It's huge in L.A. Did one at my brother's bachelor party.
It's kind of role playing in a limited amount of time, trying to solve a puzzle that's been put together. You have to piece together the clues in order in a set amount of time in order to "escape" the situation.
I didn't think it was that great an idea - kind of struck me as a bit of a hot trend going on.
I was a hater but my wife kept bugging me to do one, so I took her on a date night. It was actually pretty fun and we didn't fight as much as I thought we would while doing it. I definitely wouldn't do it with more than 4 people at once though.
I have heard good things about the Casa Loma locations.
A few friends and I have been planning on going for a while, but as stated the Casa Loma locations are booked quite far in advance.
Plot Twist - We were not going to go sober. I have heard these rooms are not easy to get out of, they change the overall methods of getting out slightly between each session, so that you cannot tell others how to beat the room.
So our plan was to get all mind bent on some mind altering substances and go nuts with a solid 4-6 people group that we plan on having ' interviews ' for during dinner/drinks hangout outs by talking about these rooms and seeing how peoples subjective problem solving nuances play out, with the hopes of building our ' Dream Team '