The Escape Hunt Experience is the global leader in this fast growing themed entertainment industry, offering live “escape the room” games for the public & corporate clients all over the world. With branches from Sydney to Paris, Tokyo to Houston, every game we offer is a unique adventure & experience for your group. You can count on superb entertainment & service at all our branches…
An ideal way for friends & families to enjoy a great time together…
Wherever you find yourself, it won’t be far from one of our branches…
We specialise in spectacular corporate team building & events…
Whatever your gaming level online or live, we can challenge you…
How do I play The Escape Hunt Experience? To answer this now would give away the whole surprise, so let’s just say it is one of the most exhilarating ways to spend 90 minutes with your friends, family or co-workers. The adventure lasts for 60 minutes, but you should arrive 15 minutes before for your briefing and afterwards we offer a time for feedback and discussion, so allow 90 minutes in total (or more if you want to hang out with us). The adventure itself involves escaping from a room where a crime has been committed. Solve the mystery and escape. Sounds simple? Just try!
So how long does the adventure last? Each adventure is 60 minutes long and you need to arrive 15 minutes before for the briefing. Afterwards, the de-briefing and discussion will take around 15-20 minutes.
Can I play on my own? Our games are all designed for 2–12 players and these are the recommended numbers of players, but if you really want to play alone you can! We are happy to accommodate you as a solo player, but remember it will be hard work! It is also a lot of extra work for our game masters, so we still need to charge our minimum rate of 2 players.
So how many people should play? We have tested all sorts of numbers but the ideal is a group of 2–6 players in the Mission X and Murder in the Old Manor House rooms and 5-12 players in the Meltdown in the Steel mill rooms. For this reason, we are quite strict about the team sizes as we want to ensure that each and every Escape Hunt experience is excellent.
Do we need to be really strong? Physical strength is not needed at all. We have designed our adventures to be as accessible for the most petite person to a body builder and every age group. You need skills other than brawn such as good searching skills and logical reasoning. Moving our solid teak furniture is not required…
Are there any age limits for Escape Hunt? We have tried the adventures with all ages and it is equally enjoyable for all age groups. For practical reasons, since this is a group activity and we need a certain level of maturity, we limit the minimum age to 10 years old, but there is no maximum age. We love kids, but this is an adult game and therefore younger children really will not enjoy it.
Can a handicapped or wheelchair-bound person play the adventure too? Yes, our adventures are even handicapped-friendly. For reasons of safety and practicality, we only allow one person in a wheelchair to take part in each group, as they need able-bodied helpers, but there is no reason why they should not enjoy the experience as well. All our doors have been designed to be ADA compliant.
Will it be too difficult for me? It all depends on how well you follow the brief, work in a team and put your best effort into the adventure. Each adventure is designed to be tough, but not impossible. Our Game Masters are there to help you at all times, as they follow your play in the room with you and just outside the room in a designated alcove.
What if I don’t “escape”? Then you and your team will be eaten alive. Only kidding! You will still enjoy yourself whether you escape or not, we will make sure of that!
What if I don’t enjoy myself? We take every possible care to ensure that your experience with us is highly enjoyable and meets your expectations. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and with us the customer is always right, so we will deal with any issue you might encounter and do whatever it takes to ensure that you have an excellent experience.
Do I need to wear any special clothes or bring anything? Please come in your usual clothes as we do not require any physical activity out of the ordinary. It is your brain we are after, so please make sure you bring that! Otherwise, we provide everything.
Can I come back and play again? Absolutely. We have three entirely different adventures (2 rooms of each of Meltdown in the Steel Mill and 3 rooms each of Mission X and Murder in the Old Manor House. We change the adventures at regular intervals, so you’ll be able to test your skills over and over again!
Where is The Escape Hunt Experience Located? We are located at 21639 Miles Road #5 in Cleveland. We are centrally-located just off I-480 at Miles Road near I-271 and Rt 422. We are 5 minutes from Independence and I-77.
Note: Please see our contact page for complete directions.
Can I drive to you? Yes, no problem, as we have ample parking in front of the building. Parking is ALWAYS FREE!!
Can our company do team building here? Absolutely. We have a separate division dedicated especially to corporate and special events. Please contact us for details of private corporate events in our adventure base in Cleveland. In our game center we specialize in team building exercises by playing the games as groups which work on objectives such as ice breaking, group puzzles and having fun!
What kind of corporate events can we do? The idea is learning through play. We play the games to develop teamwork, leadership, personal motivation, team structure, empowerment, initiative building and ongoing corporate and individual improvement. We use game-play to challenge people individually and in group settings.
All work is based on a combination of sound organizational psychology principles and practical change management tools.
