“Escape room” attractions are gaining in popularity across the country, from San Francisco to New York to Boston. Thrill seekers are locked in a themed room (what’s your fancy? a jail cell, a mental hospital?) and must use clues and solve puzzles to free themselves from the space—and possibly each other (handcuffs feature in some scenarios). You can play for $28 at Escape Room Adventures in Charlestown. But why spend money? You’re in luck—you’re in Boston. Our city serves up a healthy dose of trapped frustration for free.
MBTA Green Line
The sheer volume of human bodies on the Green Line is nothing short of nauseating. Also nauseating: the body odor of the guy slammed up against your back.
Cape lovers know that frolicking at the Cape’s pristine beaches, sand dunes, and lighthouses comes at a price — the traffic to get there. How many hours will it take you to escape this cluster*&$@?
Quincy Market Colonnade
Hope you like some elbows in your lobster bisque. And don’t even think about finding a seat.
There are more than 100 rotaries, or “roundabouts,” in Massachusetts. Those in the rotary should have the right of way. Yeah, right.
The Red Sox have won, but you are about to lose — the battle, that is, to get past 40,000 fans to Yawkey Way.
Holiday parking at the Natick Mall
After fighting traffic just to get there, you’ll wait in line to nab a spot. Welcome to The Parking Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.