Escape room craze comes to CWS

Posted at 3:05 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 17:35:06-04

The escape room craze has come by way of a crate to CWS. For the rest of the series, visitors can lock themselves into the Escape Crate.

We spent our time with the Hall family as they tried. Here's how it works: for 15 minutes, it's your brain against the clock.  People are locked in a room and given a scenario. In this, you're thieves on a train during the Civil War, and trying to steal something from the U.S. Treasury.

"Your escape door is right here. And you can see it is locked," your told, as the door shuts behind you. 

You have to use elements of that space to solve a series of puzzles, find clues,and escape within a time limit.

"Do you think there is something under the cushion?"  Violet Hall says.

Up to four people can go at one time, and it costs $25.  Aside from being inside an air conditioned crate for 15 minutes, mom Tari Hall saw another plus.

"It forces your children to work together. Well do you don't do a lot of stuff like that. There's a lot of things that you take your kids to and they go off with your friends, and this keeps you together doing it," she said.