Do you offer programs for social events? Yes, we do! Chose from a wide variety of social events catered to the needs of your group or your party. We offer indoor events at our facility that includes a gourmet kitchen/meeting room complete with a Smart TV and whiteboard, that will be sure to create a memorable experience for your friends and family! Book a birthday party, family reunion, or even a school field trip with us now!
What is the best program? Our experience shows that the ideal program is a combination of escape game play followed by group work, but you can choose to play one game only or a game followed by another game. This can all be adapted for group sizes between 12 and 100, for different times of the day and to suit corporate needs. Please call us at 216-581-HUNT to speak with our corporate events specialist to create a tailored solution for your company whether you have 6 people or 100 people in your company. We can create a fun, motivating and memorable experience for you and your company
How many people can you accommodate? We are able to accommodate up to 60 people at a time in our 8 game rooms. We handle group sizes from 12 to 60 people easily and more by special arrangement.
What is all this based on? Our founder is a qualified psychologist who specialized and practiced organizational (work) psychology. He used these skills coupled with a broad commercial background to consult for many companies during his career. He brings these skills to our Escape Hunt corporate challenges to make something truly unique.
How can we organize our corporate event? We deal with our corporate clients directly. We prefer to deal directly with you rather than via an event planner. In our experience, these third parties cannot communicate the options effectively and so much detail gets lost. For this reason, we strongly urge you to contact us directly.
Who have you worked with recently? Globally Escape Hunt runs around 2–3 events each week and clients are both local and from all over the world. Some recent clients include:
When can I play The Escape Hunt Experience? Located in Cleveland directly off I-480 at Miles Road and very close to I-271 and Rt 422, we are open for business Tuesday through Thursday from 12:30pm until 8:30pm and Friday and Saturday from 12:30pm to 10:00pm. We are closed on Monday. You can play whenever we have free time slots, by booking online on this website. Please call 216-581-HUNT with any questions you may have regarding your booking.
What if I arrive late? This is a LIVE adventure concept, so unfortunately if you arrive late, you may NOT be able to play and/or you may be required to play in a reduced amount of time. It’s extremely important to arrive on time, as there will be other adventurers scheduled after you as well. The best way to fully enjoy your experience is to have your entire party arrive 15 minutes before your game is scheduled to start.
Do I need to book in advance? Yes, we operate a sophisticated booking and calendar system here on our website and via Facebook. Bookings fill up quickly, so be sure to check regularly, as we open new booking periods daily. All our promotions and discounts are ONLY available online! Therefore, we highly recommend booking online to get the game time you want.
Can't I just turn up and play with friends?
Can’t I just turn up and play with friends? There may be a limited number of game slots each day for last minute bookings and walk-ins. You will need to arrive as early as possible on the day in order to reserve for later that day, as these will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For this reason, we STRONGLY recommend booking ahead!
How do I book? Booking is really simple. Go to out bookings page and follow these simple steps:
1. Choose your group size. We allow from 2–6 players in our Mission X and Murder in the Old Manor House games and 5-12 players in our Meltdown in the Steel Mill game. The minimum number of players for the Mission X and Murder in the Old Manor House games is 2. The minimum number of players for the Meltdown in the Steel Mill game is 5. ALL of our games are PRIVATE for you and the other players in your party, we do not fill our rooms by grouping strangers together to play our games. More than 6 or 12 players is possible too – just book 2 or more rooms and spread your team across those rooms. You will start at the same time and play against each other head-to-head.
2. Choose your room theme. There is a description on the booking site and more information in our FAQs here on another page, but all games are great to play.
3. Choose your preferred date and time. By clicking on all of the games you get more choice of date and time. The chances are you will find a free game time in one of the rooms, so check them all one by one!
4. Choose the game and pay. You should have no problems paying either by credit card or PayPal using our online system and the payment system from PayPal, but if you have any problems please let us know. Please note that PayPal has its own rules for taking payments, which we cannot control.
Important notes: To book multiple rooms select them one by one and then pay together at the checkout. To book more than 4 months ahead or for any other general questions, please contact us directly at 216-581-HUNT.
Why play The Escape Hunt Experience? The Escape Hunt Experience is designed to be one of the most fun to spend 90 minutes of your time with your partner, friends, family or coworkers. It is also many other things – educational, didactic, bonding, inspirational, exhilarating, spontaneous, challenging and much more. You will learn a lot about yourself and the rest of your team in a very short time and most of all have a great deal of fun. We love seeing the looks of excitement and satisfaction on our guest's faces when they escape!
I don’t really like games much. Will I like The Escape Hunt Experience? We think so. It is not a “game” like any other you can imagine. It is truly an adventure. Come try it! We are sure you will enjoy yourself.
Is The Escape Hunt Experience that special? We hope so. Ultimately, how successful we are is a result of how well we do our job. There is nothing like our concept anywhere in the world. We are also trying to do it to the utmost of our abilities offering the ultimate in personalized 5 star service and we are confident you will find it one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life.
