I am always up for trying new things and I am always looking for fun things to do so when my friend Chrystal called me up inviting me to Puzzle it, a place I've never been before I couldn't say no. She started to explain the concept of the place to me, that we would be locked up in a room for an hour or 30 minutes, depending on the package you choose, and we would need to work together as a team to solve puzzles to escape the room. I was sold on the place before she could even finish explaining, we booked the date and waited for the day to come. We had enough persons to form 2 groups so we opted for the FRAMED package. The framed package is the only package that allows for two teams to compete against each other and play at the same time. In the lobby they had the top scores of other teams that had done the rooms before. Seeing all those names on the board motivated us, we wanted our names on the board too and 25 minutes was the time to beat.
Just imagine 2 groups of competitive people and some top scores to beat. The host gave us the scenario and then took us to our rooms. The room looked like a regular school office, no obvious clue. I immediately knew this was going to be a challenge. "Go" I heard him say and locked the door behind him. The game had officially started. We tried to recite the scenario in our heads to help us find the first clue and some of us started to look for anything out of place, anything weird, anything that would lead to a key to open the door. We found the first clue easily but it got harder and harder with each clue we found. Every now and then I would glance at the clock to see how much time we had, while still trying to find the clues. Working as team can be good if you can successfully work together but if you can't, it can be quite chaotic. Because the rooms were beside each other we could hear the other team cheering which indicated that they were getting closer to escaping . This encouraged us to try harder because we did not want to lose and we wanted our name on the board.
We finally escaped. We worked together and we got out and in under 25 minutes so our team name went on the board. The other team did not escape in time and we had to rescue them.
Puzzle it Packages
Duration : 30 minutes.
You have been framed for stealing from the school. You have been locked in the Principal’s office. Escape! There are two rooms available for booking – Red Team and Blue Team. Book both Framed rooms at the same time and compete against your friends!!
Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
After a hard night of partying, you wake up with a WICKED hangover to find yourself locked in a room – with a very angry occupant on the other side of the front door trying to get in! You better find another way out before its too late!
Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
After years of working in the infamous Ward 21 of U.W.I. Hospital, something has gone terribly wrong. Patients have managed to take over the entire ward, and left you trapped inside one of the rooms! It will be hard to ignore their maddening taunts as you try to figure out how to escape…
Where can you find Puzzle it?
Puzzle it can be found at 42 Elizabeth Avenue, Kingston 20, Jamaica
What I liked:
- Friendly staff
- Different Packages to choose from
- Its very entertaining and perfect for birthdays, bonding with friends and corporate team building
- They kept a score board in the lobby that displayed the top teams with the lowest times for each rooms which is good to keep things competitive
- The prices are affordable
- It really makes you think
Overall I loved my experience at Puzzle it and I cant wait for them to do more rooms so I can do it again.