An escape room is a real-life adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints, and strategy that are hidden within the room. Players are given a set time limit and the goal isn’t always escaping. We like to add an additional element to most of our rooms and you must reach a certain goal before escaping. Each goal will depend on the theme of the room.
Escape rooms are inspired by “escape the room” style video games that can easily be found online. Live action rooms started in Japan, crept their way across Europe, and were just introduced to the United States a few years ago.
We’re happy to educate players on just how fun an escape room can truly be!
Good question! Expedition Escape is different for quite a few reasons:
Private Rooms: We are the only escape room in the area that has all private reservations, meaning you’ll never be in a room with people you don’t know. Other companies are public reservations, so if a room can hold up to 10 people and you reserve 4 spots, for example, the remaining 6 spots stay open online for other players to reserve. The way we stay private is we require a minimum of 4 players (even if you don’t have 4, you can always come with only 2 or 3, but must reserve for 4 knowing that it will be just your group in the room). Plus, our rooms really can’t be solved with less than 4 people, it’s a team effort! Make your private reservation today!
Multipurpose Room: We are the only escape room in the area that offers a multipurpose room, at our Montgomeryville location only, that you can reserve in addition to your escape room for celebrations, meetings, or whatever you want! A full-size refrigerator, microwave, counter, and tables and seating for up to 50 people are available for your use. Feel free to bring in any outside food and beverages for your group, whether it is catered or your own. There are outlets provided over the counter if needed. Paper products/utensils/etc. are not provided. Add this option when you Make a Reservation!
One to One Ratio: Our Expedition Guides are trained to ensure you have the best experience possible with us. That’s why our guides are dedicated to watching your adventure the entire time you’re playing. Other companies tend to have one person watching multiple rooms at a time and, unfortunately, they just can’t provide the attention that your group needs in the room (trust us, we’ve experienced this first hand).
Dedicated Owners: Marisa, Skylar, and Lola are dedicated to providing the best experience possible. We make sure that our puzzles truly make you think and that our rooms feel like you’ve stepped into another world. We’ve now completed over 350 individual escape rooms. We’re constantly looking at where the industry is headed and how we need to keep up. We continually push ourselves to design better rooms with each room we create.
Our rooms are reserved on a rotating basis beginning at the time stated below for both locations. Our expeditions are by reservation only.
Please choose a location to make a reservation and to see each available room time.
For even more of a breakdown, please visit our contact us page. You’ll be able to email us from there too which is the best way to reach us!
King of Prussia, PA
Tuesday-Friday: Phone Lines Open 10:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday – Thursday: Beginning at 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday: Beginning at 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: Beginning at 10:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday: Beginning at 10:00am – 9:00pm
Tuesday-Friday: Phone Lines Open 10:00am-4:00pm
Thursday: Beginning at 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday: Beginning at 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: Beginning at 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: Beginning at 10:00am – 9:00pm
Yes, we are a reservation only venue! All reservations can be made online through our website. We recommend reserving at least 1 week in advance to ensure your desired room, date, and time. Make a Reservation!
Have a question? Feel free to give us a call! There is a dedicated staff member on hand to answer your questions and even take your reservation over the phone Tuesday through Friday from 10am-4pm at both locations. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you!
King of Prussia: (610) 265-3915
Montgomeryville: (267) 222-8186
We are the only escape room in the area that is only private reservations. This means you’ll never be with any strangers or people you don’t know. Other companies are public reservations so if a room can hold up to 10 people and you reserve 4 spots for example, the remaining 6 spots will stay open online for other players to reserve.
Since we are only private rooms, there must be a minimum of 4 players or $108 ($27 per person plus taxes & fees). If you have less than that (2 or 3 people), that’s okay you can still play, you just have to reserve the minimum of 4 for $108 knowing that it will be just your group in the room. Our rooms are designed to be solved by at least 4 people, it’s a team effort! You can then add additional people for $27 each (plus taxes & fees).
All reservations and payments can be done online through our website. Make a Reservation!
