Ahoy, matey! Ye and yer pirate crew have just been captured and held prisoner aboard the Crimson Storm, a mystical ship with the power to control the seas. You must find the source of its power, the Crimson Heart, buried deep within its hull.
With that quest in mind, our family of swashbucklers sailed off on our first escape room adventure.
What exactly is an escape room? It’s a live, immersive experience where teams must work together to solve a sequence of puzzles and riddles before time runs out. There are three escape room companies in Bakersfield, with themes such as under the sea, crime investigations and even Egyptian tombs.
Several friends recommended Bakersfield Escape Room where we chose their Crimson Storm game, which seemed the most family friendly and boasted the highest success rate of 35 percent. It took designers six weeks to create the game and six months to build the room.