Seasonal Scare

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

A Grandview Heights business is putting a seasonal spin on the escape-room trend.

Breakout Games, 835 Grandview Ave., is offering a Haunted Schoolhouse challenge in addition to the rest of its lineup through Nov. 13.

Not familiar with escape rooms? They're immersive challenges where participants must solve puzzles and clues to get out of a tricky situation. The entertainment phenomenon's origins stem from Japanese video games.

Haunted Schoolhouse is $16 per person for a 30-minute game, in which participants are tasked with trying to recover the gradebook of a teacher whose ghost haunts the classroom.

Organizers say all games at the venue are family-friendly. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If your child spooks easily, check out this teaser video before booking a reservation: (Note that the venue does not actually lock the door of the room, and participants can exit if necessary.)

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