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April 12
2017
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What Happens if I Run Out of Time?

What Happens if I Run Out of Time?

A room full of captivating clues, the pressures of a ticking clock, and an hour of fun with friends by your side: what’s not to love about an escape room? As this growing trend moves into cities around the country, more and more adventure-seekers are trying their hand at solving a mystery in 60 minutes or less. For newcomers to the escape room scene, however, there’s one key question we hear over and over again: what happens if I run out of time?

The Ins and Outs of Escape Rooms

Whether you operate best under pressure or simply want to show off your mental prowess to friends and strangers alike, an escape room is the latest, greatest trend in group entertainment. Perfect for everything from birthday and bachelor parties to corporate team building events, this creative game puts your problem-solving savvy to the test as you and your teammates attempt to reason your way out of a locked room before your time is up. As soon as the door closes, the race is on to press ahead and be one of the bold, brave souls to make it out alive.

But what if the clock runs out? Are you trapped forever, doomed to a lonely existence in a windowless room for all eternity?

Of course not. If you can’t make it out before your 60 minutes is up, that’s okay. In fact, only 20% to 40% of our participants successfully satisfy the challenge, putting you in the majority if you’re not finished when the hour is up. If the game ends and you’re still stuck inside, a staff member will enter the room to show you the clues you missed, walk you through the solution, and escort you safely outside where you will then be free to leave.

Planning for an Amazing Experience

Want to make the most out of your escape room experience (and hopefully make it out in time)? Great! We want that, too.

If this is your first time, we recommend taking a look at the escape rates listed for each room before making a booking decision. Rooms with higher rates are easier to solve, giving you a fighting chance at your first EscapeWorks Denver adventure and improving your odds of winning a coveted tee-shirt. If you’re a seasoned detective and are up for a nearly-unbeatable quest, give one of the lower rated rooms a try to really up your bragging rights.

Whether you’re an escape room aficionado or brand new to the idea of breaking out of a locked room for fun, EscapeWorks Denver is the perfect place to put your smarts to work. As Denver’s premier escape room facility, we’re always working on new ideas, challenging puzzles, and brain-teasing clues, giving you and your friends an experience you’ll never forget. Get in touch with EscapeWorks Denver today and see what the wide world of escape rooms is all about. And don’t worry – we promise we won’t trap you inside!

The Reviews

  • review rating 5  My experience here was awesome! Neb was very knowledgeable and very informative. You can tell he really cares about the customers experience! Thank you guys so much for a great time. Juan the manager is awesome as well!!

    thumb Kristen Barnes
    7/01/2019

    review rating 5  We did the "Outbreak" room at EscapeWorks in Denver and we LOVED it! This was my first time in an escape room and I will definitely be back. Alisha was our liason and she was SUPER helpful. What a fun night with my kids!

    thumb Karen Ashbeck
    8/11/2019
  • review rating 5  So many fun choices, a super safe place with a super professional and kind staff. The room I did was so much fun and planned down to the millimeter. My whole crew had a blast. I highly recommend it. No wait no fuss, treat yourself

    thumb gusgusgeol
    4/17/2019

    review rating 5  We had an excellent time!!! The staff was wonderful and very accommodating!! Malika and Trace were fantastic!! There was also another gentleman with a beard that has the BEST customer service!!! I'm sorry I cant remember his name... Very fun scenario!!! Thanks for a great time! We will absolutely be back for sure !!

    thumb Dhalia 1991
    6/30/2019
  • review rating 5  Their flower shop was quite enjoyable, and Dana delivered with a lovely performance. Give her a raise 😁I've only done one room, but it was a great time. It was a bit challenging, yet did not feel too difficult for all levels of problem solving.

    thumb Caleb B
    6/26/2019

    review rating 5  Amazing escape room! I had a blast! The Casino Heist was one of the best I have participated in. Gen was an incredible host, super friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend!

    thumb Janeese Brooks
    6/10/2019
  • review rating 5  Went here as a small group recently and had a great time. Instructions from the staff were pretty clear at the beginning and helpful in their instructions in explaining how to try to solve the room. Trace was a great guide for this experience and would happily go again.

    thumb Nate Rogers
    6/10/2019

    review rating 5  Did the "Beyond the Flower Shop" room with a group of six. The room was well thought out and very enjoyable. Challenging, but perfect for a group of beginners. Alisha working the front desk was amazing at introducing us to the storyline and walking us through how to do the game. She provided help at perfect times and we wouldn't have made it through without her. Will definitely be coming back with my group because of her!

    thumb Chandler Tuck
    8/09/2019
  • review rating 5  My fiancee and I were vacationing in Denver and tried out the Egyptian Tomb with another group of 4. We escaped with 5 minutes to spare! Very good room layout and good props. Puzzles were challenging and rewarding once solved. I was not a huge fan of how they did the hints... usually you have 3 hints or whatever and you ask for a hint when you get stuck, instead they give you hints when they think you need it. Otherwise, our game master, Trace, was very helpful and personable. Overall, very satisfied with our experience!

    thumb Wes Cantrell
    6/09/2019

    review rating 5  Came here for my birthday and it was a blast! Super nice people. We did the Casino Heist and it was definitely challenging but they did give us clues along the way. Can’t wait to go back!

    thumb Samantha Kendrick
    6/16/2019
  • review rating 5  We completed a team event here where we split into teams and competed to finish first. Both rooms had amazing puzzles and it was really fun. I think our company team thoroughly enjoyed both rooms. We completed The Egyptian Tomb and the Casino but one of our members in the casino team can't seem to stop mumbling numbers and math equations.

    thumb Russell Maysey
    8/15/2019

    review rating 5  Great escape room. Would highly recommend. Nice workers. Trace did an excellent job. Definitely plan on coming again. 👍

    thumb Holly Schmidt
    6/27/2019
  • review rating 5  Had a great work team retreat activity here. Loved the puzzles and escaping the "flower shop" (aka: 1920s speakeasy). I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a team building exercise or just wanting to have fun.

    thumb Robert Bogan
    6/20/2019

    review rating 5  This was such a great place to go! It was our first escape room and they gave us a great experience! We will definitely be back to do other rooms! EVERYBODY should go here! They lock your phone and you have the key! Such a good friendly staff as well Jenn was such a great help!!! Overall a absoutly wonderful experience!

    thumb Nikki Schepp
    7/03/2019

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