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Across from Mission Taco, Grinders, and the crossroads music venue.

between Double Shift and Border BrewING COMPANY.

You may park on street, or pay to park behind Double Shift.

(As of now we do not validate.)

Our door is next to the deck on 18th street. We are upstairs.

How Do I Book A Game?

Please book your experience online on our "book now" page or come in person and pay cash in advance. We are often unable to accept bookings over the phone. Company team building events can email for questions on booking a larger group.

How Many People Play, And Is There An Age Limit?

The Toy Shop Puzzle - between 2 and 8 players.  Ages 6 and up. (Ages 6-12 must have an adult participate.) 

The Puzzle Master's Playroom -  between 3 and 8 players.  Ages 10 and up. (Ages 10-12 must have an adult participate.)

Toy Shop: SVU - between 2 and 8 players. Ages 13 and up. (Ages 13-17 must have an adult present.) 

How Do I Pay?

All games are either paid online with a credit / debit card or we will accept cash if you come in and book an appointment in advance.

Can I Book With My Friends Or Family?*

Of course! We suggest one person book for your entire group. All rooms are first come, first served.  There are 8 tickets available in each room so you will need to book all 8 spots if you want the room to be just for your group. You can also book "privately" for $162 with any size group (up to 8) by checking "Private Event" at booking. (8 slots must be open at time of booking for this)

* We are currently not making multi-group bookings - Only your group will be in the room.

What does a 'private' booking entail?

When you use the private booking button while making an appointment, you are in effect buying all eight tickets for that appointment and making that date and time unavailable to other escape artists. The price is $162 + tax. You may bring up to 8 players. Note: If you select this option and complete your booking, we require notice to remove the option and refund the additional charge within 2 hours by e-mail or phone message so we can make those tickets available again without losing potential guests that may also want to participate in that specific appointment. After 2 hours no refunds will be issued.   

Can You Accommodate Larger Parties And Events?

Absolutely! You can either book through our main booking page, call or email us directly to rent our facility for a larger party or event.

Multiple appointments will likely be required as each room allows for 8 players only. We can run 16 players simultaneously when both of our rooms are available and booked together.  

Will There Be Other People In The Room With Us?*

This will depend on how many people are in your group. If the total available tickets are 8 and there are only 4 of you then 4 tickets will still be available to be booked by other groups. They will not necessarily be filled, but there is a possibility / likely-hood that others may buy those tickets. If you want to experience a room with only your friends/family you may check "Private Event" when booking for a private experience.  $162 (see above)  *With the threat of COVID-19 this policy is suspended.

How Long Is Each Game?

Each game is 60 minutes, though we ask you to arrive 15 minutes prior to your experience for preparation and take 5 minutes after to debrief and take pictures to commemorate your victory (or defeat!) Please be kind to our staff and use the restroom before you arrive.

How Early Should I Arrive?

Parking in the Crossroads can be tricky so please give yourself some extra time and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your start time. You may park in "Brewers Alley," on-street, or behind Double Shift brewery. Games will begin on time. If you are over 15 minutes late, you may have less than 60 minutes to play. (No refunds / $30 rescheduling fee for late arrivals wanting the full hour.)


Is The Escape Artist KC Wheelchair Accessible?

Unfortunately, we are not. We are on the second floor of a very old and historic building that is not equipped with ramps or an elevator.

Am I Really Going To Be Locked In A Room?

No, you are free to leave the room at any time. Of course, leaving the room early disqualifies any record times.

Can we change or cancel appointment times?

Yes. As long as you inform us in person by phone, message, or e-mail or change the appointment yourself at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment time to give us a chance to resell those tickets and put someone else into that time slot. Inside of 48 hours there is a $30 rescheduling / cancellation fee. No-shows will not be refunded or rescheduled - A new appointment is required.

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 408B E 18 St, Kansas City, MO 64108

(816) 472-6699


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