It was into downtown Chicago on the boys' birthday for some puzzle room fun.
In a pretty cool old building, where we had to ring someone to come operate the elevator for us.
So we could go up and be locked in a room in that building.
Then we had1 hour to figure out all of the clues to unlock the door and escape.
All while a zombie was chained in the corner but was released a foot further into the room every ten minutes.
The key here--we listened closely to our briefing, and it turns out the zombie can be distracted by show tunes. The girls set out to distract that zombie from the beginning while we ran after clues. And by then end, we were pretty much in a puzzle room having fun chatting with a zombie.
We hear there is another version of this based off Devil In The White City around here. On the list for our cold winter activity.
(That's not our fifth child; that's our second Ben. He hangs around a lot and we like him.)