The Thrill... The Challenge... Can You Escape?

Cartel Hostage Escape

Your team is a Special Task Force tracking a cartel across the border.  Part of your team has now been captured.  They are being held captive at a cartel safe house. 

The rescue team has found the location where their team members are being held.  They can get into the safe house during the guard change.  They will need to find a way to get the prisoners out of their handcuffs, and the entire team will work together to find a new way out of the room. 

  • You can choose from two options.  You can choose to have the hostages handcuffed (Difficult) or Not Handcuffed (Moderate).
  • This challenge is not handicap accessible throughout.  If you are looking for a handicap accessible challenge we recommend Creature Room or Dr. Eugene's Diagnosis.
  • Escape Challenge - Downtown location 20 6th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901

The Norwegian Job 

Your team of thieves completed a heist in Oslo, Norway.  The heist was a success and the team was making their getaway with $16M of gold, diamonds, and cash.  During the escape, one of the members of your team, Steve Norton, turned the table and stole everything for himself. Steve left your team for dead, and assumed you had no chance of survival. 

But he was wrong.

One year later, you've tracked Steve to his new home in Rochester, MN.  You have reassembled the team.  You have secured a window of one hour to break into Steve's home office.  Your team has a way in, but once inside, the door locks behind you.  You must complete your mission, and find the way to unlock the door from the inside before you are caught by Steve and his guards.  Can you complete the mission and escape in 60 minutes?


Creature Room 2016

A dark and stormy night.  Your car breaks down on a country road.  Your cell phone is dead.  The house at the top of the hill has a flickering light.  When you knock on the door it pushes open.  You hear someone, or something, make a noise inside.  You call out to ask to use the phone.  The door slams shut behind you.  You're now locked in the house.  There is a clock in the room that says dinner time is 60 minutes away.  You don't know what the creature is, but you know you don't want to be there for dinner time. 

Your group must figure out what type of creature you're dealing with, and figure out how to keep it at bay, while finding a way to escape the room in under 60 minutes.  Do you have what it takes?

  • The challenge is not over-the-top scary.  It would probably be a 3 out of 10 on the scare scale.  
  • This mission is designed for people who are new to the escape room concept, and for families that include kids. 
  • This challenge is located at our second location at 6301 Bandel Road NW Rochester, MN 55901

Bomb Maker's Apartment


Just before you land back in Rochester, after hours of interrogation, the evil doctor informs you of the terrorist's new plan to buy Uranium from an Arms dealer completely under the radar in Rochester, MN.  It would be impossible to cover every location.  Your team must sneak into the terrorist bomb maker's apartment and find clues about the location of the meeting.

Once inside the doors lock shut behind you.  The deal is going down within the hour.  There is a note on the table that reads "Welcome to my little game.  I've left you a few puzzles to keep you busy before this whole thing blows".  Its a trap.  You must figure out the location of the meeting, using clues from within the apartment, and then find a way to get escape and get that information back to your team before the meeting.

Will your team escape? 

  • This challenge is located at our second location at 6301 Bandel Road NW Rochester, MN 55901
  • This challenge is now live

Dr. Eugene's Diagnosis

Dr. Eugene has been working for Doctors Without Borders in the Middle East.  He came across a patient with an altered strain of the plague.  This modified version of the plague is very fast acting, and normal antibiotics have not been effective.  Once a person slips into a coma, they have no more than 60 minutes to live.  Dr. Eugene has been working on an antibiotic for this strain, but his research is not complete. 

It is thought that one of the doctors in the local hospital has been working with the terrorist organization. Your team has been brought in as a special medical team to find more information to prevent the terrorist attack. 

The rogue doctor has infected Dr. Eugene with the plague and placed the hospital on lockdown.   The lockdown will allow the terrorists to carry out their attack on the hospital in an hour, with no way for people to escape.
You must:

  • Finish the diagnosis and create the antibiotic to save Dr. Eugene
  • Find out who the Doctor is that is working with the terrorists
  • Find a way to Escape the hospital before the biological attack
  • This challenge is located at our second location at 6301 Bandel Road NW Rochester, MN 55901
  • This is the most challenging of the five missions