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Escaping a locked room by solving a mystery

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Escape the Room is more than a game. It's a challenge. And it is challenging at times. The concept is simple: You enter a room where you are locked in with a group of people and you have an hour to solve the clues that will lead to your escape.

Clue Master Victor Blake quit his job in finance to create Escape the Room, which is inspired by iPad the Room and the Room 2. The Midtown Manhattan activity is now one of TripAdvisor's top 20 New York City attractions. Tickets cost $28. There are three different games to choose from. Victor says more are in the works.

Sherlock Homes came to mind when a Fox 5 coworker and I joined five new friends who escaped their own offices located in the same building. Together, we became a team of detectives in "The Home," a Victorian-themed mystery adventure.

A countdown clock keeps your heart rate up, while you search and solve like super sleuths. Victor is always watching, giving clues to help you along. Unfortunately for my team and I, we were so close but we didn't win, making us losers. But we still had a great time.

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