FAQ

What is an ‘Escape Game’ or ‘Escape Room’?

If you’ve never played a real-life escape game, you’ll find it to be an adrenaline-filled hour of fun! Here’s how it works: You and a group of your friends, coworkers, or family come to one of our game rooms where we will lock you inside for an hour! (Not really.) The room is full of clues and puzzles. Your groups role is to be the detective squad that deciphers the clues and solves the puzzles which will lead to your escape. If you can do this in under an hour, you win the game! Anyone can be the one who “gets it” and solves the next clue to save the day! Instead of watching the hero in a movie, YOU can be the hero! Which game will your group attempt first?

What makes Tick Tock different than other escape rooms?

We are a local family-owned business, not a franchise. We've built our games ourselves, but to the highest standards! Our games are family-friendly, but challenging enough for any adult group. (We can make the games easier when it’s all kids.) Our escape rooms are of high quality and are designed to transport you into another world, where you are trapped for an hour of exciting fun! We make extensive use of technology in order to make our games more interactive and fun. If you are visiting Kansas City, Tick Tock offers you a chance to play unique, highly rated escape room games that you will not find in other cities. If you are a KC resident, you should come out and see what the home boys have built!

How much does it cost?

How many in a room?

Tickets are $34 per person. On our busiest days, Friday and Saturday, we have a minimum charge of 4 people. You can still bring fewer players, if you are willing to pay the minimum rate. On other days, the minimum is only 2 players in a room.
Depending on the game, we can accommodate 6, 8, or 10 in a room. See the specific game for details.
We believe that a group of 6 players is the perfect size for our games. This allows for enough diversity of knowledge and ensures that each player has opportunities to contribute.

If you have a group of 8-16, you can book a dual room race, which adds a competitive edge to your experience!

What new safety measures have you taken?

What about shared rooms?

With the recent health concerns, we have eliminated shared rooms so that ALL ROOMS ARE NOW PRIVATE. That way, you will know everyone you are playing with – and know that they are healthy. When each group does a good job of policing themselves and only playing when their group is healthy (which is in their own self-interest), that will help maintain a safer environment for everyone.

You can see much more about the safety precautions we are taking here:
Escape Room Safety

Am I really locked in a room?

There is a game exit, and an emergency exit. The emergency exit lets you out and back in anytime needed. There is no danger of actually being locked up or trapped in our rooms.

What happens if I don’t get out in time?

We want everyone to see the full game, whether they can do it on time, or not. When our schedule permits, we will allow you a few extra minutes to finish things up. When this is not possible, we will recommend that you take some extra hints toward the end of your game to help you finish within the hour.

When should I arrive?

We recommend that you arrive approximately 15 minutes before your game time to allow time for check in, restrooms, and game orientation.

Can I bring my cell phone or other device?

Yes, you can bring your device, but we do ask that you not USE devices in our escape rooms. If you get a call that you have to respond to, we invite you to step out in the hall to take your call. When you are finished, you are welcome to rejoin the game.

Are there any age limitations?

No, you can bring your whole family. There is no charge for children under 8 as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Just bring them!

Other considerations: Children below age 12 may need some adult help to solve some of the puzzles. If you are bringing a group of all kids, they should be 10+ years old.

Our games are family-friendly, but some of the puzzles will require problem-solving skills that many children under 12 have not yet developed. However, we can always provide help when needed to make sure they continue to progress through the game and have a great time!

Can I schedule a game or a race at other times?

Yes! We are happy to accommodate all kinds of groups during the work week. If you are planning a company or other event just call us at 913-396-9144 to arrange the date and time for your event. The best time to call about special events is in the afternoons Tuesday-Friday.

I am planning a large event. What is your total capacity?

We have 6 running rooms that can accommodate 6-10 adults each, which gives us a capacity of 48 active game participants per session. We are building more rooms, so our capacity will increase soon.
If your group is larger than 48, let’s make it a party! There are several ways we can stagger the games in order to plan an event that gives a larger number of people a chance to socialize and play a game. Just call us, tell us about your group, and we’ll see what we can do to plan a fun and memorable event.

After my game, where can I find my groups pictures online?

Find your group photo here:

EscapePics.com.

We will post your photo on our Facebook page, and on our Flickr page. Your picture will usually show up by the next business day or two.

To download your photo from Flickr, first select it, then click on the down arrow button in the lower right hand corner.

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