Escape Room F.A.Q.

Number of Players

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

  • The Experiment    2-6 players
  • The Dark Room    2-8 players
  • The Heist    4-10 players
FYI: generally, bigger teams have a better chance to escape.

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 12 years and older. You can bring younger children, but at least one team member must 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

Games are $32 per person “out the door” (it already includes all the taxes and fees). Our preferred methods of payments are:

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
FYI: each person can pay for themselves online, or one person can purchase all tickets for everyone.

Parking

We offer free 2-hour parking behind the building:

  • weekdays - after 6pm
  • weekends - all day
Additionally, there are 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 allow for 10-15 minutes before the game for us to provide walk you through rules needed to complete the game safely.
ROOM 5280 experience usually should lasts around 70-80 minutes total, depending on how quickly your team escapes!

Rescheduling

In case you can't make your originally scheduled day, you re-schedule your game up to 24 hours before the start (just follow a link included in your confirmation email).

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 $32 per person “out the door” (it already includes all the taxes and fees).

 


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.

This was a great experience for my brother and I! We are already planning to come back. We had lots of fun in the dark room and it exceeded my expectations. My only issue was that we did run out of time, so I’d recommend to go in that room with more than 2 people because it was tricky! 🙂 if you arrive early there are puzzles in the waiting area.
Montana Lopez
Montana Lopez
19:06 06 Oct 20
The guide was very friendly and helpful. The Heist Room was a fun challenging time for all. Looking forward to experiencing the two other rooms.
jhayes206
jhayes206
22:10 05 Oct 20
Well thought out and enjoyable rooms. I would recommend to anyone. Also there is parking which can be an issue sometimes with escape rooms in Seattle. My group had a great time with the Dark Room and Experiment.
Paul Ainsworth
Paul Ainsworth
16:49 07 Sep 20
First escape room for my mom's birthday. The staff were very cool and informative.We got to do the Heist room and we will be going back for the other two rooms very soon.
Steven candelaria
Steven candelaria
17:13 17 Aug 20
Great room! The owner gave incredible detail about the rooms after completion. It was great to hear about the background and thought process of the rooms.
Sam Yousef
Sam Yousef
00:35 04 Aug 20
Our family had SO much fun! This was our first time doing something like this. Now we want more! Awesome, friendly staff! Thank you so much!
Katy Palmer
Katy Palmer
00:15 04 Aug 20
Thank you for the exciting experience in the "Heist". Our first escape room. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Would recommend and will be back on our next trip.
Nick Olson
Nick Olson
22:34 02 Aug 20
Went to the Dark Room on a date the other night. Absolutely wonderful experience, very complex and challenging. We managed to finish it after the owner gave us an extra 10 minutes. Owner was super friendly and very fun. Highly recommend going, well worth the price!
Avi Michel
Avi Michel
08:13 25 Jul 20
Great experience. Even though Covid had us on our own, it was a great time. First time doing an escape room, we loved it and will definitely be coming back for more.
Rob Cabe
Rob Cabe
20:03 06 Jul 20
We had an awesome time with the family 💙♥️♥️
Lavetta Silver
Lavetta Silver
19:55 06 Jul 20
YES 5280 IS OPEN DURING COVID!!! We had so much fun doing the Dark Room! Even though it was just the two of us, we had fun and were very close to figuring it out. The owner was kind enough to let us finish the last step (we were one step away from finishing when the timer went off) and we finally escaped! I've never done a room in the dark before. They let UV rays sanitize the escape rooms after each party comes through, which is awesome. If you are coming into Seattle for any reason, or even just live in the city, this is a place you MUST check out. Thanks for such a great experience!
Madison Asbury
Madison Asbury
07:17 04 Jul 20
It was our first time going to escape room, it was fun and engaging. we will definitely go back again. The owner is so nice, you should check it out.
Safiyo Ali
Safiyo Ali
04:29 04 Jul 20
Had a great time as a fun night out with the office team!
Steve M
Steve M
02:02 18 Feb 20
Had an excellent time, good puzzles and friendly staff!
C Bowe
C Bowe
02:24 16 Feb 20
Fun. And I mean FUN. Convenient. Priced right. Free parking. My son had a great time as part of his 13th birthday party weekend. Leave your lock-picking tools at home ... you won't need them if you can just think it out.
Jack G
Jack G
22:07 10 Feb 20
Very nice people and the room was difficult enough that we all had to really work together to get the clues. So much fun!
Talea Jones
Talea Jones
08:26 09 Feb 20
Went on a rainy day and had so much fun! We booked “The Experiment” and the game was complex and interesting - which is what we were hoping for. The puzzles were challenging but not impossible or frustrating. We aren't experts by any means (have played around 10 rooms), but we were able to complete the room with 3 minutes left.The staff was friendly and courteous as well. Can’t wait to come back and try the other rooms!
Kateryna Grytsai
Kateryna Grytsai
17:17 02 Feb 20
Loved it! Super fun experience!!! Highly recommend for a group of friends!
Lindsay J
Lindsay J
06:00 28 Jan 20
We played Experiment and it was awesome! Absolutely loved the puzzles - really unique and quite elaborate too. We escaped with few minutes left and can't wait to try their other rooms. Definitely going back!
Eugene Heller
Eugene Heller
06:52 19 Jan 20
We had a blast doing the Heist! I’ve done a number of escape rooms and this one was definitely among the best. Lot’s of unique puzzles that I haven’t seen before and decor was on point. The room is non-linear and it was nice to have multiple things that could be done at once to keep all eight of us occupied.Overall, really loved the experience and will absolutely go back!
abhi majumdar
abhi majumdar
05:22 12 Jan 20
We had a great experience, and the staff was awesome!!
Charlene Barrett
Charlene Barrett
09:04 24 Dec 19
Amazing experience and great as a team building event.
Brian Lee
Brian Lee
19:19 16 Dec 19
Great escape rooms. The experiment was challenging.
Aleks Kazadayev
Aleks Kazadayev
03:59 02 Dec 19
This was so fun! I took the kids I nanny, who are 11 and 15, and they both had a great time doing The Experiment. We walked in without booking, and both the workers were extremely helpful, and it was fun to work with the hints they gave us to solve the room. We didn't escape, but we had a fantastic time and will definitely go again!
Danielle R
Danielle R
00:38 30 Nov 19