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Q: Is this a real thing? In a real location, with real people?

A: Yes. We're a small, passionate crew who make our South Main Street location feel like home!





Q: How do I become an Escapist?

A: You sign up (either with others or alone); then show up, put your thinking cap on, and do everything in your power to beat the clock.





Q: Is it safe / scary?

A: Our experiences are very safe, and not meant to be super scary at all! While you play, the venue is being constantly monitored by a trained Operator, and an emergency exit is always available in case of discomfort or actual emergency. You are never locked in a room. The lights may get dim at some points, but there's no (intentionally) spooky music or sounds, no frightening pictures, and certainly no one is going to jump out at you.





Q: Am I smart enough to play this?

A: Yes. Don’t get us wrong, it’s hard — very few teams succeed. But it’s really a win-win: If you finish in under 60 minutes, you are rewarded with eternal glory; and if you don’t make it out, you get a solid hour’s worth of fun. (And it is fun, whether you escape or not!)





Q: How much does this cost?

A: Adult tickets are $28, but we offer a $6 discount for students, active miltary and children! Full-venue bookings are also available at a discount to non-profit groups. Check out your options on our bookings page.





Q: Are corporate/full-venue bookings available?

A: Yes! Full-venue bookings are available on weekday mornings and afternoons, and some evenings. Please see our bookings page for pricing info and get in touch at pvd@escaperhodeisland.com to schedule your booking.





Q: Are there restrictions on who can play? (Age, etc.)

A: Just a few. You have to be age 10+ to play. If you’re under 15, you have to play with a responsible adult; and if you’re 15-17, you can come alone but you need to bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. You also can’t have landed on our Prohibited Players List due to lateness, disruptive behavior, etc. Finally, if you are repeating a scenario, you must either be in a group of other “second(+) timers,” or have booked a full scenario with a group of friends who are all aware that you have already played once. (Otherwise, this would be unfair, and un-fun, for your teammates.)





Q: Is there a min/max number of players per scenario?

A: Yes! Three of our games can hold 2-6 players each and the largest one of the four can hold, 2-10. You’ll have 48 hours’ notice if a scenario has to be cancelled for any reason under our control. (This almost never happens.) Note that you can choose to book all of the tickets in a given game if you want to make it private; otherwise, you will be meeting some new teammates!





Q: Do the puzzles ever change?

A: Every few months, we retire one room and introduce an entirely new one — new theme, new puzzles, the works. Keeps us busy; keeps the people happy. Unfortunately, this also means that each scenario has a limited life span — 9 months to 1 year. We encourage you to check which scenarios are ending soonest, so you can get a chance to try them before they’re gone.





Q: How do I get there?

A: You can find detailed directions here!