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Can You Escape? You’re Locked In A Room In Anaheim With Only Puzzles, Clues and Your Cunning To Get Out

Katrina Zborowsky, 21, of Winnipeg, left, and Larry Gates of Anaheim leave no stone unturned to find clues while playing the Sherlock Room at Exodus Escape Rooms in Anaheim.MATT MASIN, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Larry Gates was stumped. After half an hour of scouring his surroundings and finding a handful of clues, the engineer from Anaheim Hills wasn’t making any progress toward finding a key and escaping from the room he had been locked into. A clock on a television above him counted steadily down toward zero. Gates spread his findings out on a desk in front of him: riddles scrawled on paper scraps, a cipher identified from an obscure book, batteries, a magnifying glass and a weathered globe, to name a few. Twenty-eight minutes and 30 seconds remaining, the clock read. “Who is the Sherlock weirdo who played Dungeons and Dragons?” Gates, 51, said in frustration. “There’s too many different clues.” Gates,

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Can Problem Solving Games Increase Your Intelligence?

Can Problem Solving Games Increase Your Intelligence?

From the perspective of a conventional grown up, games may be considered a fun but ultimately a waste of time. However, in addition to just a fun activity, games are used for healthy and intellectual purposes. Games, regardless of what type, more often than not provide a unique and engaging environment that train players to think quickly and resourcefully. It engages a person’s competitive side and encourages him or her to outsmart their opponent. Games facilitate different learning technics and tap into unique levels of cognitive thinking and problem-solving. By actively participating in a problem solving game, it has been shown to better harness one’s cognitive capabilities to shape the brain in a variety of powerful ways. Problem solving games have proven to improve mental functioning and strengthen one’s intelligence. These type of games strengthen your ability to define the problem, evaluate its situation, process and explore alternative ideas, and ultimately

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4 Steps To Keep Your Mind Sharp At Any Age

4 Steps To Keep Your Mind Sharp At Any Age

As we get older, we begin to experience a slow cognitive decline. However, it isn’t old age that causes memory lapses. The leading cause of memory lapses, besides an illness or disorder, is lack of brain activity, lack of focus, and lack of attention. To prevent cognitive decline and reduce the risk of dementia, it is crucial for a person to stay physically active, get enough sleep, limiting toxic substances, eat a balanced diet, and to challenge your mind and keep your brain active on a daily basis. Here are a few tips on how you can keep your mind sharp: 1. Keep learning A higher level of education is associated with better mental functioning in old age. As a person continues to learn new things, he or she is actively challenging their mind and keeping their brain active. Challenging your brain with mental exercise is believed to help maintain and stimulate individual

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Top 5 Puzzle Solving Tips

Top 5 Puzzle Solving Tips

Tip #1: Have a Plan There isn’t simply one strategy that is going to work all the time. Before you dive into a puzzle, it’s always a good idea to envision the bigger picture of the puzzle. Instead of jumping into the puzzle, create a plan and try to identify a good strategy on how to approach the puzzle in a way that will lead to a quick solution. Without a plan, chances for success are very slim. Tip #2: Don’t Over Think Often times when we are under pressure, we get overwhelmed and start to over think the problem. Our minds tend to go a million miles an hour, rather than simply following step by step. Don’t over think it! While some puzzles are trickier than others, they all have one thing in common- they have a solution. Try to think outside of the box and develop alternative ways of solving

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FAQ’s About The Escape Room Games

Once you have decided to play The Escape Game, you need to know all the details that revolve around it. Since each game takes exactly sixty minutes to play, ensure you arrive for the game at least fifteen minutes before your start time. You will begin the game exactly on the time scheduled. Although you will be in a room having a locked door, you are always free to leave the room whenever you feel like leaving. However, each player is accorded same time for the game, and there’s no extension of time. Everyone plays in a favorable environment. The minimum players in each game are two although all games can get played by small groups made of ten people. There are allowable players in each game, and although there is no age limit, most players are recommended to be thirteen years and above. Within the sixty minutes of the game,

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How Much Do The Games Cost? How Do I Play?

