Imagine the world we know coming to an end in a matter of hours. What would we do? Book an escape room, of course! Inspired by movies and books about possible future outcomes, people are ready to take control in escape rooms. Who knows, one day these survival skills might come in handy...
We had my 10 year old nephews birthday, booking two sessions of Amber Sky and it was a blast! Adults and kids all had fun, including grandma and grandpa! Its pretty much a sci fi first person shooter, with team play... Two players are equipped with power shields that can block attacks and also be thrown like a boomerang, and laser pistols. The other 4 players carry laser rifles that also have a flamethrower...Samuel S.
Theme is alien invasion... If your teammate gets damaged too much they shut down and you have to tap their shoulder to heal them and they can rejoin the battle. If alien eggs are allowed to spawn they may jump on you and start biting your chest and your teammate needs to shoot them to get them off, but you can kick the eggs to break them or hit them with the flame throwers...
A fun team tactic: give the kids the shield to block, and adult stands behind them with a rifle to shoot overtop of the shield! :)
I played the Amber Sky today with my husband & the kids. We had an amazing time!!! The green screen room becomes so realistic once the game starts. And the staff is so friendly and helpful! I can't wait to go back. Plus they give you highlight videos!!Somali P.
I brought my 9 year old and his friends for my son's birthday. He had a great time. We did Amber Sky and my son loved the experience. I would say this is bit pricy. I could have taken kids to Great America all day for the same price. This was a 30 minute long game so I hope they would lower the price to attract more people.Lauren P.
We were able to find an open game slot the day of for a group of 6, awesome. We did Pacific Rim, very cool!! I personally think it helps to have seen the movie so you get the objective and some of the team requirements (like drifting). Our group was 6 adults, 4 kids (10-13). This was my second escape room, and I thought it was a really hard one. There are a lot of mental puzzles, my kids had a hard time deciphering those. They did have some physical challenges they could do, but they were out matched with this game, in my opinion. They advised no less than 13 and I believe that is good advice. Our MC was perfect, he helped just enough to keep it fun (versus really frustrating) but didn't give anything away, it was still a lot of hard work! We didn't save the world, but our group still had a really great time!Michelle
Awesome first escape room experience! We did the Pacific Rim themed one and you definitely don't need to have seen the movie to participate. We didn't escape but we got really close. If we had about 15 more minutes we would've been okay but I'd say that's a win for the majority of our group being inexperienced with escape rooms. I don't want to spoil any of the layout or specifics but staff was super accommodating and helpful. Definitely recommend!Jonathan
Looking for a fun activity to do as a family with our two teenage kids (13 & 16), we thought we'd give this a try. We chose the Pacific Rim game as it had an element of technology for our digital natives. It was lots of fun and time flew by. Our game host let us sweat just the right amount, but helped us along the way with a few clues when needed. Not only was it lots of fun and kept us on our toes the whole time, but it was really nice to see the family come together, each one taking on different roles naturally. It gave for a fun conversation afterward too on what we learned and how we can do things differently when we try another one, because we definitely will.deeml