Update: This article has been amended to include new escape rooms that have opened since the original publishing date (October, 2016) of this article. 

Escape rooms are all over Denver, and if you are out of the loop, it’s time to jump in. The concept is simple: you and your team are locked in a themed room where you must solve a series of puzzles in order to escape in under an hour, and possibly complete a specific objective before escaping. The tasks can be complex, but you won’t need any special skills and all ages are welcome and encouraged. Most commonly, you will solve riddles and operational tasks that require teamwork in order to find combinations for a variety of small locks scattered throughout the room, leading you to a final combination or key that allows you to exit the simulation.

The Denver area now hosts over 20 escape rooms, which have grown in popularity over the last few years after Clue Room set up in Centennial in 2014. And that’s because escape rooms are more than just a fun thing to do with an hour of your time. Think of it as a workout routine for your mind. Successfully escaping a room using a cocktail of outside-the-box thinking, logic, strategy, creativity and deductive reasoning is a triumph unmatched by many other competitive pursuits — one that will give you a truly remarkable sense of accomplishment. It’s the perfect pastime for us nerds, engineers, crossword puzzle junkies and those who appreciate role play. And there is even a new term for the people who have made this their ultimate hobby — live escapers. Don’t let the puzzles intimidate you if you don’t fall into one of those categories because these rooms will help you develop critical thinking habits, making the hour a more worthwhile use of your time (and $30) than going to happy hour, again.

So you want to try an escape room now, right? Well I’ve spent the last several weeks (20 collective hours solving puzzles) trying one or more rooms at each business in the Denver area to create a fool-proof guide. What is most remarkable about this trend is how much each room and each business varies in design and logic. Even if you decide to go all in like I did and try every single room, you will continue to be entertained to the last one. Read on to find out what makes each place special, decide on your own which one to try or check out the Writer’s Choice at the bottom of the article for my personal favorites.

Time to Escape

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Where: 9655 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood
When: Monday – Sunday 12 – 10 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person per room

The Lowdown: Owner and room-designer Arianna Guzman has created a masterful experience on the second level of a small building on West Colfax almost entirely on her own. Time to Escape will offer two rooms in the coming months, but for now it’s just the first chapter, The Burning Castle. Before entering the room, your team receives a briefing on what kind of locks you might encounter and a hand-held timer and walkie-talkie. Time to Escape doesn’t have a set number of allowed clues, but expect the hints to be more of nudges than dead giveaways.
Unlike some other escape rooms, this one offers private rooms at no additional cost if you don’t want to solve with strangers.

The Best Part: Even though the room looks simple at first glance, there are clues in clever places and you’ll need to pay attention to small details. There is a certain fluidity between the puzzles that alludes to the storyline of The Burning Castle, instead of a random grouping of puzzles that lead blindly to different locks. Putting yourself in the mindset of the theme will ultimately help you escape. You’ll also have the choice to just escape the room or escape the room and figure out an additional puzzle. This addition allows experienced participants to challenge themselves more, while still giving beginners a fair chance.

Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate

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Mission Escapes

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In the lobby at Mission Escape. Photo by Cori Anderson

Where: 3000 S Jamaica Ct #390, Aurora
When
Wednesday – Friday, 4:30 – 11 p.m., Saturday, 11 – 11 p.m., Sunday, 11 – 10 p.m.
Cost: $23-$38 per person per room

The Lowdown: Finding the building and the suite might present the first challenge in Mission Escapes, but don’t let that dissuade you. The two rooms currently available offer a tremendously challenging experience that requires inventive thinking and creativity. Owner James Moon designs the rooms by himself and uses a variety of technology to activate the puzzles. Expect to participate in tasks you see in movies — like uncovering unexpectedly hidden rooms. The only downside is you’ll want to do more than the two rooms he offers. These two rooms are also reserved privately, so the price changes depending on how many people are solving the room with you and you can always guarantee you’ll do it with your friends or family rather than strangers.

