Seattle Center


(14 reviews)
STARTING LOCATION: Anywhere in or near Seattle Center

It’s your first day as Elixir Emporium’s new potionmaster. But to get the job you had to…well, exaggerate a bit on your resume. Turns out magic might not be as easy as you hoped. Can you brew potions and cast spells to undo the damage you’ve done? Search for clues, solve puzzles, and explore Seattle on this unforgettable escape room adventure!

  • Open your clue box anywhere in or near Seattle Center to start 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 Seattle 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 an engraved stone and puzzle pieces
  • QR codes to access the web-based app (no download required)
  • A pen
  • PLAYING TIME: 1.5-3 hours depending on experience level and how much you eat, drink, and explore along the way
  • WALKING DISTANCE: About a half mile around Seattle Center
  • 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 in Seattle.
  • GOOD TO KNOW: Because of clue accessibility, don't play before 12pm.


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  • Foiled.

    So well done - will do more cities!

    We had a blast doing the Seattle box edition. Amazing production values and the right balance of challenges and good hints that help if you need it.

  • Roxanne G

    Seattle Adventure game

    We enjoyed the Seattle escape game. My partner and I played the game together and found that the difficulty level wasn’t too hard but we did have to get some nudges because we tend to overthink puzzles all the time. Our favorite part of the game was exploring parts of City Center we hadn’t seen before and the incorporation of a local business into the plot line. Very well done and we look forward to trying another adventure soon.

  • Mackenzie Wise

    Fun afternoon adventure in the heart of Seattle

    I loved it and I wish there were more Seattle or Washington adventures to try! Maybe a continuation of this story!

    Some of the riddles were a little tough – the clues were great though and helped me solve where I had trouble.

    I really liked how you incorporated Lashootseed and local artwork and businesses. Honestly I was pleasantly surprised by the sheer quality and thoughtfulness of the entire package, materials, story, all of it really. I immediately recommended Escapely to friends in my area and others.

    I really hope to see more stuff from you in my area <3 thanks for the great experience.

  • Charlotte Lawson

    Loved Escapely Seattle

    Loved Escape the City Seattle. We do a lot of puzzles being avid geocachers and escape box fans. So we are rarely surprised anymore, but can appreciate quality.
    Not only was Escapely Seattle quality, but it held some awesome surprises.
    The first stop at a place for refreshment was great. Having a 20% discount coupon in the app was genius.
    Using the art that we had walked past many times to integrate seamlessly into the story and the puzzles was amazing.
    We highly recommend Escape the City for families and dates. Enjoy!

  • Amber L

    The best one we've tried

    We have really high standards and were really skeptical (having tried some disappointing games from other companies that just had us walking in circles staring at our phones). Escape the City was a pleasant surprise. Puzzles were interesting, not just easy solves. We had to think. We’re Seattle locals and we saw things we have literally never noticed before in Seattle Center. It was raining (our fault for going on a rain forecast day) but we found places to duck for cover and didn’t want to stop. I highly highly recommend this one.

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About the escape room game

This escape room adventure around Seattle Center 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 Seattle. 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, an Escapely adventure takes you to find clues around Seattle.

This real world escape room is the most unique escape room in Seattle. It takes you on a clue-solving adventure around Seattle Center 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 Seattle escape room adventure and what you'll see along the way.

In Escapely's Seattle escape room, you are the potionmaster for a day at Florian's Elixir Emporium. After a spell gone wrong, you must create potions, handle customers, and find the right ingredients to fix the mess you caused! Your first clue is at Rabbit Rabbit Tea, a boba tea shop that even includes a discount for Escapely players! Then you will get to visit Climate Pledge Arena, developed for the 1962 World's Fair. While there, take a closer look at the sculpture La Diab Pish, which depicts the Pacific Giant Octopus. You will also visit an art installation featuring the Lushootseed language spoken by the Duwamish tribe. The Duwamish are the original inhabitants of the Seattle area, and they are still a thriving and active part of Seattle culture to this day.

Your next clues will take you to the park near the Armory building and to the Fisher Pavilion. The Fisher Pavilion is beautiful and often used for wedding receptions and other fancy affairs. It's a beautiful place to spend some time, especially when searching for escape room clues. The final stop on this adventure is the Neototems Children's Garden. Seattle Center is an incredible place to explore. If you have time, we highly suggest stopping in to see the Chihuly Garden and Glass to see the beautiful glass art. And if you have never been, a trip up the Space Needle (right in the vicinity of the game) is truly breathtaking.

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Seattle Center is famous for many things, like the Space Needle and Pike's Place Market. If you have time after the game, the Space Needle has a revolving glass floor that takes you on a 360-degree tour of Seattle. If you're with kids, the Artists at Play playground is a must see. But there are so many incredible sights in Seattle Center none of these are even part of the game! On our Seattle escape room adventure, you will get to explore a little bit of Duwamish language and culture, several sculpture gardens, poetry, and a place to grab a bubble tea (if you wish - no purchase required).
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 all around Seattle Center!
There is plenty of parking in Seattle Center. The area is small enough and the game is so well contained in the area that you can park anywhere proximate to Seattle Center. There is also a light rail stop 5-minutes away.
There is one clue located in a business in our Seattle escape room. You will not need to make a purchase (though we recommend grabbing a drink!). You just need to enter to find a the clue. All other clues are outside and publicly accessible!
It's a self-guided adventure around Seattle Center for couples, families, individuals, friend groups, and anyone else looking for a fun thing to do in Seattle!