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Houdini's Room Escape, Cincinnati

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Step into the game at Houdini's Room Escape, an interactive venue where you can play with friends, family, and coworkers. Your goal will be to escape a uniquely designed room in less than one hour, using nothing but your keen observation skills, power of deduction, and ability to work with your teammates. You'll find several themed rooms, including one that puts you in the middle of a mystery in the Oval Office. The venue is an ideal space for celebrating a birthday or another special occasion. Call or e-mail in advance to arrange a custom-made experience for your next private event. Plan to see Houdini's Room Escape and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cincinnati tour planner.
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  • It was really fun. I felt really good that I helped solve one of the parts to help us get out. It was fun trying to figure certain things out with other people together.  more »
  • None of the people in our group had ever done an escape room before. We had a grat time. I am looking forward to taking my family in the future.  more »
  • Great experience! We will definitely be back. The sets are over the top! We escaped the Oval Office, it wasn't easy but a ton of fun. I was blown away with the work behind the experience. There was so...  more »
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  • It was awesome, me and my fiance paid 50 something because it's 28 per person. So it was wasn't too bad for the experience we had. An 1hr to get through a bunch of locks, hidden keys, passwords and tell-hint pictures. You get 3 clues and their bit generous with the clues. They give just enough to nudge you in the right direction but not too much. It's gets chaotic with so many people shouting and trying to communicate but once you work together as a team it becomes easier as you need to spilt up and work on different puzzle sections to uncover clues that collectively solve the overall puzzle.
  • My friend and I are avid escape room players. I travel for work and do them in my downtime while off work. We did the Oval Office with just us two and it was an amazing time. Got out with 9 minutes to spare. Also did the Houdini themed room and got out with 2 minutes to spare. Both rooms had plenty of stuff to do in parallel instead of the riddles and puzzles needing to be done linearly. But throughout the 50-60 rooms I have done this was the best one. Many rooms have a storyline and then the riddles and puzzles are random and don't follow the story line. They did a great job to incorporate a presidential and American theme to most all the puzzles as well as the magic and Houdini theme. The room setups were great. But what takes a room from being good to great is the technology used in the room. The Oval Office room had plenty of it and different types. Some places it's just magnetic locks but here it was a mix of so much. I really appreciated the time and thought it took to make this room. You guys definitely had to spend immense amount of time thinking of how to incorporate history and the theme into this room. Definitely the golden standard for a GREAT room. I don't usually post reviews because most experiences are the same (satisfaction and enjoyment wise) but you guys for sure earned it. Thanks for the good experience with the Oval Office and Houdini room. Great to have rooms that can be done with lots of people or in our case 2 people. Good thing we had a decent amount of experience. Both were quite challenging.
  • Had a great time. Did the game room escape room with one friend and two other random people. Escaped with a few minutes remaining, with great teamwork. Was personally my first escape room but the others said it was one of the better put together rooms they have done. Puzzles flowed well while still being plenty challenging. Definitely make me want to do more.
  • Our first experience, the game room, was a delight! Our host, Lauren, did a great job sheparding us through and we escaped just in time. The room design was beautiful and the puzzles were varied and always kept us excited and engaged.
  • We had an absolutely wonderful experience here! The employee who got us set up was wonderful and took excellent care of us while we were in the room. The room set-up was amazing - difficult enough to make us think but not impossible - and the decor was beautiful. I highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys escape rooms!

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