Okay. How have I not heard out about escape rooms sooner? Apparently, escape rooms came from Japan back in the early 2000s and have since rocketed around the world. For those who don’t know, escape rooms is basically a physical puzzle game where you have to figure out clues. Recently, I was given the opportunity to try out an escape room in Phoenix, Arizona. I just want to thank the team at PanIQ Escape Room for this amazing opportunity for me and my friends to try out the escape room.
Booking through PanIQ Escape Room was pretty straightforward and simple. All you had to do was input how many players, which room you’d like to play in, and it will show you the list of when the room is available! From there, you can pay and CC your friends the booking details. PanIQ Escape Room has three escape rooms: Aliens, Kidnapped, and Wild West.
Aliens: Your objective is to break into a secret agency and find evidence of the U.S. government’s involvement with extraterrestrial life…
Kidnapped: It’s up to you to rescue them. You know who we are talking about…
Wild West: You and your fellow outlaws have been locked into a jail cell in the Wild West. The Sheriff is out for a ride and left his key in his room. Now’s your time to escape!
Kidnapped was listed as the hardest out of the three so I decided, why not give it a try! We had one hour to figure out the game and we finished with 18 minutes to spare. I went with a couple of my pageant sisters (Check out my Miss Vietnam Arizona 2018 experience post here)! Without giving out spoilers, we were split into 2 teams: rescuers and hostages. I was on the rescuer’s team.
One thing I thought was really helpful was that we were given walkie-talkies with the worker at PanIQ Escape Room in order to seek help and clues. The person who assisted us in the escape room was Clayton. He was super nice and thanks Clayton for putting up with me since I’m so obnoxious haha. Another thing that’s really nice is that you don’t have to play with other people except for your own party. I noticed while looking through other escape rooms in Arizona, not only are they double the price but they also make you play with other people if your party doesn’t fulfill the spots.
If you know me in real life, you know that I’m such a scary cat. Throughout the whole experience, I kept mentally preparing myself for any jump scares (which there was none)! I don’t know if I kept getting scared was being it was so late at night (we went at 8:30 pm) or if it was the background music playing. I was on my toes the whole time.
Although I’ve never been to an escape room before, I’m not sure how PanIQ is compared to others. However, I can say this one of the best experiences ever. If you’re looking for something fun to do for spring break, then definitely check out this escape room! I’m for sure going back and doing another room with my boyfriend. This experience is best for team bonding, going on dates, hanging out with friends, or if you’re just looking for a challenge!
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