The only way out of Escape Thrill is to puzzle your way out. Each adventure drops your team in a fictional story that requires clue-searching, puzzle-solving, and chin-stroking. The live-action games center around themes with their own stories and characters. In the Wild-West-themed room, for instance, participants find themselves in an active crime scene where they must investigate the death of “Wild Bill” Hickok. Another game frames players for a diamond heist they didn’t commit, giving them precious little time to discover the real criminal. Escape Thrill even features a kid-friendly toy-room challenge that spurs creative thinking and problem solving.