Taking the Adventure Indoors with Breakout Games

I’m a smart guy. I watch Sherlock. I not only have a collection of Sherlock Holmes books but also quite a few on critical thinking as well. I’ve had to think my way out of situations where others died.

I thought I was ready for Breakout Chattanooga.


My wife bought me a pass for 4 people to Breakout Chattanooga for my birthday. It’s a place where, in their words, you step into a real life escape room adventure and…

“work together as a team to escape the room before time runs out…You’ll solve puzzles, crack codes, find hidden items, and more in order to escape. You have one goal: escape the room in under one hour.”

My wife and I along with a friend and his wife signed up for the Island Escape experience and totally did not rock it. It was so hard! We’d never done anything like this before and went in pretty much completely unprepared. At least they were. I binge-watched Lost and Airplane vs. Volcano to get ready, so I was way ahead of the game.

But my point, and the point of my popular keynote lecture on adventure, is this…You don’t have to climb Everest to find adventure. Adventure is to be found by simply stepping outside of your normal routines. So, if you ever get the chance to experience Breakout at any of their locations, check out a murder mystery theater, or anything of the kind then go for it!

Don’t worry about feeling stupid (we did several times).

Don’t worry about not winning (it’s debatable if we opened the door in time or not, hence the question mark on our sign).


Don’t worry about anything other than the fact that you need some adventure in your life.

Me…I climb mountains, dive with sharks, and get shot at regularly. Those are adventures. But you know what, don’t discount safer things like this in your life. I’m already planning to go back and try out their Casino Royale mystery.

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!


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Sherlock Holmes Drinks Coffee

I’m a connoisseur of the Sherlock Holmes mythology. Generally, I’ll read everything I can get my hands on about the great detective. I find it very interesting, and I also see dual aspects of my life in him. He’s a lot like me in many ways regarding his personality and eccentricities and I aspire to be more like him in his deductive and analytical abilities.

DC Comics under their Wildstorm imprint recently began running a new series combining two of my favorite fantasy elements…Sherlock Holmes and Zombies. Imagine my extreme pleasure when I also noticed a penchant for coffee  in recent issues. Most people think the Brits are all about the tea and that coffee is seldom imbibed. It’s not really that true. In fact coffee is alive and well in the United Kingdom, as evidenced by numerous Starbucks stores located there.

Here’s a couple of coffee-centric pics for you from Victorian Undead 3 and Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula 4…