My husband and I are kind of escape room nerds. He’s big into games, I’m into immersive theater, and it’s the perfect intersection of activity for us. Rennie
This is to say he and I have been to a LOT of escape rooms, not just in Colorado. And Atlas Escape is easily one of my favorites.
There are some other escape rooms in CO that invest a lot in very impressive sets. Atlas’s rooms aren’t Disney-world worthy sets, but it hardly matters because the room stories and puzzles are so dang fun.
We started out in the Rock Star room which offers this super unique concept behind it, where you’re looking for the key to the inheritance of a Mick Jagger-esque, recently deceased rock legend. The owner/game master told us to pick out a record from the bin to put on the turntable and play during our game.
There were lots of really thoughtful little touches like that. The owner really seems to care whether his players have fun in his rooms. Which we totally did. I felt *delighted* at so many moments, between the puzzles and the surprises they unlocked.
We also played the Dragon’s Egg room, and although we preferred the Rock Star room, the fantasy-themed room provided the most joyous surprise of the night. I won’t spoil it, but believe me it was super gratifying when it happened.
We finished both rooms really quickly, so I think this might be a great option for escape room beginners. That being said, even more experienced players will enjoy the way the puzzles work together, the clever ways things are hidden, and the lovely prop pieces that they’ve curated.
And! It’s right on Pearl St. So it’s a great date night option as you can park, the stroll along Pearl and grab dinner or stop at a brewery right after.
Thanks again for an awesome experience!