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#TrainYourBrainDay NJ’s Finest Escape Rooms!

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Today is #TrainYourBrainDay! Looking to put your brain power to the test? An escape room is the perfect way to actively engage in some brain puzzles with your closest friends and family! The concept is simple—you are locked in room and must solve puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategies to escape in under 60 minutes. I’ve had the pleasure of partaking in a few escape rooms with my family. It was a lot of fun—I highly recommend!

The first escape room I did was The Dorm Room at Amazing Escape Room in Princeton, NJ. As a college student, I thought it was really neat being able to do puzzles in a place that felt a lot like my college home! My first experience in an escape room was tough but definitely a great learning experience for future escape rooms. It laid the groundwork for being able to decipher clues and come up with strategic ways to solve the puzzles and riddles. Unfortunately, my group and I fell just short of escaping. We still had a great time!

The next escape room I did was Lost Jewel of Zanzibar at Escape Room Center in my hometown of Bridgewater, NJ. Set in Africa in 1930, the objective is to find a mystical gem from  a powerful warlord before time expires. I really liked the safari-adventure feel to this room. It almost felt like a Disney attraction! With a little more experience under our belts, my family and I were able to escape this room under 60 minutes. Woohoo!

My most recent escape room experience took place in Power Surge at Escape Garden State, minutes down the road from the #HipNJ HQ in Fairfield, NJ. This room takes place in Thomas Edison’s secret office. The goal is to access his secret work before time expires or else it will be gone forever. Personally, I thought this was the most challenging of the three I’ve done. It took a lot of ideas, guessing, and yes some clues from the Game Master, but we were able to escape! It was definitely my family’s most impressive escape yet!

If you’re looking for a new and exciting way to test your puzzle-solving skills, check out any of the locations I mentioned. The staff was very accommodating and the whole experience was seamless, fun, but definitely a challenge!

New Jersey escape rooms can be found in Princeton, Bridgewater, Fairfield, Hoboken, Atlantic City, Cherry Hill, Hackensack, and Freehold.

Stumpy’s 46 in Fairfield

“Stumpy says let’s bury the hatchet!”

After opening their first location in Eatontown in 2016, Stumpy’s Hatchet House has made quite a name for themselves.

They were the first ever indoor hatchet throwing range in the United States, and now they have new locations popping up all over. Most recently, the craze has come to Fairfield with Stumpy’s 46.

This location lets customers enjoy food and drinks while they practice their throws. It has been said that people can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour to hit a target.

Since there is no perfected method for throwing a hatchet, you have two hours in your pit to decide how you want to toss it. Many regulars choose between the one-handed or the two-handed grip, but always follow Stumpy’s rules by throwing it overhand.

Stumpy’s is all about having fun! You can throw any type of celebration, from a Bachelorette party to your break up party…you name it, they applaud it! They will even hold an “Axe Your Ex” divorce party, which is pretty much promised to make you feel better. They also hold birthday parties and corporate events.

Even if throwing hatchets isn’t your thing, you can play Giant Jenga and Cornhole, watch Direct TV and enjoy their free Wifi.

Safety is extremely important. Before you start, you have to go through a brief training session which teaches you to always keep your eye on your ax and that no trick shots are allowed. You also have to be 21 or old to join in the fun!

With Stumpy’s being the big trend in New Jersey, spots fill up fast. So, we recommend you book your trip in advance.

Stumpy’s is open Wednesday through Sunday and will cost you $40 for a two-hour session. 

Fairfeild Location: 373 US-46 West, Suite D107 Fairfield, New Jersey

Click here for more information.

AJ Khubani Shows Lisa Marie Latino BulbHead’s Best Products

AJ Khubani brought some innovative consumer products into the #HipNJ studio to show Lisa Marie Latino the latest developments from his Fairfield-based company, BulbHead. In addition to the company’s e-commerce website BulbHead.com, all of the products displayed in the video are available from purchase through television advertising and in major retail stores like Walmart, Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

As far back as Khubani can remember, he loved developing gadgets. The company is in its 35th year of business having launched in 1983 after Khubani graduated from Montclair State. He credits his grim outlook on career possibilities and a bad economy for steering him towards developing the business. Khubani has successfully navigated the evolution of different medias having successfully advertised in print, television and now on social media.

Here are the cool products Khubani brought into the studio:

Egg Sitter Support Cushion

Engineered for the most comfortable seated experience, the pad is made with a honeycomb design and a sugarcane extract material. The cushion earns its name because you can actually sit on an uncooked egg and not break it!

Red Copper Flipwich

From the Red Copper line, this product is a double-sided, stovetop press for hugging together sandwiches, paninis and much more.

Red Copper 5 Minute Chef

Another Red Copper line product, the device is a countertop cooker that can be utilized to prepare just about anything. Chicken breasts and omelets are ready in a flash! AJ’s favorites are the endless desert possibilities.

PedEgg Easy Curve Foot File

BulbHead’s most popular product, the PedEgg has sold over 50 million products worldwide since its release in 2008. The tenth anniversary version of the foot file has new features like more micro-files and an 18-karat gold plating for antimicrobial properties.

Battle Vision Sunglasses

Developed from the popular features of the best-selling Amber Vision sunglasses, the new version utilizes the same blue-blocking technology and polarization for a crisp, clear view. The glasses are great for minimizing glare and safe driving. Every pair comes with a spare set because you always lose your sunglasses!

Bavarian Edge Knive Sharpener

This dual-edged knife sharpener is the world’s best product for sharpening your knives. The sharpener can renew any knife, even serrated knives. Khubani performed a quick demo for Lisa Marie who happened to have a knife that needed sharpening!

Khubani’s passion is making great products at competitive prices. All of the products displayed in the studio can be purchased for less than $40!

BulbHead has a special page for aspiring inventors to submit a product idea for consideration on their website.

Make sure to follow Hip New Jersey on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to take advantage of upcoming social media giveaways of the products seen in the video!