News about Escapades

Escape 605 will have a run for their money!

While Escape 605 has dominated the Sioux Falls escape game market, other escape companies are stepping up advertising efforts. Escapades has been open since July and is already making big changes. Other companies such as Sherlock & Co. are also starting to gain some traction.

Escapades is set to open their third room in Mid January 2017. After recently coming under new ownership and relocating, Escapades has now opted for a more permanent setup! Now located at 3313 S Western Ave in Sioux Falls, Escapades is expanding to include 2-3 more escape rooms. One of the big reasons for adding more rooms is to accomodate the request for bigger rooms that can hold more people!

The next room set to open is called "The Paris Heist." The theme is centered around the ring robbery of Kim Kardashian. While there is no hold up involved, the participants will be committing a robbery! Several special electronic elements are going to make this escape room unique in the Sioux Falls market.

The Paris Heist - Escapades Escape Rooms

The Paris Heist - Escapades Escape Rooms

The new location provides several spaces and options for hosting parties! This sets Escapades apart from the local competition. Having party space available allows for corporate parties, holiday parties, birthday parties and more! The first group to take advantage of the meeting space while taking turns playing the escape game was a group of employees from Sanford Hospital!

Party space can accommodate up to 50 people. For more information contact Escapades at 605-321-1130 or visit our website at


On themes

I'd like to take a few minutes today to discuss the topic of themes as it concerns to escape games. Some of my best experiences in escape rooms have been due to well themed and constructed sets. A good theme can really take a room from good to great.

Our first two themes are Library and Puns. We chose these by polling about 20 people that were interested when we started floating the idea around of starting Escapades. I would like to continue picking themes with a similar manner in the future, so that we can deliver what the customers want. We will launch a method for voting for the next theme, shortly after we open on the 8th.

I would recommend you play The Forgotten Library first, because it is really our "first" escape room. The Library here is a personal library, not a public one. I've tried to incorporate a decent number of library related puzzles into the room, while trying to avoid anything too bookish. I have realized not everyone likes reading as much as I do, and we want to appeal to a broad range of people. The intro story is that no one has heard from a reclusive older man in a while and you have been asked to go out to his house and check on him.

The second room is RaPunzel's cottage; this is the pun themed room referred to earlier. While we are incorporating some really great punzzles into this room, we have tried very hard to make sure that you won't be punished too severely if you are not as punny as me. The intro here is that RaPunzel was too indepundent for her family, and does not feel that she is long for this world. If you can show her that you appreciate her sense of humor she may just put you in her will. 


Thanks for reading, hope to see you soon.

 - Adam S.