Happy Holidays from Ace of Escape!
New Downtown Location – Christmas Room – 20% off Gift Cards
Sleuthing Santa: In this fun holiday themed room, your team will attempt to help Santa finish his investigation of a rogue elf. Do you have what it takes to find the missing presents and apprehend the naughty elf? Available to book only through January 30th!
Our downtown location has moved to 406 N. Church Ave. The new location currently features 5 of our escape rooms with capacity to host groups of up to 45 simultaneously. We are within walking distance to El Charro and other great downtown venues! On site parking lot and free street parking!
Gift Cards: Use promo code: ESCAPE20 to save 20% on physical gift cards or Room Specific Online Vouchers. Physical gift cards available for sale at the downtown location only.
*Discounted Gift cards cannot be combined with other promo codes at the time of redemption.
Ace of Escape is officially open for business at our new bigger location in downtown Tucson: 406 N. Church Ave.
This new Tucson location currently features 5 themed escape rooms and can host groups up to 50 people at one time. Perfect for holiday outings for groups big and small. We have an on-site parking lot on the east side of our building off 9th Ave and there is free 2 hour street parking as well along 9th Ave.
After escape room activities are within walking distance. Enjoy lunch at PieBird or dinner at El Charro. Have a beer at Barrio Brewery. Or check out the various art galleries nearby including Conrad Wilde Gallery and Solar Culture.
We look forward to seeing our wonderful customers at this location!
Ace of Escape is moving…again. It’s time for Ace of Escape to expand and consolidate! Running two locations has been fun and a lot of work, but we have found a new space to call home for all our themed rooms and even more: 406 N. Church Ave.
Located downtown, our new 4,000 square foot space will initially host: Beat the Clock, International Thief, Illusionist and Bad Medicine as well as a Christmas themed room. The new location will be open starting November 24th, 2017!
Hey Tucson! Let’s get in the Halloween spirit with something new! Try a creepy, fun and challenging experience with Ace of Escape
Use Promo Code: HALLOWEEN for 20% OFF these 3 creepy escape rooms
Six Shooter Bunk House
Can you unlock the stolen cash hidden in Room 13 of the Six Shooter Bunk House? Groups of up to 4people. Located at 48 N. Tucson Blvd. Bad Medicine
Will you become the evil doctor’s next experiment or can you escape in time from our most challenging room! Groups of up to 6 people.
Located at 236 S. Scott Ave The Illusionist
Can you solve the murder in the magician’s lair? Will you apprehend the suspect or become his next victim? Groups of up to 15 people.
Located at 236 S. Scott Ave
At Ace of Escape (Tucson, AZ) we love to see our customers enjoy their first time escape experience. Customers often have no idea what they are about to get themselves into. Is it scary? Am I just locked up and I got to break my way out? I’m smart so I should escape no problem right?
Well, the answer to all three questions is no. At Ace of Escape, we like to compare doing an escape room for the first time to being asked to play a board game that you have never played before so you do not yet know the rules nor strategies nor goal for the room.
We like to provide a few pointers to help customers catch on a bit faster before they enter the rooms. First, universally most room rules are basically to not do anything dangerous which include lifting heavy items, using excessive force, or climbing on furniture. Beyond safety, these rules actually help you save time. We once had a customer spend their first 30 minutes moving every piece of furniture despite being told there was no need to!
Strategy wise, we say escape rooms are about FINDING, OBSERVING, and most importantly SOLVING puzzles. So during the finding stage we encourage customers to be thorough, spread out, open things up, look under things and be sure they have checked everywhere reasonable.
Then when it comes to observing and a team member finds something they feel is important, or “must mean something”, we highly recommend communicating it to the whole team and start some type of organization system so if that item or piece of information is needed later, it can easily be found.
Most importantly, in our escape rooms, is solving puzzles. Team members are never going to just find a word or number that will help them escape, nor will they be able to just start guessing their way out. Instead, escape teams look at all the pieces of information and objects they’ve found so far and figure out how to put them all together to create combination to open a series of locks. Team members must realize the locks themselves are put of the puzzle because it helps them identify if they need letters, numbers, directions, colors, images, or to do something else to create the combination.
As a final strategy, we also tell customers to be thorough in looking through the locks they last opened because for sure it contained items that will help them unlock one, two, or even three more locks.
Every escape room theme can have a different goal. Usually if the goal relates to solving a puzzle in the room, most game masters will re-iterate the importance of remembering what the team is looking for. This information usually comes in handy towards the end of the room and does not need to be dwelled on constantly.
Whether customers escape or not, Ace of Escape, loves to see customers feel challenged and have a great time at the same time. Typically, most first time escape artists do not escape with just 3 hints and we re-iterate, it is not about IQ. Just like a board game and rolling the dice, a lot of luck can go into escape room. How quickly did team members find something all relates to where they randomly started to search. Did finding something cause others to stop looking and miss important information? Did you find something that you for sure think relates to a puzzle and your mind couldn’t let it go causing you to lose time because you were right it was a puzzle, but didn’t realize you were still missing something? Or did you wait too long to ask for hints or ask for clarification on a hint?
Many factors can go into escaping or not escaping, but the beauty of an escape room is that if you focus on the fun you had trying versus the end goal you are guaranteed to feel good. Once groups have five or six escape rooms under their belts, these strategies become easier, but there’s always a bit of luck that will play into the game.
We hope to see you in soon to either for our Tucson locations to try your first escape room!
With Ace of Escape’s newest, two person only escape room, Le Bistro Voyageur now open, there’s no better way to say “I love you” to that special someone than to put your minds to the test with an escape room. Le Bistro Voyageur is a unique romantic themed room where couples first break in to the restaurant in order to find their lost & much needed passports. The room is constructed for two people and keeps you working as a team throughout the experience. Perfect for both beginners and experienced escape room artists looking for a fun and light-hearted escape room experience.
On Valentine’s Day, Ace of Escape, is offering additional openings throughout the day. Plus, enjoy complimentary chocolates in our lobby. Grab a drink after at the Owl’s Club downstairs or stroll the evening away through downtown Tucson to top off your night!
Ace of Escape is excited for the many locals and visitors coming to the Tucson area to explore the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. We personally love navigating all the booths and checking out the goods offered from a wide range of vendors and locations. We are looking forward to meeting the many Tucson Gem and Mineral show visitors looking to add a little more fun and adventure into their trip and stopping by Ace of Escape to enjoy any of our six escape rooms!
In celebration of the arrival of the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, both our Ace of Escape locations will have a “Gem Puzzle” on site. Also known as the “15-puzzle” invented in 1874, the simple task of sliding the numbers into consecutive order is harder than it seems. Escape room enthusiasts can play the Gem puzzle during the pre-room briefing and earn themselves an extra 2 minutes on the clock if they successfully solve it!.
Ace of Escape is open during the holiday season with 5 rooms. Looking for something to do with the family or guests? Escape together or Buy a Gift Certificate! Limited openings on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve!
Our 2nd downtown location is hopping! Our 3rd room, “Bad Medicine“, is available for bookings starting 12/8. Located in our downtown Tucson building: The Owl’s Club bar, downstairs, is a great place to grab a drink after a challenging escape room. Have a large corporate meeting or party event? Consider leasing our neighboring tenant, Creative Tribe’s event space & host a meeting or cater a party while incorporating an escape room experience.