Questions People Ask

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What is an escape game/room?

It is a game where you and your team (up to 8 people) are given 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and clues scattered throughout the room in which you are locked in to escape. You will be directly interacting with many aspects of the environment inside the room such as touching, moving, and opening objects while working with others to solve the room.

Is this like a haunted house?

No, Gone In 60 Escape Games are just that –  escape games. Our rooms are very immersive though and may have a “creepy” feel.

Am I actually going to be locked in a room?

Yes!  You will be put in a room and the door will lock. We want it to feel real!  However, for safety, it is equipped with an emergency exit button. At any time should you feel the need to leave the room you are welcome to do so.

Note: Leaving the room early / prior to finishing will end the game for the entire group. Ie. Game Over!

What do we get if we escape in time?

The thrill of victory! Ultimate bragging rights!
Win or lose, the experience itself is the fun part, but those who escape understand how awesome it is to conquer the mission. Also, all teams are showcased on social media.

What should I wear? Is it physically strenuous?

The games involve searching a small room for up to 60 minutes. This means you could be standing for that length of time. There are places to sit in each room if needed. There is also the possibility of needing to bend, stretch, or crouch.  Remember, the game is a team effort so if one person is physically unable to do a task another teammate should be able to help. Our facilities are handicap/wheelchair accessible.

Do I need to bring anything?

Everything you need will be provided for you in the rooms. All players will be asked to leave their belongings (bag, keys, phones*, etc.) in our lockers (locks are provided).  Things like reading glasses and covered drinks are allowed inside the room.

*Use of any prohibited items will end the game immediately.



How many people can play at once?

Each room must have at least 2 people and a maximum of 8 to play. If you have larger groups, please give us a call.

Is it appropriate for children?

Children 8 years of age and up are welcome to play with family. Even so, there are some “creepy” elements of the game including supernatural themes, dim lighting, periods of darkness, and more. Lack of maturity and focus is the main reason for age restriction and for this reason, large groups of kids are cautioned. Waivers are required to be signed by a parent/guardian. Please remember that these games are intended to be fun but also include a level of immersion that is meant to produce anxiety, fear, and intrigue! Kids 16 and under must be accompanied in the room by an adult.

Will there be people I don’t know in the room with me?

This will depend on which booking option you choose. We have both public and private booking options.

Public booking:

When you book a public room, other people may book in that room as well. 

For example, there are 8 available spots at the time you make your reservation. You only purchase 4 spots for that booking time. This means 4 spots will be available for others to book.

These slots will not necessarily be filled, but there is a possibility that others may. Most people have a great time regardless and tend to meet new friends when the situation does arise.

Private booking:

A private booking guarantees the entire room is yours (for the time slot booked). This means no one else can book in that room during your timeslot.  All 8 spots are yours to fill or not.

How much does it cost?

Public rooms pay per person. Adults are $28 per person. Students are $23 per person. Student status will be verified by date of birth and/or a valid student ID. Children under the age of 8 cannot play.

Private rooms are a flat rate of $224 regardless of how many players you have.

Are there any age restrictions?

Adults of any age are welcome. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the room. If you have a party with two or more children under the age of 13, it is recommended that you book a private room.

Waivers are required to be signed by all who participate. Anyone under the age of 18 will need it signed by their parent or legal guardian. Children under age 8 cannot play.

We would like to organize a corporate team building event. What should we do?

Please contact us at 309.419.2461 or to discuss your event or read more about Team Building events here.


What are your hours?

Our rooms run on a schedule and therefore reservations or bookings are necessary. Please go to the “Book Now” section to view the schedule of availability for each room, The Coven, and The Contagion. If you do not see a day and time that you need, you may call or email to see if special arrangements can be made.

How far in advance should I book?

We encourage you to schedule your experience as soon as possible to be able to reserve the day and time that works best for you. Reservations can be made within an hour of a booking start time.

What happens if I arrive late?

Since we have several bookings throughout the day, one right after the other, we may not be able to delay the start time. If you know you will arrive late, please call to see if this is going to cause an issue. Being “late” is defined as arriving at or after your booking time. You are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for orientation in your email confirmation. IF YOU or ANYONE IN YOUR GROUP is LATE, the amount of time you are given to play the game may be reduced or you may not be permitted to join the room at all. We are NOT able to add people to the room after it has started. No refunds will be issued for any reason. If you need to reschedule your booking, please call or email ASAP.



Are cell phones permitted?

Cell phones and other electronic devices cannot be used while you are inside the rooms. You will be required to leave personal belongings in our secure area prior to playing. Everything you need to solve the puzzles is contained within the room itself. This practice is for your own benefit as we want to ensure a complete, immersive experience for all our players.

Can I discuss my experience on social media?

Since we do not want to diminish the experience for other guests, revealing any details about the rooms, puzzles, and clues on your social media pages is prohibited. However, we highly encourage tagging, sharing, and reviewing our channels. We are on FacebookInstagramGoogle, and Yelp.

Will I have to sign a waiver?

For insurance purposes, all participants must sign a waiver. In addition, you will be required to agree to our TERMS AND CONDITIONS before playing. WAIVERS are sent via email but available onsite as well.

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