Category: Nerds

Why visit an escape room in Las Vegas?

Escape Rooms are incredibly popular. It seems like every town has at least one and that they’re constantly booked solid. If you’ve never been to one, though, you might wonder why they are so popular. After all, the name of the activity doesn’t tell you much other than the fact that you escape – and to many people, that doesn’t sound like a good night out. If you look closely at what these rooms have to offer, though, you can begin to understand exactly why you might want to visit an escape room.

New Escape Room Opens in Las Vegas: Trapped!

Earlier this year in 2018, a new escape room opened in Las Vegas called: Trapped! Escape Room Las Vegas. There are already around 10 other escape rooms in Las Vegas. This is a new location for the Trapped! company that decided to open in Las Vegas due to the high demand. Las Vegas attracts tons of tourists every year and these guests are looking for more things to do on and off the Strip. Trapped! is located near the Strip at: 4760 Polaris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103 Call them at (702) 907-8078 for booking info.

A Mental Exercise

One of the major reasons that escape rooms are so popular is that they are a type of mental exercise that you won’t really find elsewhere. It’s not like a trivia contest that tests what you already know – it’s a puzzle that requires you to think on your feet. It’s a great night out for your brain, especially if you enjoy being put to test. It’s the kind of event that makes you stretch mental muscles that might not get enough use at work, but that will certainly help you to feel a little bit sharper every time you manage to make your way through a clue.

This is a type of mental exercise that also lets many different types of thinkers shine. Some puzzles are solved with clever crytopgraphic skills, while others require a few feats of physical ingenuity. There are rooms that work well for later thinkers, those who love to connect the dot, and for those who are more than willing to think outside the box. While tougher puzzles can get frustrating, this is ultimately the kind of entertainment that will help you to feel smarter once you succeed. It’s one of the few types of entertainment that really tend to reward you for putting your brain to use.

A Group Activity

Escape Rooms are also fun because they’re almost always group activities. Escape rooms are usually built to be solved by groups of at least two people, so you’ll always have a partner in crime. It’s a great way for you to get to know how another person thinks and a fantastic way for you to build your teamwork skills. You’ll be amazed by what your friends or family members are able to to do under pressure, and they’ll have a whole new respect for your thinking skills when you solve the tough puzzles.

Because the activity is meant for groups, it’s also one that doesn’t put a single person on the spot. If you’re more of a follower than a leader, you can help out those who seem to know what they’re doing. You don’t have to be the best escape game player in the world to win, you just need to function as part of a larger team. The winner of the game isn’t the person who is the loudest or who solves the most puzzles – it’s every member of the team who manages to beat the room.

Why visit an escape room in Las Vegas? If you’re visiting Las Vegas, there are tons of things to do, but none offer an experience like Trapped! You’ll get to work through a unique puzzle in real life. For some, it might be because the room provides great mental challenges. For others, it might be because the rooms provide a fantastic way to have fun with a group. No matter what the reason, though, you’ll find an escape room that meets your needs. If you’ve never tried an escape room before, make sure to gather up a few friends and give a room a try. You’ll find that the experience is like nothing that you’ve tried before – and that you’ll soon look for more excuses to visit an escape room in the future.

Dating for Nerds: Finding Love In Role-Playing Games

Whether or not you consider yourself a ‘nerd’, I’m sure you can understand the difficulties we go through when it comes to online dating. Don’t even get me started with in-person dating!

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I used to think that love happened in a sort of magical way. It starts out in a kind of forced relationship. Very often this relationship is where a boy and girl don’t really want to hang around each other, but brought together by something out of their control.

They end up having to spend hours working on some goal together. Maybe they are stuck in some sort of cave, or chains, or some role playing game. Who knows!

Wait, this is beginning to sound a lot like a Disney movie. Hopefully that made you laugh a little. Up until now that was my view of finding true love. I mean sure it was the standard heterosexual relationship with somewhat of a cocky bad boy type with an innocent, but always attractive girl.

I think this is a little screwed up. First off, healthy relationships aren very rarely forced in this way. Second, we no longer need to abide by societal constraints about our relationships. We have freedom to date whoever we want (for the most part). Now that I’ve gotten a little older, I’ve had a chance to spend a lot of time doing nerdy things (reading fiction, playing role-playing games with friends, and video gaming to my hearts desire).

So I’m here to introduce you to my simple, but effective guide to dating for nerds.

If you’re a nerd, the first step is to admit it. If you’re reading this, get to the point already: you’re a nerd!

I’m obviously trying to make a point, I’m not trying to offend anyone.

We just need to accept that we aren’t like everyone in the dating market today. We have unique interests and special desires. This means that we need to be careful with our dating practices. Here are a few points of caution.

  1. Be upfront with your nerd status. Don’t run from who you are. Openly discuss your interests.
  2. No when to say no. Just because you are looking to date someone, doesn’t mean you have to date everyone. Reread that last point.
  3. Look for like minded people. This is pretty obvious isn’t it?
  4. Don’t look for people who are exactly like you. You would get bored in this situation, but thankfully there is no one that is exactly like you. I guess I’m just trying to say, don’t for someone that is in the same friends group as you and has all of the same interests and line of work.
  5. Branch out to other groups of friends and friends of friends. Sometimes we need to get out of our habitual role playing every Friday night and get to meet some new people.
  6. Attend new gaming nights in your town. You probably think you have met all of the ‘normal’ people and ‘interesting’ people out there, but this just isn’t true. Open your mind a little. Trust me, it helps.
  7. Get outside and play! Have fun outdoors with your dates as well. Find love in nature.

Okay, now I think we’ve had enough chatting. It’s time to start taking action. That means you need to get out there and start meeting people. Not everyone is going to be a 100% match, so lower your expectations a little bit. You just need to get out there and have some fun with some new friends. And that’s it! Go have some fun!

A few nerds have asked for my list of recommended dating sites. If you’re heterosexual and looking for only nerds, then I recommend gk2gk (http://www.gk2gk.com). It’s a site for straight up nerds, that’s it. If you’re looking to expand your reach a little, and you’re comfortable dating outside of the geek community, I’d recommend A Like Wise (http://alikewise.com). It’s a book loving community, so not totally nerds, but probably close in interests. Also, my favorite, if you’re in the transgender dating community is The Transgender Dating Site (https://www.thetransgenderdatingsite.com). This is a great place if you’re trans or would like to date a trans or bisexual partner.

Thanks everyone for reading! I really love my nerdy friends. Keep on role playing!