Escape rooms are a big hit with celebs and mere mortals alike. Imagine being in a room with a series of puzzles to solve. The clock is ticking, and you have 60 minutes to solve the clues. If you fail, you are stuck there … forever!
OK, so that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Nobody ever ends up trapped in an escape room and there is help available if you get stuck! But, even though you know that the peril you are in is contrived, it is still a lot of fun. If you are not convinced, visit an escape room Columbus and see for yourself. Each room has a different theme, from runaway train to casino heist. You can even try solving a crime!
Not surprisingly, many celebs have tested their skills in an escape room. Read on to find out who had a go.
This one might surprise you, but the Obamas took some time out to visit a local escape room. The Obamas visited an escape room when they took a Hawaiian vacation. Barack probably needed a bit of a break, as he was in office at the time. He, Michelle, and their daughters tried Mission Manoa, which the organizers say is one of the most challenging escape rooms they have. The word is that the Obamas rocked at escape rooms and were able to escape with seconds to spare, despite having some tough puzzles to solve.
Meet the Blacks
Meet the Blacks is unapologetically terrible. This low-budget horror-comedy (if you can believe there is such a niche) has a one-star rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Still, nobody can fault the marketing talent behind the movie. In a bid to create a memorable experience or the stars who attended the movie’s premiere, the organizers created a series of escape rooms. These included a hostage room, a casino room, and a museum heist room. Stars had to solve the clues and work out the puzzles within the one-hour time limit. We don’t know how many of them were successful, but we assume they had a great time.
Chris Evans, aka Captain America, is a huge escape room fan. He loves the idea so much that he went to a lot of trouble to turn a bookstore into his very own escape room. Rather than Chris himself doing the ‘escaping’, the customers who came to the store to buy books were caught up in his prank. Chris instructed the people locked in the store to solve the puzzles, search for codes, and talk to agents. He used a Captain America doll to communicate with them. The whole stunt was designed to promote Chris’s charity escape room adventure, where ticketholders can play the game with Chris and raise money for his cancer charity. Everyone who took part in the challenge had a lot of fun, apparently.
There are undoubtedly many more celebs who have tried the whole escape room thing. We feel certain that the Kardashians have tested their brain cells at least once.