How Much Do The Games Cost? How Do I Play?

At Exodus Escape Room, the cost of each game is $30 for each adult and $20 for children ages 7 to 12 years. The fees are paid at the time the games are booked. We recommend that one person book and pay for the entire group of players. You and your group have up to 60 minutes to play each game. Playing a game begins when your group arrives 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. This time is used to brief you on the game and how it is played. You will be given information about the game and what it involves. Games will begin exactly at the scheduled times. Playing a game is largely a group exercise with each member of the group using their skills skills of observation, critical thinking and problem solving. Escaping from Sherlock’s Study game room that requires the prowess of a detective. You

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The Exodus Escape Room

The Exodus Escape Room

The Escape Room Game is not an ordinary Orange County entertainment spot where you go and observe and perhaps leave with memories of having seen something unusual and even amazing. The Escape Room is an amazing experience, but you are more than just an observer. This is the place where you participate in an Escape Game. The Exodus Escape Room brings to life the adventurous escape games you usually only find online. Each Exodus Escape Game is 60 minutes of intense fun involving, extremely thrilling action packed adventures. Each game will test your intelligence and challenge your senses. You will work with other players to crack codes, solve puzzles to escape from the room before it is too late. Three very challenging Escape Games have been designed to deliver adrenaline-pumping adventures that will leave you wanting more. You and the other members of your group are locked in a room

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Are You Interested in Mysteries And Solving Clues?

Are You Interested in Mysteries And Solving Clues?

If you are interested in mysteries and love to solve them with clues you can find, then you should try Exodus Escape Room. Playing Escape Room is just like reading a good mystery book because for a period of time, reality disappears and you will become part of this amazing fictional world that will envelop you in its mysterious nature. And the best part about these games, is that it’s not just for children, adults can play too! If you have a tendency to try to figure out events and things for yourself, then these games will provide an unbelievable experience for you. While the Escape Room Games are challenging they also have the enticing element of surprise when the challenges are met and the door can be unlocked. The mysteries of the Escape Room Games use clues, and detecting these clues will get your brain working and get your

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Top 10 facts about puzzles

NOT only is tomorrow the centenary of the world’s first crossword, published in the New York Times on December 21, 1913, but Nintendo have just launched the final game in their Professor Layton puzzle series 1. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the origin of the word ‘puzzle’ is a bit of a puzzle. But the verb ‘to puzzle’ seems older than the noun ‘puzzle’. 2. The oldest known puzzle is a dissection of a square mentioned by Archimedes around 250BC. 3. Archimedes asked how many solutions there were. The answer of 536 was only found in 2003. 4. Jigsaw puzzles were invented by the English mapmaker and geographer John Spilsbury in 1760. 5. A 40,000-piece jigsaw was completed by Dave Evans in April 2013, but it collapsed the next day. 6. A 1,141,800-piece puzzle was put together by 15,000 people in Ravensburg, Germany in 2008. 7. The world record for

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Keeping Your Brain Active: 10 Tips For Improving Your Brain

The other day I was listening to an interview on National Public Radio with Dean Oshler who has just written a book called From Square One: A Meditation, with Digressions, on Crosswords. During the interview I was surprised to hear Mr. Oshler challenge the widely held belief that regularly doing crossword puzzles is good for your brain fitness and can help stave off Alzheimer’s disease. Oshler’s problem with crossword solving is twofold: first, he believes the clinical data showing an advantage for puzzlers is both weak and only observational (“[The researcher] never said that there was a cause-and-effect relationship. He said there was a correlation. Maybe it just so happens that people who are mentally fit have a tendency to want to do crosswords in the first place”); second, we need variety in our mental exercise (“[Crosswords are] kind of the same activity over and over again. But the Alzheimer’s

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