CrimeCon Experience Series: 29 Minutes to Live

Sometime last year, a new form of entertainment quietly slipped into cities across the country: interactive problem-solving experiences. It was arguably the only good thing to come out of the year that took David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Prince, and Muhammad Ali from us. Not that I’m bitter.

 “Interactive problem-solving” sounds very boring unless you know the morbid twist: that you could find yourself handcuffed to a wall, desperately looking for ways to break free and escape the room. Or you could be thrust into a bank heist and find yourself trying to make your getaway before the police arrive. And normally you have to do all of this in under an hour.

 But at CrimeCon, you have 29 minutes.

 In the 29 Minutes to Live Escape Room experience, you’ll join a group of seven other individuals in a locked room filled with mysterious clues: possibly cryptic notes, scribbles on walls, and other seemingly useless and random pieces of information. And there, hidden away, is a bomb. And your time is ticking away.

You know all those keen observational and deductive reasoning skills you’ve picked up from Criminal Minds, CSI, or The X-Files? (Yes, I know, but it’s back now so it counts.) Those times when you’ve picked up on clues before the characters have? Or when you’ve missed clues that were rather obvious?

This is the time to put all of that insight into action. Look around, find the clues, and get crackin’. Because you and your group have 29 minutes to defuse the bomb before your family has to go down to the morgue to ID your charred, mangled body.

Not really. But you will have an excellent excuse to watch more investigative fiction television!

What you’ll learn:

  • How to evaluate your surroundings to determine what’s a clue and what isn’t
  • Staying calm in the face of death
  • How to work well with people you may not know
  • How to defuse a bomb
  • No, really, don’t try that at home. Or anywhere.

 Sessions available:

  • Friday, 1:00-7:00p
  • Saturday, 9:00a-7:00p
  • Sunday, 9:00a-1:00p