In the following escape rooms, admission is purchased by each individual player. You may be placed with strangers if the maximum room capacity is not met by your team. You can guarantee a private experience only if you purchase all of the tickets for your preferred time slot.
Very enjoyable experience. The puzzles were clever and immersive. The rooms are well-designed and visually appropriate for their themes. Additionally, the rooms are quite large, the largest I have seen in escape rooms. The employees are enthusiastic and really good at providing clues appropriately - they have an "immersive cluing" system where they send you clues as they think you need them, without you having to ask. That's very helpful when you aren't sure how fast you should be progressing, as it can be hard to figure out how much content is left in a room. Our game master, Zay, was quite good at judging whether we needed a little nudge or if we just needed to figure it out ourselves. They also allow overtime, so you don't need to worry about not finishing and missing out on room content.
Our Puzzle - Grim Stacks:
Puzzles (No Spoilers):
The puzzle we tried was Grim Stacks. Our game master was Zay. The puzzles were quite good, very complex and well-designed. I particularly enjoyed a puzzle that involved listening for sounds to find a pattern. I did think that one of the puzzles could have used a bit better signalling in the puzzle - there's an obscure connection you have to make from a list to books to colors that wasn't intuitive. However, the "immersive cluing" that they do kept us from getting frustrated without just solving the puzzle for us, so even that was still a good experience.
While many of the puzzles did involve finding codes for locks, they all had multiple stages and were quite complex. No finding codes on the wall and entering them blindly in this room!
Definitely would recommend a notebook for this one. A flashlight was helpful for our group because of eyesight issues, but many people would be just fine without one, as the room was very well-lit. No puzzles that were only hard because the room was dim here!
At least one person in your group should be able to ascend 3 steps up and 3 steps down to access a new room, but everyone else can use a normal door with no steps. (They could probably accommodate by having the game master open when appropriate; they seemed very flexible.) As it says on their website, if you have people who cannot stand for long periods, chairs are either in the room already as props or will be brought in on request. Almost all rooms are fully wheelchair accessible and solvable - check their FAQ for an up-to-date list.
Other Games Overview:
As a bonus, probably because we came on a slow day and nobody was booked after us, we were allowed to do a brief tour of some other rooms. Every one looked gorgeous (and large), particularly the Curse on the Emerald Seas room (pirate theme) and the The Path room (Zen/Japanese theme). We were told that The Path actually has no locks at all, which sounds like an amazing experience, though it was the smallest room physically. Also, every room has easter eggs related to the room designer or Puzzle Effect employees. They design their own rooms in-house, which I feel really shines through in the quality of the rooms and the enthusiasm they have for running the games.
We got to experience the newest room, Mystical Manor, and we had a blast. It is a very well thought out and executed room with some cool features I have never seen anywhere else (I don’t want to spoil anything). I highly recommend.Ben
Had a fantastic time with our friends here. Marty, our host, was brilliant and funny, highly recommend for a fun night outHadley
IT WAS SO SO SO SO GOOD,LIKE YESS BROOOOOCHACOjimmy becker
Our family did this escape room last weekend. It was SO much fun. The puzzles are fun, the room is so engaging. The staff member who helped us (I wish I got her name) was so patient and so nice. We are planning on coming back this weekend! If you are looking for a fun, relaxed, challenging escape room chose them!Tabitha Myers
Just so you know my escape room experience, I’ve done over 70 rooms and have only not succeeded in 3. This was the worst experience at any business I’ve ever had. I’ve actually never left a review before for anything but I had such a bad taste in my mouth after going here I felt I had to. Up until today, I rated this place in my top five favorite escape rooms in the Denver area. I’ve done every room but 1 here and the gentleman who owns the place has always be an absolute delight. Today we met the female owner who doesn’t care. Don’t look her in the eyes.Julie
We arrived 4 min late. 4. That is 100% our fault and we knew based on placing the reservation that the timer was going to start already. No biggie. The problem was how the business handled it. I walked in the door and the girl working the counter didn’t even say hi. She said, “what is the first name?”. I told her Julie and she started walking fast pace down the hallway motioning for us to follow in a panic. She asked have we done escape rooms before. I barely got through saying the words “a bunch” before she cut me off and talked over me saying, “story is on the door- start with the backpack” and closed the door. Like… what the heck? I spent the first 10 minutes completely upset on how she just treated us and we started the room with an absolute panicked feeling for coming 4 min late.
The room ended and we didn’t finish which was totally fine. The game itself was a little clunky and had a bunch of red herrings- not my style but to each there own.
The moment the time was up, the girl came in the room and was immediately rushing us out. She asked how we liked it and I told her the room was ok but we really didn’t enjoy our experience here today. She was asking why and we told her that she rushed us into the room, we had no idea what the back story was, we started the room in a panicked mentality due to her rushing us … and then the female owner came over. She wasn’t even listening to us and just kept cutting us off and assuming what our problem was. She was very argumentative and combative. She kept point out that the time started when our start time was suppose to be. I told her I didn’t care about the time starting. She kept saying most places would cancel your game if you get there late. I told her that of all the places I’ve ever been, I’ve never had my game cancel or any sort of crazy penalty. I have had time docked and I wasn’t upset about it. When she let me explain why I was upset, I told her that we were thrown into the room in a panic and started with no information or story. She said that I’ve done a bunch of rooms and should be able to figure it out. I told her that wasn’t the point and she didn’t get it. She kept insisting that we exit the room because she needed to reset it because there was a group that was coming to do the room soon (which when we check was actually starting in 2 hours). We finally got to speak to the gentleman owner and he recognized us since we had been there so many times. He attempted to talk to us and the female owner kept rushing him to move on as if we were wasting their time. We talked to them for a grand total of 6 min collectively after the room ended. I’m sorry that you can’t spare 6 min for a numerous repeat customer.
It really was a shame. I tried to explain to them that the time penalty wasn’t the issue. If they had just took the 20 seconds to say, “Hey guys. Your time has started since you’re running a little behind. Would you like the game/story explanation or would you like to just get started?” I would not have had a bad experience. If afterwards when we were trying to explain that exact thing they said, “Sorry about that. We will try to keep that in mind for future clients” I would have walked out feeling blah but not upset.
The long and short of it is this was once a fun, creative place to come to. Now it’s runs like a squeaky, judgmental machine that can’t even see its faults. I have always enjoyed coming here, recommend it to people, and looked at its page for new rooms with excitement but today the female owner has beat the excitement out of me. The only way I’d ever come back is if she gave me and the the members of my party a personal apology or she became a silent owner.