What grows in the dark?

  Could I really lock 30 of my friends in a backyard and make them escape?

Could I really lock 30 of my friends in a backyard and make them escape?

I was working and studying for an MBA. I needed a creative outlet and I was becoming fascinated by puzzles, especially escape rooms. I was encouraged by my friend Justin to build a room.

Why not?

You never know till you try.

So we did. In my backyard. And it was a blast. I'm so thankful to everyone who came out that night, risked getting trapped forever (not really) and encouraged me in the journey.

And then began a long, slow process of researching, thinking, reworking, planning, etc. I'm thankful to Dan for his ever-positive perspective during those months.

In moving to Calgary, I discovered that I wasn't the only one who had thought of mobile escape rooms. The Locked Room was doing one at the Stampede. 

I'll never forget the look of one of the kid's faces as he came out of the room: eyes lit with wonder. It was further affirmation that this thing needed to be done.

And here we are, Paul and I. One year later. Stepping into 2017 to help people have fun where they are.