Sunday 13 October, 2019

T&T gets new entertainment alternative with movie themed Escape Rooms

Guests at the launch take a look at the Escape Rooms

Guests at the launch take a look at the Escape Rooms

Trinidad and Tobago can now add Escape Rooms to its entertainment options.

On Thursday evening, Decibel in conjunction with bmobile launched three Escape Rooms located at 4 A, Alexandra Street, St Clair.

The Escape Room concept is not entirely new to T&T. Decibel featured the latest trend in gaming at its Decibel festival in 2016 and 2017 which proved to be very popular with those in attendance.

Inspired by video games, an Escape Room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms.

"In Trinidad and Tobago we are limited in our entertainment options. We either go to the movies, beach, club or a lime," said Simon Baptiste, CEO of QuestionMark Entertainment and founder of Decibel.

"For us, being creatives and entrepreneurs, we wanted to create an experience where people have options," he said. 

He said most Escape Rooms tend to be themed so in a homage to this country and region's history as a destination for film production, the Escape Rooms were themed Escape to the Movies, he said, referencing a golden age of the 30s,40s and 50s when Hollywood heavyweights made movies in T&T such as the Swiss Family Robinson. 

"We don't celebrate it, we don't discuss it and we tend to forget about it. We are trying to incorporate history and culture into what we do," he said. 

The three rooms are each themed after a movie concept: The Haunted Junkyard where folklore characters such as the Soucouyant and La Diablesse roam, Temple of Treasures where a green emerald has to be located and Tick Tock, where participants are part of a SWAT team that has to defeat a madman. 

Sean Paddy, part of the team, designed the gaming concept while Ben Gayah did the actual designs of the room which resembles theme parks.

While the rooms are perfect for teens, they are also good for corporate bodies looking for a fun team-building exercise. 

Camille Campbell, Vice President, Marketing, bmobile, said participants will be challenged to think outside the box, think on their feet and develop critical and analytical skills.

"It will be anything but another day at the office," she said. 

The Escape Rooms will officially open from July 28.

For more info visit www.escapethemovies.com or visit escape the movies n Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

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