|YES we found Bob!
I was imagining a quiz based on general or specific knowledge, but no, it’s not necessary to have any prior information. Anyone can take part. Last week, on a family day out, I “Escaped” with my mum, cousin and her daughter. The rules were explained to us before we entered and we were told that while there was a camera, there was no audio. If we required help (yes you can ask for help!), we needed to dance in front of the camera and help would come via the TV screen in the room. Our theme was “Taken” - our good friend Bob had gone missing and we were entering the room where he was last seen to try to locate him.
Reminded of the Wonder Pets’ kids’ show, “What’s going to work? Team work”, after an initial panic of “What the heck are we doing?”, we set off on different puzzles, overlapping at times, and squealing with joy when a code revealed a set of numbers which may or may not open one of many padlocks. My mum and her niece started having a chat at the beginning, which my cousin’s daughter was keen to stop. We might not have seen each other for a year, but this was no time for idle chit chat. Think of Bob!
Very kindly, the organisers let us have a smidgeon of extra time, and some help, before we were able to locate our dear friend Bob. We exited the room on such a high, really feeling that we’d found someone who had been abducted! I can’t wait to do another one.
Escape London was easy to find, based in Shadwell, a 7 minute walk from Shadwell tube