Challenge launched to escape real-life Puzzle Room
- Credit: Su Anderson
Sixty minutes “locked” in a room, with only your logic, problem-solving skills and team work to help you find your way out. Could you find your way out of the Puzzle Room?
That’s the challenge that enthusiastic problem solvers can now take-on with the Puzzle Room activity experience, which has been launched by a Stowmarket IT worker.
Steve Blake, 50, launched the pop-up experience last week, which involves players interacting within a scripted story with props and puzzles.
Mr Blake said: “It started as a very lucid dream. There are a large number of these games on the internet, and I had a dream I was involved in one in real life. It made me wonder if I could make it work as a business.”
Having spent a month crafting a script, getting props in place, the experience launched at Kingpin in Martlesham Heath on Tuesday, before moving on to Kesgrave Community Centre on Friday.
You may also want to watch:
“It has gone well,” Mr Blake added. “It has been mostly families but it is suitable for secondary school pupils upwards.”
Mr Blake hopes to continue the project with the possibility of tailored scripts and turning it into a team-building exercise for businesses.
- 1 Ipswich Town face fight to keep young midfielder Gibbs with rivals Norwich among interested clubs
- 2 Inside quirky off-grid houseboat with stunning river views - yours for £500k
- 3 Ipswich Town transfer rumour: Portsmouth 'fend off' Blues to agree Stockley deal
- 4 Woman seriously injured in accident on major Ipswich road
- 5 'Spooky' bushes full of caterpillars spotted near Suffolk roads
- 6 If your surname is on this list you could be sitting on a fortune
- 7 Ipswich Town transfer rumour: Blues 'consider £350k bid' for keeper
- 8 'Absolutely the right manager for this football club' - Ashton backs Cook to turn Town around
- 9 Cyclist hurt in crash with car
- 10 First look at £10m Sudbury garden centre revamp
The interactive puzzle experience’s origins began in Japan nearly 20 years ago, and has recently made waves in other parts of Europe in the last 12 months. Now Mr Blake hopes the interest can be sustained in this country.
Mr Blake added: “I have set it up as a pop-up puzzle room and I am testing the market to see where it’s going and there are many locations I can go to so I am hopeful.”