What is an Escape Room?

Escape Rooms in St Louis and St Charles. The room escape concept was first developed in Japan in 2008. By 2013 room escapes began popping up across the United States. Many people are still not sure what these escape games are, as the notion is still relatively new. Each of the escape games at Mastermind offers an interactive adventure to our patrons. A team is physically locked inside a room with hidden clues and puzzles that must be solved before the sixty-minute time window elapses. With varying themes, each escape room will present a different mystery that must be unraveled. The locked room will be decorated according to the description, evoking a real-life game feel. After finding clues, you will try to implement their use correctly. If you discover and decipher all of the secret codes, you and your team will successfully escape from the room!

Mastermind offers several different themes that submerge our patrons in a life-like gaming experience. Whether you’re a problem-solver, a critical thinker, a team player, or a virtual gamer, the actual reality will excite you. While the online escape rooms provide a fun activity, they cannot affect your adrenaline and heart rate like a locked door confining you, real clues you can touch and feel, and a clock counting down the minute you have to escape. We hope you aren’t claustrophobic! Can you remain calm and solve all of the puzzles?  Book your escape room today!


Mastermind offers escape room games in the following areas:

2-12 60 mins 34%
St. Louis

Cardinals Quest

It’s the 7th inning stretch in a tied game of Cards versus Cubs, and the lights in Busch stadium have just gone dark. Being the huge fans tha …

2-12 participants 60 mins. 23%
St. Louis

Creepy Lair

Your group has been taken hostage by a psycho serial killer. To make sure no one hears your screams, he has taken you back to his old, dingy house, …

2-8 participants 60 mins 36%
St. Charles

DaVinci’s Workshop

*Competing rooms available! See below for details* While away working on his latest invention, DaVinci received word via carrier pigeon that thieve …

2-10 participants 60 mins. 32%

Diamond Heist

Your team will have sixty minutes to escape the room by quickly solving puzzles and uncovering the path leading directly to the giant diamond to ge …

2-12 participants 60 mins. 32%
St. Charles

Electric Chair

Your friend has been framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Your crew must rescue him before he is executed by the electric chair! You must fir …

2-10 60 mins 32%

Elf Escape

The Kringle 3000 (the engine that makes the sleigh fly without Christmas spirit) is on the fritz again. While Buddy and Papa elf are working tirele …

2-8 participants 60 mins. 21%
St. Louis

Secret Society

**Competing rooms available. See below for info** While researching an ancient secret society, you discover that little did you know, they were res …

2-12 participants 60 mins 31%
St. Louis

The Castle

Trouble is afoot in the kingdom! The Evil King has stolen the Good King’s crown. It is your mission to gain access to the castle, make a sleeping …

2-12 60 mins 40%
St. Charles

The Shed

The year, 1970. You all are a team of investigators looking into a string of disappearances here in the back woods of Arkansas. While on your way t …