HOW TO PLAY?
ASSEMBLE YOUR TEAM
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS.
What is Escape?
Escape is a team game for 2-6 people. We lock your team in a room and the goal of the game is to escape within 60 minutes. This is achieved by completing a series of challenges which allow you to unlock the next one and eventually obtain the key for the door.
It is different, challenging and great fun, perfect for friends, family and co-workers. We can provide for small and large groups and are more than happy to listen to individual requests and accommodate them where we can.
Is there an age restriction?
While there is no restriction on age the puzzles may be too demanding for those under 10. Children under 16 must usually be accompanied by an adult. We do recognise that all children are different so please feel free to ask.
I am claustrophobic, can I play?
The rooms are quite large but should you feel more comfortable we could leave the room unlocked.
Is there a minimum or maximum team size?
NEW TOWN: Both rooms allow teams of 2-6
HAYMARKET: Teams of 2-6 can play Carnival of Curiosities while Ocean’s Escape and 8 Years Later are limited to 5 players.
MORRISON STREET: All 3 rooms allow teams of 2-6
How much time will we need to play?
Please allow an hour and half. This allows us to brief you, give you an hour in the room and then speak to you afterwards regarding your experience.
Is Escape accessible?
NEW TOWN: The building itself is wheelchair accessible via ramp and lift but please let us know if you need access out with normal business hours (8.30-5.30 Mon-Fri). Houdini's Workshop unfortunately has areas which would not be accessible in a wheelchair. The Experiment should be fully accessible though some manoeuvring will be required.
HAYMARKET: The building is accessible from the street and our Ocean’s Escape game is on the ground floor and fully accessible. Carnival of Curiosities and 8 Years Later are situated in the basement and therefore not accessible.
MORRISON STREET: Unfortunately our game rooms here are not accessible though the cafe upstairs is.
We recognise that not all disabilities involve a wheelchair so please feel free to ask if you have any questions.
I would like to play with my colleagues as a team building exercise. Is it possible?
Yes, please book as normal if you are looking for games only or see our 'Business Class' corporate page if you are interested in booking a meeting room and lunch.
How do I book Escape?
Through our booking page, over the phone or simply come and see us.
What should we wear when playing?
No special attire is required.
How do I travel to Escape via public transport or on foot?
NEW TOWN: Reaching our New Town site via public transport is easy. We are a 5 minute walk from the West End of Princes Street. Get any bus into Princes Street, or the train to Waverley Station. Walk to the West End and once you reach the former Fraser's building on the corner turn right. Walk past Charlotte Square and once you reach the bottom of the hill turn right. We are in the Citibase building on your left hand side and are located in the basement.
HAYMARKET: Our Haymarket site is 2 minutes up Dalry Road from Haymarket Station. It is also easily walkable from the West End of Princes Street. Head straight on along Shandwick Place and keep going until the major junction where the road forks at Haymarket (the name of street you are on will change a few times). Take the left fork up Dalry Road and you will find us on the right hand side just before the British Heart Foundation furniture shop.
MORRISON STREET: Our Morrison Street site is at the top end of Morrison Street, close to the junction with Lothian Road. It is situated in the Noughts and Coffees boardgame cafe, opposite Odeon cinema and Sainsbury’s.
I am driving to Escape, is parking available?
NEW TOWN: There is pay and display parking right outside our building and spaces are usually availablePlease allow at least 90 minutes. This is free Sundays and evenings.
HAYMARKET: As Dalry Road is a Greenway it is best advised to park on a nearby side street where pay and display parking is available. Please allow at least 90 minutes. This is free Sundays and evenings.
MORRISON STREET: The closest place to park nearby is in the car park on Semple Street. It may be possible to park on Morrison Street itself at times when parking restrictions do not apply.