Room To Escape
Sep30

Room To Escape

To be honest we had no clue what to expect from Room to Escape. We had played the virtual game app on our phone but never thought of the concept of having a hands on activity. So after a little research we decided to gather a few friends and take a crack at what would turn out to be a very eventful evening.        As soon as you pull into the parking lot it’s hard to imagine how the rooms would look or what we would be doing. When you first walk into the waiting room you see a few games on a table and a television. We are then greeted by the owners, who answered all our questions we had before we started. So we check in and watch a video about our challenge and the rules for the game. Sixty minutes is all you have and it goes fast! We can’t give away much more and trust me you don’t want us to. Experience the anticipation and excitement of finding the clues and accomplishing the task yourself. We got a chance to talk to the owners of Room to Escape again after we were out. We asked how long they planned on having this real life adventure run. Good news is that Escape the Room is here to stay. There were talks about adding an additional room making it three total adventure rooms. So how many people can actually participate in this group activity? We had a total of four individuals which was perfect, however, you can have as many as six. This is a great activity for a small group of friends or even as a team building activity for co-workers, which will definitely put your patience and communication skills to the test. Afterwards, our group met to talk about the experience. You never really know someone until you are put into a room having to work together to win a challenge. There was a definite leader and competitor, Angie, and some goofballs, Tera. The game was full of funny moments, a lot of duh moments, and in the end we escaped the room. Check them out on Facebook or their website at...

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Fort Wayne Adventure Games:  The Adventure Begins August 1
Jul14

Fort Wayne Adventure Games: The Adventure Begins August 1

I’m always on the lookout to try something new, especially when it comes to exploring the city and a little physical challenge, so when I saw a Facebook pop-up for Fort Wayne Adventure Games, I knew this would be an event that I wouldn’t want to miss! Fort Wayne Adventure Games on August 1 is shaping up to be another can’t miss event for anyone looking for a one of a kind activity to do on a summer Saturday morning! So what are the Fort Wayne Adventure Games, you ask? They’re an “exciting city-wide competition where teams of two get to experience Fort Wayne like never before.” The premise is this: your two-person team bikes throughout the city to several surprise locations that are only revealed just prior to the race. The checkpoints highlight some fabulous Fort Wayne locations and include some sort of mental or physical challenge that must be completed before moving on to the next checkpoint. There are three divisions for the games: Fun, Open, and Elite (see FW Adventure games website for age requirements go to: http://fwadventuregames.com/race-info). Fort Wayne Adventure Games begin bright and early on Saturday, August 1, 2015, with the Elite division starting at 7:55 a.m. at Headwaters Park West (that’s where the race wraps up, too). In order to participate, each member must have a bicycle and helmet, along with some other gear that only adds to the allure of what the challenges may entail. Fort Wayne Adventure Games is one of the signature events by Sport Wayne, a non profit 501(c)(3) organization founded last year whose mission is “to help promote healthy lives, dynamic communities, and economic vitality.” They “wanted to create a unique homegrown competition that would be customized for Fort Wayne.” So they launched the Fort Wayne Adventure Games, “a city-wide adventure challenge that promotes our cities historical traditions and modern attractions.” I got to speak with Corey Ford, the President of Sport Wayne, Inc and here’s what he had to say about the event: “The majority of the planning has been done by staff and board members, but many of the venues and attractions around town who are hosting a checkpoint, have had full creative control of their challenge. They have all come up with some pretty clever mental and physical obstacles for teams to complete. There are also several other unique recreational organizations involved in running checkpoints, BUT we can’t give them away without giving away some of the surprises! We have been working on this event for over a year now, and we are glad it’s getting close!” Sport Wayne believes that “a city’s quality of life...

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