Escape Room F.A.Q.

Number of Players

We have 3 different themes. Each can accommodate players as follows:

  • The Experiment    capacity: 2-6 players (optimal 4-6)
  • The Dark Room    capacity: 3-8 players (optimal 5-7)
  • The Heist    capacity: 4-10 players (optimal 6-9)
Also good to know:
  • generally, bigger teams have a better chance to escape
  • all games are private (no strangers in the room)

Large Groups

With 3 different themes at ROOM 5280 Seattle we can accommodate 25-30 players simultaneously. We can host even larger groups by having multiple rounds. Please contact us for more details:
call:          206-717-5280
e-mail:     Seattle5280@gmail.com

Age Restrictions

While there is no age limit, the ideal age is 14 years and older. You can bring younger children, but at least one team member should be an adult.

Alcohol & Recreational Smoke

We do not recommend it. You will need to be able to focus on the game to escape successfully. Simple truth – drunk people do NOT escape! There are plenty of great restaurants and bars within a walking distance you can enjoy AFTER the game!

Special Skills or Knowledge

Everything that you will require to escape will be provided to you. NO special skills or advanced prior knowledge is required.

Special Skills or Knowledge

Really want to escape? Here's something that will help:

  • Concentrate
  • Assess your challenges
  • Keep using your logic
  • Keep track of your inventory
  • Work as a team & move fast
  • Stay motivated & be creative in how you think
  • Have fun!

Price & Payment Methods

Game is $37 per person. We accept the following methods of payments:

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
FYI - All Sales are FINAL:
  • all sales are final - while you can reschedule up to 24 hours before the game, there are NO refunds

Parking

We offer free 2-hour parking behind the building.
Also, there is plenty of metered parking nearby and several paid parking lots.

Arrival

  • Entrance into our facilities is in the back of the building, off alley.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time.

Game Duration

Once inside the room, you will have 60 minutes to escape! Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the game - we'll need that time to explain how our escape rooms work.
Total experience usually lasts 70-80 minutes (depending on how quickly your team escapes)!

Rescheduling

In case you can't make your originally appointment, you can re-schedule the game up to 24 hours in advance (just follow a link included in your confirmation email or call us).

Are Escape Rooms For Me?

ROOM 5280 live escape game is for anyone who loves a challenge and wants to have fun with family, friends, neighbors or coworkers. The goal is simple: escape from a locked room in 60 minutes using only your team’s thinking skills, deductive reasoning, and logic to solve the room’s mysteries, riddles, and puzzles. The room is filled with a series of cryptic clues and padlocks, so be sure to carefully look over everything in the room. Additional helpful clues will be presented when needed.


Q. How long does a game last?

Once inside the room, you will have 60 minutes to escape! Please allow for 10-15 minutes before the game for us to provide walk you through rules needed to complete the game safely. Overall, ROOM 5280 experience usually should lasts around 70-80 minutes, depending on how quickly your team escapes!

 


Q.Is there an age limit for team members?

While there is no age limit, the ideal age is 12 years and older. You can bring younger children, but at least one team member must be an adult.

 


Q. How much is it?

The price is $37 per person.

 


Q. What payment methods do you accept?

Our preferred methods of payments are – VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

 


Q. Can everyone in our group pay separately online?

Yes, each person can pay for themselves (make sure they select the same game/day/time). Alternatively, you can have one person purchase all the tickets for the entire group.

 


Q. What is the minimum and maximum size of groups per game?

A.  With 3 different themes at ROOM 5280 Seattle we can accommodate 25-30 players simultaneously. We can host even larger groups by having multiple rounds. Please contact us via email at Seattle5280@gmail.com or phone at 206-717-5280 for details.

Otherwise, normal min-max number of players for each room is:

  • The Experiment: 2-6 players
  • The Dark Room: 2-8 players
  • The Heist: 4-10 players

Note: generally, bigger teams have a better chance to escape.

 


Q. If I am unable to show up at the reserved time, what should I do?

You can re-schedule your game up to 24 hours before the start (just follow a link included in your confirmation email).

 


Q. How’s parking?

Weekends (all day), and weekdays (after 6pm) – FREE 2-hour parking right behind our building!  Otherwise, there’s always lots of street parking available nearby.

 


Q. Should I drink alcohol or smoke weed before the game to make this escape more fun?

We do not recommend that. You will need to be able to focus on the game to escape successfully. Simple truth – drunk people do NOT escape! There are plenty of great restaurants and bars within a walking distance you can enjoy AFTER the game!

 


Q. Do I need any special skills or knowledge for the game?

Everything that you will require to escape will be provided to you. NO special skills or advanced prior knowledge is required.

 


Q. I have already tried one of the escape rooms? Is it worth trying out the others?

We have 3 different themes here at ROOM 5280 Seattle. Everything about each theme is unique – story, game flow and puzzles are all different.

 


Q. I really want to escape! How do I increase my chances?

  • Concentrate
  • Assess your challenges
  • Use your logic
  • Keep track of your inventory
  • Be creative
  • Work as a team
  • Move fast
  • Stay motivated
  • Have fun!

