The Friday before Father’s Day, we had the pleasure of experiencing an Escape Room. We all went. Me, my husband, Billy, my sons Grant and Grayson, and Grant’s girlfriend, MacKenzie. None of us had ever tried our skills at an escape room before, but ALL of us had it on our “bucket list.”
Rush to Freedom Escape Room is a family owned business. The owners, Sabrina Sumrall and her husband, Tim have the perfect formula for a successful Escape Room. Sabrina, has years of experience in set design and photography, which helps in the ambiance of the room and overall appearance. Tim is an electrical engineer. His expertise in that field helps create some really cool elements to the room, like flashing lights and circuit boards. Last, but not least, they have their son, Alexander and his wife Meagan. Alexander is an IT master, and Meagan is in charge of the social media and scheduling. Together, Alexander and Meagan have discovered that they are also really good at, and enjoy, creating puzzles, riddles, and mind-boggling stories to go along with the scene.
Sabrina gave us our pre-game briefing, which explained that we should work together, be organized, and decipher clues to open unusual locks. Sabrina had mentioned using the provided clipboard and pen, to stay organized. She suggested that one person be in charge of "collecting" the clues and scratching them off as we solve the puzzles. They also provided us with our Escape Room backstory. It was about a mad scientist by the name of Dr. Diabolical. Dr. Diabolical likes to use body parts from humans and animals and try different scientific experiments with them in his lab. Dr. Diabolical’s freezer had broken with his harvested body parts inside, and our challenge was to unlock and solve all of the puzzles in order to fix his freezer before all of the body parts spoiled, or else, he will have to use OUR body parts for his experiments!! We had 60 minutes in which to do this.
Meagan walked us back to the room and said, “Good luck, your time starts now.” We had NO IDEA what to do!! We spent the next few minutes, staring at the timer on the wall clicking down the time…staring at each other, then the clock, then each other, then-well, you get the picture!! Once, we realized time was ticking, we all sprang into action!! Billy and I ran over to open up everything that would open without a lock on it, Grant and MacKenzie started trying to find codes and clues for locks and keys. Grayson was looking at the pictures on the wall, and playing imaginary baseball with an invisible bat, when, he noticed a string, pulled it, and it was clue! We heard a voice from behind the screen!! Who was it??!! Oh YA!! It was Bony Tony!! We had forgotten that we were told about him in our pre-game warm up!! He is a COOL guy that will "help" you if you have trouble!! You can go over and say, "Bony Tony, I need HELP!" and he helps you with a clue!! We were SO thankful to have Bony Tony's help, because, having never done an Escape Room, we needed him!!
We continued finding clues and solving puzzles for the next hour, or so before we FINALLY fixed the cryogenic freezer and saved our own limbs!! Our experience was a BLAST!! We worked together as a team, and laughed like we hadn’t in a LONG time!! It was GREAT!!
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My name is Dawn McKee. I live in Royse City, Tx with my husband, Billy; 2 boys, Grant (away at college) and Grayson, who is almost 11; and our 13 year old Labrador, Jewel. I've never passed an Estate Sale I didn't break for, and I HAVE to have my morning coffee...ALL DAY!!