Escape Room FAQ

What Is an Escape Room?

There are a few types. Traditionally, it’s defined as a physical room that you and your teammates are “locked” in (don’t worry, you can always leave if you really need to!).

It’s full of puzzles that you must make your way through before the timer runs out. The goal is to find the key to the door, an unlock code, or something else that lets you escape or finish the mission.

You can also play online escape rooms and printable escape rooms. These are similar to in-person games, but you instead click through the answers online or print something off to help you find the clues. Escaping these kinds of rooms involve finding a final code.

How Are Your Escape Rooms Different?

Compared to your typical physical escape rooms, ours are different in three ways:

  • Mobile: They aren’t rooms that you must visit, but instead a mobile game that comes to you. We pack up all the puzzles and bring them to your house, school, business, or other venue. Or, if you’re not local, you can print the directions and set it up yourself.
  • Personal: While a traditional escape room has a single theme meant for any generic group, ours are built around you, so they’re heavily personalized based on the players and/or the event.
  • Inexpensive: We can keep costs low because we’re not renting a building, making secret passageways, or renovating your room. You’ll still have lots of fun with the unique locks and variety of boxes that challenge you like any other escape room.

How Big Does the Room Need to Be?

Any room is enough to use our escape rooms. Play in your bedroom, living room, conference room, gymnasium, classroom…you name it. As long as the players can fit in the room, the game can be built.

How Many People Can Be in One Group?

This depends entirely on what you want. Just know that the more people there are, the harder it can be to play. The room size, number of puzzles within the game, and the game length are determined in part by the number of people that will be playing.

A large classroom or basement is fine for 10 or more players, but a relatively small living room space is best played with just a handful.

If there are dozens of players, we might discuss splitting the escape room into multiple rounds of the same game. Everyone can still play with the same puzzles, but having two will ensure that everyone has an opportunity to be involved. Plus, the teams can then compete for the best time!

What Do I Need to Do Before You Get Here?

If you’re playing a physical escape room where we come to you, it needs to be clean before we arrive. It’s just one of a few things we ask of you before the game can really get started. With high adrenaline and several people moving around at once to beat the clock, a room free from clutter is the safest way to play.

It’s also important to make sure everyone is there on time. Anyone who shows up after the game starts won’t get the full experience.

In the same vein, please don’t expect the game to start early. For setup purposes, we have to arrive usually around 30 minutes before the game starts.

Also, plan on having your group stay in another area as we set up. It could be in another room or at another event, but either way, we need enough time to prepare without anyone peeking at the games.

Will You Need Help With Anything?

We greatly appreciate any help bringing our boxes into the venue and taking them back out afterward. As for setup before the game starts, there’s a really specific way that everything needs to be ordered for the game to work properly, so feel free to leave that to us.

How Far Do You Travel?

Typically, we prefer games to be no longer than one hour away from Conway Springs, KS (US). We’ll happily go as far as Newton, Kingman, and Ark City.

We’ll make exceptions but please know that the price will change accordingly based on transportation and possible overnight costs.

If you’re not in the area, check out our printable games or digital games.

Is There an Age Limit?

Escape games are best suited for players 8 and up, but with help from parents, we can make games for players as young as 4.

Do I Need Prior Knowledge to Play?

Our escape rooms are built to fit every experience level. If you’re new to escape rooms, you can request an easier game to be introduced to how it all works. If you’re an escape room expert, we’ll throw in some extra challenges to test your skills.

How Long Does It Last?

This part is up to you. If you’ve scheduled one of our in-person games, you can pick anywhere from a 20-minute escape room to one that lasts an hour. The game length you choose should depend on how much time you have to play, skill level, and age of the players. For example, we recommend 30-45 minute rooms for our younger players.

How Much Does It Cost?

There’s a base fee for every personalized escape room game. Beyond that, the price changes based on the length of the game, the number of players, the distance the venue is from where we’re located, etc.

Our average price is $150. Contact me for all the details.

How Soon Can I Play?

Digital and printable games are available anytime you are! If you’re looking for an in-person game, we need about a week to plan and build it. The sooner you let us know, the quicker we can reserve your date.