Here it is, the first look at The Psych Ward, our 3rd full length game opening THIS FALL! I know we have been teasing about it for over a year, but now we will be giving you updates all the way until it opens! If you have not yet, make sure to put your email on our mailing list to be notified when tickets go on sale!
The Psych Ward has taken the longest to build, and that is mainly because we just don’t like to make things easy on ourselves. As you can tell by The Hex Room, we love creating new and innovative games that no one has seen before!
My husband and I have played over 150 escape rooms, and honestly, they are starting to get kind of boring. Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE escape rooms, but after so many, the experience gets dull. But, I can now list some new skills to my resume: expert bank robber, jail breaker, spaceship repair team, and private eye (to name a few). Although these game all have different themes, the challenges and puzzles all feel the same. I feel it is our job as entertainers and enthusiasts to create something new.
That is where The Psych Ward comes from. What if you were in an escape room but you didn’t know who was on your team? How would you manage to work together? Would you use your friends for your own gain? Or would you still work together even if you had different motives?
These questions were so interesting that we had to dig deeper. What if one of the puzzles of the escape room was how you choose to play the game? What if we pit teammates together? What if some had information that they could choose to share? With this new game play, the rules and preconceived ideas of escape rooms become lost, and it is up to you as to how you want to play your game.
The Psych Ward is a game of trust & betrayal. Who can you trust? Who will trust you? That is just one of the many puzzles inside this thrilling mind game.
Take a look at our first trailer below. Make sure to check back as we slowly reveal more videos, pictures, and information to the craziest game you will ever play. I promise you only have to wait a little longer…. Don’t worry, you can trust me.
CEO, Co-Owner, & Creative Director
Cross Roads Escape Games