Revolution: Taken prisoner by the British army, our band of patriots had one hour to make our escape before we would be executed for treason.
Pros: Our gamemaster greeted us decked out in a red coat and faux British accent. We were introduced to the storyline via a video message from British soldiers informing us of our capture and impending execution. Our leader was escorted into the tent first to face "interrogation." Once we were all locked away in the tent we had one hour to make our escape. The Revolutionary War-themed puzzles were logical and mostly interesting to solve.
Cons: Our progress and ultimate escape victory was hampered by the presence of five exuberant and enthusiastic to the extreme pre-teens who though exceedingly jubilant lacked the patience or resilience to focus long enough to be of any help in the game. They did however raise the volume to a delightfully unbearable level. But we digress . . .
The game itself was great fun to play. The set added to the ambience making it appear we were really in a Revolutionary War camp. As history buffs, we appreciated a history-themed escape room and enjoyed that the kids playing with us were prompted to remember their history lessons in the process of looking at the puzzle hints. Huzzah for history escape games. We hope it becomes a trend.
We did not escape but we loved the set design and game masters at Portland Escape Rooms. We can hardly wait to head back to Portlandia to try more of their games.
Cover photo taken at Countdown Live .
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Rooms Played: 360