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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Virginia Escape Room Destination

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What is the purpose of an Escape Room

The idea of an escape room is that you enter a themed room and have 60 minutes to escape by completing puzzles. You must use your teammates, your wits, and clues all around to solve puzzles, open locks, and ultimately…ESCAPE!

Are you actually locked in the room?

No. The goal of each escape room adventure is to find an alternative exit. That being said, you are still free to leave the room as necessary but the game clock will continue to run.

How long does an escape room experience typically last?

Our escape room experiences will depend on how skilled the players are at solving the puzzles but most groups tend to finish the rooms in around 60 minutes. 

Are your escape rooms suitable for all ages?

Escape rooms are fun for all ages. We recommend 5 and up. Children under the age of 13 must have an accompanying player (18+) present in the room with them.

How much does it cost per person?

We offer different pricing based on the size of your party. We do require a minimum of 2 persons to play a room.

  • 1-2 Persons  —  $36/each
  • 3 Persons  —  $33/each
  • 4 Persons  —  $30/each
  • 5-7 Persons  —  $28/each
What are your escape room themes?

We offer a variety of themes at Hidden Gems Escape Rooms. We currently have Elixir Inc, a lab adventure, and Sleepy Hollow available. We will be adding new rooms in the near future.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Please use the booking link to pick your ideal time and let us know how many people will be joining you for your Escape Room experience!

Can I add more people to my reservation?

Yes, but make sure not to exceed the maximum amount for the room. Additional players can be checked in and get their waiver signed when they arrive.

What is the cancellation policy?

Tickets are non-refundable when purchased online. You can, however, change the date and time of your booking if it is more than 48 hours in advance.

Can you accommodate special events or parties?

Yes, you can book Hidden Gems Escape Rooms for a private event. Contact us for more information and pricing.

Do you offer gift certificates or vouchers?

Yes, we do offer Gift Certificates for you to use yourself for future experiences or for you to share with your friends and family as a great gift option!

Are walk-ins accepted?

The games are based on availability. Most players do book in advance which means time slots can fill up quickly. We encourage you to book in advance so your space will be reserved.

3 Simple steps to get started

Step 1

Choose Your Room

Pick from our Room Options

Step 2

Book WIth Us

Book a date & time for you or your group

Step 3

E-Sign Our Waiver

Sign our Convenient Online Waiver

Escape Room Reviews

  • Marcus Foden

    This was a really cool room. You can tell the owners took a lot of time to think it through and put time and effort into the decor and ambiance. Very well put together!

  • Brendan Jamieson

    Super great room flowed well made sense. Overall great atmosphere and ambiance. The puzzles were challenging but no too hard. The staff was super nice and helpful. I recommend this room for both enthusiasts and new players.

  • Chelsea Varsel

    Awesome time during sleepy hollow! We’ll be back 🙂 the owners were awesome and are escape room enthusiasts, so the rooms were really made well. I cannot wait to try the next rooms!! Totally worth coming to

  • Charles Frith

    I had never been to an escape room before. I did not know what to expect. I had more fun doing this than anything I haven’t done in a long time. The people who operate this were very helpful and explained everything we needed to know before we started. The room that we played was based on sleepy Hollow. it was so much fun that I will definitely be going back to try one of the other rooms that they have created. I give this place AAAAAAAA+++++++++. Thanks a lot hidden gems for providing us with a fun filled night of entertainment.

  • Joshua Bryant

    You need to find some time and do this room. They are brand new and they really care about the rooms they have. My wife and I did this room and it was such a good balance of good puzzles and fun. Cannot wait to go back.

  • @bdizzler

    I love immersive escape rooms and this one will indeed transport you to “Sleepy Hollow.” This would be the easier of the two rooms but it didn’t make it any less fun! There were lots of cool tricks that they managed to add into this room making it really mesmerizing at points! I love that with Hidden Gems you really have to pay attention to the details to be able to do well in the rooms! It was a ton of fun and I would highly recommend!

  • Matt Loving

    Me and my wife love escape rooms and this place was phenomenal! We did their Sleepy Hollow escape room and it was a blast! The owners were very welcoming and added to our great experience. Its so nice to have this in the Mechanicsville/Hanover area. We’ll definitely be back to do more!

  • Peter Varsel

    Absolutely a hidden gem! My wife and I did sleepy hollow and it was probably the best experience we’ve had over a dozen rooms and locations! The artwork and design was wonderful and all of the puzzles were exciting and interesting! The owners were so friendly and polite and made our experience that much better! Will definitely be doing their second room asap! Thank y’all so much!