Life: Breaking Out of Breakout, Liverpool*

I’m always looking for exciting things to do in
and around Liverpool. I’ve lived here since 2012 and yet, there are still so
many different things that I haven’t had a go at yet. I went out on a whim and
got in touch with a couple of brands and restaurants to see if they wanted to
collaborate with me on a secret and
exciting future post
and lucky for me, they did!

This week, we were lucky enough to go and try
out one of the exciting rooms at Breakout
. After convincing my partner in crime that as Breakout virgins,
trying out one of the ridiculously difficult ones probably wasn’t the best of ideas, we finally settled on Shipwrecked, chose our time slot and
waited for the day to come around! Getting to the venue was very easy and there
was parking just outside (free in the city centre after 6pm!) so our journey
there was incredibly smooth and uneventful.

I was VERY excited to try the room out although
not very optimistic that we’d actually get out of the room, considering how I
have absolutely zero common sense and struggle to think outside of the box. The
concept was explained to us before we went into the room but I have to admit
that for the first 5 or 10 minutes, we genuinely had no idea what we were doing
and just hoped for the best.

The Breakout concept is a very interesting one:
you’re locked in a room for 60 minutes and have to solve a series of puzzles,
riddles and other word games to escape. As we chose Shipwrecked as our game of choice, our end task was to find the
hidden pearls. Of course, I’m not going to explain the puzzles or spoil the
game for anyone here but the entire experience was ridiculously exciting and
enjoyable and I can’t wait to have another go in the future. The game was
difficult, which was good as we do like a good challenge and there were so many
occasions where we were left completely clueless with what to do next. If you
get REALLY stuck, the staff are happy to send you a cryptic clue to guide you
in the right direction.

We managed to get out of the room in the knick
of time with just over a minute and a half left on the clock, which I was quite
surprised by because with 5 minutes to go we looked like we were on the verge
of failing completely! The experience was one that left us full of adrenaline
and we were both really eager to have another go. Being able to pose with the “We
Broke Out” boards was the icing on the cake of a very enjoyable and different
evening. Not falling out and not bickering over the clues was another positive

I would definitely go and have another go at
the Breakout rooms: to be honest with you, we’re already looking into going
again and trying out a different room pretty soon. It’s perfect for all sorts
of people; we went as a pair but I know of people going in larger groups; and
for all occasions. I think I’d love to do this for my birthday or something similar
before going onto cocktails elsewhere!

An activity for absolutely everyone.