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.
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
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!
Ace of Escape is open on appointment only, but we have plenty of available booking slots. Be sure to call or book online to reserve your fun adventure with Ace of Escape!
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!
Check out Le Bistro Romantic Escape Room today!
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!.
We look forward to seeing what you can do soon!
Local Tucson escape room business Ace of Escape announces the grand opening of its second location at historic 236 S. Scott Avenue in the heart of downtown. Ace of Escape co-owners Kathy Gehlert and Allison Vivas will present two new escape rooms in November 2016 and a third room January of 2017.
“We want to give our customers more options and utilize the existing character and history in our rooms,” says Gehlert. “We get a large number of corporate team building events and birthday parties, so the new location is perfect to accommodate bigger groups as well as groups looking to enjoy other offerings in the downtown area.”
The rooms available at Ace of Escape’s new downtown location include:
A holiday themed room, “Who Stole Christmas” will open November 1. Solve the mystery of who in your family ruined Christmas and try to get it back. Perfect for families, holiday parties, or just some spirited fun. For groups 3 to 10 people.
“The Illusionist” room will transfer to the Scott Avenue location by November 1 and will be altered into their largest available room, able to hold up to 14 people.
“Anatomy 101” will open November 15. Discover why you’re trapped in a strange medical office, and escape before your captors return! For groups up to 10 people.
Finally, “Le Bistro,” a duos only room, will open January 1, 2017. For those wanting a smaller, more private experience, where you’ll try to unravel foul play and a possible food poisoning cover up at a fine dining locale.
Ace of Escape is joining other local businesses in transforming former Bring Funeral Home, including cocktail bar Owls Club, arts collaborative Creative Tribe Workshop, and Exo Roast Co. First opened in 1928 as Brings Funeral home, it’s a short distance from restaurants, theatres, nightlife, as well as the Temple of Music and Art, the Children’s Museum, and the Tucson Convention Center.
Vivas comments, “We love the transformation of the downtown Tucson area and are happy to be part of the many great options for people seeking fun activities in Tucson. Both locations house fun and challenging escape rooms and our new downtown location adds some additional intrigue and night life for our customers.”
Ace of Escape’s first location at 48 N Tucson Blvd. will remain open and continue to house the “Beat the Clock” and “International Thief” rooms. It will also introduce a potential new room sometime in early spring of 2017.
Keep checking www.aceofescape.com for details on upcoming rooms and booking information, or call 520-222-7395. Use promo code $5OFF to get $5 off per person in your group through December 1st, 2016.
Our BACK2SCHOOL promo is coming to an end, but there’s still opportunities to save through December 1st 2016! Starting in October, bookings on Sundays through Thursdays will be automatically reduced in price and all bookings can save $5 with promo code 5OFF.
This fall is the perfect time to get back in or try something new and exciting at Ace of Escape. With the extra weekday savings, it is an even better opportunity for corporate team building events or just a great way to get together with friends while the kids are in school or to get away from the stress of the week and challenge your brain with fun puzzles!
See you soon at Tucson’s Ace of Escape!