MIT has been working really hard to have us forget what kind of suck fest our degrees were. The main part of this is senior week. Senior week is when the university throws a bunch of free events with free booze right before we graduate. I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty awesome. By far the most exciting this we did was Escape the Room.
Escape the Room is exactly like the computer game by the same name, except it's real life. They lock you in a room (ours was an office) with one hour to tear it apart and find the key to get out. It was a blast!
|We weren't sure how this would go|
We were a little sketched out at first, because Escape the Room was located in an apartment building that didn't have an actual sign except a piece of printer paper taped to the door. We also felt the irony that we were volunteering to basically be kidnapped for an hour. All in all though, it turned out to be great, and we did manage to get out with 1 minute to spare.
I can't go into much detail about how we got out because they're still running the same setup. But it involved finding hidden keys, deciphering notes to unlock safes and using a mysterious flip-phone we found in a safe to call for combos. Seriously, I felt like a spy.
If you're in NYC or Boston I highly recommend trying this! We did it for free, but it was only $30, which may seem steep, but come on, a movie is like $16.