Escape games are the latest craze around the world - first in Asia, then across Europe, and finally into Canada and the U.S. Now you can try this exciting live gaming challenge right here in downtown Coeur d'Alene! Check out how to play...
1. GATHER A GROUP
First, gather your Escape Game players, then book a game online. Arrive 15 minutes early for a short intro from the Gamemaster, then your team is locked in a themed escape room for one hour. Your mission is find the clues, solve the puzzles, and locate the key that will unlock the door before your time is up.
2. SOLVE THE GAME
Your team uses their detective, communication, and critical thinking skills to solve the game together. Your Escape Game is filled with mysterious clues, curiosities, codes, locks, puzzles, and secret nooks. Some are easy to find, others will test your sharpest wits. All of them take you on an exciting and challenging journey to find the Escape Game key.
Amid the flurry of wrifling through clues, figuring puzzles, and frantically working locks, you'll be laughing and shouting with your team to beat the clock. Minds and nerves will be tested as you make a desperate final attempt at the door. Whether you make it out on time or not, it's always high energy and lots of FUN!
3. BEAT THE CLOCK
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MUCH DOES AN ESCAPE GAME COST?
Games are $28 per person plus tax and must be purchased in advance.
HOW DO I BOOK AN ESCAPE GAME?
There are three ways to book an Escape Game:
HOW DO I PAY?
All games are paid online through our website, over the phone, or in-person via credit/debit card. We do not accept checks. Cash must be paid with exact change.
CAN I BOOK A PRIVATE GAME?
If you meet the required booking minimum, we will make your game private and close it to any bookings outside your group. Please call 208-770-0973 to make your game private. The minimum number of players for a private game are: 2 for "Wrath of the Gods", 2 for “Professor Death”, 4 for “Rob the Mob”, and 4 for “Bomb Squad”.
CAN WE RESCHEDULE OUR GAME?
Yes. You may call to reschedule your game time up to 24 hours prior to the original game time.
WHAT IF I'M LATE OR CAN'T MAKE IT?
Games will begin promptly at their start time. Players arriving past the start time forfeit their spot in the game. We recommend asking a friend to play in your stead.
CAN I GET A REFUND?
There are no refunds, but you may call to reschedule your game time or request a credit toward a future game time if you provide notice at least 24 hours prior. You're also welcome to ask a friend to play in your stead.
CAN I BUY A GIFT CERTIFICATE?
Yes, and it's the perfect gift! Go to www.escapegamecda.com. In the upper right corner of the home page, click the “Gift Card" tab to purchase a gift card. A receipt with the gift card code will be emailed to the parties you indicate.
WHAT IS ESCAPE GAME COEUR D'ALENE?
An escape game is a real live interactive adventure game where your group plays as a team inside a themed room with the objective to escape the room within one hour. So, for example, Rob the Mob is one of our games. Your group's mission is to blow open Al Capone's safe and steal the cash. Figure out how to open the secret office, blow open the safe, and escape the room without getting caught. Everything you need to beat the game is contained in the game space itself. So one of you might find a key that opens a box. What you find in the box might lead you closer to stealing the cash and escaping. It’s a blast and you will have a ton of fun!
HOW DOES THE GAME WORK?
Just gather your group of players and come prepared to do some seriously fun detective work. First, the Game Master will do a brief introduction to get you started in your game. When the door is “locked”, the game begins. You notice a variety of strange clues, locks, and odd puzzles around the room - gather them! Next, put your heads together to decipher what you can and link them to each other. For example, one puzzle may give you the code to a locked box with coordinates to progress through the game. It all leads you one step closer to finding the key to escape. Don't worry if you get stuck - clues are available along the way. You'll need to work quickly as a team to accomplish your Escape Game mission before the hour is up. The games are full of challenging brain teasers, amazing discoveries, and frenzied teamwork. At the end of one hour, the Game Master gathers your group for pictures to share with all your friends.
HOW LONG IS EACH GAME?
Each game is designed for 1 hour of intense fun! Plan to spend a total of 90 minutes, which includes 15 minutes before and after with the Game Master and a group photo, if you like.
WILL WE REALLY BE LOCKED IN THE ROOM?
Yes!... sort of. The rooms are equipped with breakaway locks in case of an emergency.
HOW MANY CLUES DO WE GET?
Players control the number of clues they wish to receive in the game, so that each group creates their own gaming experience.
WHAT IS THE LIKELIHOOD OF ESCAPING WITHIN ONE HOUR?
You have a good chance of escaping. Teams that divide and conquer and wisely use their clues are the most successful.
IS THERE A GROUP LIMIT?
Each Escape Game is designed for a specific number of players: 2-4 for "Wrath of the Gods", 2-6 for “Professor Death”, 4-8 for “Rob the Mob, or 4-10 for “Area 51”. If you have a group with more than the maximum recommended, please contact us to organize playing several games at once.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
Due to the complexity of the games, we recommend players be at least 10 years old.
CAN I BRING MY BABY?
The games are not appropriate for infants and toddlers due to choking and accident hazards.
CAN I SCHEDULE A CUSTOM GROUP TIME?
Yes. Please contact us for availability.
CAN I BOOK ALL THE GAMES FOR MY LARGE GROUP?
Of course! We can accommodate groups of up to 32 people to play at the same time in four different games. Or book the entire day and let your group take turns playing at the times that best meet their schedule. Please contact us to arrange for large groups.
WHAT ARE YOUR BUSINESS HOURS?
We are open 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located next to the Coeur d'Alene Resort at 202 Sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Find us on Google Maps at www.escapegamecda/contact, or call for directions at 208.770.0973.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?
Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time. Games will begin exactly at the start time. Players arriving past the start time will not be allowed to play.
WHERE DO I PARK?
Free 2-hour parking before 6 pm and unlimited free parking after 6 pm is available on surrounding streets. Parking is also available as listed on the following map: https://www.cdaid.org/files/Administration/Municipal_Parking_Facilities.pdf
WHERE ARE MY PERSONAL ITEMS STORED DURING THE GAME?
Personal items, including purses, jackets, and phones, can be stored in locked storage provided at the entrance.
CAN WE BRING FOOD OR BEVERAGES?
No food or drink is allowed in the games. Food and beverages may be left at the front desk for pickup after the game.