What is the history of the “escape room”?
The Escape Room originated in Japan in 2007. They have since spread throughout the world, and continue to spread at a steady rate. The first US location opened in 2012 in San Francisco and our fun escape games began outside of Harrisburg, PA started in 2017.
How was Do you even Escape? started?
Our inspiration for opening an escape room began with doing escape rooms ourselves! We loved the unique experiences, the feeling of challenging your mind in new ways, and the bonding we felt with teammates.
How does the experience work?
The concept is simple. You and your team are trapped inside a room, and you have a limited time frame to break out. If you can break out of the room in time you are all winners. If not, you all lose… At the end of each escape game you have an opportunity for a photo shoot to either show off your recent win or to gracefully show yo team’s s loss.
How will you escape?
By stretching your brain power, using logical deduction skills, and solving puzzles found in the room. This adventure is unlike any other entertainment experience. You will leave feeling as though you have exercised your mind and teamwork skills, in a fun and challenging way!
How many players can participate?
Our Sunken Dreams race rooms were designed for teams of 2, but can be completed by 1-3 players. Our Checkmate room is ideal for 6-8 players, but smaller or larger groups can play. You may have up to 10 players in our Checkmate room if you book the entire room.
How much are tickets?
Our tickets are $28/person for our Checkmate room and $25/person for Sunken Dreams rooms. You can save when you book an entire room. So call your friends, family, or random strangers you met at the bar to join you in this unique experience.
What are the rooms like?
We have spent much time and effort to design our rooms for a truly immersive feeling. The rooms will make you feel as though you are in a theatrical representation of the theme.
How long is the game?
You will have 60 minutes to finish our 2-person Sunken Dreams race room and 60 minutes to complete our 6-8 person Checkmate room.
What if we don’t escape?
You can never leave! Kidding. The game moderator will come release you from your room if you haven’t escaped in time.
Are we really locked in?
The doors are never truly locked; there will always be a panic bar in case a player has to leave immediately.
Can I leave the room?
You may leave the room but can not re-enter that game. Please be ready to play!
What time should I arrive at my game?
You must arrive 10-15 minutes early for your game. Our moderator will explain the rules and goals for the room during this 15 minutes, and once the game starts, late players cannot join. We may grant a grace period of a 10-minute delay, but that time will be deducted from your total time limit. We can not offer refunds for latecomers.
What age is recommended?
Our rooms are enjoyable for players of all ages. Each room has seating available for those who would like to rest. Children under the age of 12 may not fully understand the puzzles or objectives. All children must be fully supervised if they attend. The rooms are not recommended for children under 8.
Can I use my phone?
You may have your phone on you for emergency uses. It will not help you break out of the rooms, and we ask you do not record or photograph our rooms in order to keep the fun a secret for the next players.
Who will be in the room with me?
Tickets will be available to purchase until the room fills. If you wish to have a private group, you must reserve all tickets for that game. Our Sunken Dreams rooms are great for dates, 2-3 friends or small families. A double date or family of 4 can battle against each other in these race rooms. If you have a smaller group, and you chose to play our larger Checkmate room, you may get to join others players who book that time slot. This is a fun, interactive experience, and your teammates will feel like anything but strangers once you escape.
Do I get clues?
Players will get up to 3 clues during the game. Each room is equipped with an intercom and monitor where you can speak directly with the moderator. Make sure you use your clues wisely!
Where do I park?
There is some street parking available on 22nd Street. There is also a parking lot available behind the building. Parking is free.
How can I access the building?
Our escape room is located on the second story of 2201 Market Street, above Zag’s Pizza. THERE IS NO ELEVATOR to our rooms. Players must be able to climb a flight of stairs. The best entrance is on the side of the building, off of 22nd Street.
Can I have food/drink?
We do not allow food or drink in our rooms. We strongly encourage players to dine locally in Camp Hill before or after your game. You will be excited and want to discuss your failure or success with your team after you play!