“I think what makes the experience so special is that everyone’s full and genuine presence is needed. It’s like you leave reality for a moment when you’re locked up in here,” says Niklas Åkermyr, owner and founder of Sherlocked. Being locked up may not be most people’s idea of the perfect break from reality, but escape rooms are booming globally, allowing groups of friends and companies out for team-building days to enjoy a very special blend of drama, problem-solving and fun. With a past in investment banking, Åkermyr had been nurturing a dream of entertaining people, and he was tired of his old career and wanted a change.

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