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How to Turn Your Apartment into an Escape Room

locked door in a spooky hallway

For the month of October, the Artistry Blog is focusing on one of the latest trends spreading across America: Escape Rooms! An escape room is a physical adventure where people solve different puzzles in order to get out of a locked room. There are different themed rooms, each with secrets, and they’re usually dressed up to look like different locations — a prison cell, an old attic, or maybe a space station. With only a certain amount of time to escape, players must work together in order to succeed.

While there are many nearby escape rooms available, it’s possible to bring the fun of escape rooms into your apartment. Try out one these different “escape room” themed games and see if you can escape with your friends.

Escape Room: The Game

Escape Room: The Game turns your apartment into a real-life escape room in four different scenarios.

“Take the viral social experience of Escape Rooms to the comfort of your own home and for a fraction of the cost that you would pay! Included in this game are 4 unique 60-minute escape room puzzles that will test your cranial skills. Use images, gears, words, keys, shapes, maps and more to solve the three stages within each escape room.”


This is a tense escape themed game for 1-6 players, ages 10 and up. Enjoy playing three different scenarios: enter a secret laboratory to obtain a mysterious serum, thwart the plans of a despicable professor, and overcome traps on a dangerous island.

Unlock! is a series of cooperative card-based escape adventures for up to six players. Each Unlock! game consists of sixty cards depicting objects, maps, and puzzles that can be activated, solved, or combined in an effort to access other cards and areas. The free companion app tracks the time allotted to win the game, while also offering hints and unlocking new, and necessary, elements. When the players believe they have figured out the code to escape each adventure, they will input the number into the app and escape the danger, or lose even more time in finding the real sequence.”

What escape room themed game are you most excited to play? Let us know if you’ve been to one of the escape rooms in Indianapolis, IN by sharing your experience in the comments. Thanks for reading. Happy escaping!