On Friday, Dec. 1 the Mobile Escape Room will come to Boise State’s campus. They will be located in front of the Honors College and Sawtooth dorm from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and outside of Chaffee Hall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Students interested in participating can sign up for a slot the day of the event.
The themed mobile trailer encompass puzzles, locks, keys and secret doors for groups to figure out in order to make it out before the timer ends. Escape rooms are for all ages and for the on-campus event, all students need is a group of friends to sign up.
“To complete your mission, you will need your wits, teamwork and a lot of critical thinking,” wrote the Boise Escape team on the homepage of their website.
The Mobile Escape Room has been to Boise State before. Alpha Gamma Delta, a sorority on campus, had a social at the Mobile Escape Room to get to know the new members this year.
“I like how awesome the staff was. They created a real story and were super into their jobs, which made the experience fun because it made us take it seriously,” said Alex Coleman, a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and junior criminal justice major at Boise State.
Each escape room has different themes and goals for their various rooms. There are some locations that take hours, because after the group figures out how to escape one room, they have to go through another room until they finish the maze-like course.
“Our group struggled, but the clues did help us move closer to the goal: escaping. However, we didn’t end up making the time limit. Succeed or fail, I highly recommend doing the escape room if you’re looking for something fun to do in Boise,” Coleman said.
The one coming to school is in a small trailer, where a group of people have a certain time limit to get out of the trailer. “The Mobile Escape Room was as stressful as it was fun. The stories that go with the mystery make the whole experience more intense and realistic,” said junior psychology major Idee Medrano.
There are two escape rooms in Boise: Boise Escape located on North Cole Road and Escape this Live Boise–Premier Escape Room on South Orchard St. Both escape rooms have stationary locations and mobile locations for the public to make reservations.