Is The Escape Hunt Experience something I will remember? Absolutely. We are sure that the adventure itself will stay in your mind for a long time and also we help jog that memory by taking free photos of your team to post online (with your permission of course).
What adventures will I find at The Escape Hunt Experience in Cleveland? We have 8 rooms at Escape Hunt Cleveland split into 3 different adventures. Each has an exciting and different theme. We have two Meltdown in the Steel Mill rooms, three Murder in the Old Manor House rooms and three Mission X rooms. Each theme has an entirely different set of puzzles and codes so you can come back and play another game later and still find it to be an enjoyable and challenging experience. The difficulty level is the same for all games.
Can we play against each other in different adventures? Our 8 game rooms are separate but “twinned” or "tripled" into 2 or 3 pairs with the same mystery to solve, allowing for two or three teams to compete against each other head-to-head. This way you can book a group of 6-10 people, then you can split into 2 groups and compete against each other. In fact, if you have the urge to compete, you can book up to 60 people at one time!
Can you tell us more about the adventures? All 8 rooms have different themes and are set in different periods. In the Steel Mill rooms, set in the 1950s - 1960s, you will attempt to turn down the blast furnace, set to high by a disgruntled co-worker, before it explodes and melts the surrounding city of Cleveland. In the Mission X rooms, set in the present, a notorious International company has stolen sensitive information that could lead to the development of a more powerful nuclear warhead unless you prevent an internet leak of the information. In Murder in the Old Manor House, set in 1914, a mysterious man has been murdered and you have to decipher a message and solve clues before the evidence is destroyed forever! In each case there are several suspects, lots of clues and a great storyline. Be prepared for mystery, intrigue and much more.
What is The Escape Hunt Experience? The Escape Hunt Experience is an international company with Head Office operations in Bangkok and the brain-child of the CEO and founder. In his long career, he has been a marketer, business consultant and entrepreneur in several fields. He decided to launch The Escape Hunt Experience because he saw a real opportunity to create something highly original and beneficial to all walks of society. Being based in Bangkok and seeing a lack of indoor daytime entertainment, he launched the concept there first. Seeing the way ‘experiential entertainment’ is taking off around the world, he decided early on to build the business as a highly scalable one, which would translate to every culture around the world. The Escape Hunt Experience is unique in style and concept and the first ‘escape game’ of its kind and continues to set new standards around the world as it grows into a global branch network with branches everywhere.
What makes The Escape Hunt Experience so special as an adventure? There are many things you can do with your time these days, but none are as special as The Escape Hunt Experience because it is fun yet safe, educational yet light-hearted, challenging yet cooperative, competitive yet relaxing – the list goes on.
How does The Escape Hunt Experience differ from other “escape games” I have seen online? Firstly, Escape Hunt is LIVE – that means no online play and all real-time action. You are IN the game! Secondly, the concept and execution is beyond anything you will ever see elsewhere, we promise!
Has a lot of thought gone into this? Yes, a lot! The founder and CEO, has a background in Psychology, Languages and Education from Cambridge University where he gained a first Masters Degree. He then specialized in IQ testing, teamwork design, cognitive and group psychology and went on to work with this in industry. What you see here is the result of many years of research and life experience, coupled with a desire to create something special in his favorite city and home, Bangkok.
If I have any feedback – negative or positive – who do I talk to? We’re always happy to hear from you. Please contact us directly through our Contact page and we will respond to you directly.
What locations are already open? The flagship location of The Escape Hunt Experience opened in Bangkok in July 2013 and we have continued to expand ever since! You can find our current locations here.
Are there Escape Hunt franchise opportunities still available? We are currently accepting applications for The Escape Hunt Experience branches in several key locations around the world. We invite interested parties to contact us via our franchising enquiry form to discuss opportunities with confidence. We operate a traditional model of an upfront fee, monthly revenue share and monthly support fees. Most importantly, you’ll be joining a community of franchise owners around the world who support each other regularly!
Where else will you open? We are opening all over the world and we are open to prospective franchisees in many new locations. We invite offers from potential franchisees in large cities or major tourist destinations.
Do you have further information? Please see our franchise presentation on our Franchises page and contact us for more information.
The Escape Hunt Experience is a fantastic global entertainment franchise offering unique “escape the room” adventures to the public and corporate clients all over the world. We have branches everywhere from Cleveland to Singapore, Perth to Barcelona and we are the acknowledged global leaders in this fast growing entertainment industry.
21639 Miles Road #5
Cleveland, Ohio 44128
OPEN FOR CORPORATE AND PRIVATE EVENTS (BY REQUEST)
Sunday – Thursday: 9:30am to 8:30pm
Friday:- Saturday 9:30am to 10:00pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Bookings Completed Online)
Monday – Closed
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 12:30pm to 8:30pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 12:30pm to 10:00pm