FAQs

We are thrilled to get back to the fun and be able to open slowly with smaller groups and no group overlap to begin. We are asking players to sign their waivers before their game online, wash your hands upon arrival, and wear a mask in all areas to keep all our players and our team safe (we have them available on site); we know it isn’t ideal but it is what we have to do to be able to be open and operate.  We will also have hand sanitizer and single use gloves as needed.

Game Masters will also keep 6 feet away from players and we ask that you respect their space as well and try to do the same.  All our Game Masters know the safety protocols put in place by our Owner and under the current Washington State guidelines and mandates. If you have any questions about our safety measures, please feel free to call or email us about them and we will be happy to answer.

Please be patient with our slow reopening and our new safety requirements-we want to be safe, respectful to our players and team and hopefully get it right the first time and get to stay open!

All games run for $32 per person, but we do have discounts available! If you rent out all of the slots of a room on a single card, you automatically get a 10% discount on your experience.

If you were interested in grabbing some food and drink before or after your experience, let us help with some recommendations for awesome restaurants nearby.  Being on the East side of Vancouver, there are a ton of great options for you and your team!

We are so glad you asked!  You asked and we listened! Yes, you get the entire game to yourself so make sure you craft your team carefully.  There are room minimums to meet in order to actually play the room successfully. The other awesome part, is that if more people want to join in on the fun and you didn’t book them, as long as the room maximum isn’t already reached, they are more than welcome to join the party and pay on site!

Just like always, if you do book the entire room’s player spots in one booking, you will also get the 10% off the total booking.  We just think that makes sense.

Absolutely!

We do require that at least one adult is present in the room for every booking.  Often, we see that kids above 8 or so, tend to understand what the game is all about and they get to enjoy helping to find clues and then giving them the chance to unlock a few items as well.  Teens do very well overall as they are so much better than we are (adults) at thinking outside the box! Younger kids are welcome too since the room is always a private game but please note, our rooms are not toddler safe and we do have some breakable or fragile items in the rooms so we ask that you keep an eye on them for everyone’s enjoyment and safety. All kids under the age of 18 will need to have a Minor Waiver signed as well and can be done on site by any adult.

DON’T BE LATE!

Please arrive 15 minutes before your game starts. Punctuality is key! To be respectful of the other players, if you arrive more than 5 minutes late for your game, you will not be able to play. Give us a call at 503-208-7353 as soon as you can if it looks like you’re running behind.

Escape Games PDX does not offer refunds or exchanges within 72 hours of your game (barring a catastrophic emergency).

Expect to be challenged and have fun! Only about 37% of the teams escape in time!

The game itself is at most 60 minutes-you will not get any more time, even if you beg, bribe and butter us up! The entire experience will be closer to 90 minutes and will include an introduction to escape games and what to look for to be successful in the room as well as a walk through of the game at the end to show you any clues you might have missed if you fail to escape the room.

This game requires you to think and communicate with others-I know its a lot to ask in this tech- heavy world but it is also a ton of fun and you will find yourself so enthralled in the game and its challenges that you will wonder how quickly those 60 minutes went by!

The games do not require any crazy feats of strength and you need not have graduated Summa Cum Laude to be successful. The most successful groups are those that communicate well, think simply and straightforward, and are very thorough in their searches and their thought process.

You will not need to know any specific trivia or facts. There might be an occasional riddle or some simple math to do but you will be able to solve every clue that comes your way if you just think a bit.

Our Game Masters will also be able to help you with clues if you ask for them-this isn’t meant to be mission unsolvable but the rooms aren’t meant to be easy either. You will have your skills and smarts tested (but way better than any other test you’ve had to take in the past!).

Each room has a minimum number of players suggested. We make this suggestion to give every team a fighting chance but you could always challenge yourself and see if you are better and faster than the rest. If the minimum is not met, we will contact you and it will be up to you if you want to play or try to reschedule another time. You will be allowed to play, even if the minimum is not met-it’s up to you and your level of daring.
We cannot go over the maximum amount of players both for your own safety and for your amount of fun to be had!
Contact us and we will work with you and your team to arrange a time to play that works, we will to our best to accommodate you! We can do private events outside of our normal hours with at least 24 hours notice.

We have plenty of parking in our lot, located right in front of our entrance!

First off, we have been fortunate to work with an amazing puzzle master, Tom Gazzola, who was a local legend and ridiculously clever and talented! He will be greatly missed and we hope to honor him with some fun hidden clues that he helped design.

Second, we have a great combination of straightforward clues, harder codes to crack, and multi layered puzzles as well as some added surprises. Most of our clues have been custom made and hand crafted to provide the most “wow” experience for you and your group. We have something for everyone to feel like they are helping to solve the mysteries. If it’s your first escape game ever or you have played every room you come across, you will thoroughly enjoy it! We will be adding more rooms and themes over the year so please come back and play them all with your friends, family or co-workers!

You will not be, in fact, “locked” in the room. At anytime, you will be able to leave the room. We encourage you to stay the entire time and get the full experience but if you must leave for any reason, you will be able to immediately. This is not meant to be a scary experience but there is a level of thrill and mystery, but its mostly just a ton of fun!!

Excellent! We’d be happy to answer all of them for you. Just give us a call or send us an email and we will make sure you are all set.
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