Mar 08

Sacramento Escape Room: Brainteaser: Shipwrecked

You are trapped on a sinking ship with hungry sharks circling around the perimeter. The crew and you cannot swim to safety and you only have one lifeboat on board. Can you figure out how to get off the doomed vessel with as many crew members as possible.

This may look like a simple math problem but if it were merely a division problem, it would not be much of a brainteaser. We are trained as young children to work out math problems in school. When I was young, I loved math but always dreaded the word problems. This puzzle is not a word problem in the traditional sense. This puzzle demands you take more time working through the steps and not just focusing on the division. You will quickly see that there is more to in than basic arithmetic.

How I see math problems: If you have 4 pencils and I have 7 apples, how many pancakes will fit ob the roof?

If you visualize the life raft taking crew members off the boat and depositing them on the island it will quickly become clear that you should not count the crew member rowing the boat. An empty boat cannot make it back to the ship! Then there is the time limit. If you do basic division you could miss a boat trip. The life raft can still take crew members to safety even while the ship sinks fully. You then have to count the pilot of the raft as he will not be returning to the sunken ship.

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Enchambered is an escape room venue based in Sacramento, California located next to the corner of Howe Avenue and Arden Way. Centrally located, we are right up Howe from Sac State and a few minutes from Midtown Sacramento. We currently offer three immersive escape experiences with another four themed games in the works for this location. At our core, we believe that escape the room games are just the tip of the immersive real life adventure game iceberg. We strive to build exciting games for groups of players to "escape reality" for a short while. If you are looking for a corporate team building outing or just looking for fun things to do in Sacramento, we have you covered!


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Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room
2230 Arden Way, Ste C Sacramento, CA 95825 $25pp - $35pp Phone: 916-674-2008