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Breakin’ the Code is escape entertainment

The Songes fell in love with escape rooms at first sight.

Years after successfully solving their way out of an escape room in Tennessee, the couple opened Breakin’ the Code in September of 2016 to some skepticism.

The hardest part about opening up the business was finding the right location, Amanda Songe said.

Telling a potential landlord that customers would be “locked” in a room didn’t go over well, she said.

When they finally found a home, they went in guns blazing to get everything set up. On opening day, three of the seven rooms were set up.

“When we opened, of course, those who came in and played loved it,” Songe said. “It was slow going at first. People, just one, didn’t know where or what we were.”

But as the business has continued to change things up and gain exposure, more and more people are walking in the door with a little less hesitancy, Songe said.

“The majority of the people who played were just like us. They thought it was the best thing since sliced bread and would come back to play more rooms,” she said.

The driving force behind opening up the venue was to provide something for families to do together.

“Let’s face it, there’s nothing to do in Houma,” Songe said.

With four children themselves, they are always looking for things to do together as a family that don’t result in everyone playing on their cellphones, she said.

“We give some people something to do to interact with each other. If they don’t communicate, they won’t succeed,” Song said. “We take a lot of pride and value in making games where people can feel good about bringing their family.”

Although the games are designed for children ages 8 and up, everyone is welcome. Even the little

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