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STARTING LOCATION: Anywhere near the Spirit of Detroit Plaza

Trust no one. A ring of double agents has infiltrated the Chronos Agency and it’s up to you to go undercover and expose them. Can you track them down before it’s too late? Search for clues, solve puzzles, and explore downtown Detroit on this unforgettable escape room adventure!

  • Open your clue box anywhere near the Spirit of Detroit Plaza to begin your adventure.
  • Begin solving using anything you see in the box. Scan the QR code to input your solution and find out where to go.
  • Search for real-world clues hidden around downtown Detroit and use them to solve puzzles. When you input the correct code, the app will tell you where to go and what to do!
  • If you get stuck, the no-download app has as many hints as you need. It also has storyline, videos, and more.
  • Play at your own pace. There's no penalty for hints and no one gets timed out.
  • Lockbox with a real lock
  • Clue envelopes that are locked until you're told otherwise!
  • Other fun clue items, like spy glasses, a passport, and an ID card
  • QR codes to access the web-based app (no download required)
  • A pen
  • IMPORTANT: All games in the Spyhunter series have the same storyline and similar puzzles. Clues are different but solves will be familiar.
  • PLAYING TIME: 1.5-3 hours depending on experience level and how much you eat, drink, and explore along the way
  • WALKING DISTANCE: About 1.75 miles around downtown Detroit
  • PLAYERS PER BOX: We suggest 2-6 so that everyone can share the clues, but it's completely up to you. You can even play alone!
  • DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Adjustable. There's no penalty for hints, so you can take them frequently or challenge yourself.
  • WHO CAN PLAY: Fun for all ages. Perfect for date nights, family outings, friend groups, tourists, and anyone looking for a fun outdoor escape room around Detroit.


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  • Ossandra W

    A Genius Outdoor Escape Experience!

    This virtual escape room puzzle game was absolutely amazing! I loved how there were so many cool puzzles to solve all around the city. I played with my mom. We were both born and raised in Detroit and we love downtown. There were so many amazing landmarks for us to visit and spectacular puzzles for us to solve. We felt like real spies. Using the kit provided and our phones, we had a great time getting to the bottom of the mystery at hand. In addition to the amazing puzzles, we also appreciated how everything was situated. The layout of the game was genius. We were afraid we’d need bikes or something at least, but it was not bad to walk. The day we chose had particularly lovely weather and we were able to take a nice stroll and make it to each destination without taxing effort.

    The concept of this puzzle game was amazing. I was impressed by how well the puzzles were integrated into actual Detroit landmarks and real-life signs, art pieces, and other fixtures. God bless the creators of this puzzle. Words truly cannot express how much fun we had!

    If you are planning on embarking upon the mission, I would suggest you do so on a nice day with pleasant weather. Dress appropriately so that you don’t become too hot or too cold. Also, wear comfortable shoes, as you will do a bit of walking. We did have to stop by a restroom and get something to drink because we did this in summer time, but the whole process was smooth. It made for a wonderfully memorable day.

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About the escape room game

This escape room adventure around downtown Detroit takes the best parts of an escape room and the best parts of a scavenger hunt and merges them into the most fun thing to do in Detroit. You get to search for clues hidden in the real world and then use them to solve escape room puzzles. When you solve for a code, the app will tell you where to go look for your next clue! Instead of trying to escape the room, this Escapely adventure takes you around downtown Detroit to track down clues and expose double agents!

This real world escape room is the most unique escape room in Detroit. It takes you on a clue-solving adventure to find clues, solve puzzles, and follow an immersive storyline. If you want to keep the experience a surprise, don't read this next bit - it contains some spoilers about where you'll go on our downtown Detroit escape room adventure and what you'll see along the way.

In Escapely's Detroit escape room, you are a top secret spy tasked with exposing a ring of double agents threatening to take down the agency. We suggest starting near the Spirit of Detroit Plaza, an outdoor event space where everyone in Detroit can enjoy fun and entertainment. The first stop is the International Memorial to the Underground Railroad. Not only is it an important historical marker, but it sits on the Detroit riverwalk. It's peaceful, scenic, and romantic. If you're in the mood for some exercise, you can rent bikes and ride up and down, and if you're with kids you can even walk down to the carousel!

The next clue will be found at the Transcending Monument in Hart Plaza, which honors the Detroit labor movement. You'll continue on to the UAW-Ford Joint Trusts Center, the Penobscot Building, the Detroit City Club apartments, and Harmonie Park. We suggest ending the game at Campus Martius Park, which always has a handful food trucks on hand. If none of those suit your fancy and you have worked up an appetite, there are many restaurants in walking distance.

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Yes, but it is not generally recommended unless you are a serious escape room enthusiast. It would be like playing an escape room that has the same storyline and similar puzzles, but with different clues available. Because the clues are integrated within downtown Detroit, the clues are different from all other Spyhunter games. But the puzzles will feel familiar.
Downtown Detroit is not at all what the old stereotypes would suggest. It has revitalized to become clean and beautiful and is extremely walkable, making it perfect for an outdoor escape room. There are food options, indie stores, and art galleries. The riverwalk (which you will visit on the escape room) is scenic and fun for all ages. The final location where we suggest playing the final puzzle is Campus Martius Park, which is the cornerstone of revitalized downtown Detroit. There are pavilions for public concerts and events, gardens, in the summer there is a manmade beach, and in the winter there is an ice skating rink. This escape room adventure is the perfect way to explore the best of downtown Detroit!
It's both! In a traditional escape room you must solve puzzles that lead from one to the next to escape the room (or a series of rooms). In Escape the City you must solve puzzles that lead from one to the next, with clues in the real world. It's one of the best things to do in Detroit!
There is free and inexpensive metered parking in Downtown Detroit throughout the game route. The closest free parking to the start of the game is 1 E Congress St.
There are no indoor clues in our Detroit escape room game. Everything is publicly accessible.
It's a self-guided adventure around downtown Detroit for couples, families, individuals, friend groups, and anyone else looking for a fun thing to do in Detroit.