We are handcu;ed and blindfolded, and led into an unfamiliar room where we are shackled to a metal bed frame. ;e door closes and locks behind us. Our group of eight hostages (our three adult chil- dren and their spouses, and my husband and me) must escape our handcu;s and this locked room, using various clues, as well as hidden messages from former victims, within an hour, or the kidnapper will return
and kill us. And, we’ve paid about $25 each for the privilege of being here!
Where are we? We’re in an “escape room,” a hot new entertainment trend that started
in Japan in 2007, and migrated to the United States in 2012.
SOCIAL, FUN, AND CHALLENGING
by Jan Cullinane