There is no age limit, however, please be aware that many puzzles may be difficult for children. We require that any players under 18 be accompanied by at least one paying adult (18 years of age or older per game room that counts as a player). An adult (18 years of age or older) must be in the room for insurance and liability purposes. No exceptions.
Our escape rooms are designed for adults. We like to say we are family friendly, rather than kid-friendly. Meaning, when you have a mix of children and adults in the room, it can be extremely helpful as the kids become searchers (they find hidden things adults don’t always see) while the adults are able to solve the more complex puzzles. However, when there’s an entire group of children in the room, not many puzzles get solved as they don’t tend to have the attention span or they are too busy socializing to stay focused on the task at hand.
We suggest leaving very young children at home or with a sitter as this environment is not designed or catered for them and their safety. However, children under the age of 3 do not have to be paid for when a private room is reserved.
Everyone in the group must check in by signing our waivers (including all minors). To make things go faster, feel free to sign our waivers before coming. Be sure you’re choosing the correct location, room, date, and time or you won’t be in the same group as the rest of your adventurers! To make it easy, have the adult (18 years of age or older) in the room sign for all the minors in the room as they will be directly responsible.
The maximum number of players allowed and the recommended number of players in our rooms are as follows:
Private parties and groups larger than the maximum allowed can be accommodated. However, it will feel tight and overcrowded with more than the maximum number of players allowed in a room. It may also feel as though not everyone gets to solve puzzles since our rooms are designed to entertain the maximum number of people. We never recommend more than the maximum allowed; we will recommend splitting up your group. Please check out our group events, The Ultimate Adventure, or contact us for more information.
King of Prussia, PA
Aunt Edna’s Condo: 10 player maximum | 4-6 players recommended
Quest for the Throne: 10 player maximum | 4-6 players recommended
Baker Street Mystery: 8 player maximum | 6-8 players recommended
Bank Heist: 8 player maximum | 6-8 players recommended
Lost Teddy (30 minute kids room): 8 player maximum (8 kids, 1 adult)
The List: 10 player maximum | 6-8 players recommended
The Candy Shop: 10 player maximum | 6-8 players recommended
Da Vinci’s Office: 10 player maximum | 6-8 players recommended
Quarantine: 10 player maximum | 6-8 players recommended
Lost in Space: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Expedition Escape is located at 601 South Henderson Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406. We are in the rear of an office complex. Once you arrive at 601 South Henderson Road, simply follow the directional signs we have provided around the building. Please visit our directions page for a map and detailed directions. We have a full parking lot with handicap accessibility.
Expedition Escape is located at 668 Bethlehem Pike (Route 309), Montgomeryville, PA 18936. We are in the Northgate Plaza shopping center with Ethan Allen and Cosmo Prof, right across the street from The Salvation Army. Please visit our directions page for a map and detailed directions. We have a full parking lot with handicap accessibility.
Clues come over a screen within each escape room. There is a sound that plays, based on the theme of your room, so you’ll always know when a clue is on the screen. All clues are written out as text so it’s easy to see and read. In some cases, clues may be a picture that takes up the entire screen that may help you put something together or a little video hint that goes with the theme of the room.
We give clues based on when we think you need them. If we see you’re struggling with something or need a little push in the right direction, we’ll give you a hint. We never try to give you the answers to a puzzle since it’s more satisfying when you can figure it out on your own. If at any time we are giving you too many clues or not giving you enough, just talk to your Expedition Guide. They can hear and see everything you’re doing in the room so just let them know as all the clues are customized.
Many other escape rooms tend to limit the number of clues needed. Sometimes you’ll get three clues when you ask for them, and if you ask for any over three then you lose time off your escape. We personally don’t think that’s fair. We want everyone to have a fun time so we give you as many clues as you need to have fun.
