The team at Crazy Cat Escape Room understands that so many people in our city have been impacted by the catastrophic flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey. In order to be able to give back to our community, we ran a special Harvey Relief promotion after the storm. It was great to give our customers an opportunity to help our wonderful city.
A portion of all customer sales during the promotion were donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts. In addition, Crazy Cat players brought an amazing amount of food and other essential supplies for our food drive campaign. We were able to donate several bags of food to the Houston Food Bank.
We continue to stand with our city and wish everyone the best during this time of healing and rebuilding. Houston is strong and will come out of this even better than ever!
I'm sure most of you have heard the phrase escape mechanism. It's a common tactic when we find ourselves in a situation we would rather not be in. We enter a room and immediately become aware of the ways out and obstacles between them and ourselves. One common scenario is the corporate "Holiday Party". You decide to go, just to pop in and make an appearance...and the next thing you know you stuck talking to Sally or Joe from accounting, and you keep having to pinch yourself to stay awake. (Sorry Sally and Joe, didn't mean to call you out!)
While some of us may love our jobs–and like the people we work with–outside of work we usually have little in common. To spend time outside of work with each other isn’t typically an exciting proposal. This may be why food and adult beverages are so common at such events: So that we can 1) Hide behind our plate or glass or 2) Avoid talking by taking a bite or drink.
If you're asking yourself, "What’s the solution?" How about planning an event that is centered around the escape mechanism! What if you and your coworkers came together with one sole mission: to get out of the situation as quickly as possible? It's a complete win-win situation and one that we guarantee will be FUN!
At Crazy Cat Escape Room we make your holiday party planning easy! Encourage your boss to host a party that everyone will be excited to be at... plan an ESCAPE event with us! We promise you will have the time of your life and no one will be offended that you made your getaway as quickly as possible!
Reservations are limited, so make sure you book soon!
Have you played an escape game before? If so, you may have come across the following personalities on your team. Or you may be one of them! Are you a first timer? Which one do you think you'll be?
1. The Vet
These are the players that have done 10, 20, 50, 100+ games. They've seen a lot of puzzles and aren't afraid to tell you exactly how to play the game, or that this must be something and that is definitely nothing.
2. The Hint Fiend
These folks just want to win, even if that means having the escape game's moderator tell them everything they need to know. They can be found repeating their mantra of "We Need a Hint!" before trying to think about a solution or search for a clue.
3. The Clock Watcher
How much time is left to escape? The 'Clock Watcher' knows! She or he will make sure the rest of the group knows how much longer you have, at the sacrifice of helping to solve any of the puzzles. They'll probably be found in the corner or worse, in the way, staring at the timer.
4. The Clue Hoarder
This escape room teammate wants to escape...but as long as he or she is the one to save the day. Missing that final piece of the puzzle? Where did that cipher go? Check the 'Clue Hoarder's' pockets, as they probably found it 10 minutes ago and didn't tell anyone.
5. The Last Minute Hero
Similar to the 'Clue Hoarder', the 'Last Minute Hero' is in it for the glory. But instead of withholding information, this person simply waits until the puzzle is solved, grabs the lock, and triumphantly announces "I got it!" as they input the code that the rest of the team just figured out.
6. The "I Didn't Listen to Any of the Rules" Guy
"Don't take anything off the walls." (Immediately removes everything from the walls.) "No need to move the furniture." (Stacks the furniture in the corner.) "Nothing needs to be forced." (Breaks everything.)
7. The Director
This escape room commander typically stands in a central location, where clues are being collected, and makes sure everyone else is carrying out their ideas. They'll shout things like "Check the cabinet!" and "Bring that here."
8. The Admin
This escape room player keeps the clues organized, knows what locks are left, does the math if needed, and is probably the one who booked the escape game for everyone.
9. The Guesser
"Try 1-2-3-4!" "Why?" "I dunno..." With little thought, they shout random numbers to keep things interesting and maybe one day, in some escape room, somewhere, it will work!
10. The Re-Run
These optimists don't quit. They can be found searching in the same spots over and over again. Nothing in that drawer the first time you checked? Maybe if you check four more times, something will turn up.
11. The Quiet Observer
This silent escape room participant isn't there for the glory, to show-off, or even escape...in fact, they aren't really sure what is going on.
So tell us which one are you? Grab your favorite Escape Room team players and book a room!
Yes, we are open! We'd like to spend this week helping to get our community back on its feet.
This week, Crazy Cat Escape Room will donate 20% of all direct ticket sales through this program to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. Use promo code HARVEYRELIEF, and play before Sept. 10.
We'd also like to invite all players to bring canned food items to Crazy Cat through Sept. 10 for our hurricane food drive. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this unprecedented tragedy.
The Crazy Cat Team
Kick Off New Projects With Corporate Team Building
It's getting close to that time of the year when thoughts start to turn to fall. Summer is winding down, kids are going back to school and we are looking forward to cooler weather and football of course! You may also be thinking about new projects at work.
