Corvus Escape Facts

What is an Escape Room / Escape Game / Puzzle Room?

Most ask, what is an escape room / escape game? Corvus Escape is truly a unique and interactive entertainment activity where you and up to 5 friends are placed in a room with only 60 minutes to complete the challenge. Using your brain-power, as well as the tools and clues provided to you throughout the game.

If this is the first you’re hearing of real life escape games, you’re not alone. Nearly a decade ago the first escape games were started in Japan and are just now catching on as a mainstream activity. Since the first one has opened the idea of experiencing the escape game rather than just watching it unfold on a computer screen has taken hold. The industry really started taking off in 2014 with explosive growth in Europe and Asia and finally gaining a foothold in the ever important North American market.

Inspiration of the Escape Game

Prior to getting into the history of the real life escape game, we’ll give you a little background on how these escape games first got started. With the advent of video games and their ever increasing popularity during the 70’s, companies and designers were seeking new ways for the audience to interact with the games they were playing. The first iterations of video games relied on text commands for the user to have control of the game, however with advancements in technology the gameplay began to rely more on a human’s visual perception. The grandfather of the escape games were the original point and click adventure games. These games typically utilized the cursor in order to interact with objects located throughout the game.

How long before my scheduled time do I need to arrive?

We ask that you please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ticket time in order to hear the room and safety instructions.

Will I be playing the game with other guests?

You will only be playing with those who you invite to participate. Once the room is booked, the room is reserved. The room minimum is 2 players. Room maximum is 6 players.

Is there an age limit to attend?

Currently, we allow 6 years and up.

How long do I have to complete the game?

You have exactly 60 minutes to complete the challenge.

If I’m late, can I still play?

If you arrive after your schedule time, your time continues to run, to keep schedule for the following games. Refunds will not be offered for late arrivals or no shows.

How far in advance do I need to book a room?

Anyone can access our calendar of availability at any time, and bookings can be made up to one hour prior to the game’s start time. Walk-ins are accepted depending on availability though we encourage guests to book online in order to secure your room.

Weekends tend to fill up more quickly than weekdays, so we recommend making those bookings at least a couple weeks in advance. For bookings near holidays, we recommend booking a month in advance.

What is your cancellation policy?

No refunds on cancellations will be given within last 24 hours of the booking. A reschedule may be provided upon request, at the owners discretion.

What if we have more players than a room’s listed capacity?

In certain cases we will allow groups to add additional players into the game. Under special circumstances, we will allow a minimal number of additional players into the game. Our maximum capacity limitations are estimated by testing how many people can comfortably play and still be able to participate with the rest of the group. If your group has too many players than what can fit into a room, you will need to be separated into multiple rooms (See next question).

Do you provide food and drink/alcohol?

Because Springfield Escape Room is a family-friendly business, we do not offer or allow alcoholic beverages inside the facility. We do not cater or provide food.