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Trapped in a Room with a Zombie

A couple weeks ago (okay, okay, nearly a month, nobody judge me), was N's birthday. He had been wanting to try this cool live-action collaborative puzzle/game-type thing called Trapped in a Room with a Zombie for a while, which you may have heard about if you watch The Big Bang Theory. Anyway, the closest one was in Chicago, so a trip was planned!
So, even though I had read and re-read the website, I didn't really know what to expect. I was worried it was going to be impossibly hard or way too easy or absolutely terrifying. Fortunately, instead, it was AWESOME. Also, I apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures I obviously took with my potato.
When we first got there, we were introduced to our "group of strangers" who would be working together on our escape and were presented with this decidedly depressing board of statistics and the understanding that the zombie was attached to a chain and the chain would get progressively longer with time. Thankfully, we were also told that someone who worked there would be in the room to make sure nobody killed each other and that she would give us hints if we were heading in completely the wrong direction with clues.
And so we entered the zombie's territory and scrambled around for clues as fast as we could. I'm pretty certain I signed something that said I legally can't tell you anything about the puzzles, but those aren't important anyway. The important thing was that we ESCAPED!! #TEAM33PERCENT! Let me tell you, it took a lot of teamwork (and they could probably sell this as marital therapy), but the adrenaline rush of solving those clues and unlocking the right things, including eventually the door to the room, was unbelievable.
I mean, look at those giddy smiles! I'm sure I wouldn't have loved it so much had we not escaped, but if nothing else, it far exceeded my expectations. It was the perfect difficulty level and wasn't scary at ALL (and this is from someone who won't watch The Walking Dead). They have these all over the U.S. and in some international locations as well, so if this sounds up your alley, I would HIGHLY recommend checking it out!
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