Love a little mystery in your life?
Then you’ll enjoy Riddle, the first escape room on Cape Cod, which opened its doors this spring. The live-action adventure game features six rooms with different themes—“Swirly Twirly Gumdrops,” “Nosferatu: A Vampire Revenge,” “Game of Pirates,” “Like Totally the ’80s to the Max!” “1920s Paris: A Moveable Mystery” and “Mission: Homeland.” Ashley Carr and Nicole Merriman, the co-owners of Hot Diggity at Mashpee Commons, came up with the idea one night after an annual trade show. The entire crew was bored and decided to try an escape room for themselves. “We actually exited the building and sat in the parking lot and came up with a quick business plan right on the spot,” says Carr. Here’s how it works: You are allotted 60 minutes to complete the mission for which participants are given unique clues to solve puzzles and riddles. The game masters will help guide you to make sure you are having a “fun, positive experience.” The main goal? To encourage people to “put down their electronics, just for an hour, spend some quality time with friends and family, detach from the real world and immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind experience,” says manager Rob Hanner. “Everyone plays a different role,” says Carr, who loves seeing all ages work together to solve the missions. Wish we could share more, but it’s a secret! —Whitney Kae Thalheimer
Riddle, 61 Market St., Mashpee Commons, 508-648-7664, $30 per person. Visit riddlecapecod.com to book your mission online. Riddle’s hours are 10 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Friday.