Google Staff are Shepherd's Bush's Champion Escapers
Topping league table compiled by West 12 Centre's Adventox Escape Rooms
A team from Google have been crowned the Escape Room champions of 2018 by Adventox Escape Rooms in Shepherd's Bush's West 12 Centre.
Adventox have welcomed dozens of corporate clients this year and have published a league table naming which companies were quickest to break free.
The West 12 Shopping Centre on Shepherd's Bush Green is close to the corporate headquarters of many UK companies and throughout 2018 the escape rooms have hosted many corporate team building days with teams from various companies working together to escape from one of two challenging rooms.
Each team is locked inside rooms and handed one of two assignments - Mission X or Escape from Alcatraz. They must then escape the room in the quickest time possible but can ask for hints from Adventox controllers if they get stuck.
The team from Google sit proudly at the top of the Adventox leaderboard after escaping from Alcatraz in just 37 minutes and three seconds, requiring only one hint to aid their escape.
Wimbledon Tennis Club were hot on their heels, escaping the room in 38 minutes and 37 seconds after three helpful hints.
A team from John Lewis weren’t far behind, breaking free after 39 minutes and 41 seconds thanks to two hints.
Other corporate teams who took part in the challenge this year included crews from Amazon, Paddy Power, Coca Cola, Barclays, Virgin and PWC.
An Adventox spokesman said: "It’s been fantastic to welcome so many of the UK’s biggest companies to our Escape Centre during 2018.
“It would be fair to say there were some very competitive people amongst the corporate teams and it was rather entertaining to watch them battle it out to beat the times set by the other companies.
“Our escape rooms require teams to pool resources and work together. It’s a brilliant team building experience as they really have to join forces and cooperate.
“There is still a couple of weeks to go but right now the Google team look like they will clinch the title of Escape Room Champions and finish the year at the top of the leaderboard.
“We will wipe the board clean and start again in 2019 and I dare say there will be many companies out there who will try to topple Google’s record."
The Adventox Escape Rooms Corporate League Table:
Adventox describe its games as fun team building activities and add that escape games are designed to promote team work, team bonding, leadership skills and performance as well as providing a fun team activity that everyone can enjoy.
They say: " Dive into another world, find and solve puzzles and riddles and escape the room. Our live-escape experiences will challenge you as an individual and as a team, within a fun and entertaining setting. As always, it is up to you to decide on how deep you want to get into the story but our focus is on a more dramatic, in depth experience.
"Cross the threshold. Watch the door close behind you. All you have is your Team. Take a deep breath. You have 60 minutes. The clock is ticking... Let's Go! "
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December 21, 2018