ESCAPE ROOM GAMES


Clues in hand, clock is ticking. What will you discover?

WHY OUR ESCAPE ROOMS ARE RIGHT FOR YOU

CAPTIVATE ANY INDIVIDUAL and ACCOMMODATE EVERY GROUP


FINALLY! AN ESCAPE ROOM FOR ALL GROUP SIZES

Escape rooms are great, but how can your entire group fit in one room? Enter BreakoutIQ. Built with large, corporate events in mind, our unique game design allows us to engage groups of 8 - 500+ participants at the same time! Every game is a private reservation just for your group.

GAMES BUILT FOR EVERYONE - NOT JUST PUZZLE EXPERTS

Our escape rooms don’t require any prior skills or experience. You’ll need a broad mix of personalities to conquer each challenge, so your entire team will have a blast.

Over 15,000 professionals have enjoyed this experience, coming from all industries, departments, levels of seniority, and more.

IN OFFICE, OFF-SITE, AND BEYOND - HOSTED ESCAPE ROOMS DELIVERED ANYWHERE!

We get it - moving your entire group somewhere can be tough. So whether you’re at the office or an off-site location, we can bring our game right to you!

Don't have a space? Our team of rockstar event coordinators can help you book one of our exciting partner venues to host your outing

DON’T KNOW WHAT AN ESCAPE ROOM IS? CLICK HERE FOR MORE!+
ESCAPE ROOMS ARE PHYSICAL ADVENTURE GAMES IN WHICH PLAYERS SOLVE A CONNECTED SERIES OF PUZZLES WHILE RACING AGAINST A CLOCK

In a traditional escape room, you and your team have an hour to solve your way through a themed room and “escape” by finding the final key. To be successful, you’ll need to find hidden clues, solve challenging puzzles, think outside of the box, and work together. Anything can be a clue – everyday items like picture frames and maps may hide secret messages, and interactive props like blacklights and speakers can reveal the next puzzle. You’ll earn your next clues either by opening a lock, checking in with your game host, or connecting the dots between multiple objects already in the room.

BreakoutIQ’s escape rooms capture the best of a traditional escape room with the added benefit of accommodating any group size, location, and group type. Keep reading to learn more!

ADDITIONAL INFO

HOW WE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND

THRILLING GAME THEMES


Two Exciting Themes:

Sherlock’s Theater Escape:
Solving Dr. Watson’s theater mystery

The Great American Escape:
Treasure hunting across the U.S.!

Themes are selected based on group size and set up needs


THRILLING GAME THEMES

Sherlocks, Spies, and Treasure

HELPFUL GAME FACILITATORS


Our facilitators make sure everyone – seasoned problem solver or first timer – is engaged, contributing, and moving towards an exciting finish!

We’ll also manage activity set up and clean up, guaranteed to start on time


HELPFUL GAME FACILITATORS

Trained to engage your entire group

AN EASY FIT INTO YOUR AGENDA


You can start your activity at any time of day, with escape rooms ranging from 20-120 minutes.

Our flexible set up allows us to fit seamlessly into any agenda


AN EASY FIT INTO YOUR AGENDA

Flexible timing, simple setup

TRAINING PROGRAMS


In this game, you’ll integrate a broad mix of strategies, skills, and personalities to succeed.

Our optional team workshop shines a light on your own tendencies, your teammates’, and how to apply those learnings for a more productive workplace.


TRAINING PROGRAMS

Use the game to reflect and learn

PARTICIPANTS DESCRIBE THIS ACTIVITY AS:

ENGAGING

REWARDING

CHALLENGING

UNIQUE

WELL RUN

“Wonderfully fun and engaging experience. It’s easy for everyone in the team to get involved.”


- Tilak, Facebook

"The series of puzzles were challenging (but oh so rewarding when you finally solved them!) and intricately interlinked."


- Mansi, McKinsey

“BreakoutIQ was an incredible team event! The puzzles were challenging and everyone was working together and deeply engaged.!”


- Karen, Uber

"BreakoutIQ made my life easy! They brought an "Escape Room" to us. Thanks for a unique event that people are still talking about!"


- Megan, Genentech

“A creative, fun and challenging event - not to mention smooth and extremely well run. If you are looking for a team building event, you've come to the right place!"


- Jeffrey, Airbnb
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What are escape rooms?

+What kind of puzzles are in an escape room?

Our escape room games are comprised of a variety of different puzzles, ranging from word and logic, to audio and sensory based challenges. They are purposely designed so that there is at least one challenge to play to the strengths of each member of the team!

