It's the newest escape challenge that's not about getting out but getting in: you'll have to solve various riddles to claim your spare key and get in the house before you're buried in a deadly blizzard. Why, it's like Snowpocalypse, Part 2! (Too soon?)
Where were you during the great Atlanta Snowpocalypse of 2014, dear friend? Some of us were fortunate enough to be warm and toasty in our homes, celebrating the short work day with a mug of hot chocolate and, let’s be honest, a shot of Bailey’s. The rest of us, however, were stuck in varying degrees of “not so fortunate” across the metropolitan area. Some OTPers found themselves in a hellish 8-hour commute home while other Atlantans were spending that 8-hour window walking home in the snowy conditions after surrendering and abandoning their vehicles on 75N. And then some of us didn’t even make it home at all and were forced to have an impromptu slumber party at our friendly neighborhood CVS pharmacy.
When the snow had finally settled at a grand total of 2 inches (if
we’re rounding up), one thing was clear: ‘twas much ado about nothing. And the whole situation elicited some very, uhm, passionate responses. There were a lot of #WTFs
, plenty of #LMAOs
, and we’re pretty sure that everyone above the Mason-Dixon gave us a colossal #SMH. But hey, it is what it is. Over two years later, we can’t help but have a little chuckle about it. It’s okay for us to have a little goof every now and then, right? At least we’re cool enough (pun intended?) to have a sense of humor about it.
It’s that very spirit that has inspired Room Escape Atlanta’s newest challenge in the Old Fourth Ward: SNOWMAGEDDON. (Sorry, that just felt like an epic, all-caps kinda moment). And if this doesn’t feel like silly good fun because you still feel a little disgruntled about the whole snafu, you can at least view this as training for a possible sequel to Snowpocalypse '14. For this particular escape room scenario, you’ll find yourself in your snow-covered front yard, surrounded by the sounds of the impending frosty doom. Your task? Solve all the clues, puzzles, and riddles to retrieve your spare key and get back inside before you get buried alive in the approaching blizzard. Everything – and we mean everything – in this challenge is a clue. And, with only a 27% escape rate, it’s a guaranteed mental workout.
Whether you manage to solve this riddle, you can take comfort in the fact that there is no snow, there is no hellish traffic, and you will not have to sleep on the floor of a Home Depot using a roll of paper towels as a makeshift pillow
. But if you head around the corner to Church
? You can def treat yo'self to that shot of success Bailey's.