You’re on board a spaceship, a passenger ship to Mars. But you didn’t expect to be attacked by space pirates during your journey. Now you’re locked in the cargo hold and the blast doors won’t open. Any moment you and your fellow passengers could be ejected into the cold heart of space. What will you do to ESCAPE?

What is a DIY escape room?

Escape room companies are taking off around the world, offering a unique challenge where players are “locked” in a room and have to find clues and crack codes to escape.

This Science Lab Breakout escape room kit is a download that has everything you need to host the same kind of high-suspense, realistic-feel escape room, in any room you choose. All of the planning has been done for you. You just print, prepare, and host.

Grab the downloadable package

Will this escape room kit work for me?

If you’ve played my other escape room kits, Space Pirate Attack is a little different. It’s more creative and requires a little more suspension of disbelief, but it’s also very hands-on and unique. One other thing that sets it apart is the host plays a role in the room, with a script and an easy way to help players out if they get stuck. It’s a pretty challenging room, too!

The escape room is designed for:

  • 4 to 10 players
  • Ages 14 and up
  • About 1 hour to complete

It would make a great:

  • Birthday party
  • Group date night
  • Family reunion activity
  • Youth night
  • Corporate team building exercise

It’s a great room if you want the feel of a commercial escape room, where your guests really feel like they’re locked in a room and trying to escape (and if you don’t mind doing some reading and setup). If you want something quick and easy that only involves printing things and doesn’t require a host, it’s not the room for you.

But everything is pre-planned. If you can read, print, cut, and hide things, you can throw your own awesome escape room party with this download.

Plus escape rooms are a ton of fun! Your guests will enjoy the searching, solving, and suspense that come with an escape room, as well as those great “a-ha!” moments when they finally figure out a clue. As a host, you won’t be able to play through the room, but it can be just as fun and rewarding to watch your guests play.

We did the escape room for my daughter’s 16th birthday and it was a huge hit!  They had a great time – it took them 90 minutes to finally escape 🙂 Your directions and downloads are very well done!  Great job on the escape room – it was fantastic!” – Caryn P.

“The Escape Room Kit worked wonderfully. It was quite difficult, even for educated adults, but with a few hints almost all our groups finished within the hour. (One group did not need extra hints!) Thanks so much for all the work you put into making this kit. Your step by step instructions made it easy to make it a success.” – Stephanie U.

“We had 4 our of 7 rooms finish and everyone had a GREAT time!!! Super fun!! The best $20 I’ve ever spent!!” – Angela F.

“I ran the escape room this past weekend, and it was awesome! I ran it simultaneously in three different rooms since I had a larger group of teens I was working with and it was really successful. I have done another DIY escape room before and this was definitely superior in content. Thanks so much!!” – Gillian L.

“I have searched the Internet far and wide and your escape rooms are beyond the most comprehensive, well-organized, creative, challenging, and truly entertaining (to play and set up!) that I have found. Thanks!” – Amanda R.

“The Space Pirate Attack escape room was a hit! Our team used it for our end of day team building exercise and we definitely had both groups engaged and excited at the opportunity of escaping reality, if not the room itself. We are an intergenerational staff and despite our fear of it being 14+ and potential of them figuring this out too soon but they took the entirety of the time to figure it out—which they did! Overall, this was an amazing experience and I’m very glad my colleague found this game!” – Sean W.

“I bought it for a friend of mine and she set it all up and it went really well. It was all adults playing and they even needed a hint. Everything was so planned out and thorough, she was very impressed. Looking forward to trying more!” – Renee L.

How does it work?

This game consists of hidden clues in a room. Most clues are printed from the download. Some clues are physical objects you will need to provide, but they are all common household objects or inexpensive. There are very clear instructions in the download for preparing your room, where your guests will be “locked” and where they will search for and solve clues. The combination of printable clues and actual items makes the game more authentic and exciting for your guests.

DIY Escape Room Kit

Space Pirate Attack

This escape room kit lets you host your own DIY escape room at home. All of the planning has been done, you just need to print and prepare! There’s an involved plot with a space travel theme, and it will be a lot of fun for your guests!

What’s included:

  • Digital download, which includes:
    • Thorough, detailed instructions
    • Over 20 pages of high-quality clues
    • Printable invitations and decorations

What you will need to do at home:

  • Print and cut the materials
  • Choose and prepare a room
  • Hide clues in the room
  • Supply these common objects:
    • 36 paper or plastic cups 
    • 1 plastic tub or box big enough to hold the cups
    • 1 package plastic drinking straws
    • 2 paper folders
    • Small box or Tupperware container
    • Ballpoint pen
    • Rubber band or string
    • Paper and pens or pencils
    • Metal brad
    • Plastic three-ring binder or a stapler
    • Scissors and hole punch
    • Masking tape
    • Computer, smartphone, or mp3 player/speakers to play an audio file

Purchase your Escape Room Package

Downloadable Package


Includes a digital download with over 20 pages of clues and detailed instructions, all of the planning and files you need to host your own escape room.

Buy Now – $25

I guarantee 100 percent satisfaction! If you’re unhappy with your purchase, email me within 30 days and I will offer you a full refund.

If you have any questions, comments, or reviews, be sure to respond below!

Also be sure to check out my Printables page for more great games to play!

Anything else I should know?

The escape room download has a no-commercial-use copyright attached. You are free to download and use for your own noncommercial purposes, but please do not share the digital files, post the digital files, or use any contents of the download to host an escape room you charge money for.


  1. My siblings and I had such a fun time doing this escape room at our family reunion! This one is great because it has so many diverse and engaging puzzles. My brother and his wife worked on a cryptic problem solving puzzle while my little sister worked on a more hands-on creative puzzle. But the last puzzle was my favorite and had us all working closely together to finish the narrative and escape. Love this escape room and can’t wait to do more!

  2. are any of the escape rooms editable? Do you offer them in bundles?
    I’m looking for my classroom (10 years old) so I’m hoping to edit if they appear too challenging. Thankyou

    1. Hi Jen, unfortunately, the escape rooms aren’t editable. You can always make adjustments with the difficulty by choosing not to hide clues or offering more hints. The Space Pirate Attack escape room is for older teens or adults and would definitely be too challenging for 10 year olds. They for sure would be able to handle the Color Crisis room, though!

  3. We want to use this at a work function. We would need to break down in small groups and have several rounds. Do the clues/items get destroyed when you play (written on or torn up), or can you quickly set up the same materials for a second group.

    1. Hi Ally,

      Two pages are supposed to be written on, but you could print multiple copies. The rest of the clues don’t need to be written on (you might want to laminate them or make sure your players have enough scratch paper not to write on the clues). Each group will need their own drinking straws, but those are cheap and you could easily get enough for each group.

  4. I have to teach a group of ell students. Could you give me an example of one of the puzzles so I could see the level of english involved? They are 16-19 years old but read mostly around a 3rd or 4th grade level.


  5. Does the “Host” have the answers or is there a way to make sure groups are progressing at a “fun” pace? I’m planning to use this as a team building thing at a work retreat and worry that stalling out due to difficulty could create the wrong atmosphere.

    1. Just a room that can comfortably fit all your players! They will need space to build a pyramid out of cups and it would be helpful to have a surface to write on. Otherwise there are no size requirements.

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