Escape Uranus Frequently Asked Questions:
Escape Uranus is frequently asked questions about escape rooms and Escape Uranus specifically. Here we have gathered those together to help answer anything you might like to know in this FAQ about Escape Uranus.
What is an escape room?
An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms. Escape rooms are inspired by “escape-the-room”–style video games.
How does the escape room work?
That you paid for. The name of the game is “Escape Room” — a literal description for a complicated endeavor. A team of people signs up to be locked in a room, and must find clues and solve puzzles to complete a given mission and find the key to escape.
What is an escape room experience?
How do you play and escape the room?
Are we actually locked in a room?
Nope. The room doors are not physically locked. You are free to leave to use the bathroom or for other emergencies, but time won’t stop.
Each room has one lock, usually but not always a very big, mean, nasty-looking lock labeled Final, Final Exit or engraved “FE”. The key for that lock is usually behind an equally mean and nasty-looking boss puzzle that requires solving the entire room to release. As soon as the game master sees that lock in the process of being unlocked, they are free to complete the room.
Who determines if we win or lose?
The game masters are the sole judge of the game. Their decisions are fair and final.
In the case where a group skipped a significant part of the puzzles by using lock picking techniques or brute force, game masters are allowed to record an otherwise successful completion as a failure. Successful completion of the room requires completely solving every single puzzle in the room.
Can I break props, etc.?
No. Groups will be held responsible for damage beyond normal wear and tear. You’re thinking of a rage room.
Can I take home a souvenir?
If it’s a t-shirt you bought or a completion bracelet you won, yes. Otherwise, nothing is supposed to be taken out of Uranus.
Can I bring a flashlight or other tools into the rooms to use?
Flashlights are provided for the room. You only need to bring yourself into the room. Even if they are your everyday carries, no tools are required in Escape Uranus rooms. We do have lockers to store your belongings.
Can I use my cellphone in the room?
Generally no. Exceptions only for family emergencies and for soldiers reporting to base.
What’s the Leaderboard?
The fastest successful completing team for each room in the past season will go on the wall if they completed the room with three or fewer game master delivered clues. In the case of Jailbreak, two or fewer clues.
Do I get unlimited clues?
Technically yes, but after three clues, your team is not eligible for bragging rights on the leaderboard. Also, after the three clues, a minute will be deducted from your time. If your group is small or inexperienced, asking frequently for clues is a good strategy. However, asking for too many clues will take the fun out of the room. Clues point to the combination indirectly or help with the process for producing the combination.
Will people be watching us?
Only the game master. They will be listening too. The game masters closely monitor the action in Uranus, but, it’s one of the perks of the job. Monitoring groups is some of the best TV we see every week. Aside from a group photo and a brief description ….
Can I tell people the answers?
What happens in Uranus stays in Uranus. Players sign a nondisclosure agreement to keep game secrets secret. Game masters do not talk about particular groups except with other game masters.
Isn’t this like some Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, or Robert Downey Jr. movies?
Yes, sort of, no. It’s an interactive game where people find plans hidden by others and then try to unravel them. Aha moments, oohs and ahs are all built into the rooms. There will be a publicity shot taken after the wrap party. However, you’ll only be performing for a box office of one (the game master) and they’re in Uranus.
My son/daughter is graduating from Fort Leonard Wood. Will they get dirty?
Uranus is a very clean place. We’re family friendly and dead serious about deadpan puns. Staff clean Escape Uranus daily. Some rooms (Tesla) have everything mounted on tables so no kneeling is required while others are carpeted (Da Vinci). Facility requires a minimal amount of kneeling onto a vinyl floor, which doesn’t have to be done by the recent graduate.
Do you offer military discounts?
Because we are so close to base, our prices are already discounted from traditional pricing. Thank you for your service.
Do you offer any discounts?
We offer a 10% discount for a large group (8 or more) when a single person handles the booking and pays in full in advance. It’s pretty much our way of saying thank you for promoting Uranus by giving the booker a practically free ticket to Escape Uranus. We also run games and contests on our Facebook page and websites where winners can win discounts.
Are the rooms dim or dark? Can I turn off or on the lights at will?
Game players have control over the lights in each room. Our chief engineer has set the initial light level for optimal mood and usability. Uranus may be a dark place, at 19 times farther from the Sun than the Earth is, but Escape Uranus isn’t.
Is Escape Uranus family friendly?
Yes. We’re family friendly and dead serious about deadpan puns. “Uranus” refers to the planet or the shopping center, never …
How many can you pack in?
Jailbreak has a limit of six because it’s small. The other rooms have a maximum of about 10 adults.
In all rooms, there must be at least one adult chaperone for every three children. This is to prevent damage to the room.
Is there an age limit?
All rooms may be played by all ages except Facility. Facility is a parental guidance 13 room.
Extremely young children might not have the patience for the longer rooms. For parents with young children in tow, we recommend the 10 minute Jailbreak. All persons going into a room except babies are charged admission.