The Best Part: Teamwork and the ingenuity of owner and designer Moon. Both rooms require a minimum amount of participants because certain activities are physically impossible with less people. Lunar Escape requires three and Treasure Hunt requires two. The tasks that involve the minimum number of people are truly brilliant in an escape room format and they elevate Mission Escapes to a whole new level of immersion. Think Lara Croft: Tomb Raider combined with Star Trek or Indiana Jones mixed with The Goonies.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Solutions Lounge & Restaurant Featuring Escapology

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Where: 2220 California St., Denver
When
Tuesday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday – Sunday 11:30 a.m. – midnight
Cost: $34 on weekends, $30 on weekdays

The Lowdown: According to them, Solutions Lounge & Restaurant featuring Escapology is the only escape room in or around Denver that has a full restaurant and bar under the same roof. This makes the experience a well-rounded one, with the ability to hang out before or after the escape room to plot your strategy and then celebrate your success or lament over your failure. The escape rooms are all made possible by the Escapology franchise, which started in Florida and has been expanding to other states and soon, Canada. Steampunk decor accentuates the restaurant and lounge section, but the escape room themes range from the Western motifs of “Arizona Shootout” to the WWII submarine catastrophe of “Under Pressure.”

The Best Part: This is the largest escape room complex in Denver and you can go back for seven completely different themes. With a healthy mixture of traditional combination locks and inventive strategies to complete puzzles, it shines in its diversity. Prepare yourself to use all senses and possibilities— from dipping items in water to scanning QR codes. Plus, did we mention booze is available?

Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

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Disclaimer: Cori Anderson has been employed by Solutions Lounge & Restaurant as an independent contractor for public relations work that is unrelated to this article.

Laser Quest – The Key Quest

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Where: 8988 E Hampden Ave., Denver
When: Tuesday – Thursday 5 – 9 p.m., Friday 4 – 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $15 per person per room

The Lowdown: Situated inside Laser Quest — beyond the air hockey tables and hyped up pre-teens and teens waiting to shoot each other with lasers — resides three escape rooms. Laser Quest is a franchise, and the escape room venture is part of that franchise as a way to entertain waiting parents, mostly. Two of the escape rooms at this particular location allow ages 12 and up, but Vacation Vandals requires at least 15 years of age to partake. Because the escape rooms come as an afterthought to the laser tag, they are considerably more easy than places that focus solely on escape rooms. Expect to use basic cyphers and alphabet-to-number translations in your main tasks. Key Quest’s rooms only allow 45 minutes, rather than the typical hour format. These rooms provide a valuable stepping stone to trying other escape rooms but don’t take the cake when it comes to innovative puzzle-making or solving.

The Best Part: Committing to 45 minutes might be easier to some, rather than the nail-biting format of the hour long adventures. A multitude of puzzles will confront you, but they take less time to solve and remain linear — meaning you will have no trouble pairing an answer with a lock. The game masters are generous with their clues and happily provide anything from small nudges to full-on answers, if you want them. This is a no-pressure option for people curious but not fully confident in their puzzle-solving abilities.

Skill Level: Beginner

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Themescape

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Where: 6811 W 120th Ave, Ste B-1, Broomfield
When: Tuesday – Thursday 3 – 8 p.m., Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Sunday 3 – 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 on weekdays, $28 on weekends

The Lowdown: After a stint in event planning and other immersive activities, owner Alan Rushlow decided to dive into the escape room market. Themescape does not sacrifice their set design in any way — from the door that lets you into the rooms to every piece of decor inside. You won’t find red herrings (misleading props or clues) here — everything you find will be useful and only useful once. Don’t expect too many combination locks, instead, know that many puzzles require movement, interaction and listening. With a nice variety of riddles and a cohesive plot, the rooms encourage communication within the team in order to ensure all ways to process a hint are considered. Don’t let the size of the space fool you — there are more hidden gems in there than you think.

The Best Part: Immerse yourself in the theme of your room and you will feel more at home with figuring out the puzzles. Instead of having a linear path to follow in regard to the clues, you’ll have to use more ingenuity to discover which answers unlock which portions of the room. So far, Themescape has “Sector X” and “The Secret Catacombs,” both of which provide a few jumpy moments (with doors swinging open suddenly or fog machines, for instance). Prepare for your heart to race.

Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced

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Puzzah! Flatirons Location

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Inside M.A.S.K. Photo by Cori Anderson.

Where: 1 W Flatiron Crossing Dr #2153, Broomfield
When: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $15 – $25per person per room

The Lowdown: As the second location of Puzzah!’s escape rooms, the Flatirons location offers similar features as their inaugural spot, but their technology is more advanced and streamlined. As part of their mission to provide a clean and organized experience, Puzzah! creates rooms that reset themselves — so when you complete a task, the next group who enters the room has to complete a different task with the same pieces without the staff putting everything back in place. Because of this, Puzzah!’s rooms retain a certain professionalism that other places miss. With two rooms that adhere to the 60 minute format and two that only allow 30 minutes (for the live escaper with time constraints) Puzzah! continues to stay ahead of the curve in the escape room game.

The Best Part: With the automation of Puzzah!’s rooms comes a different completion and point system than other escape rooms. Instead of just trying to get out of the room, each task earns your team points — and a quicker completion of the task earns more points. One of the 60-minute rooms, for instance, shows a scale of 1,000 to 2,000 points, with 1,000 signifying a basic level of completion and 2,000 showing an expert level. Some teams are able to score even higher than the expert level because the faster your team completes puzzles within the room, the more puzzles are put in your way.

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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Puzzah!

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Inside Kazam! Photo by Ryan Pachmayer

Where: 1440 Blake St #150, Denver
WhenSunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person per room (Sunday-Friday) $29 (Saturdays and Holidays) 

The Lowdown: All four of these rooms are outstanding in both design and logic. With a software system in charge of hints and clues, Puzzah! soars ahead of the curve for escape rooms. Depending on how well you solve the clues, the room adapts and provides more hints or more puzzles. Themes are: Kazam!, Tik Tok, The Steal and I.R.I.S. Puzzah! is right around the corner from Larimer Square, making it a great choice before going out to dinner or drinks (and you will want to talk about the room whether you succeed or not).

The Best Part: The puzzles are the locks, and decor is top-notch. You won’t be finding a bunch of codes for locks so prepare yourself for solving clues with music, morse code, magnetic mazes and a special pair of glasses — to name just a few of the techniques. Plus, co-owner Ryan Pachmayer commented that they hope to create rooms which reset themselves after each game — a clever notion that will again keep them ahead of the curve and ahead of your problem-solving skills.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Sprightly Escapes

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Where: 1455 Quince St, Denver
When
Thursday-Tuesday 12-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $27 per person per room

The Lowdown: Partners Kara and Denise prove that an indie escape room is possible, and more than that, a top competitor to the bigger businesses in Denver. Together they built their two puzzle rooms upstairs in their small home and are the only employees. They layer their clues in ways that require keen observation around the room in order to solve — a unique technique that gives an advantage to more kinds of people than the typical crossword crusher. Currently, the themes are Mission: Improbable (saving the dinosaurs by disarming a bomb set by an insane time traveler)  and Weekend Getaway (you and your friends hope to check in to a hotel but find out there is something wrong.)

The Best Part: Once you enter the escape rooms here, you will be transported to your mission immediately with almost all of your senses captured by some clever contraption. Sounds, smells, textures and plenty of props combine to make your imagination escape from the reality of being in a small house right off east Colfax.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Zombie Room Escape

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Where: 451 Broadway, Denver
WhenFriday-Saturday until October 31—check website for specifics.
Cost: $28 per person per hour 

The Lowdown: Located in the lower level of the Wizard’s Chest on Broadway, Zombie Room Escape is a veteran on the escape room scene. You still have to solve a series of puzzles in order to escape this room, but every five minutes a “real” zombie can lengthen his/her chain in an attempt to reach you and your teammates. Unless you reserve all of the spots or contact them for a private party before Halloween, you will have to communicate and work together with strangers, raising the stakes in this thrilling escape room adventure.

