You and a few friends are put into an escape room, with one mission: get out! To do so, you’ll need to work together to solve a series of different clues, puzzles and mysteries before your time is up. When you enter a room at Lock and Key Escape, you’ll be transported to a new world. You will have one hour to live inside a story as it unfolds around you. Forget the outside world or your to-do list, and let yourself be immersed in the story while solving puzzles with a few friends.
Lock and Key Escape combines storytelling and puzzles to put you at the center of a real-life escape game adventure. As the heroes of the story, you’ll have 60 minutes to stretch your mind to get out before time is up. These escape room experiences are great for double dates, corporate team building, birthday parties or just something different.
During an escape room experience, you should expect to spend about an hour immersed in a captivating story, solving puzzles and riddles with a group of people. Whether you come with friends or enter the room with strangers, you’ll quickly become teammates as you work together to race against the clock. Expect to have fun, share some laughs, and get your pulse pumping with adrenaline as the time ticks away!
Each of our escape room experiences is designed to be escaped in under 60 minutes, however you should plan for about 90 minutes for your entire stay. Come 15-20 minutes early to get signed in and become oriented to this experience.
Groups as small as two can challenge any room, but we strongly suggest at least four players per room. Ten is the maximum capacity of Professor Jones’ Office and the Locker room can fit up to eight. Either way, the more the merrier. If you have a group of less than the maximum, you may be placed in the room with another group. Be prepared to become instant comrades with the others in the room- whether you knew them before or not!
Every team that plays our rooms has different talents that lead them to success. Come ready to be challenged, but remember to rely on the whole team. Even self-proclaimed “not game-type people” have found themselves loving the challenge and excitement of escape rooms. We dare you to give us a try and discover strengths you never knew you had.
We are located in the Longfellow Neighborhood of Minneapolis. Although some of the best restaurants in Minneapolis are right at our doorstep, we suggest to play first and party after to keep your sleuthing skills in tip-top shape. If you prefer, we will happily direct you to some of our favorite places for celebratory drinks after you’ve escaped!
We are located between Augsburg College and the University of St. Thomas in the Longfellow Neighborhood of South Minneapolis. There is plenty of street parking.
Anyone under age 18: We require a parent to sign the minor’s waiver. You can download and print our waiver here, or contact us to have it sent to you ahead of time.
Ages 13-15: Option 1: bring an adult for every 3 kids in the room or Option 2: book out the entire room (8 tickets)
Ages 12 and under: Our rooms are designed with adults and teenagers in mind. Contact us directly to make special arrangements for groups with kids ages 12 and under.
Our rooms may have some suspenseful moments, but they are not scary nor are they horror rooms. There will be an emergency exit, but be prepared to become so engrossed in the story that you forget all about it!