If you've ever played the board game Clue, it's sort of like that but in real life! Our escape game is designed for small groups of up to 7 people (a minimum of 4 is recommended for the best chance to escape). Your goal is simple: escape the room by finding clues and solving puzzles - before your 60 minute time runs out!

WHAT IS AN ESCAPE ROOM?


No, at any time you can exit the room if needed. However, the 60 minute clock will still be ticking. You can re-enter with your team at any point.

WILL I REALLY BE LOCKED IN A ROOM?


No, our rooms do not have any scary or haunted elements in them. Only family friendly fun here. 

IS THIS SIMILAR TO A HAUNTED HOUSE?


Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation. The room administrator will wait as long as possible for all participants to arrive, but eventually the clock will have to begin. Late team members may join the live room upon arrival. 

HOW EARLY SHOULD I arrive?


No, our rooms do not require any heavy lifting or crawling. Only brain power is needed.

WILL I NEED TO LIFT ANYTHING HEAVY OR CRAWL AROUND?


Cell phone use is restricted and also not needed while playing the game. Everything you need to escape can be found in the room. Everyone who enters the room will be asked to place their personal items in a basket located in the same room so that you will never be separated from your personal items. We ask that no photos be taken of our rooms to keep the experience a surprise for new players.  

CAN I USE MY PHONE?


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HOW CAN I FIND YOUR LOCATION?


Yes, we have large groups ranging from 10 to 75+ book with us all the time. You can email us at info@desmoinesescapegames.com with details about your group and desired booking time. Please click here to learn more. 

DO YOU ACCOMMODATE CORPORATE GROUPS OR LARGE PARTIES?


Tickets can be purchased for children 8-14, but they must be accompanied by a paying adult. However, the complexity and difficulty of escaping the room is geared toward participants 15 years of age and older. 

WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT? CAN I BRING MY CHILD?


Our rooms can accommodate up to 7 players. However, if you purchase all 7 tickets, we allow an 8th player to enter the room (the 8th ticket can be purchased at the door upon arrival). You can buy a single ticket, but to maximize your fun and chances of escaping, we recommend having at least 4 players.

HOW MANY FRIENDS CAN I BRING?


If all 7 tickets are not purchased, you may be grouped with other players. But don't worry, playing an escape game is a great way to meet new people!

WILL I BE PLAYING WITH SOMEONE I DON'T KNOW?


Go to your book now page for pricing.

How much does it cost?