June 6

Denver Rainy Day Blues

Summer is upon us, images of water parks, camping, and roller coasters dance through our minds. Then…it rains! All these carefully laid plans went out the window. Everyone is climbing the walls. What are we going to do, you ask? What’s the plan? Well, we are here to save you!

Not sure what to do in Denver? Well, Denver offers lots of great indoor stuff for all ages and interests. Learn about the evolution of Japanese armor or create a family backpack at the Denver Art Museum. Head over to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to learn about black holes, the solar system, or the history of the US Space program. While there, hop on over to the IMAX theater to discover our beautiful planet, learn how robots work, or explore our national parks.

Not enough? Find out what Clyfford Still did in San Francisco at the Clyfford Still Museum. If architecture is your forte, the Museum of Contemporary Art is an environmentally sustainable building that just happens to include some fantastic exhibits where you can make your own friends with Brian Bress, see Arne Severson’s amazing art, or find out what Adam Pendleton has to do with becoming imperceptible. Like history? Try the History Colorado Center, Byer Evans House, and the Black American West and Heritage Center. Do you know who the Unsinkable Molly Brown is? If not, discover how she survived the Titanic’s disaster at the Molly Brown House Museum. Still not excited? Try Wings Over the Rockies for airplanes, flight instruction, and an air and space camp.

Maybe you aren’t a museum person, so nothing aside from maybe watching a show at the IMAX seems even remotely appealing to you. If that’s the case, how about becoming the star of your own movie? Yes, you heard that correctly. Come to Denver EscapeWorks and immerse yourself in a movie experience.

If you enjoy The Mummy, Indiana Jones, or Tomb Raider, try the Egyptian Tomb. Suddenly, you are Indiana Jones, especially if you dress the part. Bring your hat, bring your trowel, and get ready to solve the mysteries of the tomb. Before entering, the following information is given: in the 1940s a famous archaeologist got lost down here. Presumably, she met some dark sinister fate, or she’s decided modern society is for the birds and took up residence. Either way, you need to figure out what happened while unlocking the secrets of the tomb. Maybe the archaeologist left some clues!

Are you more of a sports fan? Don’t groan at this. Both Indiana Jones and Lora Croft were very athletic; digging takes a lot of work. However, there is a more traditional sports theme here. Do you like football? Is the national championship your favorite day of the year? I thought so. Well, imagine is someone tried to interrupt your day in any way! Well, that’s what The Big Game is all about. You are the star quarterback for your team. The day of the championship game, coach calls you in for some last-minute strategizing. Then the door closes behind you and clicks. Coach isn’t in the office. With no phone or internet, how are you going to get out? Remember kickoff is 60 minutes away; your team, your fans, and your coach have their hopes set on you!

Hmm…you’re not a sports fan or into fantastical archaeology. We have one more trick up our sleeves…card trick! Enter the flashy world of casinos, money, and highly organized crime. Did Ocean’s Eleven fascinate you? Do you think you can complete a successful heist and get away with the dough? If so, Casino Heist is for you. In this high stakes thriller, the heist is yours to pull off after months of careful planning except for a hitch: your criminal mastermind, the one driving this operation, bugs out, informs the police, and gives the rest of you a free ticket to orange suits and chain gangs. There’s still as slim chance, though, that you’ll make it out! No one’s blown your cover yet; if you can just make it to the vault and escape the casino, you get a bonus, the betrayer’s share!

When your summer plans get rained out, soak up some knowledge at the local museums. Then come Denver EscapeWorks to put that knowledge to good use in your own, personal movie. Contact us for details and availability.


$32 per person


1529 Champa St.
Denver, CO

The Reviews

  • There is paid parking options near this location. Friendly, helpful staff and a fun experience! Felix was a great game master! We were able to make it out in under an hour with 4 people.

    Sarah Kallsen Avatar Sarah Kallsen
    February 27, 2023

    Fabulous staff and had a great time with our teens. We usually do this in every major city we visit. This location was creative and we had a great time. We chose the hardest one with a pandemic, but succeeded!

    Carolyn K Avatar Carolyn K
    December 27, 2022
  • Visited from Michigan to see some couples from the Black Love and Marriage Program and we decided to check this place out! We had some much fun! The staff was very helpful and hospitable. Their facility and restrooms we clean. We enjoyed our time and we ESCAPED!

    Kenitha Rabb Avatar Kenitha Rabb
    December 8, 2022

    First time doing an escape room adventure for all members of our group(4). We did Blackbeards Brig. We had such a great time. Stephanie was a great host and explained everything very well. Because it was our 1st time we were a little unsure on what to expect. The clues were great, and we were able to win our adventure with 33 seconds to spare. The facilities were well decorated and clean. The clues were somewhat hard but yet achievable. Can't wait to go back for a different adventure.

    Brig Church Avatar Brig Church
    September 22, 2022
  • I had a great time at EscapeWorks Denver! We did the Egypt escape room, and it was wonderful! The team bonded wonderfully, and we now work stronger together in more business appropriate parameters. I had a great time dancing around in silly costumes and sifting through sand. However, I'm glad I came with a larger group. You'll definitely need a few sets of hands to escape (which we did!) though I'm sure the experience would be enjoyable regardless. I also did a prohibition themed room a few years back. I don't remember much about it except that I had loads of fun.

    Rebecca H. Avatar Rebecca H.
    August 22, 2022

    Helen was an amazing worker! She helped us with our escape room and she was incredibly kind. Helen really made my experience completely worth it! I would come back just to talk with Helen!

    Olivia Svenson Avatar Olivia Svenson
    August 17, 2022
  • We had a great time with the Speakeasy room. The setup was fun and the room was detailed. There was a variety of puzzles and it was fun to try to fit things together. Helen!!!! Helen was fantastic at setting the scene and helping us through with little hints when we had the right idea but just couldn’t get something to work because we were slightly off. Thanks!!

