WHAT IS INSOMNIA ESCAPE ROOM?

Insomnia Escape room is a brand new form of interactive entertainment. You and your team will find yourselves locked in the game room and you will only have 60 minutes to complete your mission and escape. Brainstorming and teamwork will be necessary to solve puzzles, find clues, and use different high tech devices and gadgets to complete your mission.

Don’t worry, though! Even if you run out of time, the doors will unlock anyway. At anytime during the game, you will be able to get clues from one of the game masters that will be watching the room via webcam.

Playing in the escape room is not physical and not dangerous; the rooms are quite spacious with sufficient amounts of light and air conditioning. Your only challenge will be satisfying your curiosity and the ability to keep control under a tough deadline.

WHAT IS AN ESCAPE ROOM?

It is a brand new type of team-based intellectual entertainment. In short – a team of people is locked in a room that has been decorated to create a specific atmosphere. The room contains several series of puzzles – logical, mechanical, low-tech, and high-tech gadgets that will lead you through the scenario and help you to find all of the missing pieces of the final puzzle. When you find all the pieces and finish the scenario, you win. If you do not finish your scenario in 60 minutes, you lose.

I HATE LOSING. WHAT IF WE CAN NOT SOLVE THE PUZZLE?

No worries, we are here to help you. From the time the lock turns, the team is supervised by the game master through a web camera. You can ask for a clue at any time; the game master will try to give small clues, in small doses, to avoid spoiling your game.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO PLAY A REAL LIFE ESCAPE GAME?

It’s like being the hero of a movie or being a character in a real life computer game. It is unforgettable and we do everything to provide you with a purely emotional experience.

IS IT BORING AND OVER COMPLICATED? DO I NEED SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE?

No. It has nothing similar to an IQ test or mathematics competitions. We provide experiences, not exams.

All you need is general logic and a basic understanding of math to be able to play the game to your best ability.

WHO CAN PLAY YOUR ESCAPE ROOMS?

In two words – a team. Anyone can play but you will fair best in a team. As a part of a team, people of all ages and backgrounds will be participating in the action – from children to seniors. Children ages 14 and below need to be accompanied by the parent. Children 14-17 can play alone, but parents need to sign a waiver form for them.

IS IT PHYSICAL OR STRESSFUL? ANY SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE?

Absolutely not. If you can handle sitting or standing in a room for 60 minutes, then you can participate. Please consider that there will be some level of stress, like in the movies – you wouldn’t recommend going to a thriller or horror movie to someone with heart problems, for example.

DO I NEED TO BRING A TEAM? CAN I PLAY BY MYSELF?

You can book the room for yourself, but you will most definitely play best as part of a team. Our rooms are recommended for 2-7 people. It means that you will have a hard time trying to make it alone, and it can be too busy for more than 7 people.

CAN I HAVE A PRIVATE PARTY?

Sure! You can book one or several rooms (when available). See our Private events page.

IS IT GOOD FOR TEAM BUILDINGCORPORATE EVENTS ?

It is a perfect thing to do with your small workgroup. See our Private events and Team building page for details. We can help you organize a company or cross-company competition or host a corporate event. However, please keep our capacity in mind – only 7-8 persons per room can be accommodated at once. And we have 2 rooms so far.

WILL I BE ACTUALLY LOCKED IN A ROOM?

Yes, our games include an actual escape element – you will need to find a key for the exit door. However, all of our rooms have the main challenge of not only getting out, but completing an actual mission – Saving the World, finding the philosopher’s stone, stealing compromising photos, etc.

HOW LONG THE GAME LAST?

Our games last exactly 60 minutes, plus time needed to give each team preliminary instructions and a quick briefing.

WHAT IS THE ESCAPE RATE FOR YOUR ROOMS?

We don’t actually measure the escape rate because we believe that everyone should live the whole experience of our rooms to the end. When the time is about to expire, our game master offers a series of clues that will help a team make it to the final clue.

WHAT IF I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC?

We have been contacted by people that are claustrophobic and we are ready to provide them with the actual measurements of our rooms for consideration. You are one hundred percent safe in our rooms, but if discussed with the team, we can also not lock the exit door. We promise it will not spoil the pleasure of the game, because the most interesting part is completing the mission!

IS IT DARK OR SCARY IN YOUR ROOMS?

No, it is not. While we are fans of the horror genre, our rooms have enough light and are not designed to be scary to you. There are some unexpected surprises though, and rarely people do startle, but most are just excited when they see them.

IS IT SIMILAR TO PUZZLE ROOM?

Yes! This is a live-action locked room scenario set up in the style of a movie scene with a myriad of puzzles and clues to be solved to reach the end goal.

DO YOU HAVE HORROR ESCAPE GAMES?

Not really. While we are fans of the horror genre, our rooms are more of the funny, thriller, or magical genres to be safe for all possible members of a family or group. So don’t worry, there are lots of thrills but no chills.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REAL ESCAPE ROOM AND ONLINE ESCAPE GAMES?

