Escape Room F.A.Q.

COVID-19 Sanitization

Safety and health of both our customers and staff is extremely important:

  • All rooms are private – you will not be paired with strangers
  • Masks must be worn by for both customers and staff
  • We added second waiting/intro room to ensure customers never share space with others
Additionally, rooms are thoroughly sanitized after every game:
  • Medical-grade UVC+Ozone (how hospitals sanitize their facilities)
  • HVAC continuously brings fresh air from outside
  • All hard surfaces are cleaned with sanitizing Clorox wipes

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 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!

COVID-19 Vaccination

By order of the King County Public Health Officer, starting October 25 2021, ALL public recreational space visitors ages 12 and older must show one of the following (photo or physical copy):

  • proof of vaccination
  • or negative PCR COVID-19 test in the last 72 hours
  • or positive PCR COVID-19 test in the last 6 months
Health and safety is our priority and we follow all official health and safety recommendations (CDC, Washington State and King County). To ensure compliance with these regulations, we cannot permit players without one of the above-listed documentation.

Price & Payment Methods

Game is $35 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 $35 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.

We (two experienced escape roomers) did the Experiment and liked it so much we came back for the Dark Room later in the afternoon! The puzzles were creative and challenging, but doable for two people. Chuck was a friendly, charming, and unassuming game master. They slid hints (sparingly/on request) under the door face-down, so we had control of how much help we got. They also explained different parts of the room afterwards - you can tell they are really enthusiastic about escape rooms and puzzles! Plus the waiting room has a big puzzle chest to solve if you’re waiting. 10/10 would do again.
Meredith Cenzer
Meredith Cenzer
18:45 06 Nov 21
Absolutely wonderful! Diego did an amazing job setting the mood for us and gave us extra information about the back story of the room afterwards. Super fun! Great activity for friends! We'll definitely have to try out the other rooms!
Allen Winchester
Allen Winchester
21:36 30 Oct 21
Great games... Really well designed
Leonardo Rolim
Leonardo Rolim
07:37 15 Oct 21
Absolutely loved our experience at ROOM 5280! Chuck was our host/game master and was an absolute delight! Our group of 6 successfully completed “The Heist” with a couple minutes to spare. I would recommend having 5-7 people working on this room so it’s complicated but not too crowded. We needed a clue or two along the way but had an absolute blast figuring out all the puzzles. Our experience was so good we would love to come back and try some of their other rooms.
Rachel Diccicco
Rachel Diccicco
05:45 15 Oct 21
Fun and interactive place. Definitely bring at least 6 ppl with u. Makes it a better experience.
Winston Phillip
Winston Phillip
07:35 26 Sep 21
Great customer service and tons of fun! Very challenging. The Heist room was awesome! 6 people would be the perfect amount. We only had 4 and wished we had a couple more to help!
Kelsey Poeggel
Kelsey Poeggel
23:32 11 Sep 21
We had so much fun! Great experience and great puzzles.
Kayla Eicholtz
Kayla Eicholtz
02:40 07 Sep 21
Chuck was a phenomenal host to my party. We are a group of streamers for the twitch community and was able to gather the group for PAX for this event. Thank you for providing a memorable experience for all of us. We did the heist! Definitely recommend
Maxwell Arant
Maxwell Arant
02:52 06 Sep 21
Incredible, unique clue mechanisms! Lots of fun 🙂
Zev Chonoles
Zev Chonoles
14:14 25 Aug 21
We played the dark room. Really unique experience; would highly recommend it. Staff was also very friendly.
Yu Chun Kuo
Yu Chun Kuo
01:08 13 Aug 21
Our group of four very experienced players had a great time in the Heist and the Dark rooms with Karen as our gamemaster. Loved some of the unique puzzles.
Adam Rosenscruggs
Adam Rosenscruggs
01:59 03 Aug 21
Chuck was fantastic. Enjoyed "the Heist" and would highly recommend giving this place a visit!
Tony Li
Tony Li
14:11 29 Jul 21
Great time with my daughter doing some bonding and having fun trying to figure out the room. Hard to believe they crammed so many puzzles into one hour! The staff was super nice, location was excellent and easy to find (also free parking), and overall I can't wait to come back.
Heidi Kenyon
Heidi Kenyon
16:26 22 Jul 21
Our group had an awesome time doing The Heist room. We were incredibly close to finishing the room at the end and our room monitor gave us an extra 5 minutes which allowed us to escape which really added to our experience.
Mason Koch
Mason Koch
18:23 14 Jul 21
This escape room was a lot of fun - I was in a group of 9 coworkers, and we did The Heist. It was challenging, the hour went by really quick. Even though we had 9 people, everyone was able to participate and help get us closer. The game master paid attention to our progress and gave us clues when we needed to get back on track (we also asked for clues, but it was nice to have someone give us a chance to get all the way through). We ultimately did not make it out, but it's great motivation to come back and try to escape another room!
Matthew Laur
Matthew Laur
08:31 11 Jul 21
Went for my daughter's 10th birthday. The stuff Lisa is super nice and professional. I choose Dark Room which turned out it not best fit for 10 years old. Girls feel scary and requested back next time for another room with lights on.
Miao Zhao
Miao Zhao
02:20 27 Jun 21
Super cool people they let me and my girlfriend still go even though we were 40 minutes late escape room itself was very fun and enjoyable and it was a good little bonding experience for us
zeyungg
zeyungg
02:30 21 Jun 21
Lisa was super nice and helpful! They follow COVID precautions here and have a nice waiting room and clean bathrooms as well as secure lockers for your items. The escape room was fun and creative, with a very nice atmosphere. I would definitely come again, we even considered doing a second room but it was late already. If you’re looking for a fun escape room, look no further.
Camryn
Camryn
00:32 08 Jun 21
One of the best escape rooms I have been to around Seattle area. We tried the “Dark Room”, it’s not too hard and not too easy, just the perfect challenge level. For this room, I think 4 people is the best. Will definitely go back and try other rooms. Also think it’s a great choice for team event. The stuff is very friendly!
Chen T
Chen T
03:32 17 May 21
The Dark Room is awesome! We escaped the room in the very last minute!
Yunsheng Yao
Yunsheng Yao
03:30 17 May 21
I went with four of my friends and did the dark room. It’s as our first escape room, and it was so much fun. Thanks to Chuck for the amazing experience. He was very kind and helpful and even explained and walked us through what we missed in the escape room! We’ll definitely be returning!
Rini Nguyen
Rini Nguyen
04:22 10 May 21
Chuck was hella dope! 10/10 would recommend!!!
Will Bascue
Will Bascue
03:48 07 May 21
Give Peter "Pete" AKA Petey a raise.
Ethan Horn
Ethan Horn
09:45 18 Apr 21
Awesome place, great aesthetician. So many escape rooms that really forces you to use your IQ. I went here for my birthday and would recommend to anyone who wants to come here.
Neon VPN
Neon VPN
01:54 05 Apr 21
This was my first escape room experience and it was amazing. The puzzles are difficult and fun to work out. The heist was so challenging for four people but it was a lot of fun. Chuck was super nice and helpful and made sure to make us feel welcome.
Katie B
Katie B
22:14 28 Mar 21
Very fun and challenging 100% recommend! Friendly welcoming staff I will definitely be coming back
HYDE96
HYDE96
05:46 08 Mar 21
Very good escape room. Chuck was great!
joe dap
joe dap
07:05 18 Jan 21