A New Virtual Escape Room On Zoom Lets You And Your Friends Escape Boredom

updated May 16, 2020
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If you’re feeling a bit trapped while in self-quarantine, Seattle-based company Puzzle Break just might have the perfect activity for you.

The Grimm Escape” is a virtual escape room experience where you and your friends can solve puzzles via Zoom, allowing you to have some fun without breaking social distancing rules.

The story takes place in an enchanted forest that’s been placed under a curse by a witch. Your team, which has to have at least three members, must get through various challenges in order to proceed within the 90-minute time limit. Each room comes with a live host, or “fairy godparent” as they call it, who will serve as your guide.

Since the game is hosted on Zoom, your team will be able to see and chat each other, not to mention snap photos using the screen capture feature. According to Puzzle Break founder Nate Martin, it’s a great activity for friends and coworkers in a time when going out and meeting up is taboo—and in some ways, even better than going to a physical escape room.

“In our physical rooms, some teams, it’s every man for themselves. Some teams—’you two split up and go over there,’” Martin told Mashable. “In the virtual space, time and time again—and we didn’t predict this—we are seeing united groups. And that’s something we can’t count on in the physical space because everyone will experience it differently.”

“The Grimm Escape” is available on Zoom, with prices starting from $25 per person. You can learn more about it here.