Bro, do you even puzzle?
Location: Orlando, FL
Date Played: February 28, 2023
Team Size: 2-8; we recommend 3-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $36-42 per player, depending on group size
Accessibility Consideration: One dude needs to step over a higher barrier and crawl
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Dude, this is one for the BOOKS. This breakin’ and enterin’ you’re pulling? Legendary. The statue you’re stealing? A huge diss to that weirdo Dean. Your legacy? Sweet, sweet victory.
Gameplay was super rad, but didn’t portray the story as much as we had wished. It all made sense in the world as escape room puzzles, but not as much in our heist, if you catch my drift. Story was easy to follow, unlike that awful calc class I have to take.
To get real for a second, the room was layered and full of thematic puzzles, including tons of frat humor and silly ‘bro-dude’ flavored comedy. It wasn’t gross or R rated at all, which was refreshing. We enjoyed the hilarious jokes scattered throughout the experience, and especially loved the in-character intro. The use of space was fantastic, moving along with the progression of the room. There were a couple of unique interactions throughout Bros for Life that made it really stand out, apart from the successfully executed theme. Not only did these parts of the game feel good, the entire premise of the adventure was cohesive.
In all seriousness, this game is dope. You gotta for sure check it out if you’re rollin through. Make sure to definitely tear up the other rooms at The Escape Ventures too, if you’re looking for a good time.
Who is this for?
- Radical adventure dudes
- Beer pong champs
- Sick scenery snobs
- Frat bros
- Everyone and their mother
- Dope interactions with absolutely litty props
- Sweet, sweet glory
- The legacy you and your boys will leave behind at Es Ka Pi
Dude, since you’re a pledge this year for Es Ka Pi, you gotta steal the golden bird from the dean’s office. We’ve set you up for the sickest heist, but you gotta get in and get out before the security catches ya. And make a mess while you’re at it, we want everyone to know what we’re made of.
Duh, we obviously aren’t coming in with you bro, so meet us outside the admin building… the one with the tall arches, flag pole, and vending machine? Near that tree with the stuff on it. Gotta break into the halls and the dean’s office to steal that bird or else you’ll never be one of the bros. That idiot will never see it comin’.
Bros for Life is the sickest escape room, and we make sure that all noob pledges could get through. We’ve lost a few pledges along the way, but man, they weren’t worth our time anyway.
You gotta do a bunch of stuff, like searching, puzzlin’, yelling at your pledge mates, lookin’ at things, and doing things with other things. Idk man, just do the stuff so we can let you in already.
➕ We didn’t expect the campus to look so dope at night. The sky had us buggin!
➕ This game had us totally geekin yo; the humor was frat-flavored and mad goofy.
➖ Ugh, the colors on some of those things man… just couldn’t tell them apart enough. I wish they were more varied and easier to see the difference without bringin’ them to the light.
➕ Soooooo many banger puzzles that were more layered then the cafeteria lasagna. They really made us use our brain wrinkles to solve, but the aha was hella fun.
➖ One of the major set pieces was gettin’ a bit worn out, as was a bunch of other stuff. Some love could really go a long way to make the room a real home run.
➕ Bro, I’ll never forget the end of that night. The Dean is gonna be so pissed!
➕ The vibes from the story and the gamemaster were sick. They did a good job making sure no matter the age of the bros being pledged, no one gets left at the curb.
➕ Dude, even after cramming all night for that English final, my bros and me felt like the pieces of the heist all worked out like they should.
Tips For Visiting
- There’s so much parking dude, just grab a spot.
- There is a ton of food near here. You could totally grab some fire bubble tea from ROYALTEA.
Book your hour with The Escape Ventures’ Bros for Life Fraternity Heist, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Disclosure: The Escape Ventures’ comped our tickets for this game.
Thank you to Ryan Byrne for being a bro.