Skip the Zoom and Escape the Room

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This article is sponsored by Countdown 2 Escape.

Have you seen your colleagues in-person over the last year? Virtual meetings get the work done, but they can also leave us feeling disconnected from each other. The same can be said for virtual events with friends. It’s just not the same, is it?

What if you could enjoy a night with a few of your co-workers or friends in a totally private, safe environment? A little relaxation, eating, drinking, and connecting in-person… (Remember that?)

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And good news, Countdown 2 Escape (C2E) in Frisco has both the will and the way! Owners Fred and Shannon Hammond want to help people connect and have fun together. This has always been their mission, but even more so now when virtual meetings have become the new normal.

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Your group is invited to enjoy a totally private, ALL-ACCESS event at their cool (and ridiculously clean) space in The Rail District. Fred shares,

We’ve always been a super clean place, but it’s ridiculous all that we are doing right now to sanitize and keep it clean for our guests! We want people to be able to connect and have a good time in a safe way.

Food and Drinks Done for You

The Hammonds have collaborated with hidden downtown gem Rudy’s Kitchen for local Mexican food catering. For your private event at C2E, you’ll enjoy chips and salsa service, street taco platters, and churros (I mean, who doesn’t LOVE churros?!).

countdown2escape guests lobbyIf a fun time with colleagues or friends isn’t enough, take pride in the knowledge that you’re supporting two great downtown merchants. (Side note: Fred says if you stop by Rudy’s Kitchen, he highly recommends their burrito with pork, rice, and sour cream.)

To complement your tasty dinner, C2E will provide free frozen margaritas (yes, FREE) for groups of 10 or more!

If margs aren’t your jam, your group could opt for wine or sangria. For teams needing a dry option, how about lemon-lime slushies?

Don’t forget the Escape Rooms

The food and drinks are a delicious bonus when booking a private event at C2E, but don’t forget the name of the game — the incredibly fun and creative escape rooms!

(Remember, regardless of whether you’re booking the All Access Private Event with food and drinks, right now all escape room bookings are private, which means your party will be the only ones in the sanitized escape room during your booked time.)

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Coming soon to C2E: The Lost Mine

Countdown 2 Escape is always dreaming up new room themes and there’s a new one coming very soon — The Lost Mine, a moderate-level escape room with fun for all ages.

The challenge: Your team will venture to a long-forgotten mining site tucked high away between snow-capped mountains. After a rocky landing, a rival research facility is tipped off to your location. With a potentially groundbreaking discovery on the line, your team must work quickly to investigate whether this old mine holds any secrets!

It’s already open for online bookings, so snag a spot soon!

You can also try The Lost Jewel of Zanzibar, a great moderate-level room perfect for first-timers or experienced escapees. The challenge: Magnus has hidden the lost jewel in his camp and left clues that only you will be able to interpret. You have 60 minutes before the warlord will reach the camp to steal the gem!

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Tension is a room rated as more difficult, and takes things up a notch! The challenge: As a CIA agent investigating a cult, you’re faced with having to experience many of the horrible elements of their culture. Will you escape before being forced to go through initiation?

Escape the Ordinary with Your Favorite People

Are you ready to take advantage of this fun, all-access pass with your favorite people? Corporate groups in need of some team-building in-person will love the C2E experience. It’s also ideal for small youth groups, sports teams, and birthday parties.

Teachers love to connect beyond the walls of the school building, and they certainly deserve some fun, right? The Hammonds agree, and to that end, they offer discounted rates to teachers and schools (with or without the food and drink option).

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Small businesses and restaurant teams will appreciate a break from the usual hustle, and a chance to just hang out together. How about Girls Night Out? Or a unique date night? Grab your favorite couples and celebrate a milestone birthday?

Countdown 2 Escape will help you build a package that fits your group’s size and interests. No matter what you select, you can ensure a clean, private event where wine, food, and friends can adventure together!

The whole place is yours.

The all-inclusive private group packages are available at Countdown 2 Escape Sunday – Thursday. The whole place is all yours! You’ll have the option of catered Mexican food, margaritas (or non-alcoholic beverage options), and access to ALL the escape rooms you can handle! It’s a built-in, everything-done-for-you night of in-person fun!


Call Countdown 2 Escape’s friendly owners, Fred or Shannon Hammond, at (972) 325-2025 to build your custom package. Your group will thank you for it!