Are you smart enough to find a way out?

MindGames Escape Rooms are interactive scenario based games, where small groups of players use puzzles and elements of the room to escape within the 60-minute time limit.  Escaping from our themed rooms requires keen problem-solving skills as well as a 2-10 members of your family, friends, teammates or colleagues, depending on the room design.  Players must communicate efficiently while working together to find new clues and solve puzzles.  Uncovering clues moves you one step closer to achieving the ultimate goal of unlocking the door to freedom!


No waiting in lines! Choose an available time on the calendar and book your slot. We suggest arriving 15 minutes before your scheduled game. As we allow a maximum number of players per time slot, there won’t be any long lines or crowded rooms to deal with.


Once you are locked in our custom designed escape room, the only way out is solving the clues…or if time runs out. Our escape rooms feature complete surveillance and a panic button in case of emergency.


Utilizing clues and features immersed in the game, you will work with other players in the room to solve various types of puzzles on your way to exiting the room. Remember, you only have 60 minutes, 10 brains are better than 1…work with your team!


Anybody! Below is a sample of clients that enjoy the games.

Friends & Families

Grab your friends, your brother, sister, parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle…you get the point! MindGames Escape Rooms make for a great experience with your friends and family.


Visiting the Rockford area? We’d love for you to visit our facility. Add a memorable and fun experience during your visit to our area, visit MindGames Escape Rooms!


Gamers have experienced the escape concept for years, now you can experience it live and in-person! Put your gaming skills to the test and see if you can solve all the puzzles and escape within 60 minutes.


MindGames Escape Rooms make for a great corporate retreat and/or team building exercises. As our games require everybody immersed in the game to work together in order to succeed, you are able to relate the experience to your company’s daily activities. Additionally, we can provide personality assessments and recorded audio and video of the game play.










60 minutes and the clock is ticking...

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Answers to common questions below...

Who can play this game?

You can play this game together with your family members or colleagues from work or play it as a corporate game and have fun with them for one hour.

Why should I join in this game?

We offer you an experience different from other classic activities done as a group; you can find the opportunity to test your concentration, observation, problem solving and decision making competencies in practice and you will have great fun.

Are there films or games similar to this activity?

There are many computer games in which you proceed finding hidden things or solving puzzles. Silent Hill could be given as an example. In addition to TV shows such as The Crystal Maze and The Cube, films such as The Cube, Saw and The Room of Fermat also cover the same concept.

How difficult is the game?

Our venue currently consists of two different games, each containing multiple areas.  The game is designed to be completed in 60 minutes by concentration and solving the puzzles. You do not need any special talent other than using your brain and acting fast. This, however, does not necessarily mean that everybody can finish the game!

Do we have to wear special costumes to play the game?

No, but costumes always make things more fun!  However, we recommend that you bring the least amount of belongings and accessories possible with you in order to move comfortably and fast during the game.

Will it be safe during the game?

Yes. Although games can be based on the concept of Fear, you will not come across with creatures such as those you would see in a fear tunnel. In addition, there will be real time monitoring of all games and a panic button in case of emergency. You can finish the game whenever you want and leave the facility.

Do we need to bring anything to play?

Bring a good attitude and your thinking cap and be prepared for a good time!

How early should we arrive?

It is suggested that you arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled game time.  That allows you sufficient time for check-in and preparation for the game.  Please arrive on time, or the game may begin without you.  There are no refunds for customers that miss their game.

I only want to play with my friends, can I book the entire room?

If you would like a team made up of just your friends, please purchase all tickets for your desired time slot.  If you do not purchase all of the tickets, other people can sign up to join your group for that time slot.  It’s not so bad! Meeting new people is fun!

Can we have more than the maximum number of players?

We have set the maximum size for each room so that each player feels like they are significantly contributing to their team’s success while not crowding each other.  If you would like to come in with one more person than the maximum, then book a full room for your group but be prepared to feel a little cramped.  If your party is two or more people above the maximum amount suggested, consider signing up for multiple games (they are all awesome, we promise!). If your group can be separated into a couple small groups, then we can absolutely set it up so that everyone starts at the same time. For larger parties please contact us directly for help reserving space.

Can kids play the game?

We love kids!  But MindGames recommends a minimum age of 8 years old because of the difficulty of the puzzles you are solving. Adult supervision is required for children below the age of 15.

Are there refunds?

Nope. All sales are final. Don’t chicken out!

Can we play a game outside your normal hours?

Yes!  MindGames is perfect for a team building and problem solving event.  We welcome all groups outside our normal business hours.  We do, however, require that you book a minimum of one room (10 players).  You can still book the room with less than the minimum, but you will be charged for the full room.  If you would like to book a time outside our normal hours, please send an email to and include: Your name, company/team/group, number of players and a few desired dates/times for flexibility.  Please email us at least 3 days prior to desired date to ensure adequate arrangements can be to accommodate your request.


We currently feature two games lasting 60 minutes, Exit Protocol and Secrets of the Pharaoh. Additional we have mobile options: Rockford CSI, The Cabin and Immunity Quest. We are currently working on our third game at our location, 3rd Grade. Additionally, we are currently look to expand and add two additional games: Jail Break & Pirates. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for all the latest news!

60 Minute Games

$25 Per Person

Full Room (10 players)

$250 Per Room/Game
60 Minutes & 10 Players


Does your team have what it takes?


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We operate based on reservations made in advance. To check our availability, click on "Book Now". For same day reservations, you will need to call us. Don't see a time slot that works for you? Give us a call and we will do everything we can to try to accommodate your group.


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3214 S. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61109

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