Looking for a distraction? Try this at-home escape room made with Google Docs

What most of us want right now is an escape—so Williamsburg resident Anthony Smith created one.

It’s not your run-of-the-mill escape room with social distancing underway. It’s online, using Google Docs in a completely different manner.

Once you’re past the title page, you’re taken to the prologue, which is a cryptic, stream-of-consciousness passage that leads you into the game. You wake up in a cozy cabin but something’s wrong.

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You’re given a series of actions–checking under the pillows, opening the window, turning the door knob–but only one action gets you out. It’s up to you to find out which one.

Being stuck indoors while the coronavirus pandemic plays out has us a bit stir crazy, which is why the escape room serves as a welcome distraction.

Smith says he created it out of “q

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