The Best Part: The zombie, of course! This “real” zombie is hidden when you enter the room, so prepare yourself for a couple of jumpy moments as you paw around the room looking for clues. When the zombie exposes him/herself, you will have a rare glimpse of the raw reactions of the other people in the room. Adding the pressure of solving puzzles creates an hour of hilarity and self-inflicted stress, which ultimately will leave you with an adrenaline high. This is best for those of us not suited for a truly creepy haunted house this Halloween.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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Epic Escape Game: Englewood

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Inside the Inventor’s Garage, photo by Jake Holschuh

Where: 37 West Floyd Avenue, Englewood
When
Wednesday-Sunday 1-9 p.m.
Cost: $27 per person per room

The Lowdown: Epic Escape Game is a franchise, but Englewood’s location is owned and created by brother-sister team Peter and Katie Lewis, who really capture a childlike sense of curiosity and wonder in their four rooms. Begin with The Inventor’s Garage pictured above — with one of the highest success rates in Denver, 68 percent. The other three rooms are: The Lost Continent, Sweet Dreams and Escape Earth.

The Best Part: The plot lines. Epic Englewood really shines with their ability to create a story which makes more sense as you work through the room. Unlike some other rooms where the clues are loosely related to the theme, Epic ensures that adhering to the plot will help you solve the puzzles and escape. Also, The Inventor’s Garage was the only escape room I tried in Denver which had a working Rube Goldberg machine. And who doesn’t enjoy a Rube Goldberg machine?

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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Epic Escape Game: Denver

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Lobby and staircase, photo by Cori Anderson

Where: 1750 Gilpin St., Denver
WhenMonday-Sunday 1-9 p.m.
Cost: $27 per person per room 

The Lowdown: Set in a house built in 1893 — now on the National Register of Historic Places — Epic Escape Denver has the unique quality of creating an atmosphere in the lobby before you enter any of the themed rooms. Many of the other escape rooms are in office spaces — which are functional — but if you want more mood with your adventure, this is the place to go. The four themes right now are: Timescape, Pikes Peak or Bust, The Mustache Thief and Conspiracy Theory.

The Best Part: The atmosphere and location in Denver. This would be an outstanding spot for a date (try the hardest ones for a true test of the relationship) or a large group of friends before going out for drinks (mental acuity is essential for successful escapes.)

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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Enigma Escape Room

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Inside The Missing Scientist, Part I, photo courtesy of Enigma

Where: 1426 Pearl St. #20, Boulder
When
Wednesday-Friday 2:30-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12-9 p.m.
Cost: $28 per person per room

The Lowdown: If you find yourself in Boulder, probably on Pearl Street, then you should absolutely try one of Enigma’s rooms — The Missing Scientist Part I and Part 2Owner Mathew Sisson took advantage of a small downstairs space in an office building on the East end of Pearl (and the first riddle is figuring out you have to call to gain entry through the main locked doors). Once inside, you will lose yourself in the fast-paced problem-solving that is required to successfully escape the rooms.

The Best Part: The uncertainty of which props might help with your quest. Commonly known as red herrings, the rooms resemble actual spaces more than other rooms I visited, and because of this, finding clues is the hardest part. My pro tip — do not discount any item in the room but do not stay fixated on a prop if it doesn’t immediately seem like a clue.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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Escape Works

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Where: 1529 Champa St., Denver
When
Monday-Thursday 3-10 p.m., Friday-Sunday 1-11 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person per room

The Lowdown: Go to Escape Works if you want a challenge. The clues (like anywhere else) do not require a special set of skills, but experience with live escape will tremendously increase your chances of succeeding. They use combination locks, directional locks, key locks and a few surprise locks — but not in an overwhelming number. Instead, what makes it challenging is deciding which clues unlock which locks. Hints are given, but cannot be requested. The three rooms they currently have operating are Egyptian Tomb, The Big Game and Casino Heist.

The Best Part: The challenge. More than two players is definitely suggested because even if a member of the team does not contribute much in the critical thinking arena, he or she will be useful with the multitude of tasks that are required for some of the puzzles. Teamwork will benefit you here more than some of the other places, and do not discount someone’s ideas until you have tried them out.