 


Q. Who is the live escape game designed for?

ROOM 5280 live escape game is for anyone who loves a challenge and wants to have fun with family, friends, neighbors or coworkers. The goal is simple: escape from a locked room in 60 minutes using only your team’s thinking skills, deductive reasoning, and logic to solve the room’s mysteries, riddles, and puzzles. The room is filled with a series of cryptic clues and padlocks, so be sure to carefully look over everything in the room. Additional helpful clues will be presented when needed.

Did two of the escape rooms and had so much fun, the people who run the place are also really cool and make the rooms more exciting. Shoutout to Chuck for explaining everything and even giving us extra time to solve the rest of the room’s puzzles!
John Nguyen (waejay)
John Nguyen (waejay)
03:08 15 Aug 22
Best escape room I've ever been to, Chuck deserves a raise for being great
Riley Holmes
Riley Holmes
03:10 08 Aug 22
Had a great time here this weekend while we were killing time for a flight out of Seattle. We did the heist room. It was challenging and we definitely needed all the clues we got. My kids (15 and 13) asked if we could go back for their other rooms.
Nicole Merrill
Nicole Merrill
00:59 25 Jul 22
We had so much fun!!! Wow! We have never been at escape rooms before , it was our first experience and we loved it!!!! Customer service are very professional and responsible!!! Thank you !
Elena Sapunova
Elena Sapunova
19:01 22 Jul 22
Our last day in Seattle our 11yr old daughter wanted to try an escape room (none of us had ever done one). After researching the options, we choose Room 5280 after seeing their reviews. We had an amazing experience and our Gamemaster, Celia, was awesome! Although we used several clues, we finished The Experiment with about 1:15 left on the clock! It was a blast!
Jay Vaughn
Jay Vaughn
19:32 20 Jul 22
I loved this escape room. Did the heist with a group of 5 and we were working the whole time!! The room was cleverly designed and the game masters Kay and Chuck did an amazing job making us feel welcome, explaining things quickly, and providing hints when asked. I especially loved that at the end they gave us feedback on our performance and provided insight into our favorite mechanisms. I will definitely be back to do all the other rooms. This place is in my top 3 escape rooms of all time!
Ginelle M.
Ginelle M.
20:08 15 Jul 22
So much fun! Kind staff and great escape room
za_zsc
za_zsc
10:40 15 Jul 22
Had a great time even though we didn’t get out in time, you can probably figure who was to fault in the photo…would go again but maybe as a smaller group.
David N
David N
04:02 04 Jul 22
The Experiment was very enjoyable for the three of us. Lots of fun eureka moments and satisfying payoffs. We wanted to stay and do more!
Eric Buchholz
Eric Buchholz
08:46 02 Jul 22
As with all Escape Rooms, the first challenge is to find the entrance to the location. Once in Celia was a great Gamemaster and kept the game going and challenging. Really enjoyed the game.
Harivardhan Pyaram
Harivardhan Pyaram
03:52 29 Jun 22
Did the 'Heist' room with my group of 8. Really cool room and we escaped with about 5 minutes to spare and using 2 hints. Had a lot of fun 🙂
Matt Potterton
Matt Potterton
17:36 28 Jun 22
Really well planned out, super fun and excellent host. Would definitely love to do more of their rooms!
Shameem Sherwin
Shameem Sherwin
06:18 28 Jun 22
Quinn loves playing games and makes the escape room and infectious environment filled with fun.
Emmett Khan
Emmett Khan
03:27 28 Jun 22
Had a lot of fun doing first escape room in the dark room here!! Staff was fun and the theme of the room was interesting and creative
Emily Graham
Emily Graham
22:59 23 Jun 22
We had a great experience, and our game master Alex was superb. We chose the pitch black one and finished with 6 minutes to spare with one hint. The room was technologically unimpressive but made up for it with some really fun puzzles. If your looking for a fun hour with friends this is a good choice.
Samuel Icanberry
Samuel Icanberry
05:43 22 Jun 22
Did The Dark Room with a group of 6, everyone had stuff to do, room was really well put together, spooky ambiance, staff is super nice, very sick!
charlie
charlie
03:52 20 Jun 22
Four of us went Friday and did the dark room, we escaped with a little over two and a half minutes to spare. We had so much fun we got back to where we were staying and instantly booked the heist for Sunday. The four of us also made it out of that one with just a little over a minute to spare. So even with it being the hardest room at this location it’s still totally doable with minimal people, just have to think outside the box a little to accomplish some tasks. All the puzzles are challenging and so much fun and both storylines were incredibly done! Kay and Chuck were both fantastic! We would definitely recommend! Thanks for having us!
Marlena Rivera
Marlena Rivera
05:58 15 Jun 22
I went with friends recently to 5280 and we had SUCH a blast! Our game master Celia was so enthusiastic and she really helped when it got kinda frustrating and kept it fun by being so entertaining! The room we did “the experiment” was really fun and just the right amount of challenging. Definitely recommend this place for groups of friends looking for a fun activity!
Riss B
Riss B
04:55 13 Jun 22
