Sunday, 6 September 2015
New TV show about Escape Rooms!
I month or two ago, a friend of mine (who is a member of my 4 person escape room team) told me about a new show that had started in the USA on the Science Channel called Race to Escape.
A reader on my blog recently asked me if I knew about the show, which made me think that I should write a post on here about it so that other avid escape room lovers could check it out (thanks Alistair!).
The premise of the show is that a team of 3 strangers are blindfolded and placed in a room. Nearby, another team of 3 strangers are blindfolded and placed in an identical room. The teams then need to solve a series of puzzles to escape their room (for a cash prize) before their opponent team beats them.
It is an incredibly addictive show. Given that it is on the Science Channel, they provide commentary on errors made by teams with a scientific/sociological bent, which I find fascinating. It's really interesting to see how strangers work together - who becomes dominant (often the loud, more aggressive personality type), who walks around stressing the whole time and not really adding any value at all, the self-professed "smartest person in the room" who often is as thick as two bricks, etc.
It's a compelling 60 minute show. Anyone who likes escape rooms will love it.
The website for the show is here.