The reason we give clues when we think is best is because (1) we know our rooms very well and (2) 90% of our players have never done an escape room before. This means that many groups would not know when to ask for a clue. They would either never ask and get stuck forever or they would ask every time they found something and never solve anything for themselves. If you’ve done a few escape rooms before and you want to ask for clues, no problem! Just let your Expedition Guide know. If we think you’re stuck, we’ll just give you a clue asking if it’s okay for us to give you a clue or help out. Then you can answer and proceed from there. Remember, we’ll only give you clues to get you back on the right track and help guide you through the room.
Our rooms tend to be on the harder side with the intent that we’ll help you with as many clues as you need. We just want everyone to have a great time no matter how much help they may need (and trust us, it’s okay, there are puzzles that some groups get and other groups just don’t understand it). This allows us to have rooms that can be enjoyed by both first timers and seasoned groups. If we have a first timers in one of our more difficult rooms, we’ll just help them out by providing more clues. On the other hand, if there’s a group of seasoned escapees, we’ll let them play through the room and not provide as many clues, leaving it at a difficult level. Essentially, we can adjust the difficulty based on how many clues we give.
We’re very flexible and we just want you and your group to have a fun time while solving many of the puzzles on your own!
Plan to spend about 90 minutes at Expedition Escape. This includes a 15-minute introduction and safety rules before your game starts. You’ll then have up to 60 minutes to attempt to escape from the room. This will leave some time afterward for fun photos and questions pertaining to the room. These are live-action events. You must arrive on time in order to participate. Leave ample time to allow for traffic and parking. Please be sure to get directions to ensure safe travel to our locations. If you arrive after your start time, you will not be allowed to participate and there are no refunds or exchanges.
The short answer, no, each room theme is a completely different set of puzzles. Even doing two rooms with the same difficulty level is not the same since the type of thinking required between rooms is so different.
However, we do have two of our Quarantine room at our Montgomeryville location. This means two groups of 10 can each go into their own Quarantine room and compete to see who escapes faster! Be warned, this is our most challenging room between either of our locations at an Expert difficulty level. Learn more about Quarantine if you’re up for the challenge!
You only need to bring your best wits and puzzle-solving ability. All items needed for solving the puzzles will be in the room. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. If you wear reading glasses, it might be advisable to bring them.
Please do not bring any tools, lighters, or anything of the sort. We promise that everything you need is provided within the room. There is no need to destroy any of our props to find something.
Everyone in the group must check in by signing our waivers. To make things go faster, feel free to before coming. Be sure you’re choosing the correct location, room, date, and time or you won’t be in the same group as the rest of your adventurers!
No, none of our rooms are scary! We want to make sure we appeal to as many people as possible. There are no jump scares, scary noises, monsters, actors, or any other type of scary thing you can think of.
Our rooms can involve flashing lights, lasers, fog, crawling, and moving assemblies that can be very surprising for some. Please take these into consideration for those who have a pacemaker, severe heart conditions, epilepsy, claustrophobia, are pregnant, or have a physical disability that may not allow you to have the full experience. We take the safety of our players very seriously. Expedition Escape and staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.
Our difficulty levels are rated as follows:
Challenging/Beginner: Great games for players who are new to live action escape rooms, but still provides a fun and unique experience for experienced players!
Intermediate: Intended for players who have one or more live-action escape games; a fun and exciting challenge!
Advanced: Perfect for live action escape game enthusiasts, seasoned gamers, or those looking for a really challenging experience!
Our rooms tend to be on the harder side with the intent that we’ll help you with as many clues as you need. We just want everyone to have a great time no matter how much help they may need (and trust us, it’s okay, there are puzzles that some groups get and other groups just don’t understand it). This allows us to have rooms that can be enjoyed by both first-timers and seasoned groups. If we have a group of first-timers in one of our more difficult rooms, we’ll just help them out by providing more clues. On the other hand, if there’s a group of seasoned escapees, we’ll let them play through the room and not provide as many clues, leaving it at a difficult level. Essentially, we can adjust the difficulty based on how many clues we give.