We played 9 escape rooms while visiting Seattle this week, and carefully ranked The Dark Room at ROOM 5280 as our 4th favorite game. We absolutely loved the horror element, although it really wasn’t too scary. The puzzles were both clever and engaging, especially when they required us working together as a team. Chuck was an incredible host and went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed. It was definitely one of our highlights while visiting Seattle!
Jacob Logeman
Jacob Logeman
04:28 30 May 22
The room was clean and well made. Our group was on the smaller side but we found the challenges to be satisfying and entertaining. There was some interesting novelty to the puzzles which made the room memorable. Kay, our host was very friendly and clear with the instructions and is why this was a 5 star experience.
George A
George A
00:39 29 May 22
Came to this escape room for the first time while on a visit in Seattle. Came with a large group and we all had an amazing experience. We had our host, Chuck, who was such a lovely individual. Chuck made sure to make all of us feel welcomed and encouraged and was always ready to help us with clues if we needed them. Chuck even stayed to give us extra time so we could escape the room. I would definitely recommend visiting this place, especially if chuck is on shift. 100/10 experience. I would fly to Seattle again just to come back to this escape room with chuck! Give chuck a raise!
Aracely Hernandez
Aracely Hernandez
07:05 23 May 22
Did the Dark room, and it was a great experience! Tricky puzzles, great story, fantastic staff. Definitely was a bit creepy in the room, but the ambiance made it feel realistic.Definitely recommend as a good experience during and after!
James Ho
James Ho
01:36 21 May 22
Had a great time with our company team building event! Chose the hardest room and it was genuinely a challenge! So much fun.
Vincent Varghese
Vincent Varghese
02:44 20 May 22
Great experience! Been to a few escape rooms before, this was a blast. Came with some friend and family. We almost beat it! They showed us how to complete it after though which made us facepalm for sure. Clever and fun puzzles that had all of us engaged and confused, hoping to beat the timer. If needed they will hand hints too. Great time and would come back!
Bryan Le
Bryan Le
03:39 18 May 22
We had so much fun here!! My friends and I did The Heist and it was the right amount of challenge for our group of four. The staff was friendly and amazing! Would definitely come back again to check out their other rooms!
Erica Marie Kok
Erica Marie Kok
05:43 12 May 22
We did both The Experiment and The Dark Room today (family of 3). Celia was an excellent game master, only gave us hints when we asked, and we did end up asking for 3 in each room. But we made it out! Celia was upbeat, great energy, and very friendly! Unfortunately, we completely spaced out tipping her before we left (facepalm).Great end to our short Seattle visit.Be sure to stop by here if you’re in town!
Julie Keener
Julie Keener
01:39 10 May 22
Was there for a team event of 6 people and had a blast! The staff was super friendly and explained everything clearly. The room (we did The Dark Room) was great and really had all 6 of us working together. The clues were the right difficulty! Strongly recommended for groups of friend or coworker especially the price is very cheap (about $30-35 per person).
ACCP
ACCP
01:03 29 Apr 22
Highly recommended! One of the best things we did while visiting Seattle! Definitely returning. I just wanted to say thank you to the gentleman that assisted us! So kind so helpful. He made the experience well worth it! Wish I could remember his name!
Sunset
Sunset
07:29 26 Apr 22
Room 5280 offered a very entertaining and decently challenging escape room experience for me and my friends. Our group of 6 did "The Experiment" room, and it seems like we did it in record time! Given 60 minutes for the escape, we finished in about 30 minutes. The puzzles were unique, and although I have done a few escape rooms before, there were several curve balls thrown that I had not seen prior to doing this room. Definitely excited to come back!Most importantly, though, is the excellent customer service that Room 5280 has. My group and I were originally scheduled to play a few weeks ago. Due to a highway being closed on that day, half of our group would have been unable to make it at that time. After I called to explain the situation, we were offered a credit to come back at another time. I thought this was completely fair and was glad that I didn't have to fight for this type of great customer service.
Robin
Robin
01:45 21 Apr 22
It was super fun. Friendly workers . A very fun experience
Nick Byars
Nick Byars
06:19 17 Apr 22
We had so much fun at 5280! We did the Heist and it was awesome. This is probably our 15th escape game, so we have a good amount of experience, and the puzzles were challenging and well done. Our host was great and super helpful. Highly recommend this place!
Sheila Waterhouse
Sheila Waterhouse
22:10 01 Apr 22
They accommodated my special request and made sure we all had a blast. Would recommend.
Patrick Grubbs
Patrick Grubbs
15:55 24 Mar 22
That was so cool!!! We had so much fun in the Heist room! 4 of us and we escaped (we did need a few clues however…)Alex the game keeper was WONDERFUL! Can’t wait to go back! Great birthday activity!
Whitney Quinlan
Whitney Quinlan
04:47 22 Mar 22
I’ve done 2 escape rooms with Room 5280 now and they’ve both been awesome! Easily my favorite escape room location! The staff are very friendly, and the two rooms we’ve done so far were super fun with interesting little tidbits to learn about after the game.We also adored our host/clue giver, Chuck. They were delightful. We stan Chuck.
Sierra Acy
Sierra Acy
07:09 19 Mar 22