If you’ve got some vacation time, you could go on a cruise or visit a tropical beach.

Or – if you’ve got a sense of adventure – you could visit Budapest and pay good money to be locked in a basement.

Seriously.

People are willingly being locked in basements with various tools, car parts, a computer, and a walkie-talkie – with the goal of escaping McGuyver-style.

Tourists who sign up are teamed up with others because you supposedly can’t get out on your own. It takes teamwork to escape from moldy underground rooms.

And remember, this is all for fun.

Some of the games are based on the horror genre – while others are closer to detective stories.

Either way, it’s a lot different than spending your vacation time with your toes in the sand, sipping a coconut cocktail. (CNN)

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