Escaping the Square
Located on East Oak Street in Denton, Escaping the Square provides a challenging version of this popular game. Standard games last a total of 60 minutes, and, if your team doesn’t escape, you lose. The friendly hosts sit in the next room where they can listen in on conversations and give you hints if you get stuck at any stage.
The puzzles change every quarter so this is an escape room you can revisit throughout the year. At the nearby food court, you can fill up as a reward for escaping the room (or emotionally eat to ease the disappointment). To enhance the experience, participants can’t use camera phones inside the escape rooms. This is a family friendly activity, but keep in mind that children must be aged 13 years or older to play. Each room has space groups of up to six players.
Dallas Panic Room
Less than an hour’s drive away from Denton, the Dallas Panic Room is well worth a visit. There are four unique scenarios to choose from, and the themes change roughly once each year. Admission is $25 plus tax per person, which is less than you might pay for dinner and a movie. Current scenarios include this adrenaline-packed cabin fever theme: a blizzard has hit the ski resort where your group is staying, and the rickety old wooden building can only withstand the force of the snow for so long before it caves in. You have 60 minutes. Can you make it out in time?
The Dallas Panic Room is available for booking by corporate and private groups, and you can even purchase gift certificates. Located on Irving Boulevard, this game is just a 40-minute car ride from Denton.
Red Door Escape Room
The Red Door Escape Room in Southlake is just a 30-minute drive from Denton. There are six separate scenarios to play. The escape rate is currently 33 percent, which shows just what kind of challenge you’ll face at the Red Door Escape Room. The admission fee here is $28 per person, and the different scenarios permit can accommodate groups of many sizes. The age limit for this game is 14 years or older, and each game lasts 60 minutes.
Combining creativity, team-building, and intuition, the above escape rooms offer a fun challenge for the whole family. Shake up your weekend routine, gather your friends, and see if you’ve got what it takes to escape.
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