Enigma Escape Rooms arrive at University of Windsor
by Jeremy James Fokuoh
Students at the University of Windsor have had an opportunity to experience Enigma Escape Rooms, sponsered by the university’s Student Alliance on Nov. 3.
Only in business for a year in Windsor, Enigma Escape Rooms are puzzle solving rooms that can only be escaped after solving multiple puzzles. Clues can be given by employees and the team must find a way to escape before time runs out.
With two rooms available for use, students signed up in teams of four from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and entered a boxed room located in the CAW student area. Usually timed for an hour, the students were given a different type of room. Employee Amanda Haggert and Enigma employees refer to them as “PopUp Rooms”.
“Our rooms here today are called PopUp rooms,” said Haggert. “They’re 20 minute experiences. There are only three puzzles in each room and up to four people per room. We’ve had students all day trying to escape these rooms and we’ve only had three teams to be able to do it in the 20 minute time frame.”
Out of the three teams that had escaped the rooms, University of Windsor student Ghalia Hashem’s team was one of them. Hashem said the escape room experience was one of a kind.
“It was an amazing experience,” said Hashem. “It was everything you want to do when you escape from something. You have different riddles you have to solve in a certain amount of time and it’s so intense because you have friends with you.”
When asked how the escape room relates to her education at the University of Windsor, Hashem realized the relations while solving puzzles in the room.
Hashem said she realized hat solving puzzles in the escape room clearly related to her education at the university. “When you have a test coming up in a short amount of time and you have to study for it, you have to keep in mind that you have to be patient, you have to be calm under pressure, and you have to have a little bit of intelligence. So it’s perfect, it works out, and everything balances.”
Enigma Escape Rooms is located at 395 Tecumseh Rd. West and rooms are available for $25 per person.