‘Escape rooms’ grow in popularity in Denver

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DENVER -- So you find yourself trapped in a room with a few other strangers and you have 60 minutes to escape. What do you do?

You have fun, at least that’s the goal behind an international trend that has made its way to Denver.

"Escape rooms" are popping up across the metro area and they’re catching the attention of a lot of people.

The rooms provide people with a social and interactive puzzle. It’s your job to solve the puzzle and escape.

Take the "Great Room Escape" at the 13th Floor Haunted House in Denver. Its rooms feature horror themes.

The "Zombie Theme" pins 12 people together in a room at once. Along with the 12 players is a "bloodthirsty zombie" chained to a wall.

Players are given one hour to find clues, answer riddles and uncover a key to escape. If they don’t escape in time, the zombie will be released.

The escape rooms became popular in Europe but have made their way to the U.S. in recent years. They attract people who are interested in experiencing different scenarios.

Themes run the gamut. Some say, “You’re trapped in a room with a bomb -- you have 60 minutes to diffuse it.” Others put you in a heist mission where your job is “to steal a priceless coin.”

Depending on which escape room you visit, the cost varies, likely around $25 to $40 per person per hour.

The Great Room Escape at the 13th Floor Haunted House is offering FOX31 viewers a $5 discount. Just use the code: Fox31_Zombie

Other escape rooms in Denver include:

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