    Kaitlyn Kelly Avatar Kaitlyn Kelly
    August 12, 2022

    We just did the Speakeasy and it was great! The puzzles were designed well; challenging but not impossible and really fun to solve. The rooms themselves were high quality filled with all sorts of fun props and hidden secrets. Helen, our host, was fantastic! Our unseen benefactor kept the action moving and just made the whole experience way more entertaining. Had a blast!

    Brian Sankowski Avatar Brian Sankowski
    August 12, 2022
  • This was awesome! The escape room we did had everything—Ancient Egypt, Indiana Jones references, hieroglyphs to translate… It was challenging, but able to be solved in an hour. Our game master Tobi was really friendly & cool. And the “hints” sound was an “Easter Egg” of sorts 😉 Definitely check it out!

    Doug “K'laamas” Johnson Avatar Doug “K'laamas” Johnson
    August 12, 2022

    Just did the Egyptian tomb n I had a great time. They put a lot of effort into the design, and story. Helen helped us out and made the experience very fun. We almost went back to do a second escape!

    Liy Taliaferro Avatar Liy Taliaferro
    August 10, 2022
  • We had a great experience with 5 people in the Blackbeard room. Our first time with an escape room challenge and picked the easiest one they offered and thoroughly enjoyed completing the puzzle. Felix was a fantastic host and hints were given appropriately to keep it fun but definitely not excessively. Lots and lots of fun, would highly recommend. We will be back after having such a great time. Thank you!

    Morgan Phillips Avatar Morgan Phillips
    July 30, 2022

    This was an unforgettable experience! We did the virus outbreak scenario for a teambuilding event. Everyone raved about how fun this was, it far exceeded expectations even for a bunch of engineer dorks. The game was brilliantly designed, the puzzles were very challenging but not frustrating. Each stage or unlock brought a great sense of satisfaction and motivation to move onto the next. Many of the puzzles required unconventional thinking and multiple knowledge domains to complete. Teamwork was a must. Staff was super helpful and their hints were perfectly timed to keep us on track. 10/10, would do again. Thank you!

    Jeremy Smolik Avatar Jeremy Smolik
    July 14, 2022
  • Been to Escape Works twice now. Had an excellent experience both times. The puzzles are very clever and the rooms are fun and challenging. Particularly enjoyed the casino heist game. Stephanie was a great hostess and even spent some time with us afterwards to explain how things worked. Good fun!

    Stephen Weitz Avatar Stephen Weitz
    June 26, 2022

    Visiting my friends in Denver and we wanted something fun to do - we made the RIGHT decision here. We booked Blackbeard’s Brig and it was awesome. Well paced and not too difficult. Just the right amount of stress. Patrick was awesome he had our backs and made the experience so fun and enjoyable. He was an awesome host. Highly recommend!!!

    Meredith LoRusso Avatar Meredith LoRusso
    June 26, 2022
  • My friends and I went to Denver for the weekend and decided to do the Casino Heist room at EscapeWorks. We had so much fun trying to figure out the clues; we didn't end up 'winning' but had a great time anyway. Rose walked us through the clues to the end of the game which was a lot of fun. Thank you Rose and Felix for a fun night. If we are ever back in the area we would definitely to this again.

    Deb Gregg Avatar Deb Gregg
    June 4, 2022

    We had the best time at EscapeWorks Denver. My friends and I traveled to Denver for a fun weekend and decided to do the escape room experience. We chose the Casino Heist and had the best time ever!!! A huge shout-out to Rose and Felix who did a fabulous job of making it so fun for us!!! They went above and beyond. Thank you Rose and Felix for making it so memorable!!! We will be back!!! Signed..."The Fun Girls" from South Dakota

    Kim Klundt Avatar Kim Klundt
    June 4, 2022
  • I love this place! I went in March with my daughter and we did Blackbeard's Brig, the easiest one, since I was new at escape rooms. We were paired up with another family of three. We had a blast and escaped! It was such a positive experience, I brought my family back for my daughters birthday. We did the Egyptian Tomb as a private party, since we had a group of five, and escaped! That room was amazing too! My family still tells everyone about how much fun they had in that escape room. The rooms are really well done. The puzzles are fun, unique, not easy but also not so hard you are frustrated the whole time. The themed rooms are spot on with the stories. Everything looks well maintained and clean. The staff is professional and kind. Next Denver trip we will be back for another escape room. Thank you for making our trips fun and memorable.

    Chena Kline Avatar Chena Kline
    May 7, 2022

    The Casino Heist room was a challenge but extremely fun! It’s different than other escape rooms as you’re not allowed to ask for hints; the game master gives them to you at their discretion. Tobi was an awesome game master and only gave us hints when we were completely lost. Highly recommend!

    Amanda Bertelli Avatar Amanda Bertelli
    April 26, 2022
  • EscapeWorks in Denver is AmAzInG! The gamemasters we're great! We went first to play Blackbeard's Bring, ended up loving it soooo much that after we won, we immediately wanted to do another. We did Outbreak next which was a little more challenging but was a blast to play!!! We're going back to do the other games soon, and I recommend this place to everyone! They have weekday deals, and discounts if you do multiple on the same day!

    Jazz Ramey Avatar Jazz Ramey
    April 26, 2022

    We had a great time in the Egyptian Tomb! The puzzles and riddles were challenging and fun. Our game master Steph helped us stay on track with minimal hints. Definitely worth the money, for it was an exciting and bonding experience. It was very realistic and there was a lot of thought behind effects and puzzles. If we return to Denver again I would be happy to try out another room!

    lilly M. Avatar lilly M.
    April 15, 2022

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