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STARTING LOCATION: We recommend Grassroots Kava House at 1925 E 6th Ave

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 Tampa’s Ybor City on this unforgettable escape room adventure!

  • Open your clue box near Grassroots Kava House at 1925 E 6th Ave 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 Tampa 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 a mile around Ybor
  • 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 Tampa.


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  • CF

    So much fun!!

    My husband and I made a date day of this! It was all outside and really fun! Definitely recommend!

  • Danielle G

    Really cool experience and gameplay!

    A group of three of us (all avid escape room enthusiasts) played the experience and had an absolute blast! It was a great way to bond with friends and to explore more of our downtown area than we had seen before! Everything made logical sense and the story line was really cool and engaging!

  • Charles W

    Great puzzles in an interesting city to visit!

    Great old city to explore! We got rained out for a bit, but still a great time. Plenty of great restaurants to drop into to escape the rain, or to celebrate solving a puzzle. The sidewalks aren’t super accessible, so be aware if that’s a concern for you. Otherwise it’s a great set of puzzles and a very fun way to spend a few hours!

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About the escape room game

This escape room adventure around Ybor City 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 Tampa. 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 Tampa to track down clues and expose double agents!

This real world escape room is the most unique escape room in Tampa. 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 Tampa escape room adventure and what you'll see along the way.

In Escapely's Tampa 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 at Grassroots Kava House to solve the first puzzle, but you can choose any spot in Ybor. Your first clue will be at Columbia Restaurant. You won't need to go inside to solve the puzzle, but if you have time, we recommend stopping in to see why this restaurant has century-long career of serving Spanish-Cuban cuisine. The restaurant can seat over 1700 customers! Then, head to Centennial Park, which celebrates the founding of Ybor City.

Finally, you will visit the Centro Ybor Mall, which offers some dining options if you're still hungry and shops to wrap up the adventure. Ybor is known as the cigar capital of the world. We steered the game route around the cigar shops to make the escape room family-friendly, but if that's your thing, there are plenty of shops in the area you can seek out. Find one where you can watch a cigar get hand-rolled from scratch - it feels a little like you're in Havana! If you plan your Tampa escape room for evening time, Ybor offer plenty of nightlife from nightclubs to live music to jazz clubs.

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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 Ybor City, the clues are different from all other Spyhunter games. But the puzzles will feel familiar.
Ybor City is a lively Cuban neighborhood in Tampa with Latin American, Italian, and Spanish influence. The area is rich with culture and history and has everything from live music to delicious Cuban food to museums. It's known for brick buildings, wrought-iron railings and, of course, cigars. But don't worry - this family-friendly escape room route avoids cigar shops. And you won't make it many blocks through Ybor without encountering the live chickens and roosters that seem to run the place. In fact, there's a city ordinance protecting them!
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 Tampa!
There is street parking through Ybor and even a few lots that are free for the first two hours. Ybor is not a large neighborhood, so you can park anywhere, but we suggest starting at Grassroots Kava House, so parking nearby would be ideal.
There are no indoor clues in our Tampa escape room game. Everything is publicly accessible.
It's a self-guided adventure around Ybor City for couples, families, individuals, friend groups, and anyone else looking for a fun thing to do in Tampa!