‘Escape room’ trend arrives in Bermuda
“Escape rooms” have become popular over recent years, and now the trend has arrived in Bermuda.
Last month, Kim Williams, owner of the Escape Room Bermuda and a self-proclaimed escape enthusiast, opened the business in Washington Lane, Hamilton.
“My family and I were abroad in Florida last year and we came across an escape room,” she said.
“We enjoyed it so much that my children suggested one in Bermuda, that's how the idea came about.”
Ms Williams believes that escape rooms are one of the fastest growing sectors of the entertainment industry which now can be experienced on the island.
She said: “A lot of Bermudians aren't familiar with what the escape room is, and I just wanted to introduce something new and exciting.”
Ms Williams has visited escape rooms in the US, Canada and the UK, before deciding to bring the experience to Bermuda.
A cross between a scavenger hunt and a puzzle, escape rooms are real-life escape experiences. The concept is simple — you are locked in a room with only 60 minutes to make it out before the time runs out.
Players use their wits, teamwork, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills to uncover clues, solve a series of puzzles, and crack codes to ultimately find the key to escape the room.
Ms Williams mentioned that there is an emergency key for anyone who may feel claustrophobic or need to get out.
The Escape Room Bermuda features five different room themes. The two which are currently open are espionage and pandemic. Each room has a different design, size and level of difficulty. Themes of the rooms change on a rotating basis to periodically give players new challenges.
Apart from being a fun and unique idea for a group of family or friends to enjoy, businesses, schools, and groups can use the space for a team-building activity or book private parties and events.
Introductory discounts are on offer to those who book by October 31. For more information, go to the website at www.escaperoombermuda.bm, call 293-3948 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org