Civil War

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It’s 1865. Tensions run high on the boundary line between the union and the confederacy. Danger lurks around every corner and you might find yourself in need of an escape route. It is in the spirit of this era that Breakout Lawrence brings you the gem of their business: Civil War.

Located on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence, Breakout has the perfect location for regulars or tourists. Between escapes our team enjoyed board games across the street and BBC wares at the British shop down the road. Parking is available for free off of the main drag, and you should be able to find a spot even on weekends.

Our small teams that had experienced Y2K and Rules of Basketball joined forces for this experience. Civil War is designed for more than 3-4 players, so all hands needed to be on deck. (Other members of our team previously attempted the room with only two players; trust us, and take a big group instead!)

Before you even enter the room, you can tell that more time and energy has been put into this room than any other. The entrance drew us in, and during the video we were hooked by the story. The puzzles are strong, and take more teamwork than we have ever experienced in rooms before. Many on the team rated this as one of their top escape room experiences ever, and the whole team left with smiles on their faces. This is not a room for beginners or small groups, so be forewarned. Yet, even some of our more inexperienced team members had an amazing time in this room.

Civil War is by far the KC team’s highest-rated room. You may find rooms that are better in one area or another, but everything considered, Breakout hit the mark perfectly with this one. Are there any flaws in this room? For anyone with even slight vision or hearing issues: the lighting is low, and some of the sounds could be challenging to differentiate, so consider picking your teammates wisely. Also, this could be an fantastic room for a large family to tackle. Just make sure you don’t get stuck in 1865.

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