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Best Escape Room in Minnesota 2019
-WCCO Viewer’s Choice Awards

Escape Room Challenge

CHALLENGING PUZZLES

Sleuth your way around. Look beyond the surface. Solve the puzzles and uncover the mystery. And of course, remember the clock keeps ticking away!

Team Building Ideas

TEAM BUILDING

If you want to win, you’ll need to work together with your teammates. Designed to promote interaction within the team while maintaining a competitive pressure which makes it a great team building exercise. 

No more video games

FUN FOR ALL

Anyone can play. No special set of skills required. No need to memorize an encyclopedia.
All you need is a hunger to have a bloody good time!

Escape Room Challenge

CHALLENGING PUZZLES

Sleuth your way around. Look beyond the surface. Solve the puzzles and uncover the mystery. And of course, remember the clock keeps ticking away!

Team Building Ideas

If you want to win, you’ll need to work together with your teammates. Designed to promote interaction within the team while maintaining a competitive pressure which makes it a great team building exercise. 

No more video games

FUN FOR ALL

Anyone can play. No special set of skills required. No need to memorize an encyclopedia.
All you need is a hunger to have a bloody good time!

“We have 4 unique adventures.   Beginning with 60 minutes on the clock, you must use your wits to find clues, solve puzzles, in order to escape the room. We are massive movie buffs, and if you are fan of hidden trap doors and crazy puzzle mechanics then this is just the right game for you!”

-Nathan Schroeder (Co-owner)

“We have 4 unique adventures. Beginning with 60 minutes on the clock, you must use your wits to find clues, solve puzzles, in order to escape the room. We are massive movie buffs, and if you are fan of hidden trap doors and crazy puzzle mechanics then this is just the right game for you!”

-Nathan Schroeder (Co-owner)

CHOOSE YOUR ESCAPE CHALLENGE ADVENTURE!!

Escape Room Mission

Creature Room

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Your car broke down while on a detour in the middle of nowhere. You went to the closest house to use the phone. When you knocked on the door, it slowly opened in front of you. You stepped in to get out of the rain and call out for help. The door slammed shut behind you. Up on the wall it says “Supper” with a timer counting back 60 minutes. You don’t know what you are locked in here with, but you know you don’t want to be here at supper time.

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Escape Room Mission

Bomb Maker’s Apartment

Locked in the Bomb Maker’s Apartment, can you find and disarm the bomb and find a way to escape before your entire team is blown up?

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Escape Room Mission

Dr. Eugene’s Diagnosis

Your team is trapped in a hospital in the Middle East. Dr. Eugene is unconscious and has only 60 minutes to live. Will you be able to create the antibody to save his life and escape before the facility is contaminated with the deadly plague?

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Escape Room Mission

Dr. Frank N. Stein’s Lab

You have just finished your residency, and have been invited to a dinner party at Dr. Frank N Stein’s home with the promise of being part of his newest experiment. You clink your glasses to toast, and that’s the last thing you remember. When you wake, you find yourselves locked in his study. While looking for clues as to how you got here, you find a clock counting down from an hour, and a hasty note of warning from Igor, “Only the Doctor and I have access to the exit, but I fear I may never leave this place”

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WHO’S IN YOUR SQUAD?

Group Team-Building

Escape Rooms are the perfect team-building event for every type of group. From Church groups to Youth sports teams, Escape Challenge has the perfect challenge for your group.

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Kids Birthdays

Do you remember what you did for your birthday last year? Why not let us lock you in a room with your friends this year? You may not escape, but you will remember this forever.

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Family Events

Nothing will beat the time that your teenager worked together with grandma to disarm a bomb as the timer ticked down toward zero! Can you escape? Schedule your family event today!

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Bachelor/ette Parties

Whether you’re looking for the main event, or you’re just looking to get things started, and escape room adventure is the perfect addition to a bachelor or bachelorette party.

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STUDENT ESCAPE DAY THURSDAYS. ONLY $22 PER STUDENT.

Group Date Night

This is not your ordinary dinner and a movie. An escape room is a real-life challenge where you’re locked in a fully themed room, with 60 minutes on the clock.

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Adults Birthdays

Do you remember what you did for your birthday last year? Why not let us lock you in a room with your friends this year? You may not escape, but you will remember this forever.

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Church Groups

It used to be challenging to find unique activities that brought people together for fellowship. We fixed that. We offer discounts for Church and Community Service Groups.

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Sports Teams

Sometimes it’s good to get your team off the field, out of the gym, off the ice, or out of the pool. But you still want to do some amazing team building.

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All Groups are PRIVATE

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WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THE ESCAPE CHALLENGE

I brought my work group here and it was a great experience — very fun and gave different members of the team a chance to shine in a unique way not often found in the workplace. I wish we had spent more time afterwards debriefing the experience and looking at what each team member contributed — this was possible, but we just kind of disbanded quickly afterwards. Highly recommended for families, work teams, date nights, etc.

jdowner76, TripAdvisor

I was here for a bachelorette party and it was just the best of times! We were able to complete our mission with three minutes to spare! Challenging but not over the top, the staff was friendly and fun, I cannot wait to do this again!

