C Block: Locked away in prison for a crime we didn’t commit, but we had a plan to fly the coop.
Pros: Escape Experience was our second stop on our whirlwind President’s Day weekend tour of the Nashville area. Although prison escape games are more popular than nearly any other theme, we could not resist the urge to once again test our expert jailbreak techniques. The game master enthusiastically briefed our group of eight strangers for our game. Once we were handcuffed to our respective game-play partners, we were escorted to our cells. The game began and we quickly progressed through the first puzzles despite being ridiculously cramped in the small space. We breathed a brief sigh of relief before embarking on the second part, and most difficult part, of the game. The puzzles were overall very logical although searching for hints was difficult mostly because of the limitations of so many people on a small space. The large group also hindered our tried and true communication strategies and definitely slowed our escape.
Cons: We loved the game and the game master but found being grouped once again with a large group of strangers less than enjoyable. We escaped not because of the larger group, but in spite of them, having solved all the puzzles largely on our own. This was especially unfortunate for them since they had no idea what was really happening. This is often a problem when newbies are paired with enthusiasts with the result that nobody has the best experience. We recommend much smaller group sizes (4 or less) in C Block. When possible avoid mixing groups of strangers altogether.
Despite the issues with group size, we appreciated the puzzle and set design at the Escape Experience and would definitely recommend that you check them out during your next visit to Music City!
Cover photo taken at Countdown Live .
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