What is an escape room?

Escape rooms are a growing entertainment trend offering a thrilling experience. It is a real life escape adventure!  

 

You and your friends are “locked” in a room. Your goal is to escape the room by solving puzzles and hunting for keys & codes throughout the room to open combination & key locks and ultimately the exit door. You must hurry! Your group has a 60 minute time limit - then you fail. Sounds like the scene of a suspense thriller movie?! Yep….and you are the real character.

 

The best escape rooms include creative & unique puzzles, quality room props and immersive themes.  Escape rooms are also called live escape, escape games, puzzle room, riddle room, breakout, exit games, get-out games, or adventure rooms. Regardless of the name, these rooms provide a heart racing & mind bending “escape” from your regular routine and cell phone.

Thanks to the sudden influx of escape rooms across cities in United States, there are a range of game settings and themes to choose from: secret agent to mad scientist to murder mystery to bomb squads.

 

Escape room is an experience to share with others. The adventure ushers in real time bonding and team building among family, friends, and coworkers.

What is Latter-day Breakout?

Latter-day Breakout provides LDS themed escape rooms that is played in your own home or church. With so many other escape themes being offered, why not LDS themed rooms? As with any good escape room, you do not need to know trivial facts or memorized information. Everything you need to escape is within the room.

The best aspect of the Latter-day Breakout rooms is that they are mobile! Your family / youth group / friends can enjoy the adventure in your home, church or outdoors. A mobile escape room does introduce logistical challenges, but with some clever design, the room can be setup and played by those not familiar with the room.

The other great feature of Latter-day Breakout is that it is affordable!  At $25 a room rental, this is a reasonable amount for an escape group activity and a ward youth budget.  Most escape rooms cost $20 to $30 per person or $150 for a private escape room.

Can I construct the Latter-day Breakout room?

Yes. We want to share the enjoyment and experience with others. Your youth group, family and friends will love it! This site helps you recreate the room design and puzzles. We charge $10 to download and use the room design.

 

We have received dozens of inquiries over the past year about recreating the room and several have gone on to construct the room. There are challenges to building your own escape room and are listed on the Construct page

 

We worked to make the escape game more available in Utah and Arizona with rental room kits.  Mailing the room kits for the Mission: Apartment room and Backpack Break-in is not reasonable due to size of boxes and cost to mail. We are exploring options with the smaller Camp box.

How many room designs are available?

Three room design are available for rent or download. List of room designs.

Do I need to be active LDS to play / compete in the room?

Nope. As with any good escape room design, the rooms contain all the information that is needed to escape. It is helpful to be familiar with LDS terms for the Mission: Apartment room, but not required.  The backpack and camp box rooms are outdoor skills related.

Am I smart enough to escape?

 If you are reading this, you are smart enough! You do not need to be a mastermind, genius, member of mensa or a puzzle fanatic. There are a variety of puzzles, patterns and challenges that appeal to a spectrum of interests and strengths. The puzzles are best solved with practical, logical approaches. The room puzzles do not involve more advanced calculations than fourth grade math. There are references to LDS culture and programs, but everything you need to escape is within the room.

Am I really locked in?  What if I am claustrophobic?

Yes you are locked in the Mission: Apartment room.....sort of. Your group is "locked" in the closed room, but the players can exit for an emergency, anxiety and use the restroom. However, you will be too engaged in the escape to want to leave the room.  The backpack and camp box rooms are best played outside!

Are the rooms replayable?

No. Escape or fail, it’s a one shot deal for each person. For the next round, you can setup or monitor the room for others.  With three room designs, you can now experience other rooms designs.

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