• Amazing Escape Room Challenges Groups to Work Together

     
    POSTED May 9, 2017
     

Amazing Escape Room is a live-action game that tests your team-building skills with a challenging twist. There are a handful of locations around the state: Cherry Hill, Freehold, Princeton, Montclair, Paramus, Greenbrook and Red Bank. Before starting, the room has a set time limit of 60 minutes in order to make it more challenging. In addition, there are different “level” rooms based on skill. For example, the hardest rooms have an under 10 percent success rate while the easier rooms have a 20 percent success rate. 

A standard room holds up to 10 people, though smaller rooms (six people) and larger rooms (12 people) are available as well. “We host varying amounts of game players, especially group organizations, that come out and give it a try,” says owner Howard Klotzkin.

Upon entering the Escape Room, your group is given a series of puzzles, riddles and tricks to solve. In order to complete the mission and escape the room, you need to finish the different tasks. If you solve the room before time’s up, you receive a team photo and bragging rights. 

If groups can’t crack the code, a game master (who is monitoring progress and helping if needed) will enter and demonstrate what is left to complete and what you could have done to figure it out.  

The CDC defines close contact as within six feet or less, for 15 minutes or more with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. At gatherings of many kinds, contact tracing is used to trace the people that someone has come into contact with, before they learn that they have tested positive. This allows the people that the sick person came into contact with to be aware of the situation, and to make health-informed choices. 

 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.

This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.