If the downside of an escape room is been being indoors, Escape Rhode Island wants to change that. The Providence-based escape room facility has officially launched its second outdoor game for public play. Can you solve the mystery?

The idea for an outdoor escape room is perfect at this time of year, but it also seems very fitting for the city of Providence itself. Both Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft once called the city home, several of its still-standing buildings are among the most haunted in Southern New England and there are plenty of places for clues within walking distance of downtown. So, it really is no wonder someone finally came up with this concept.

Escape Rhode Island calls their outdoor game The Eldritch Expedition and according to their website you could even head out to solve this mystery alone. The game is described online as "an H.P. Lovecraft-themed outdoor escape room-style adventure designed for one to six players. Your team will explore historical areas of downtown Providence, while solving several puzzles along the way."

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The company adds that one should "bring [their] wits" and their comfy shoes because there is over a mile of walking.

The Eldritch Expedition joins The Zachariah Conundrum on the outdoor escape room list of adventures, though they say Eldritch is a bit tougher to solve.

Both of these games are able to be booked now, so if we get a nice day and you've got a couple of hours to spare, why not explore the city while solving a little mystery?

Escape Rhode Island has several more traditional indoor escape rooms as well, for those rainy spring days ahead. And if you want to go all-in on the escape room experiences, there are several local businesses offering them, too. Keep scrolling for the full list of local escape rooms.

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Not sure what this says about the state of Rhode Island, but there are an awful lot of escape rooms in our country's smallest state. Whether people are trying to actually escape the state or just enjoy solving mini-mysteries, the Ocean State is full of challenging fun. Here are the best escape rooms across Rhode Island and the SouthCoast of Massachusetts according to Google reviews.