A mysterious science corporation invites you to a private tour of their facilities—and then leaves you locked in a room! Why you? What do they want? And most importantly, how do you escape? It’s up to your and your team to find out, but the clock is already ticking…
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.
Will this escape room kit work for me?
This escape room is designed for:
- 3 to 10 players
- Ages 12 and up
- About 1 hour to complete
It would make a great:
- Birthday party
- 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.
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. 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.
What does it look like?
Setting up and hosting your room will look something like this:
“Great job on the escape room! Our teens (Jr. high age) loved it and it was really easy to set up. The puzzles were interesting enough to keep the adults helping occupied, and it took the perfect amount of time. Thanks for a wonderful product!” – Meredith B.
“I surprised a group of teenage robotics club members with your Science Lab Escape Room game this evening. Great job on the game. The kids really enjoyed it. Totally worth the $25. The clues were great, the graphics were great, the theme was great and you tied the whole game together nicely. Nice touch having the clues on the web sites. Very well written and thought out. Instructions were clear and easy to understand. I give you 5 stars!” – Chris
“Our Escape Room went really well! I think I hid a few of the clues a little too well, but for the most part they found everything and escaped. Thanks for making it something an ordinary person can put together :)” – Laura H.
“I really loved the team building aspect and the plot was so entertaining! Great way to spend time with friends and family.” – Brenn G.
“Thank you for designing such a great escape room! I used it for my sister’s surprise party, and she and all her friends LOVED it! Thank you for making this a great, easy, stress-free experience!” – Michaela E.
“We ran the easy version for our daughter’s 13th birthday party last weekend. They loved it, and they escaped in 47 minutes with a few hints. Thank you!” – John M.
“My staff loved the activity. It was a great team building activity and so much easier than trying to take them to a different town for a true escape room.” – Jenna H.
“We had the first of three days that we are doing the escape room today for employee appreciation week at work. It was fantastic! Everyone loved it! It was a huge hit and we will likely do it again next year.” – Becky A.
“It was great. Everyone had fun and it was easy to organise. Look forward to seeing if you’ll create any more!” – Terry B.
“It went great! The party was actually last night for a group of 12 year old girls. They managed to escape the room in exactly one hour and only needed a little guidance to keep them on track. It was very well thought out and the instructions were very easy to follow. Much more economical then taking them all to an Escape Room. I will highly recommend your website to friends.” – Megan P.
“Thank you for the great game! We LOVED it! I purchased it for my 13 year old daughters birthday party and it was a huge hit! They insisted I use the hard version, so I did and used every tip provided for making it tougher, but hid a few extra hint cards for them. They ended up using 5 hint cards, and finishing in 56 minutes, even with her 2 year old sister in the room trying to ‘help.’ I was shocked they finished in under an hour! It was challenging for sure, but they had a ton of fun!” – Miranda W.
Read more reviews here.
Also find a detailed review from Andy on his DIY Escape Room blog.
DIY Escape Room Kit
Science Lab Breakout
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! The escape room takes place in a conference room or office, so the setting will be easy for you to recreate. There’s an involved plot with a light science fiction theme, and it will be a lot of fun for your guests!
- Digital download, which includes:
- 13 pages of high-quality clues
- Thorough, detailed instructions
- Printable invitations and decorations
- Two difficulty levels to choose from
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 household objects:
- Analog clock
- Combination lock
- Thick book
- Paper and pens
- Drinking glass
- Small cup
- Metal brad
- Masking tape
- A way for your guests to access the Internet, such as a computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet (or guests may use their own devices)
Purchase your Escape Room 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.
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.
I’m really excited to start releasing these new DIY escape room kits. I love escape rooms because they’re more than just a scavenger hunt or solving puzzles. It’s an immersive experience that puts you in a more real situation, increasing the excitement. Professional escape rooms are a lot of fun, but my belief is that anyone should be able to host their own escape room at home.
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.