Q) What is an "Escape Room"?
A) An Escape Room is an immersive, themed game where players actually are in the game itself. A goal for the room is given & players work together to solve the problem before time is up! One hour is given to try and beat the room. It's much like being the characters in a movie or reality show. There's no script for players, but the game is the same for each group that tries their hand at it. Escape Room Mystery has four uniquely themed adventures for their escape rooms.
Q) How do I choose which escape room to go to?
A) With escape rooms popping up everywhere, it is hard to know which will be a good value and not disappoint your group. ESCAPE ROOM MYSTERY has exceeded expectations for tens of thousands of players since opening in June of 2016!
Over and over we hear from seasoned escape room players that ESCAPE ROOM MYSTERY is the best they have played- and our reviews reflect it.
We went all out to wow and thrill our customers in every way- Our beautiful building is fun, trendy & professional. Professional artists were hired to theme & create immersive settings. The bells & whistles were created by an engineer with over 20 years experience. Our fantastic puzzles have been tested and proven to be challenging, but not impossible, and even if you don't beat them, the trying is a blast!
Q) How much does it cost?
A) Each ticket is $28 and non-refundable. There is special pricing for private adventures and entire facility rentals. See the bottom of the Adventures page for details. There is also a 10% local amusement tax we are required to collect from everyone, which goes to support local schools.
Q) Is my purchase secure?
A) Yes! When you make your purchase you have left our site and gone to our booking site, which is fully secured. You will see the symbols for secure purchasing when you get to the checkout page.
Q) What ages can participate?
A) While you can purchase tickets for anyone, the recommended age is 16 and older. There is not inappropriate material. For sensitive children- there will be loud sounds and mild thrills. Children ages 15 and under must have at least one paying adult over the age of 18 participating in the adventure.
Q) What time should I arrive?
A) Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and go over a few rules. If there are two or more mixed parties for the same booking, we will have to start the room no later than 5 minutes after the set booking time. If one group is more than 5 minutes late, we may have to reschedule you for a different time. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 610-757-1053.
Q) Where does the escape room idea come from?
A) Conceived from "escape the room" video game apps, enthusiasts in Asia came up with the idea to try out this popular gaming genre in real life. Spreading like wildfire in Asia and Europe starting around 2006, ongoing escape rooms began popping up in larger US cities around 2012.
Q) How do I play?
A) You must explore and study your surroundings, uncover clues, and solve devious puzzles as a group in order to earn your freedom- all within an hour! We've created unique environments in which we lock you and other adventurers in a room full of puzzles and challenges, with your wits, teamwork and brainpower to help you. There is no need to force anything or break anything, but you do need to be curious.
Q) Why choose Escape Room Mystery?
A) A team of professional artists has themed each of our adventures to make you feel that you have truly left your ordinary life. The adventures are crafted to give you great puzzle experiences with additional "wows" coming from light and sound effects connected to your actions. This gives our adventures the feeling that you are actually in an electronic game.
Q) Am I really locked in?
A) Yes, strong magnetic locks controlled by keypads do keep you locked in the adventure for one hour or until you solve puzzles to find the keypad code. There is an additional button next to the door that will allow people to leave for restroom breaks or other issues. The most fun is had when everyone stays in for the full hour and works together to solve the puzzles.
Q) Will I know everyone in my game room?
A) Three of our adventures are set at a maximum of eight adventurers. The Den is a maximum of ten. So, if you purchase two tickets, you may find yourself with six or eight other adventurers. These people are an asset to your group because it can take many pairs of eyes and different approaches to solve the puzzles. Just remember to work together and share any clues you find! If you wish to have a room to yourself, you can reserve the room as a "private event".
Q) Is there a dress code?
A) We do not have a dress code for participation in an adventure. Wear what is comfortable for you.
Q) Can I do an adventure more than once?
A) You can, but you'll already know all the answers and that might spoil game play for others trying it for the first time. But, we do have four unique adventures, so come and try your hand at each one! We will periodically change adventures, send us your email address and we will keep you updated.
Q) What about parking?
A) Parking at our facility is absolutely free!
Q) What is the cost for children?
A) Everyone, regardless of age must purchase a ticket at the full price.