they have to. After being accidentally locked in to the school after the reunion, you must solve the puzzles to break out.
- Out of Hours (£7.99) - You and your team have been sent to an office building out of hours to investigate the dodgy dealings of a rogue CEO. Solve the puzzles to gather the evidence.
- Space Race (£3.49) *currently in the testing phase* - Trapped on a damaged space station with no gravity and no power. Can you fix up the station and escape on the evacuation shuttle before the oxygen runs out?
If you're in two minds about whether or not it's worth spending one your lockdown evenings taking part in, then the plenty of positive reviews should give you a nudge in the right direction.
As stated on the Trapped in the Web website, Sue from Kent rated the experience five stars and said it's: "Excellent for celebrations and family get together online. A fun filled evening for all. A great way to forget your troubles and kept us all occupied for a couple of hours".
This was similarly echoed by Mike from Bromley who said it's a: "Very enjoyable evening and a totally different way to enjoy your time with family and friends from afar! Great puzzles - definitely keeps your brain cells alert" and then Aimee from Milton Keynes also branded it "the best night in lockdown", so it doesn't get much better than that, does it?
If you're after something a bit different for an evening and fancy 'trapping' your friends or family together, then head on over to Trapped in the Web for more information and to get started.