Shana S, TripAdvisor

Took our staff for an evening escape and enjoyed it so much that we took the whole family back a week later to try a different room. The host’s were very professional and fun. Will be back to try the other rooms.

Chris M, TripAdvisor

Awesome! Super fun and the owners are fantastic to work with! Made my sisters bachlerette party awesome!!!!!

Jeni N, TripAdvisor

Our group of five older women had never done anything like this so Nathan recommended starting with the Norwegian job. We really had no idea what to expect and were a little nervous. Nathan was our host and did an amazing job!

Kim M, TripAdvisor

Loved it. Could have used another 30 minutes but with a little help we made it out. Really helps to work together. Remember almost everything in that room is a clue. Think outside of the box. Super fun with a group.

Carol F, TripAdvisor

I was a part of the team that played The Norwegian job game. It was a great experience where none of the team members knew each other, yet we worked as a team for those 60 mins and how our perceptions and thinking brought out the creativity in us to escape the game in last 24 seconds, was just amazing. I shared my experience with my office co-workers and my friends and they all are excited to go try it out as well.
Thanks for bringing this concept to Rochester, MN. I am planning to go for another game soon.

arpitam232, TripAdvisor

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ESCAPE ROOM EXPERIENCE

Wait, I’m still not sure what an escape challenge is….

Click on “Tickets” and find a time that works for your group. Select the number of people in your group. Then select the date and time that works for your group. If you want a time that isn’t listed, give us a call.

All groups are private, so if you think you’ll have 4, but you might have 8, book 4 tickets to reserve your time.  Then we can charge the difference to your card when the other players are confirmed.

Yes, and No.  There is a lock on the door, but there is an exit button that you can push to leave for any reason during the mission.  The timer will not stop, and you can rejoin your team at any time.

No. You can sign up for any number up to 12 in your group.  All groups are private.  That means that nobody else can join your group.  If you have more than 12, give us a call, we have options for that too!

The pricing does vary based on your group size.  If you have 4 people in your group, it is $34 per person.  If you have 10 people in your group, the price drops to $27 per person.  You can view pricing in more detail on the PRICING page.

Get better friends…

…Just kidding.

Things come up.  People get sick.  It happens.  If you book 7 tickets, and only 6 people arrive, we will give you a voucher for a future date.  We don’t give refunds, but we will provide you with a voucher for the value of one ticket for each person that doesn’t attend.

Your friends and your thinking cap. No personal items are allowed in the room including purses and phones but we provide you with a secured locker for storage when you arrive. You also must fill out a waiver in advance. You can do so here.

The entire experience takes about 90 minutes. Show up 15 minutes prior to your scheduled mission time for your mission briefing. The door locks at your set mission time and does not open until you escape or the 60 minutes is up. There will be a 10 minute debriefing and photo op after the mission.

New Post-Covid Policy: Please wait in your car until all of your group has arrived.  Call (507) 322-0500 before entering the building so that we can be sure that the lobby is empty.

We recommend ages 10 and up to get the most of the experience. We do allow kids under 10 if you are selecting a private mission. Ages 8 and up are the same price as an adult. Under 8 is no charge as long as you have signed up for a private room.
We’ve had claustrophobic players do just fine in the past. Our rooms are generously sized, but only you can determine your level of claustrophobia. Keep in mind the mission can be left at any time.

Sorry no, the only way to experience Escape Challenge is to pre-purchase your tickets online in advance.  We will only accept online payments to reduce the transfer of physical money post Covid-19. 

There are no refunds but we would be happy to reschedule your group for a different time.  Just give us a call.

Yes. Contact us for availability. If the time isn’t a regularly scheduled time on our calendar, we will need to make arrangements to have a staff member be there at your preferred time.
No problem. We can help arrange your event. Just give us a call or shoot us an email and we can ensure that everything goes perfect.

Our rooms are now entirely handicap accessible throughout.  There are a couple of things in each room that may require someone to get into a top cabinet, or a compartment that may be challenging for someone in a wheelchair, but the beginning to end of the challenge is accessible to all.  We don’t have any challenges that requires you to crawl through a tight space (goodbye cartel hostage escape) that would make the challenge impossible to complete for someone in a wheelchair.

We are generally able to stay open when it is snowing (though we have recently been tested on this).

That said, we don’t want your group traveling unless they feel comfortable doing so.  We are happy to reschedule your group to a different date/time if travel prevents you from coming on your scheduled date/time.

As long as you call us in ADVANCE of your scheduled time, we’ll reschedule it to another day, or provide you with vouchers so that you can reschedule it when you figure out a new date.

Contact

6301 Bandel Rd NW Rochester, MN 55901

Please contact us through this form or by phone at (507) 722-2728 to get more information on having a corporate event or other group event.

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