Trapped Forever!

I was never an adventurous type and always hesitant to try new things and this one is not an exception. I did say yes to my friends at work that I’d join this activity but at the back of my mind, I was thinking that this is not my kinda thing and I’d probably not enjoy it.

I have been working with my current employer for just about 5 months now and I am part of the QA team. The team decided to save up 200 pesos every pay day for us to have a team building and since we are just a small group, we thought of either to eat out or find activities where we could bond together.

And then we ended up here at Breakout located in Paragon Plaza Mandaluyong City

Breakout provides a unique experience with a realistic and sophisticated built environment. It is an interactive game where participants will have
to team up to find clues and solve logic puzzles based on various storylines and themed rooms. The goal is to escape the room in 45 minutes.
Players are encouraged to PLAN as a team, SOLVE puzzles collaboratively in order to ESCAPE before time expires.

When you read books, you can imagine. When you play video games or watch a movie, you can be drawn in. But in Breakout, you experience
first-hand the excitement
of the mental and physical challenges the game has to offer.

Breakout Philippines has 10 different rooms. 5 rooms are located in Paragon Plaza


1. Room 13

You and your friends check in at an old motel after experiencing car troubles in the middle of nowhere and cannot call for help. But this place is giving you the creeps. Something doesn’t feel right. Your group tries to leave the room but the door knob falls off– and for some reason, you feel like it wasn’t an accident. You try to force your way out but to no luck. You are trapped inside.

Can you find a different way out or will you and your friends be trapped forever?

Maximum Team Size: 8 Players

Difficulty Level: 3/5

2. The Heist

You and your friends are a crew of master art-thieves who live for the thrill of beating your personal accomplishments. You have successfully broken into hundreds of museums and stolen countless pieces of art. To make things interesting, you have decided to take things to the next level by publicly declaring that you are stealing another priceless piece of art tonight.

With security heightened to maximum levels, you have 45 minutes to infiltrate the museum, steal the priceless art and disappear without a trace. Do you have what it takes to pull off the biggest Heist and breakout before you get caught?

Maximum Team Size: 6 Players

Difficulty Level: 3.5/5

3. Limbo

It is told that we use only 10% of our brain. Research attempts have started to try to unlock the remaining 90% and reach the brain’s full potential. You and your friends have enrolled in the latest social experiment by a group of researchers to uncover the full subconscious. The experiment procedure is to have you go through tests that push the bounderies of what is real and what is not by having you go into the subconscious of the rest of your team. During the experiment, tests go haywire and you run in the risk of getting stuck in the subconcious state.

You have 45 minutes to try and figure out what’s real and what’s not, or else you’ll be trapped in Limbo forever.

Minimum Team Size: 2 Players

Difficulty Level: 4.5/5

4. Outbreak Manila

You are a detective trying to discover more about the virus during the initial spreading of the Zombie Outbreak in Manila. Succeeding rumors of Dr. Adarna being involved with the Outbreak, you investigate his house to look for solid evidence and perhaps a way to stop the infection before it becomes too late.

Upon entering the premises, you get a feeling you are not alone. You start hearing sounds you only hear in nightmares. Can you find the information you need and breakout before you become zombie bait?

Maximum Team Size: 6 Players

Difficulty Level: 5/5

5. Prison Room

You are a distinguished police officer locked up after being wrongfully framed. For months, you have been plotting your escape but are intercepted by another officer who discovers your plans and knocks you unconscious.

Much later, you wake up to the sound of a prison riot and realize you’re alone in the cell. With the commanding officer gone, you decide to try and escape before the guards return. 45 minutes is all it takes for a riot to clear. Can you remember your notes and breakout in time?

Maximum Team Size: 5 Players

Difficulty Level: 4/5

It was hair-rising when I first read the room descriptions. Each member of the team has to give 2 points on which s/he like more and 1 point for the least favorite (technically, we’re only 4 in the team but I kinda sounded like we’re a group of 10. Hahaha!) And so we ended up for LIMBO!

October 15, Thursday at 6pm. We went straight to Paragon Plaza after work.


We were a couple of minutes late but good thing, they give 10 minutes grace period for the players. They handed over a form/reminders that has to be filled out and signed by each participants before entering the room.


Cameras and phones are not allowed inside the breakout room. They have lockers where we can leave our valuables.

Okay. So eto na. We had a little briefing (na may sound effects pa sa background) on what to expect inside. Wala naman zombie or something na nakakagulat but my mind cannot stop imagining about blood and zombies. Well, maybe just readying myself from unexpected things that might happen. Hahaha! So, the four of us lined up and entered the room with our eyes blind folded. I couldn’t take my hands off of my friend’s shoulders. Hahaha! I loved the thrill, though. the sound effects and all. I cannot say much about what happened in 45 minutes inside the Limbo room but all I can share is that it was really frustrating and you gotta put on a detective kind of thinking for you to solve the case. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it. We only had 3 minutes remaining when we solved the first task.

FYI. Not my fault. LOL

It was a fun experience and we’ll definitely be back and try other rooms!


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