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March 30, 2023

Mom Report – The NEW Escape Room Challenge

Always up for a good challenge? The Escape Room Cincinnati may just be the missing link!

If you are one who is always up for a challenge, or your family needs a little family bonding time, The Escape Game Cincinnati will suffice! You can go for an adult night out, bachelor or bachelorette party, birthday party, or just for a fun, family outing! It’s thrilling, it’s puzzling, and it will definitely put everyone’s problem-solving skills to the test.

Photos by Amanda Ciani – fun challenges to choose from!

Only being two of us, Associate Editor, Amanda Ciani, and I (Editor, Amanda Hayward) chose Gold Rush (challenging enough for two to solve!). Let me tell you – it was a RUSH! We both figured out we make a great team, and we had a BLAST doing it!

The experience took us through different challenges, and there were clues if we needed them. We opted out of the clues as long as we could, saving all three of them for when we absolutely needed a helping hand. Although we didn’t escape, we were so close! Every challenge is an exhilarating experience, and we found ourselves jumping up and down, giving high-fives and laughing historically throughout the whole game. In that moment, you truly feel like you’re on a real adventure, stopping at nothing to get out and save the day. You have 60 minutes to escape, and if you don’t, well I can’t tell you what happens; that wouldn’t be any fun. You will have to find out for yourself! What I can tell you is, no matter what, you will walk out more confident and ready for more (plus you get a small reward at the end for your positive efforts).

They have great gifts for the problem-solvers in your life!

There are different themes for you and your group to choose from, some more or less challenging than the others: Gold Rush, Special Ops, The Heist and Prison Break. This summer, there will be a NEW and exciting theme: The Playground, a perfect challenge for kids!

Every member of your group of 2 – 8 players will be challenged to find clues, solve puzzles and work together to “get out” in one hour or less. We can’t wait to grab the kids and come back for the Playground escape challenge.

The Escape Game is located on The Banks (28 W. Freedom Way Suite 300), visit, or call 513-440-4332 to book your experience.

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a military wife and mom of three. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.