Skill Level: Advanced

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Colorado Escape

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A decommissioned room called The Heist, photo courtesy of Brandon Meza

Where: 8651 Grant St, Thornton
When
Wednesday-Sunday 2-8 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person per room

The Lowdown: Right off I-25 and 84th Avenue, Colorado Escape provides a competitive edge to the escape room scene. Do not expect a relaxing atmosphere here because you will either be solving a room with more-than-average amounts of locks, or you will be competing with another group to finish your puzzles first. Even though the four rooms are crammed into the second floor of a Tool Zone building, they still provide a thematic experience that will make you feel transported. Currently, their themes are Prison Break, Temple of Doom, Space Ship and Black Out.

The Best Part: The stakes seem high. Black Out is the only competitive escape room in Denver, where your team is split into two groups pitted against each other. Though I was not able to try this one, I witnessed several groups coming out of it and saw a noticeably higher level of excitement than people coming out of other escape rooms had demonstrated.

Skill Level: Intermediate

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Room 5280

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Stairs leading to The Dark Room, photo by Nikolay Kirilenko

Where: 142 W. 5th Avenue, Denver
When
Tuesday-Friday 3-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12-10 p.m.
Cost: $28 per person per room

The Lowdown:  Owner Alex Kurylin, originally from Ukraine, provides two creepy and difficult rooms in a small house on 5th and Bannock which are definitely worth a visit (and even more so before Halloween). The Dark Room and The Experiment are your choices, and the vague nature of those themes is on purpose because part of your mission is figuring out the story behind the room. Be prepared to be distracted by the atmosphere, any sensory deprivation you might encounter and the general feeling that you might not make it out alive. Overall, this room offers a wonderfully different vibe than other escape rooms in Denver.

The Best Part: The creepiness. Part of the strategy for Kurylin is to create a theme that will have you distracted while you try to solve the puzzles. In The Dark Room, for instance, you are plunged into darkness with only one flashlight for your entire group. Discovering the story along the way might leave you with some goosebumps, so it is not suggested for the faint of heart.

Skill Level: Advanced

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Golden Puzzle Room

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Inside Rocky Mountain Zephyr, photo by Cori Anderson

Where: 860 Tabor St #210, Lakewood
When
Tuesday-Sunday 1-10 p.m.
Cost: one or two-person team- $50, each additional person- $25

The Lowdown: Opened in May of 2016, Golden Puzzle Room (GPR) is a force on the escape room scene. Arwen and Jason Pond went all-in to create two unique and brain-teasing rooms— The Nightingale and Rocky Mountain Zephyr. They do not have the intensity of some other rooms (The Nightingale is a downright peaceful room to spend an hour in) but the clues are created with a lovely mixture of analytical and creative thought. You might have to smell, feel or piece together your clue. They also offer to rent a kitchen and dining room space for $25 per hour, where you may bring food (but not alcohol) to host a party or business function while groups try the rooms.

The Best Part: The variety of puzzles. Arwen Pond commented that she intended for the rooms to use all five of your senses, engaging your brain in a variety of ways and allowing for certain talents to dominate at different times during the experience. It will benefit you greatly to have a diverse team while solving these rooms.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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Conundrum Escape Rooms

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Where: 2480 Kipling St, Lakewood
When
Thursday-Friday 3-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person, per room

The Lowdown: Conundrum used to be a small escape in a shopping mall but has recently moved to Lakewood. It manages three rooms worthy of seasoned live escapers. Of course, beginners are always welcome and the owner, Kurt Allison, gives a thorough (but not boring) introduction with some strategy tips if you want them. Requests for hints are also unlimited, so you may challenge yourself more by refusing to ask. Cabin in the Woods has a recommended four minimum players, while Mystic Chambers suggests three. Prepare yourself to encounter gadgets that require teamwork and excellent communication skills.

The Best Part: The hint and clue system. There was never a moment during my experience in Mystic Chambers that I felt completely lost. Clues for combinations or keys are easy to match with their components, the riddles for the combinations take the skill and mental fortitude. So you won’t waste time trying to figure out which lock goes with which clue, and in the end you spend more of your hour working on actual puzzles and brain-teasers. The unlimited hints are also noteworthy; use them or don’t, it’s your choice.

