Review: Tick Tock Escape Games Racing Two Teams
Tick Tock Escape Games
6398 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. 913.396.9144
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We love escape games! A few months ago, we tried Tick Tock Escape Games. Recently, we tried it again - but with a spin! We brought a big group of friends, divided into two teams, and raced to escape identical rooms.
For the uninitiated, escape rooms are an interactive game where teams of friends are locked into a small room for an hour while they solve puzzles and clues to unlock the room. The rooms typically include props and a series of puzzles each unlocking the next until you escape, hopefully, in an hour or less. If you fail, the staff releases your team and takes a photo wishing you the best next time.
TIck Tock Escape Games in Overland Park offers several fun rooms. We completed Pyramid Paradox on our last visit - and it was great (read about it here). This time we tried Beasley's Billions. We were celebrating one of my girls' friend's birthdays, so a group of tweens and teens and a few parents formed the two teams. Each team had 8 members on the team, for a total fo 16 partygoers. Beasley is a great room for beginners! The clues were intriguing and the variety of puzzles to solve was terrific.
We were given an hour to escape the room. The first team to complete the puzzle and figure out the combination to unlock the door to their room would win. A team member from Tick Tock Escapes quickly gave us an overview of the rules and guidelines, and we were locked in the room with an hour to solve the puzzle and escape. If you get stuck, you may request hints up to 3 times with no penalty. Additional hints "cost" some of your time in the race.
Before we began, we were introduced to the "plot" of Beasley's Billions. It involved the intention of Beasley (your ancestor) leaving his fortune to you and your team as his heirs if you are able to solve a series of clues. Beasley's room is an office with books, maps, a safe, artwork, and furniture pointing to the solution. The puzzle required a variety of analytical puzzle-solving skills and our group (ages 10-50+) had a blast!
Each team works together to solve puzzles unlocking doors, turning dials, moving objects, and solving clues to break out of the escape room in time. We've found that our favorite rooms are rooms where each member of the team works to solve the puzzle, there are many styles of puzzles to solve, and the special effects of the room add to the creativity and fun. This room was outstanding, as we've found all rooms at Tick Tock Escape to be. Note: The Pyramid Paradox was a little more fun in terms of special effects, but this room was very well done as well!
If you have a small group, you may choose to solve one room (no race against another team), and this is still great fun.
After working together to solve math, word, physical, and mental puzzles we broke out! A staff member takes a team photo of each team at the end of the game with your score. To keep the mystery, they do not allow photography or recording of the room while you're solving the riddles. Each new team wants to start with a fresh spoiler-free experience.
Located in Overland Park, near the Convention Center, the location was ideal for our family, making an excellent idea for upcoming birthdays, holidays, family reunions, couples' night out, or group of friends. Children may participate, but most likely you'll want those ages 12 and up (approximately) for skill level. For an adult day out, we had a blast!
I highly recommend Tick Tock Escape Games for your next adventure. This is one of the very best escape rooms in Kansas City, you'll have a blast!