frequently asked questions
Which room is the hardest?
Happy Hour is a bit unusual as it's subversive and tends to be harder for experienced escape room players who come in with certain expectations. It has a higher success rate with new players than experienced players! There is about a 30% success rate overall. Excalibur is slightly easier, but a lot more traditional, and has a success rate of about 35%. We generally suggest that you start with Excalibur or South Pacific unless Happy Hour really intrigues you!
How many people are allowed in the rooms?
We allow up to 8 people per room. Excalibur is the most spacious of the rooms and the best selection for large groups. We can technically go up to 10 people in each of our rooms, but at that point, we suggest splitting into two groups and having a race!
Can we take pictures in the rooms?
We don't allow phones in our rooms and you can't take any photos or videos while playing, but we do encourage you take a staged photo in your favorite spot afterwards!
Can we bring our small child into the room with us?
Yes, children under 8 are welcome without paying for an additional seat. There is space for strollers as well. However, children due count towards fire code occupancy limits. Typically, we don't suggest our rooms for groups of children under 13 and do require an adult in the rooms at all times.
Where can I park?
There is a lot of free street parking around the neighborhood. Typically, you can find a spot on 9th Ave in front of The Escapist or along Sante Fe or Kalamath on either side of the business. There is additionally a pay lot at 7th and Sante Fe. Please note that parking may be limited during the summer months on the first Thursday and first Friday of the month due to street sweeping and First Friday Art Walks.
What happens if we run out of time?
We want you to complete the rooms. When there isn't anyone scheduled immediately after you, we try to give you the extra time you need to escape, but there may be a schedule that we need to keep!
Am I really going to be trapped in a room?
No, you aren't really stuck or trapped anywhere. The door you enter through will always remain unlocked, and you'll be able to leave freely for any reason at any time. If you unlock a door, it will stay unlocked. The fire department is not a fan of locking people in and the police tell us it would be kidnapping...
Do we have to do an escape room to enjoy the bar?
Not at all! We would love to have you come play our video games or board games