Still not sure which of our awesome escape rooms you should try out? No problem! Send an email or give us a call! Let us know some important information like, if you’ve ever done an escape room before, if people in your group have ever done an escape room before, your age group, and even your skill sets if you want. We’ll happily recommend one of our rooms for you!
The games are challenging and some groups may not get out in time. At the end of 60 minutes, your Expedition Guide will “unlock” the room and let you out. This is a great time to ask questions and discuss your journey. We’ll even walk you through the rest of the game (as long as you want to see it) so you know how the puzzles would be solved to escape. We ask that you please do not reveal the answers to others that have not participated, it ruins the puzzles and surprises for them.
NO! Phones are required to be locked away during your escape time. Unfortunately, we’ve had too many groups being disrespectful with phones in the past.
We promise you’ll never need your cell phone throughout the game. Everything you need is already provided in the room for you. We’ll never test your trivia and you’ll never need to look up anything on the internet (if you ever do, we’ll provide it for you).
Pictures and/or videos inside any of our rooms is strictly prohibited. You are monitored through audio and video the entire time to help you along the way. If we see you violating this or any of our other rules, you will be removed from the room. Expedition Escape and staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.
Yes, you are! The doors are held with strong, magnetic locks which would release automatically if the power went out. However, you can exit the game at any time or in the case of an emergency by simply pressing the green “Push to Exit” button located by the entrance door in each room (don’t worry, we’ll point it out when you get inside). That’s not the way you win though! While you could just simply push the button and leave the room, that won’t stop your timer, you’ll need to progress through the game and meet the goal!
Food and beverages are not allowed in any of our escape rooms. This is to prevent any messes, spills, or stains that may ruin the experience for another group.
We offer a multipurpose room for your use before or after your adventure at our Montgomeryville location only! A full-size refrigerator, microwave, counter, tables, and seating for up to 50 people are available for your use. Feel free to bring in any outside food and beverages for your group, whether it is catered or your own. There are outlets provided over the counter if needed. Paper products/utensils/etc. are not provided. Add this option to when you Make a Reservation! You may reserve the room for either an hour before or an hour after your escape time for $75 per hour.
We are the only escape room in the Greater Philadelphia area that offers a room for food, drinks, meetings, or celebrations!
While some things may be more fun under the influence of mind-altering substances, escape rooms are not one of them. We promise you’ll want (and need) all of your wits about you. These puzzles are hard and can be challenging when not under the influence.
Expedition Escape does not tolerate any substance abuse. You will not be allowed to play if under the influence of alcohol or mind-altering substances (besides caffeine or prescribed medication). This is to protect other players, the room, and staff. Expedition Escape and staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.
These are live-action events. You must arrive on time in order to participate. Leave ample time to allow for traffic and parking. If you arrive after your start time, you will not be allowed to participate and there are no refunds or exchanges.
Our refund/cancellation policy is as follows:
A full refund will be issued if you cancel before 48 hours from the start time of your booking. A 50% refund will be issued to those who cancel within 48 hours. There are no refunds or exchanges for participants who cancel within 24 hours or arrive late.
These policies also apply to any rescheduling. Please be aware that if you choose to reschedule, your chosen date, time, and room may not be available due to other reservations.
To add additional people to your reservation:
You won’t be able to access your reservation once you’ve made it. You can add additional people up until the time you go into the room (as long as it does not exceed the maximum allowed for that room). The easiest way is to just let us know when you arrive for your reservation and we can take care of any payment then. We can’t give refunds the day of so if someone is unsure, it’s easiest to just wait until the day of!
In case of inclement weather:
If at any time you feel it is unsafe to travel to us, please reach out, either by phone or email or both, and we’ll happily reschedule you to a different date. We don’t want you feeling unsafe just to make it to a reservation. We will try to hold off and stay open for as long as possible but if we cannot make it into our locations, most likely our players can’t make it in either. If for some reason weather is an issue, we will reschedule or give you a credit for a future reservation with us. There will be no refunds issued.
Expedition Escape is excited to announce that we do offer donations as well as fundraising opportunities!
For more information check out our Donations and Fundraising page!