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Escape Chambers

338 SW 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4606
+1 515-528-8414
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12 year old birthday fun

My son had ten kids for his 12th birthday celebration. The kids had a great time with a great... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Maya J
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Company Team Building

They opened up earlier at a time that was convenient for our group of 24 interns for a team... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
intern_cmr
,
Ames, Iowa
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Escape Chambers DM is like nothing you have ever seen before. Located on the south side of downtown Des Moines, Escape Chambers DM is the real-life incarnation of movies like Saw, National Treasure, Sherlock Holmes, and The DaVinci Code. Puzzles, riddles, and coded messages are your only means of escape, as this is more a mental challenge than physical. EC Tactical Laser Tag C Tactical Lasertag offers a unique tactical combat experience like nothing else. We defy what one would normally think about when they hear the words "laser tag." We feature metal weapons, indoor multi-level buildings, and objective-based game play. We're far closer to a modern video game than traditional laser tag. We offer walk-in play, birthday parties, bachelor(ette) parties, corporate team building, and whatever type of event you can come up with! We have no bulky vests, no cheap feeling plastic guns, and no black lights.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“laser tag” (17 reviews)
“team building” (14 reviews)
“game master” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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338 SW 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4606
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+1 515-528-8414
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

My son had ten kids for his 12th birthday celebration. The kids had a great time with a great leader. They enjoyed it so much that they came back to our house and simulated the whole experience again w Nerf guns.

Thank Maya J
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

They opened up earlier at a time that was convenient for our group of 24 interns for a team building activity. Overall, good experience. Would have been helpful if they would have given us some more facts about success rate of each room or would've...More

Thank intern_cmr
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We went on the recommendation of one of our leaders. We had 16 kids and adults join in with us. We had one flub on the waivers, but we were able to fill one out while we waited for our session. We had a great...More

Thank Nick G
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The staff are nice and lively. The chambers are well designed for the occupancy. If you're claustrophobic, it might be tough at first, but it will be better. Overall, it is well worth the time.

Thank Rocky M
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Lots of fun. You think an hour will take a while but it goes by quickly. We did the Warlock room, definitely give it a shot

Thank Casey H
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

My co-workers and I got to experience 3 of the various Escape Chambers. It is definitely recommended if you are looking for a group activity for your team or workforce to loosen up outside to the office, while adding in a little team building/bonding in...More

1  Thank Zachary G
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Family decided to do this on a Friday night when everyone was in town. We did the “All In” room which was casino based. It was fantastic having 9 competitive individuals, couples working together in one room to delve the mystery and riddles. The clues...More

Thank Jerri L
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We took our Young Adult Church Group to Escape Chambers. This was a GREAT experience. The staff was great. Very Professional and well done from start to finish. Most of our group is already making plans to come back.

Thank Savedtothebone
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Been there twice with coworkers and it was totally fun and exciting! Worth trying it. They have several scenarios to pick from! Call and make Reservations before going. Will totally be back! The place is in a good location too.

1  Thank Melissa P
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We were on the last part of the last clue when time ran out. If we had 5 more minutes we would have solved it! We worked well together, nobody took the lead, we went by popular consensus. It was a team building event for...More

Thank Gayle T
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Jaydin C
6 January 2017|
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Response from Aaronaka | Property representative |
You can book up to 3 months in advance but normally a week in advance is plenty of notice. You are able to book on the same day as long as we have availability. The earlier you book, the better your chances are of getting... More
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bondugirl
17 June 2015|
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Response from MorganL1234 |
It's strenuous, I would say. Some rooms involve more crawling than the others, but it's not a strong man competition... more a exercise of the brain!
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