Fox in a Box Chicago takes a look at the top 10 Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ rules that Fox in a Box Chicago fans will truly appreciate
Aborting a nuclear weapons launch and fending off Doomsday
Planning and executing a bank robbery
Escaping a serial killer
Breaking out of prison
Whichever mission you choose at Chicago’s premier escape room (no, we are not referring to a non-Fox in a Box escape room when we say ‘Chicago’s premier escape room’), your escape game will feature one or both of two elements
Solving a mystery of some kind (like finding out whether the serial killer really is the Zodiac)
Planning and executing an action of some sort (like escaping from the lair of the serial killer)
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some of the tactics employed by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs to solve crimes and stop disasters from occurring can certainly come in useful in the escape missions here at Fox in a Box Chicago.
In other words, some of Gibbs’ rules will be highly appreciated and followed by escape artists and fans of Fox in a Box Chicago escape room.
And today, we will reveal the top 10 Gibbs’ rules that we feel a Fox in a Box Chicago fan will truly appreciate.
But first, a primer. Who is Leroy Jethro Gibbs and how did his rules come about?
Most of us revel in the spirit of Santa and bask in his warmth even though we know he’s not real, right?
It’s the same with Gibbs.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the Special Agent who leads a Major Case Response Team as part of the NCIS Washington, D.C. field office in the television series NCIS. Just like with Santa, a lot of us would like him to be real.
Over his years of serving in the Marine Corps and subsequently as an NCIS Special Agent, Gibbs has developed a set of rules which help keep him and his team on track in difficult situations.
Failure to remember or conform to the rules often would result in a smack to the back of the head, a recurring comic element in the series.
So, what are the top 10 Gibbs’ rules that Fox in a Box Chicago fans will REALLY appreciate?
Rule #1 – Never screw over your partner (Season 4, Episode 14 - Blowback)
Escape rooms are supposed to be team efforts.
It makes sense that trying to pull a fast one on your team just to show yourself in a better light would not be good for the overall escape mission.
Rule #3 – Never be unreachable (Season 3, Episode 13 – Deception)
Communication is a key element in a successful escape.
Don’t get so caught up in what you’re doing that you fail to communicate with your escape team.
Rule #8 – Never take anything for granted (Season 3, Episode 10 - Probie)
There is always the chance of something in an escape room turning out to be a red herring.
Or of something having a use different from the way you view or use it in your everyday life.
Rule #10 – Never get personally involved in a case (Season 7, Episode 21 - Obsession)
Replace ‘case’ with task or riddle and you’re done.
You may be unable to accomplish a task or unravel a riddle as completely as you would have liked but you have got the information you need to proceed.
In that case, don’t obsess over the particular task or riddle. Remember, the clock is always ticking down!
Rule #11 – When the job is done, walk away (Season 6, Episode 24 – Semper Fidelis)
When your escape mission is done and you’ve been debriefed, walk away from Fox in a Box Chicago to Malnati’s for a deep dish pizza or to Buddy Guy’s Legends for some jazz.
Rule #15 – Always work as a team (Season 5, Episode 5 – Leap of Faith)
Rule #20 – Always look under (Season 12, Episode 17 – The Artful Dodger)
You should always be very observant in an escape room.
Always remember that in an escape room
Things are not always what they seem.
Things are not always where you expect them to be.
Rule #23 – Never mess with a Marine’s coffee if you want to live (Season 2, Episode 9 – Forced Entry)
Please remember that here at Fox in a Box Chicago, we may not allow you to participate if you arrive while ‘under the influence’.
It follows that you should not mess with a fellow escape team member’s coffee.
Rule #28 – If you need help, ask! (Season 13, Episode 10 – Blood Brothers)
You are allowed a certain number of hints here at Fox in a Box Chicago if you get stuck.
Rule #51 – Sometimes, you’re wrong (Season 7, Episode 24 – Rule Fifty-One)
Sometimes, you ARE wrong. Your teammate may be right.
Take their help, finish the puzzle and move on!
Do you agree with our list of the top 10 Gibbs’ rules that Fox in a Box Chicago fans will appreciate?
Or do you have a different take on the issue? If you do, tweet your favorite Gibbs’ rule under the hashtag #GibbsRules. #FiabChicago #escaperoom