+What game themes do you have?

Sherlock’s Theater Escape is our primary theme for groups of up to 30 (although it works well for up to 100). Take your turn as Sherlock Holmes, trying to solve Dr. Watson’s mystery. This game is a mix of detective and theater clues, but no prior knowledge of either theme is needed.

For larger groups of any size, we’ll run our Great American Escape theme. This game has you solving clues linked to cities all across the nation, as you take your turn as a treasure hunter. With a mix of audio, smell based, tactile, word, and logic based clues, there’s something for everyone!

+Are escape rooms physically challenging?

While you will have to move around to some degree to solve or find various clues, there are no tasks or challenges that require extensive physical exertion.

+Do escape rooms requires any preparation or outside knowledge? Do either of your game themes require specific knowledge?

Our escape rooms are completely self-contained, so everything you need to solve the challenges and puzzles will be provided to you during the activity itself.

+Are the escape game themes scary? Are we actually locked in a room?

None of our escape rooms are horror themed, and allow for free movement in and out of the actual play area. Our themes are designed for broad appeal.

+What if we need help during the game? Will there be a host at my escape room?

At least two of our expert event facilitators will be there to answer any questions and provide support as necessary.

The event facilitators will make sure that nobody is getting stuck or frustrated as they go through the challenge, and will assist you with a series of hints without directly providing you with answers so you can still enjoy all of the A-Ha moments!

How we work with large groups

+How many people can play an escape room at once?

While a typical escape room only holds a maximum of 8 or 10 participants, BreakoutIQ’s escape rooms are designed for larger groups. We can accommodate as many as 500 participants at the same time, in the same space!

+Will everyone be in one room? Will everyone play at the same time?

Everyone will be in the same space, participating in the same activity, at the same time!

+How do large group escape rooms work?

Participants are placed into teams, usually of 4-6 each. We find this to be the ideal size – teams are large enough to support each other and small enough to engage everyone without someone needing to take a step back. You can pre-select your teams, or have us randomize them on-site.

Each team receives their own copy of half of the clues, while the other half are spread across the room in a variety of formats to be found and solved. Teams will feed off of each other’s energy as they cross paths in the room. Our hosts will make sure no clue gets too crowded and that the light competition remains a source of positive energy so everyone walks away with a great shared experience.

HOW ESCAPE ROOMS ARE GOOD FOR ALL TYPES OF TEAM ACTIVITIES

+Why are escape rooms a good team activity?

Escape rooms force everyone in a group to work together to achieve a unified outcome, while still being a fun and exciting time for the team!

+How can escape rooms engage everyone on my team?

Our escape room utilizes multiple styles of challenges in order to create a fun and engaging experience for you and your team. There will be portions of the activity that specifically engage the strengths of everyone, requiring teamwork in order to be successful!

+If I haven’t done an escape room before, will I enjoy this?

If you enjoy puzzles, problem solving, and teamwork, then escape rooms are an excellent choice! Most of our participants are new to this type of activity and walk away buzzing from the experience.

+If I’m not great at puzzles, will I be able to play?

Yes! In addition to having a broad mix of challenge types and difficulties to ease you in, you can still help your teams in many ways if puzzles aren’t your thing.

Serve as the scout that spends their time searching for new clues. Be the connector that works with everyone on your team, and connects the dots as clues start to converge during the game. Or be the organizer and make sure your team is only focused on new challenges, not revisiting things your other teammates may have already gotten too.

+How do you approach an escape room?

As long as you work together with your team, exercise your critical thinking skills, and hold a positive attitude, you will have a fun and rewarding time experiencing our escape room! Be organized, read everything you get, and frequently talk to your teammates to hear about what they’ve uncovered.

+This sounds fun. I also want my team to learn and experience team bonding from this activity. Are there options for that?

In addition to the activity itself, we can also include a post-activity debrief and workshop, where we discuss takeaways from the activity! Some of the topics covered include roles, awareness, and communication, or we can cover custom topics as requested!

WHERE CAN YOU PLAY? ANYWHERE!

+Where are your escape room locations? How do you deliver them anywhere?

We offer a portable escape room, which allows us to take our activity anywhere! We are based in both San Francisco and New York, and serve the entire surrounding areas. We can also fly across the country depending on budget and availability.

+Can you host an escape room at my office or off-site venue? How much will you move things around?

Yes! Our escape rooms can be brought anywhere. Setting them up at your office or another venue you provide is the most affordable option and the simplest to organize.

