Questions about The Vanishing Act and The Storykeeper
Will we be locked inside the room?
No. In our escape rooms, your goal is to solve the mystery and successfully reach the conclusion of the story. The door remains unlocked for the entire game, and players are welcome to step outside or visit the restroom at any time.
Do I have to be good at puzzles to play?
No. The puzzles in the room have been designed so that anyone can solve them, not just puzzle enthusiasts. The puzzles may deal with words, numbers, images, or the manipulation of physical objects. The game also tests your skills of observation, communication, organization, and teamwork. There are lots of ways for everyone to contribute to the game and enjoy the experience.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
No. Everything you will need to play the game will be provided for you inside the room. We do recommend comfortable shoes, since you will be on your feet exploring the space for the duration of the game.
Is the experience scary?
Our escape rooms include areas decorated with a dark and spooky theme, and some prop and character interactions that are intended to surprise or spook players. Our games are not horror or haunt-style experiences, however, and these elements are not the main focus of our games. Our intention is not to harrass players or test their limits, but to entertain and delight players with spooky surprises as they fit within the narrative of the game.
The Vanishing Act in particular deals with mature or dark concepts which may not be appropriate for children.
How long is the game?
From start to finish, the entire experience is about 1 hour and 40 minutes long. Players will have 70 minutes to complete the escape room, with around 15 minutes of rules and information before the game, and 15 minutes after the game for debriefing and photos. Some teams may complete the game in under 70 minutes.
Where do we go when we arrive?
All players should go to the alley behind the PCC, accessible from Evanston Ave on the left (between Destee-Nation Shirt Company and PCC) or Fremont Ave N on the right (between Aesop and Blue C Sushi). We’re located to the left of the entrance to the Fremont Vintage Mall. When you arrive, call (206) 371-2835 and a Locurio staff member will escort your team inside.
Is the game handicap accessible?
Unfortunately, our building and offices are only accessible by stairs. Once inside the game rooms, some but not all portions of our escape rooms are wheelchair accessible.
Does the game require physical activity?
Both of our games require standing, walking, and searching for clues for over an hour. The Storykeeper requires some squatting or kneeling by at least one team member, and an optional crawling element. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.
Is the game appropriate for children?
The Vanishing Act is for participants 14 and older and contains scary elements that may not be suitable for children.
The Storykeeper is appropriate for children 12 and up.
Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian ON SITE for the duration of the game, and must have a parent or guardian sign our liability waiver before participating.
Are there any special effects, like lights, sounds or fog machines?
Our games features flashing colored lights, temporary darkness or dim lighting, and some loud sound effects. All flashing lights produce less than 5 flashes per second and do not create a strobe effect. There are no fog or smoke effects in the room.
Is the game suitable for non-English speakers?
While our games do include some language-independent activities, many of our puzzles do rely on some knowledge of English.
Will I be paired up with strangers?
The Vanishing Act sells tickets on an individual basis. If you don’t reserve all 8 tickets for a time slot, other customers may book those tickets and join your game. This allows groups of all sizes to enjoy The Vanishing Act at a lower cost.
The Storykeeper uses a private booking model. Once you reserve a game, that game is blocked on our booking system and no other customers can purchase tickets.
Can we enjoy the game with just 2-3 players?
The Vanishing Act is designed for teams of up to 8 players, and we strongly recommend groups of at least 4-6 players due to the difficulty of the game and the quantity of puzzles.
The Storykeeper is designed for teams of up to 6 players, so groups of 2-3 players are still likely to have a great time.
Generally speaking, the more players you have in your group, the more likely your team will be to successfully complete the game.
How can I book a private game just for me and my group?
For The Vanishing Act, you can make any time slot a private game for your group by purchasing all 8 tickets.
For The Storykeeper, all bookings are private and only accessible by your group.
If you’d like to book a game for your group at a day or time that isn’t listed on our booking calendar, please e-mail us at email@example.com and we can arrange that for you.
Can I bring extra players?
While our escape rooms are designed with a specific number of players in mind, we understand that some parties may prefer to bring more players to their game. On request, we can accept up to two additional players for both of our escape rooms. Players should keep in mind that the room may be more crowded, and the puzzles may be over-saturated with additional players. Additional players will need to pay admission either through an invoice in advance, or a credit card or cash payment on site.
Do you sell gift certificates to your escape rooms?
We sell digital gift codes which the recipient can apply toward any Locurio experience. Please visit our Gift Codes page for more information.
I have a gift code for Locurio, how do I use it?
To redeem a gift code, go to our booking page and begin the booking process for the game you would like to play. On the checkout page, there will be a field where you can enter your gift code.
I have a PayPal gift certificate for Locurio, how do I use it?
To redeem a PayPal gift certificate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Since we no longer use PayPal as a part of our online booking system, these certificates must be redeemed by Locurio customer service.