I Entered The X-Men: Apocalypse Escape Room And Lived To Tell The Tale

I Entered The X-Men: Apocalypse Escape Room And Lived To Tell The Tale

You’ve probably seen escape rooms advertised on TV or around your city. They’re interactive experiences that force a group of people to work together, solve clues and get out of a made up scenario. It’s something you’d expect to do on a Friday night, not on the floor of a convention. However, to promote X-Men: Apocalypse‘s Blu-ray release, Fox created the X-Men: Tomb of Apocalypse Experience for the floor of San Diego Comic-Con. And it’s pretty fun.

I don’t want to give too many secrets away because if you are in town and want to try it, it’s a cool activity and you get a free T-shirt. Basically, though, you and about 10 people walk into a makeshift cave. The story is that Moira MacTaggert has gone missing and left only her bag to solve the mystery of Apocalypse.

Groups are formed, and each one is given a set of tools. So, for example, I and another gentleman were given multiple bungie cords. What to do with them? Let’s just say this was not correct.:

I Entered The X-Men: Apocalypse Escape Room And Lived To Tell The Tale

Once we eventually figured that out, we had to solve another puzzle.

I Entered The X-Men: Apocalypse Escape Room And Lived To Tell The Tale

Once that’s solved, we got a key.

Each group has their own puzzle to solve, but since I was busy with my bungee cords, I didn’t see what the other ones were. Once the group acquires all four keys, there’s a box to unlock and in there is the saviour to the world.

I Entered The X-Men: Apocalypse Escape Room And Lived To Tell The Tale

Plus, all of this must happen before the sun hits the top of the gold pyramid, just like in the movie.

I Entered The X-Men: Apocalypse Escape Room And Lived To Tell The Tale

My team won just in time and then we took this photo. Not a bad way to spend 10 minutes on the floor at Comic-Con.

I Entered The X-Men: Apocalypse Escape Room And Lived To Tell The TaleGermain, second from left, with a bunch of random Comic-Con fans, including Rogue.

Germain, second from left, with a bunch of random Comic-Con fans, including Rogue.