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What is an “Escape Room?”

FUN! Groups of players join together in a themed room to solve a mystery by unraveling a series of puzzles, clues, and riddles within a set amount of time. The game ends when participants solve the game to “escape” the room (rooms are not generally locked), or when the allotted time expires. Each participant becomes part of the game.

How do I improve my chances of winning the game... what should I know?

Teamwork and Research! Each individual in your group has strengths and weaknesses. Be sure to organize what you find and communicate with each other. When you find something, pay attention. Did you find a letter in a book? Maybe that letter relates to that book. Can someone in your group open a combination dial lock? If not, you’ll have a very difficult time opening one, even if you figure out the correct code. Done escape rooms before? Think it’s all boxes and locks? Tired of no clues that tie the game together, or bored with random numbers written on the bottom of every chair? You’re in for a treat at Mind Games Clovis.

Will I be locked in a room?

No. Most of our games are adventure/puzzle rooms where your exit door isn’t locked. However, in Escape Your Nightmares, you will need to escape through the locked door in order to win the game. There are other unlocked exits from the room.

Are you going to make me give up my phone during the game?

What?! Not your beloved phone! No way!!!  You can keep your phone on you. However, we ask that you don’t use them to take pictures or videos inside the rooms. We want everyone to have a fresh and exciting experience of discovery, so we like to keep the details secret until each person steps into a room. Escape Your Nightmare is the exception… you want the full experience right? So we ask that you place phones on silent and in the lockers we provide.

How long does the whole experience take?

About 1 hour and 15 minutes. You will have up to 60 minutes to solve the room. Your visit will begin with a brief orientation before your game. If you don’t solve the room within the 60 minutes, we’ll spend a few minutes with you to go over your game. Either way, you’ll want photos of your adventure. Remember, you are making memories!

Can I play more than one game?

Well yeah! Each game has a unique theme and set of clues and puzzles, and degree of difficulty. If you decide you just gotta have more NOW, we can check for open rooms and book you on the spot.  In addition, we’ll be changing room themes from time to time, so you’ll want to give each room a try while it’s still available.

Will other people be in the room with us?

NOPE!  All of our games are private. We have found that most people prefer to play with people they know… assuring matched personalities and skill levels. Believing that quality is better than quantity, your room is all yours. Book your room for the minimum or the maximum and your group has the room to itself. Go ahead and call us if you are trying to book in with more than one payment, we’ll set your group up.

How do I pay?

Click any of our booking links. All payments are made with your credit or debit card through SSL and secure encryption.

How much does it cost?

Currently, the base price is as little as $25 per person depending on your group size. All bookings are made via our secure online booking site, by clicking the booking links.

Can I just show up to play?

Almost! You can book as little as one hour before some games and days. But since you have to get everyone together, find your keys, and drive here that’s almost last minute. Just check the booking calendar for availability. Since our site is mobile friendly, you can use your phone… go ahead, check the schedule and be spontaneous!

Where is Mind Games Escape Room located?

In Clovis, at 30 West Shaw Ave., Suite 108. That’s on the south side of Shaw just west of Minnewawa… a few doors down from Kelley’s Pets, HR Block, and across from the Elephant Lounge.  In our experience, GPS driving directions send customers to the wrong locations about 10% of the time. Look for our lighted sign.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancel! What are you thinking? You’ll miss all the fun. Sorry, all bookings are non-refundable. No-shows and late arrivals will not be reimbursed. But we do understand that sometimes life happens. If something comes up and you can’t make your game (aww, man), you may send someone in your place. If you need to reschedule, call us at least 24 hours in advance at 559/326-0231 to reschedule your game… we’re here to help.

Do I need to bring anything?

Just your own beautiful self, and of course your thinking cap. We’ll supply all the materials you’ll need to solve the rooms. This includes saws, torches, climbing gear, gas masks… JUST KIDDING (at least for now). Teamwork and communication are the types of tools to bring.

How difficult are the games?

That depends on you and your team. Each room is different. Every player brings his/her own special skill-set. Some are great at logic puzzles, others notice small details and find things. Every room has a different theme and will accommodate various skill levels and interests. Some may find one room difficult, while others won’t, and vice versa. Read about the rooms, choose one that sounds interesting to you and suited to your experience level, then get ready to have fun!

How many people can play?

The number varies, depending on the game. Sometimes we can “fit” more people in a room, but we set the number of players to suit the room size and puzzle set.

Is there an age limit?

Umm, kinda. A waiver must be signed by all participants, and an adult must sign for children. Some of the concepts may be difficult for children under 12, and we strongly discourage children under 12 in Escape Your Nightmares. We have special clue sets in some of our rooms to vary the degree of difficulty, and can set the Family Jewels game for a group 10-12 year olds so that they can play without adults. We have found that many children under 10 don’t have as much fun because the concepts are a little out of their grasp. But a lot depends on the child. We love when families play our games with their children, and encourage you to play a game with them.

Can you accommodate large parties or corporate events?

Absolutely! We can host a variety of events and parties. From birthday parties, family get-togethers, team building and bonding activities… playing our games is a fun group experience that always gives you plenty to talk about afterwards. To schedule an event outside of our regular hours, or to ask questions about setting up your special gathering, give us a call at 559/326-0231.

I’m going to be traveling from outside of the area and not familiar with Clovis… what else is near Mind Games?

We’ve got you covered. We’re easy to find with plenty of parking and LOTS of nearby shopping and dining. Check our contact page for our address and a map.

Traveling or new to the area and looking for something to do? You can play some of our games solo. Do you have friends coming to visit from out of the area and you need to show them how great Clovis is? What better way than our all original and unique themes?