We simply require tables and some open space. Our flexible setup means we are able to work with most spaces. Often the games will take place in one large room, but we can also spread across multiple rooms, set up in a lounge or open office area, or use any other space you have. We’ll send you a sample layout ahead of time so you’ll know what to expect.

+I want to get out of my office, or can’t provide a suitable activity space. Can you provide one?

Yes! We have an extensive network of venue partners across the Bay Area and New York Area. Our concierge team can help you find a great venue for your event.

Our venue partner network features a wide variety of venues such as restaurants, bars, events spaces, conference rooms, retreat centers, as well as some unexpected options like gallery and music spaces!

There are options that work great for most budgets, and venues can often offer food and drink packages too if you are interested.

+What do you need to set up?

Not much, we make it easy. The primary requirements are tables that ideally have been cleared off before we arrive. Beyond that, we’ll need some open space to walk around each table. A/V is preferred (TV or projector, plus speakers) if available, but we can often provide our own if needed at no extra cost.

Exact space and table requirements will depend on your group size.

+How long do you need to set up and clean up?

Most events only require 30 – 60 minutes before and after the activity. We can also accommodate faster setups or cleanups for tight agendas, and occasionally need longer for very large groups.

+My office isn’t in San Francisco or New York City - can I still book an event?

Yes! Over half of our events take place across the broader Bay Area or Tri-State region.

We also can fly anywhere in the country for certain events based on budget and availability.

+Is a portable escape room as fun as a more traditional escape room?

Yes! What makes escape rooms great is how you’re immediately captivated by the storyline and solving the challenges at hand, and we put a lot of effort into our game design to emphasize that. We have fewer bells and whistles than a more traditional escape room, but offer a wide variety of clues, have a ton of many hidden clues and amazing reveals, and 2 exciting storylines.

Still not convinced? Just read our reviews! Plenty of escape room enthusiasts have played our games and we always rank towards the top of their lists.

WHEN ARE YOU AVAILABLE? CAN YOU WORK WITH MY SCHEDULE?

+What game lengths are available?

Our standard game length is 60 – 90 minutes, including an intro, full game, and puzzle recap.

Our abridged game is 30 – 45 minutes, with just an intro and abbreviated set of puzzles.

Upon special request, we can adapt our escape rooms to fit a larger length of time in your itinerary.

+What time slots are available?

We have flexible scheduling and are available to host an escape room any time of day. Our team can handle multiple events in a day, so we’re rarely 100% booked. Just let us know your preferred dates and times.

+I have a packed agenda for the day - can you make an escape room fit?

Yes! Our concierge team can recommend a solution that works for any agenda. Depending on group size and venue, we can host an escape room experience in as little as 30 minutes.

+How far in advance do we have to book? What’s your cancellation policy?

We can accommodate last minute bookings, but recommend booking at least 2 – 4 weeks in advance. For larger events or events that require more event coordination, we recommend at least 1 month in advance.

We require a 30% non-refundable deposit to confirm an event, with final headcounts and payment due 2 weeks before your event date. Any payments made above the deposit are refundable up to 2 weeks before the event. After that, date changes and cancellations are usually non-refundable.

+Can you provide a sample itinerary?

Sample Itinerary:
3:15pm – 4:00pm – BreakoutIQ Arrival and Check-In
3:30pm – 4:00pm – BreakoutIQ Room Set Up
4:00pm – 5:30pm – 90 Minute Escape Activity [includes instructions and recap]
5:30pm – 6:15pm – BreakoutIQ Cleanup and Depart

What occasions and group types are escape rooms good for?

+Are escape rooms good for any occasion?

BreakoutIQ escape rooms are a great way to add a unique and memorable way for guests to think outside the box and interact with each other in new ways. We’ve hosted escape experiences for a wide variety of occasions including onsites, offsites, holiday parties, company retreats, sales kickoffs, milestone celebrations, trainings, fun team outings, happy hours, etc.

+What types of teams enjoy this activity?

Teams of all types and industries have played and enjoyed our escape room activities. From engineering, C-level executives, admin, sales and marketing teams, lawyers, doctors, educators, etc.

+My team is international - will it work for them?

Yes, we’ve successfully run this activity for many international groups. Our escape rooms are designed to be playable without requiring specific subject knowledge or familiarity with American culture.

However, our game materials and instructions do require reading and conversational level English. If many of your team members are non-native English speakers, it may be too difficult, and our other activities may be a better fit.

Our event facilitators are trained to support guests as needed.

+Do you work with kids? What’s the minimum age for participating?

Yes, BreakoutIQ has hosted escape room experiences for many middle schools and high schools. Our escape rooms are best for ages 12 and up.