Some real life escape games are very similar to the popular ‘escape the room’ online or mobile games. However, our approach is different – we are making a movie – like experience with more action, emotions and fun.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST ESCAPE GAME?

Our rooms are mostly differentiated by the theme of the room and by the difficulty level. Some rooms are better suited for beginners, others are designed with more experienced players in mind. See ‘difficulty level’ on our room description – it is figured on a 1-10 scale – 1 is very easy, 10 is devilishly hard.

WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT? CAN CHILDREN PARTICIPATE?

Children who are under 14 must be accompanied by adults (1 adult per each 4 children), and those still under 18 must have a liability waiver signed by their parents.

Our games are designed for anyone and everyone to be able to play within mixed aged group.

IS YOUR ROOM SIMILAR TO THE ONE IN BIG BANG THEORY?

Thank God, no. There was a popular episode in The Big Bang Theory where they played an escape room. The room shown there is kind of funny, but we are working hard to make our rooms way better. No one ever escaped in 6 minutes.

CAN I BRING IN MY CELLPHONE? WHAT ABOUT FOOD OR DRINK?

We ask our players not to use their cell phones during the game. It just spoils the fun – you can’t be in the 1930’s with an iPhone in your hand. However you are totally free to keep your beloved smart phone with you during the game.

We kindly ask that you not take food or drink in the game rooms – nobody wants to spill their Coke on an old manuscript, after all. We do offer free soft drinks, coffee and tea for you in our lobby to be enjoyed before you play or after you complete a room.

CAN I BUY TICKETS AS A GIFT?

Sure you can, We offer Gift Certificates on our special page.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T ESCAPE IN TIME?

You will stay with us forever and be welcome members of our growing team! MUAHAHA!!

Just kidding. Once your time is up, we’ll still let you out of the room. After all, the law says we have to!

WHAT IF WE ESCAPE IN TIME?

We promise, you’ll have so many unforgettable experiences and have something to discuss several hours, days, even weeks later! And you get to enjoy our complimentary drinks in the lobby.

DO I NEED A RESERVATION BEFORE I COME?

Yes, we have a very cool booking system on our website and ask all players to book in advance, we do not want you to come and find that your time slot was taken by someone else.

CAN WE BRING MORE PEOPLE?

Our max capacity is stated on every room’s page. It is usually 7-8 people. We just don’t want to risk spoiling anybody’s experience by staffing 10 people in one room. You can always call us and discuss your situation if needed, and we’ll try to help as best we can.

WHAT CLOTHES DO I NEED TO WEAR?

Anything that is comfortable. We do have some teams who come all dressed up according to the theme of the room and they definitely have fun! We also have some themed accessories available if you’d like to look the part in the photos.

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WHAT ARE THE RULES?

Our basic rules are the following:

The floor, the ceiling, windows and window blinds are not included in the game: no bricks need to be pulled out, floor boards pulled up, etc.

No force is needed – everything opens nice and smoothly if you do the right thing.

You do not need to climb anywhere or on anything.

No need to disassemble or move the furniture.

You will have a notebook and pencil provided for you to take notes. No need to write anywhere else.

If you need help – just ask us for a hint or a clue, we are watching the game over the camera and we can hear you and talk to you.

CAN YOU DO ANYTHING SPECIAL FOR BIRTHDAY/BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTIES?

Yes, we will be happy to either hide a present in our puzzles or customize them for your special event.

HOW DO I REDEEM COUPON VOUCHER?

If you bought a coupon for the game, please select a coupon option when booking. Coupons don’t work for every time slot, so please pay attention for your coupon’s fine print.

HOW MUCH THE GAME COST?

Prices vary depending on time, day of the week and the number of players. Please see the schedule for the particular room you’d like. Taxes are not included in listed prices.

HOW TO CHANGE TIME OF MY BOOKING?

You can change your booking until 24 hours before your actual timeslot by e-mail book@insomniaescape.com or phone 202-600-0418.

CAN I PLAY ONE ROOM MORE THAN ONCE?

If you didn’t escape in time, you are more than welcome to come back and try again next time. Otherwise we do not recommend this – it will be much less fun to play the game over again. We have other rooms for you for you to try out!

CAN I TAKE PICTURES OR RECORD VIDEO DURING THE GAME?

We ask our players not to take pictures or record videos during the game. We make sure to give you enough time to take pictures in the themed room with cool props after your game- nobody leaves disappointed and everyone gets a souvenir!

CAN I BRING ALCOHOL TO THE ROOM?

No, we do not allow alcohol in our escape room. This is game of wits and logic, we do not recommend visiting under the influence as well.

WHY ESCAPE ROOM?

You should choose escape room because it’s a fun, emotional, and challenging experience. It’s the best way to spend one hour with your family and friends. No one has ever been disappointed by the experience, trust us!