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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  The staff were very helpful and fun people. We did the beyond the flower shop room theme which was designed well even for our large group of 12 people, but I could see all group sizes enjoying this room. I appreciate the attention to detail to the escape room and the challenges placed throughout. The experience was worth it for our team-bonding event, and I highly recommend this for all types of people. Thanks for all the fun!

    thumb Melissa Rausch
    9/17/2019

    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  My 13 yr. old son wanted to do this and I’m so glad we did. This was a fun activity that the whole family participated in with no electronics involved. Our teamwork and efforts (plus a lot of help from Devon and Taylor) helped to solve the puzzle and get us out of the room. Devon and Taylor were wonderful hosts and explained everything perfectly. We’ll definitely return for another family adventure.

    thumb Teri Harper
    2/19/2020

    review rating 5  I brought my family here when they were in town for the holidays and it was a great experience. Staff was friendly, well-organized, and generally helpful. The room was fun and challenging, with way above-average decor that really sold the scenario. The puzzles were pretty unique from what I've seen and the hint system kept things from being frustrating for too long, without being intrusive. I've done both Egyptian Tomb and Antidote and both were great.

    thumb Matt Rendall
    12/29/2019
  • review rating 5  Juan was an absolute gem. We had such a great time. It was challenging, exciting, and a blast. Thanks again Juan for making our experience incredible, we will absolutely be back.

    thumb Claire Schultz
    8/18/2019

    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  We were a group of very difficult customers: due to the Parade of Lights, insane traffic and the fact that our party carpooled in 3 different vehicles, our arrival and check-in was way beyond the norm. I emphasize this because, despite these difficult circumstances, EscapeWorks staff was super accommodating, helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to make sure we still had fun and got the most out of the experience. I love the fact that this business has seasonal rooms that give customers good reason to come back more than a few times, keeping the experience fresh and new, year round. I loved the room my group completed and I really want to come back and try other rooms that they have.

    thumb Jon Gardner
    12/08/2019

    review rating 5  Lana and Sierra were great! We had a couple of people late and they made sure we all still had a great experience. The Egyptian room was great with thoughtful clues and was just the right difficulty for our group!

    thumb David McCormick
    10/20/2019
  • review rating 5  The most well organized escape room I've been to! There are locked places for belongings as well as a unique hint system that is better than every other room I've been to. Outbreak is a very well thought out and designed room that eloquently railroads the players. Nearly got out too if it wasn't for that pesky red button!

    thumb Zavier Bates
    12/24/2019

    review rating 5  Really fun room! We barely made it out with seconds to spare! If you are willing to put yourself into the moment I cannot recommend Outbreak enough! Devon was out attendant and she was absolutely amazing and made sure that we all had a good time!

    thumb Taysia Brinkley
    2/05/2020
  • review rating 5  This was our very first Escape room we've ever done and it was the perfect choice. Both our guides were phenomenal! Energetic and you can clearly tell they enjoy what they do. We experienced the Egyptian Tomb and finished with 4:33 left on the clock. Next we did the Beyond the Flower Shop. We barely missed it but we had a blast. Will definitely be back!!!!

    thumb Kaitlin Bergann
    9/21/2019

    review rating 5  We did the Outbreak escape room and it was so much fun!! The room was very interactive and detailed and although the puzzles were tricky we got so close to finishing the room. Taylor was a great game master throughout the process especially since it was our first escape room. We will definitely do more! They also provide safe places for personal belongings.

    thumb PrfndSwamii
    12/17/2019
  • review rating 5  Did the Egyptian Tomb as a family, youngest being 12. Super fun, Juan was great with hints when we were spinning our tires. Our daughter is already asking when we can do another! FYI, one of our group was in a walking boot with somewhat limited mobility, it wasn’t an issue in this room. Will definitely be back.

    thumb Dana Monet Fitzgerald
    12/01/2019

    review rating 5  EscapeWorks Denver was an amazing experience! We did a team outing for 2 large groups with our sales team and everyone came out so impressed. I had never done one but many in our group have, they all were at the conclusion that this was the best they have done so far! Great team building experience and very cost effective if on a budget. Savannah was awesome along with the staff that helped with our experience!

    thumb Chip Stahmer
    9/24/2019
  • review rating 5  My group almost missed the entrance at first which you have to buzz into, but the staff were so helpful! Selena and Matt greeted us, had us sign waivers, and gave a few tips quickly so that we had as much time as possible! They were great at giving us helpful and creative hints throughout. We made it out with almost 10 minutes to spare! Some of us had been to an escape room before and others hadn't, but the outbreak room was just right for us! Thanks so much for a great time!

    thumb Vonnie Slater
    11/16/2019

    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  Had a great time doing the escape room here. It was challenging and fun. Matt ran our group and did a great job preparing us. Super fun time! I would definitely go back and try one of the other rooms! They have a few.

    thumb Sam Saslow
    2/28/2020

    review rating 5  Troy and Tommy Bohan with my son Paul Garcia-Lance and myself had the best of times trying to get out of the Egyptian tomb. We were seconds away but fell short of solving the mystery and we’re buried alive. Thank you so much for an enjoyable evening and a special shout out to Taylor and Sierra who moderated our adventure ! We have to return for our group picture and another great adventure!

    thumb Susan Lance
    9/05/2019
  • review rating 5  “You’ll shoot your eye out!” We did A Christmas Story and it was SO fun- so many layers, different types of puzzles, challenging but never got totally stuck. Selena was a great guide, clearly super knowledgeable about the room, gave great hints and was very witty, completely made the experience for us.

    thumb Ruby Linkhart
    12/20/2019

    review rating 5  We completed the zombie outbreak room. It was well thought out and challenging. Sierra was great too! I highly recommend and we'll definitely return!

    thumb Dawn
    11/14/2019

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Escapeworks Denver is CLOSED


EscapeWorks Denver is temporarily CLOSED due to the unprecedented Coronavirus outbreak and response. We plan to remain closed through April 16, but that date may move depending on conditions.

Although we believe Escape Rooms offer one of the safest ways to have fun in small groups, for the safety of our employees and in the interest of helping to stop the spread of COVID19 we are closing our doors until it is safe and prudent to reopen. In lieu of refunds, please understand that we will be issuing booking credits good for any time of day for those who have bookings on our calendar between now and April 16. WE WILL REOPEN and honor all existing bookings as credits.

If you are interested in booking a team building event for later than April 16, please email tb@escapeworksdenver.com or fill out the form on this page and we will get back to you.

Sincerely, your EscapeWorks Denver Team.