From Our Editors
Escape Chambers intensifies the traditional room-escape game by factoring fully realized backstories and the occasional scare into the equation. Each experience immerses groups of family, friends, or coworkers in a cinematic setting where escaping the room is just one of the goals. Teams also have to work together to solve a series of puzzles and riddles, each one unlocking more evidence of a criminal mastermind's identity. To further increase the tension and get participants' adrenaline flowing, a 60-minute timer sits in plain view and unrelentingly counts down to zero, much like that grandfather clock the mysterious traveling salesmen left behind.