March 16

What is a Puzzle Room?

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There’s a lot of buzz about escape rooms right now. It seems like everyone and their brother is trying one, and they’re all over social media. So what are they? What’s the purpose of a puzzle room, and why would someone try one? We understand the confusion and questions. Puzzle rooms seem to have come out of nowhere and taken over the entertainment segment. While not all escape or puzzle rooms are the same, most have a similar goal and concept. EscapeWorks Denver provides an experience unique to the puzzle room world, and while we would love for you to jump right in and pay us a visit, we understand you might want some general knowledge of what we do.

So… What are they again?

Puzzle rooms, or escape rooms are essentially a giant puzzle. You enter a room after selecting the theme you find most interesting, and attempt to solve the mission set before you in order to escape the room. An assortment of challenges and obstacles are set in your path and may lead to secret rooms, passages, and more clues that could bring you to victory. There’s a time limit on each room, so you must work quickly! On the bright side, you can bring a group to help you figure out each clue the room throws at you. Friends, families, and even teams of coworkers or athletes benefit from EscapeWorks. All types of groups enjoy participating in a bonding activity like nothing else they’ve ever experienced.

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Who goes to a puzzle room?

You don’t have to be a genius to enjoy a puzzle room. Every room has qualities that everyone can enjoy, no matter what your tastes are. If you have a craving for adventure, we have the blood-pumping excitement you’re searching for. If you dream of being a master detective, step up to the plate and try solving our intricate riddles and puzzles. Or, if you have an itch to test your own mental capacities and boundaries, an escape room is your brain gym. Bring your friends, a group of family members, your significant other, or any type of 12 member crew and we’ll provide you with an incredible experience.

Why do people go?

Many people find themselves wanting to go to puzzle rooms again and again, and there are so many reasons why our customers always come back for more. Not only are our rooms uniquely challenging and exciting, but they’re the perfect setting for people to find a creative outlet to improve their critical thinking skills and deepen relationships with team members and friends. You’ll be surprised how a puzzle room creates a setting to work out the kinks in your communication skills and discover qualities in yourself and your friends you haven’t seen before. Everyone has a reason to enjoy a puzzle room, and we have just the room to meet your needs.

So now you know what puzzle rooms are and why they’ve become so popular. The only remaining question is, “When can I try one out?” We’ve got you covered there too. We can’t wait to show you what you’ve been missing!

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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

    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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

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

    thumb Holly Schmidt

    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

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