Review: Tick Tock Escape Games



Tick Tock Escape Games
6398 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. 913.396.9144

I love escape games. From my first experience at a local escape room downtown, I was hooked. But, as we've learned, not all escape rooms are alike.

For the uninitiated, escape rooms are an interactive game where teams of friends are locked into a small room for an hour while they solve puzzles and clues to unlock the room. The rooms typically include props and a series of puzzles each unlocking the next until you escape, hopefully, in an hour or less. If you fail, the staff releases your team and takes a photo wishing you the best next time.

Recently, we checked out Tick Tock Escape Games in Overland Park with some friends. This was one of the best rooms we've ever experienced. With a total group of five friends, we were given an hour to escape the Pyramid Paradox Room. A team member from Tick Tock Escapes quickly gave us an overview of the rules and guidelines, and we were locked in the room with an hour to solve the puzzle and escape.

Teams work together to solve puzzles unlocking doors, turning dials, moving objects, and solving clues to break out of the escape room in time. We've found that our favorite rooms are rooms where each member of the team works to solve the puzzle, there are many styles of puzzles to solve, and the special effects of the room add to the creativity and fun. This room was outstanding. The Pyramid Paradox room offers absolutely incredible special effects creating a truly unique and adventurous experience. With many special theatrical effects, the room provides escapees with an Indiana Jonesesque experience. With treasures to find as codes are unveiled, this was one of the most entertaining and fun rooms we've ever experienced.

Each team is given the chance to ask a Tick Tock Team member for up to three free clues. Additional clues may be offered, but time is penalized. 

If you have a big group, you have the option to divide into two teams, each team working in identical rooms, racing to see which team solves the puzzle fastest. For our team of five, we worked together to solve one room, but it'd be fun to go back and race. After working together to solve math, word, physical, and mental puzzles we broke out! A staff member takes a team photo of each team at the end of the game with your score. To keep the mystery, they do not allow photography or recording of the room while you're solving the riddles. Each new team wants to start with a fresh spoiler-free experience.

Located in Overland Park, near the Convention Center, the location was ideal for our family, making an excellent idea for upcoming birthdays, holidays, family reunions, couples' night out, or group of friends. Children may participate, but most likely you'll want those ages 12 and up (approximately) for skill level. For an adult day out, we had a blast!

I highly recommend Tick Tock Escape Games for your next adventure. This is one of the very best escape rooms in Kansas City, you'll have a blast!

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