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Have you ever been to an escape room in Bryan/College Station?

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lethalninja
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Have you ever been to an escape room in Bryan/College Station? I went to one in Bryan in 2016 and I liked it, but I haven't been to any since then.
Txmoe
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Went to Escape Room BCS on Harvey a few years ago. Thought it was pretty good.
trackaggie76
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There is a really good one in Cypress. You need to check it out. Aggie owned!

https://www.escapology.com/en/houston-(cypress)-tx
lethalninja
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On a scale of 1 to 10, what would you say the difficulty is (1 being extremely easy and 10 being extremely difficult)?
Txmoe
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lethalninja said:

On a scale of 1 to 10, what would you say the difficulty is (1 being extremely easy and 10 being extremely difficult)?
I would give it a 6. Not ridiculously easy but we solved it with some time to spare. I looked on their website but didn't see anything that looked like the one we did, but that was at least 5 years ago. Their website lists each room and the difficulty for each which I guess would be helpful.
maddiedou
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The escape room BCS on Harvey is also owned by an Aggie

They have 5 And maybe 6 now with a1-10 difficulties rooms

Sherlock is very hard and they were working on a new one Asylum which was going to be crazy good if he got it working

I built the attic. Sherlock. And asylum for them and the networking that goes into each room is crazy. I think they worked on Sherlock for two years non stop programming on all the tricks
coleasterling
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I work with escape room bcs regularly and have done a few of the rooms. I'm not at all good at that stuff and Sherlock was very difficult. We didn't make it out. Couple others were fun, moderate and easy.

He's building a new room (testing now) that's absolutely ridiculous and I can't wait to go through it.
maddiedou
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I believe there are 5 names on twxags that have worked for Escape BCS and have built props, rooms and all the networking that goes into the rooms

I will also say these rooms are not cheap I do not want to guess how much money goes into the last three rooms that I built but I will say Jeff spares no expense in getting it correct

He definitely has a love for the product escape room
ShookAg
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Credit for great build quality goes to the subs who help work on the props and consultants who advise such as noted Sherlock Holmes expert Dr. Shawna Ross . Special thanks to @maddidou and @coleeasterling (competent cole) for their continued help!

Gig em '90
lethalninja
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What's the fastest you've seen someone solve an escape room? In The Big Bang Theory, they did it in six minutes.
ShookAg
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Most people would be angry if they escaped in six minutes. In our study most people responded that they'd rather not get out at all than get out with too much time left so most people prefer more difficult rooms and we design with that in mind.

We had a husband and wife escape our most difficult room with 21 minutes (out of an hour) remaining. We double checked that they had never done it before - really impressive - those two are the best team I have ever seen. No wasted time, no disagreements just pure cooperative teamwork.

Best overall groups are auditors - they're trained to ignore distractions and are unusually good at focusing on the right thing.

Gig em '90
lethalninja
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The reason they did it in six minutes was because the characters that did the escape room all had PHDs and were really smart, so I was wondering if there was anyone here that completed an escape room in a similar time (like ten to fifteen minutes), since some people are really good at the kind of reasoning that escape rooms require.
ShookAg
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In our experience PhD's frequently overthink puzzles. Smartness by itself is not a good predictor of success at least in an escape room. There is never a test of arcane knowledge in a well designed room. Good room design is about problem solving and cooperation. So people who pay attention to details do best.

Gig em '90
lethalninja
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Have you ever seen anyone finish an escape room with less than two minutes left?
maddiedou
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lethalninja said:

The reason they did it in six minutes was because the characters that did the escape room all had PHDs and were really smart, so I was wondering if there was anyone here that completed an escape room in a similar time (like ten to fifteen minutes), since some people are really good at the kind of reasoning that escape rooms require.



And it was tv which is all made up anyways so who knows if it only took 6 min
lethalninja
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True, but people have solved escape rooms in six minutes in real life (not that many, but there's probably some people out there).
maddiedou
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You understand anybody can do the super easy or the very hardest


Also you understand that somebody can do an escape room more than once and just not tell their friends that they have ever done on and show out and get out in 5 minutes

Sherlock takes 6-10 minutes just to get out of the first room and that is crazy time if that and then two more after that
lethalninja
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If they've already done the escape room before, then they do the same one again in five minutes, that doesn't count as doing it in five minutes, since they've already done it before. I've only been to one escape room, so I was underestimating the time it takes to complete them before you said Sherlock has three rooms. I thought the escape rooms were just one room.
ShookAg
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every day

Gig em '90
lethalninja
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What about within the last thirty seconds?
ShookAg
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it is very common for people to escape at the last seconds or minutes.

Gig em '90
lethalninja
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Is it also common for people to not finish the escape room in time?
maddiedou
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Shook. You just have to stop replying Danija will ask you a question after question if you keep responding
dallasiteinsa02
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We did one in Houston that the last clue was supposed to give you a magnet that you rubbed on a panel next to the door. I happen to pick up an R2-D2 off the shelf walk over to the panel and the door opens. It was about 2 minutes into their toughest room. They came and took the R2-D2, said that isn't it, and slammed the door. We still solved it with about 10 minutes left but it was quite funny. They didn't know that the base of the toy happen to have a magnet.
lethalninja
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That's the last question I have for him.
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