Skill Level: Intermediate (easier with four or more players)

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Clue Room

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Lobby of the newest location on Havana, photo courtesy of Clue Room

Where: 7600 East Arapahoe Road #211 & 7255 South Havana Street Unit 101, Centennial
When
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $28 per person per room

The Lowdown: Clue Room was the first of its kind in Colorado, built after owners Elisa and Todd Mata came back from a trip to Valencia, Spain where they had tried the escape room X-Door.  Not finding anything like that back home, they decided it would be their mission to bring the puzzles to Coloradans. Clue Room only seems to be growing and expanding in popularity, now with two locations in Centennial. And with more rooms than any other place in the Denver area, it is a great choice for large groups or a team that wants a broad range of success rates to choose from. The Matas are intelligent and clever beyond a doubt, and all of the rooms are designed and implemented by them.

The Best Part: Unexpected hiding spots. Do not underestimate anything in the room. Inspect everything like your life depends on it because clues are everywhere. And do not expect everything to be a combination lock; you will encounter keys, electronic keypads and some other inventive contraptions that I can’t give away without giving away too much.

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced (the whole spectrum)

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Denver Escape Room

Where: 11674 Huron St#300, Northglenn
When
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Cost: $28 per person per room

The Lowdown: This is quite often people’s first attempt at an escape room in Denver, maybe because it is one of the first ones to appear on Google. And rightly so. With the Rookie Business of the Year Award and People’s Choice Northglenn in 2015, Denver Escape Room has a great reputation among escape rooms. The owner, Brian Lacertosa, became engrossed in live escaping after a visit to New York in 2014, and after traveling and escaping, he set up his very own in Northglenn. Try out Crimson Storm, Rampancy, or Pipeworks and figure out why everyone who goes here can’t stop talking about it.

The Best Part: Trust your gut. Instincts are essential in these rooms, where you might need to take a couple leaps of faith to correctly solve something. Everything takes logic as well, but these rooms are more about the experience than the puzzles. Loosen up and follow that feeling that might not have a clue to back it up just yet.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Writer’s Choice

Puzzah! 

My favorite was Kazam, followed closely by Tik Tok. Puzzah! far exceeds the other puzzle rooms in Denver in individuality because everything operates with a software system instead of ping-ponging you from lock to lock. The main advantage of the technological step-up from combination locks resides in the suspension of belief it provides you while you pursue your task in the room.

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These rooms will stretch your perception of yourself as a live escaper. I found myself completely absorbed in both rooms I tried (Inventor’s Garage and The Lost Continent.) Even with high success rates you will definitely need to think outside the box. My pro tip—if something seems simple, don’t overthink it.

Sprightly Escapes

I love the indie feel that Kara and Denise provide the escape room scene. You can tell they have a true passion for puzzles and live escape experiences in particular, and it shows in their attention to detail in the rooms. I would find it impossible to have a bad hour in one of their rooms because their love for the game shows in every way. And though the other places in Denver take or let you take pictures on a phone, Sprightly uses an instant camera and posts your picture on the wall (but only if you complete the mission).

Golden Puzzle Room

The lobby area and escape rooms at GPR are neat and tidy, and to me , hat was important for having mental clarity to solve the riddles. They still have red herrings and empty props, but for the most part you will use everything in some small way. If you use your time wisely, communicate with your team and inspect every artifact you will be successful. At no point did I feel like there was a mistake in the riddles or a big jump in figuring out what to do with a combination (like I experienced at a few places.)

Mission Escape

Even though these rooms are made almost single-handedly by owner James Moon, they are extremely advanced in the technology used and in inventiveness with the clues. I couldn’t help but feel completely immersed in the themes, to the point of honestly believing I was in a movie (or an extreme situation apropos for a movie) for a moment. After completing dozens of other escape rooms, I left Mission Escapes with disappointment that there were no more rooms available with the same creativity and innovation.

 

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  2. The Denver100 Team

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  3. Gambit Room

    We’d love to have you come visit Gambit Room in beautiful downtown Golden! Our current experience, GOLDen ORE BUST!, is an abandoned gold mine theme.

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