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    Whispers of a New RoomAugust 2, 2017

    "When are you opening a new room?"   We get this question a lot. Well, we're still a few months out, but we thought we'd offer a sneak peak of some of our latest ConTRAPtion action. This iris door is one of the newest original mechanical novelties that you've come to expect from ConTRAPtions. A few months from now, this device will feature in our - wait for it ---- our new room! Because we build all of our puzzles in-house, w... Read More

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    Another Escape Room Proposal at ConTRAPtions!July 13, 2017

    A second round of romance came our way last month with another escape room proposal at ConTRAPtions! We were honored to help Joel orchestrate a fantastic surprise for his bride-to-be, LeAnne. And what a job he did! He selected a custom riddle for the couple's keepsake version of the Tiger's Eye diamond, composed a touching note, and picked the proposal song. To top it off, he even gave the flower shop the dimensions of ... Read More

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    Can You Escape The Drink?April 14, 2017

    People often wonder about escape rooms and alcoholic beverages. They wonder if we serve alcohol here at ConTRAPtions, or if they can bring it with them when they come. (The answer to both is no!) Sometimes people ask how the game play is after a few dinner drinks. (The answer to this one is usually fun, loose, and with varying degrees of success!) Some bars like the SafeHouse in Chicago are now integrating ... Read More

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    5 Tips For A Great EscapeMarch 17, 2017

    As any aficionado knows, some escape room tips are generally helpful, not only for success but for fun! No one can exactly predict what will make a great escape room experience. There are so many factors that have to marinate in any game, depending on the scenario and personalities working together. No two games are alike. Here are five things to keep in mind during any 60 minutes of escape in order to achieve maximum enjoyment: 1. Play nice with the other kids. Whether you are playin... Read More

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    Don’t Escape Your Shirt!February 27, 2017

    Business owners lose their shirt all the time. We try very hard to hang onto it! But shirts have now become optional on the streets of Fort Collins, for both men and women. Interesting times! Universal toplessness is the new thing on the local news front. Some folks say it's crazy, some say it's progressive. Some say this new distraction will be a traffic hazard, although the ruling court apparently dismissed this point as speculative. It might be speculative or anecdotal, but may we say the DUH... Read More

  • Escape Room Philosophy 101February 17, 2017

    Traditional escape room philosophy is to, well, escape the room. In most rooms, however, there is more to accomplish than merely escaping four walls. Some room scenarios involve time travel, saving the planet, disarming a bomb, or of course, stealing a diamond. The mission for players is to work together and pool brain power to accomplish... Read More

  • One Couple’s Escape Room Proposal StoryFebruary 11, 2017

    A dose of inescapable romance just in time for Valentine's Day Most star-crossed lovers aren't trying to escape Cupid's arrow. Some star-crossed escape room aficionados, however, try very hard to escape the conventional when it comes to proposing marriage. For them, an escape room proposal is the only way to do it! Meet Randy and Leela, who became our first couple to s... Read More

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    What’s An Escape Room, Anyway?February 3, 2017

    The short answer: an escape room is an awesome way to spend an evening with family, friends, or coworkers. A little history Escape rooms, or ER's as the aficionados call them, are a relatively new form of entertainment that started about 10 years ago. In 2007 the first room popped up in Kyoto, Japan. Creator Takao Kaato was a puzzle enthusiast who wanted to bring his own adventure to life and have people be a part of it[1]. In recent years they have exploded in pop... Read More

  • A Fresh New Take On PuzzlesJanuary 27, 2017

    Puzzles of a new breed We’ve always believed that winning is fun, but a challenge is what’s worth getting out of bed for in the morning. When people think of puzzles, they usually think of the kind you buy in a box or a Rubik's Cube. The rooms at ConTRAPtions will appeal to anyone looking for a unique experience filled with suspense, intrigue, and the thrill of solving mind boggling puzzles. It's a place that has gotten the attention of ... Read More