Bradley Trout: Game Master of The Month
Each month we want to highlight one of our team members and the outstanding work they do! For the moth of November our Game Master, Bradley Trout, has gone above and beyond. Bradley always comes to work with a positive attitude and he jumps in and helps his co-workers without being asked. Have you had Bradley as one of your Game Masters at Cross Roads Escape Games? Let us know!
Let’s get to know Bradley with some fun questions!
Q: How long have you worked at Cross Roads Escape Games?
A: I’ve worked for Cross Roads for a little over a year- I began working here in August of 2018.
Q: How many escape games have you played?
A: Not as many as I’d like! Total, I’ve probably played 5-6. Before working for Cross Roads, I actually was very new to the idea of Escape Rooms. CREG helped introduce me to a whole new world of puzzles and games; one that I have very happily introduce to my friends and family.
Q: What is a unique hobby or interest you have?
A: I have a few interests and hobbies, but the most interesting are probably chemistry, my major, and journalism. I was actually the Editor-in-Chief of the Cypress Chronicle, the school newspaper at Cypress College, for several years!
Q: What is your favorite game to Game Master and why?
A: Probably the Fun House. With how fun, whimsical, and approachable it is, it makes for a great way to introduce someone to the world of Escape Games. Seeing the way people light up when they solve their first puzzle and how they interact with Zoltar is really fun and special, too.
Q: What is your favorite board game, movie, and book?
A: That’s a hard question! Currently, my favorite board game is probably a game called Dominant Species or the game Power Grid- both make players interact and compete in really fun, unusual ways, which is what I usually look for in a game.
My favorite book is probably The Martian, by Andy Weir. As for movies, my favorite is Re-Animator. Such a quote worthy movie- “And what would a note say, Dan? ‘Cat dead; details later’?”
Q: Without giving anything away, what is the funniest thing you have seen in a game?
A: Oh, man, you see funny things while Game Mastering everyday! In The Fun House, I once had a group of teenagers start bowing to Zoltar and giving him “offerings” of every object they found in the game-that was pretty funny.
Q: What is your favorite thing about being a Game Master?
A: Probably the process of giving hints to people- there’s an art to it, and seeing the light go on in someone’s head after you give them a just subtle enough hint to push them in the right direction, without giving away the puzzle, is really satisfying.