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New to the escape room game phenomenon? You’re in for a treat... Escapology is San Diego's premier live action game, filled with convincing details and surprises around every corner. Each 60 minute game offers your team a chance to find clues, solve puzzles, and discover the keys you need to make it through to the next room! We’ll lay out everything you need to know here and in our FAQ section below.

Once you walk through the doors of Escapology, you’ll be transported to our fantasy world. You’ll start out in our beautiful lounge, complete with leather couches to relax on before the game starts. Once you’ve chosen which game you’d like to play, our friendly staff will walk you through all of the details and dole out lockers as needed.

Once you’re ready to start, you’ll be led into the first room of the game. There, your team will receive instructions to solve a puzzle and capture the first clue. We can’t say much more about what happens next, but you’ll have 60 minutes from then on to escape!

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How long will the experience last?

Your entire experience will normally take over 1 hour, but it does depend how smart you are! The game itself can last up to 60 minutes, and we will give you a video briefing before your game starts, a full debrief once you've finished and a photo after your game.

What skills do I need to play?

No special skills or knowledge are required to play the games, apart from a decent understanding of English.

May I leave the room in the middle of the game?

It is better for your experience to stay in the game until you escape, although in an emergency you can always leave the game.

What if we need help during the game?

Your group will be assigned a personal Game Master to guide you through your experience. If you are really stuck, you may ask for a hint!

May I book a large group or a private event?

Yes you can! You'll need to contact the venue individually and they will be able to advise on what is best for your group.

How do I pick a team? Will we play with strangers?

The choice is yours! When booking your game you’ll be able to reserve a space for your own team of 2 to 6 players, or elect to play with strangers.

How long does the whole experience take?

We recommend allowing for 1.5 to 2 hours for the entire experience. The game itself will last for about 60 minutes. Beforehand, our game masters will show you an introduction video, and after you’re done you will want to set aside time for a photo and drinks.

Do I need any special skills to play Escapology?

Basic competency in English and grade-school level knowledge of math will be assets during your game. Otherwise, all you need is a good sense of adventure and curiosity! If you get stuck, our team of game masters will be on hand to help you out.

Is it okay to leave the room during my game? Will it be scary?

In the case of an emergency, our game masters are able to let you out of the game immediately. Since interrupting your game can be bummer, we recommend that you use the bathroom and have a snack before the experience starts. However, we understand that things come up and are happy to help in whatever way we can. Our escape room games are not designed to be scary or threatening in any way. Think “cross-word puzzle” more than “haunted house” After all, at the end of the day we’re here to have fun!

What if we get stuck with a puzzle? Can we ask for help?

Yes! Our game masters will be watching and listening as you work your way through the puzzle and are on hand to provide tips and tricks as needed.

Do you accept large groups or cater to events?

Yes! We love hosting parties at Escapology! Whether you’re planning a field trip, corporate event, family reunion, or gaming convention, we are happy to accommodate you. We have free parking on site, and our game masters can assist with serving large parties. Just make sure to give us a call so that we can make the appropriate preparations to ensure your event is success!

Who can play Escapology?

Our games are best for players aged 12 and up, although younger children may participate as long as they are with an adult. The experience may not be ideal for children under the age of 7, as the puzzles might be too challenging for them to solve. Participants under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by a parent or a legal guardian at the time of their experience.

How early in advance should I arrive before my game starts?

Although we do have free parking on site, it sometimes does fill up during the weekend or on holidays. We recommend giving yourself and your team about 30 minutes before the game to park, use the bathroom, check in, and ask any questions you might have.

What happens if I arrive late?

The door to the room closes exactly at the time you signed up for. Please arrive 15 – 20 minutes early to make sure you are there before the room is locked. We may be able to get you into the room after your allotted time, but if we can you will have time deducted. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.

Are mobile phones permitted?

Mobile phones are not allowed to be used in the room. The use of electronic devices or any outside tools are strictly prohibited. We provide a safe place in each game room for you to store your phone and belongings while you play!

What is your cancellation policy?

We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase. We may be able to change your game to an alternative slot or provide credit for a future game. Please call the venue for more details.