By Shannon Murff
Forget mini-golf. The new group activity for a night out is trying to escape from a locked room. That’s right, Breakout KC is a new Kansas City attraction that pairs fun with imprisonment.
The rules are straightforward: work as a team, use deductive reasoning, and solve puzzles to escape as quickly as you can from a locked room. The room is filled with clues, and it features a TV screen that the masterminds behind the game use to deliver helpful hints to their captives.
The three founders—Matt Baysinger, Lucas Thompson, and Ryan Henrich—opened Breakout KC this May, and since then, business has been booming. The company now offers four different rooms. The success rate for each room varies, but each is below 40 percent.
Every escape room is built from scratch by the owners, and they plan to tear down and build new rooms every six months to ensure that the rooms and riddles stay up-to-date and unfamiliar.
Visit breakoutkc.com or call 816-945-2633