Fall is notoriously known as a time when we start to buckle down after a summer of fun and refocus on work. With this new focus, it's no wonder why so many companies chose the third quarter to rev up their company's new projects. If you have challenging task ahead of you, you're probably considering ways to motivate your employees. Here at Crazy Cat Escape Room, we feel that corporate team building is one of the best ways to get your team ready to go and successfully launch your new initiatives.
Crazy Cat Escape Room games allow your employees to get to know each other so they can work better together. Often over the summer months, employees do not get the opportunity to see everyone together and meetings can be missing a few faces. If new employees were hired over the summer, they may have not had the chance to work with everyone. Longtime employees may just need a boost in their motivation. Escape rooms are fun, exciting, and energizing. Your group will leave feeling more like a team—a team with better communication skills and a greater commitment to their jobs and the tasks at hand.
Book your corporate team building activity now so your team will be ready to crush it this fall. Click here to schedule your visit or for more information. Crazy Cat Escape Room's game operators are waiting to cheer you on!
Last week's riddle took off and was big success!
Almost everyone guessed correctly...which leads me to wonder, how many of you googled the answer!? Anyhow, we had our first winner and she and up to 12 of her friends are going to get to enjoy some quality time getting to know one another locked up in one of our rooms, and all at 40% off the regular admission price!
So, who is ready for this week's brain puzzler? Let's see how you do! Oh and this week, to shake things up a bit, for everyone who shares this post on their Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc) you will get an additional entry to win!
So good luck and remember your entry ONLY COUNTS IF YOU EMAIL YOUR ANWER TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
One person will receive a one time use only promo code for 40% off regular price for a single booking for up to 12 players. Must be booked and played before 12/31/2017. Does not include team building group bookings or packages.
The crew at Crazy Cat have been busy coming up with fun ways to keep you guys on your toes! Each week we will be sharing a riddle or puzzle for you to solve! Try your luck and email your answer to Kim@crazycatescaperoom.com! We will be selecting one random winner each week from all of the correct entries, the winner will receive 40% off a booking in one of our amazing rooms for up to TWELVE people! That is right, this discount covers all 12 of your friends or family! So what are you waiting for, we can't wait to hear all of your answers!
***This is for 40% off regular price for a single booking for up to 12 players. Must be booked and played before 12/31/2017. Does not include team building group bookings or packages.***
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE EMAILED TO KIM@CRAZYCATESCAPEROOM.COM if we do not receive your entry via email, you will not be entered to win!
Looking for a memorable team building experience that will bring your team closer together and build collaboration? Crazy Cat Escape Room has just the solution!
While the majority of organizations realize that the secret to success is consistent teamwork, the most successful organizations actually engage in targeted team-building exercises at least once each year. One of the best team-building exercises available can be found in the popular new gaming phenomenon known as “escape room games.” Escape rooms have the unique ability to offer organizations a way to increase the performance of the individual, as well as the team as a whole.
So, what exactly is an escape room? An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. A team of (8-12) players must discover clues, solve a series of puzzles and riddles, and unravel mysteries in order to complete their mission in 60 action-packed minutes or less. If the team works together and solves all of the puzzles within the hour, they are able to find the key that unlocks the door, and they “escape.”
These same games that individuals are finding so gratifying and mentally challenging are beginning to capture the attention of many corporations and organizations looking to create more productive teams for several reasons such as they improve collaboration, communication and team chemistry.
Escape rooms make great corporate events because they are designed to require the work of every member of a team – an individual simply cannot solve all of the mysteries within one hour by his or herself. The team must strategize together in order to secure all of the clues while drawing upon each individual‘s knowledge to successfully piece together the clues that will help them escape. Additionally, each room has a very specific theme, this creates a sense of urgency, these settings offer excitement that cannot be produced in an office setting. Finally, escape rooms, force employees to have to contribute and participate in figuring out the solution. Morale is boosted among employees as they provide their intuition and skills to help the team escape!
We currently offer 3 unique escape games. CLICK HERE for descriptions and pictures of those 3 games.
Come as a group, leave as a team! The pressure and fun of beating the clock really makes everyone click! Crazy Cat Escape Room: the perfect team building activity!
Oh and did we mention that we are in the top 10 "Fun and Games" category in Houston, TX on TripAdvisor? Check out our reviews!
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This year, we were honored to take part in the Houston Rockets/BBVA Compass Bright Advantage Competition. Crazy Cat Escape Room was selected as a finalist from one hundred other Houston small businesses. Final voting was conducted online and through the Rockets website.
As part of the process, we created a video explaining what makes our business great and our vision for the future. This was an awesome project, and and terrific opportunity to highlight our amazing team. To be a finalist amongst so many strong entries was a great honor!
Since 2015, we've been striving to make our escape room the best in the city of Houston. We hope that you enjoy your experience at Crazy Cat Escape Room as much as we do!
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