America's very first escape room, Puzzle Break offers regularly scheduled games on Wednesday through Sunday, and private events at custom times during the week. Check the Games page for more information on our current rooms, or the Team Building Events page for more information about scheduling private or weekday games for any number of players.
How much to play?
Tickets for our regularly scheduled weekend events start at $30 per player (depending on the experience) and they must be purchased in advance HERE. Our private games' price depends on the size of the room. If you choose the "book entire experience" option, you get one ticket free!
Is it scary?
Not at all.
I only want to play with my friends, what do I do?
You have two options. We offer "public" ticketed games (tickets are sold per-person) and "private" ticketed games (the whole room is one single purchase and no one else can grab tickets to your game). To play only with your group in a public game, you'll want to grab 100% of the tickets for the time you are playing, which is 14 for Escape from 20,000 Leagues, 12 for Escape the Midnight Carnival, and 8 for both Escape the Lost Temple and Escape from Seattle: The World's Fair Affair. There's also a discount if you book the whole room; just click the "book entire experience" box and you'll be good to go! The Eventide Departure is always private, no action required. Escape the Lost Temple and Escape from Seattle: The World's Fair Affair offers both private and public options, depending on the time slot.
How many people do I need to play?
Just you! With publicly ticketed games: If your group doesn't grab all the tickets for a particular time, you might be paired with other folks to join forces in your escape.
I have two groups of 2-5 players and we want to play against each other, how does that work?
The revolutionary Eventide Departure features two digitally connected copies, enabling teams to race against the clock and each other in an experience you'll never forget! On our TICKETS PAGE, games of the Eventide Departure are sold in pairs at the same time slot, denoted by "Red" and "Blue". Simply grab both games (they're identical) at the same time and bring your brains, we'll take care of the rest. Dueling is strictly optional.
How long is the game?
Once your team is in the room, you’ll have 60 minutes to accomplish your objective. With the introduction, escape & walk-through, plan to be at Puzzle Break for about 90 minutes. Briefing will begin promptly at the scheduled start time so don't be late!
Where are you?
Very important question. We have 2 Seattle locations with different games available at each. Escape from 20,000 Leagues & Escape the Midnight Carnival are at 1423 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122. The Eventide Departure, Escape the Lost Temple, and Escape from Seattle: The World's Fair Affair are located at 2124 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121.
When should I arrive?
We recommend arriving around 10 minutes before your assigned start time (and be sure to leave ample time for travel and parking). Arrivals over 10 minutes late will NOT be allowed to participate.
Can my team play Puzzle Break during the week for our teambuilding / morale event?
Absolutely! We can accommodate teams as small as 2 or as large as several hundred for games to fit your schedule. Head over to TEAM BUILDING EVENTS for more details, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
What's the age requirement?
Puzzle Break is 18+ and 16+ with parent/guardian. Exceptions can be made in certain circumstances, email us at email@example.com for details.
Help! Something came up and I can no longer make it. What can I do?
We cannot do refunds or exchanges, but your ticket isn't tied to you. You are welcome to sell your ticket to someone else and they will be able to play in your stead.
When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets are available for purchase one month before the game date. If you want to schedule a game further out, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you sell gift certificates?
We do indeed sell the perfect gift! You can get them RIGHT HERE.
Are you affiliated with any similar companies?
No. Open since 2013, Puzzle Break is the very first escape room company based in America and the premier interactive experience you'll find anywhere.
I am not a fan of clowns. Does Escape the Midnight Carnival contain clowns?
No. Escape the Midnight Carnival is 100% clown-free.
Is it true you have games on Royal Caribbean Cruise ships?
It sure is! Look for Puzzle Break games onboard Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas, and Mariner of the Seas.
I have a question not listed here!
We have the answer! email@example.com
Communicate! The smartest teams routinely fail when they do not talk to each other. The most puzzle-challenged teams often succeed if they possess superior communication skills. There is no more certain path to failure than fully or partially solving a puzzle and having a teammate use their precious time to replicate your work!
Don't be afraid to leave something and come back to it later. There are a wide variety or puzzles in our rooms: some big, some small. Some folks excel at certain types of puzzles and not others.
There are some easy to find clues, there are some hard to find clues. Make sure you search exhaustively.
Listen to staff! They might be in the room to help provide some direction and might drop important hints throughout the experience. The most successful teams make sure to give these highest priority - and share them with their teammates!