From Our Editors
Skeleton Key is an innovative company that combines thrilling escape room games with a bar and lounge. The themed game rooms transport participants to other worlds, where teams will be challenged to find patterns, solve puzzles, and crack codes that will help them escape before time runs out.
Before or after games, guests can relax in the lounge and enjoy wine or beer along with fun bites like churro pretzels and meatball sliders. As for the rooms themselves, each is impressively themed and strewn with highly intricate props and complicated puzzles that players must crack in order to escape.
The themes are so impressive, in fact, that The Boston Globe lauded Skeleton Key by saying that its "production design is a cut above the rest." Read on to learn about the rooms:
- Scarab: Your quest begins in an Egyptian bazaar, where you seek a magical amulet before journeying into a majestic pyramid. You'll encounter a camel that spits if you get too close, an ancient sundial, countless burial relics, and a glowing-eyed mummy. You must solve the pyramid’s riddles that have kept marauders at bay for millennia, decipher the warnings of ancient hieroglyphs, and return the amulet to the mummy’s sarcophagus to end an evil curse.
- Starry Night: Your notorious burglary ring has set its sights on Van Gogh's masterpiece, "The Starry Night." This bold heist will demand all your skills and daring. Along the way, you'll need to solve puzzles hidden within a London taxi, a full-sized phone booth, and prized works of art in order to beat the museum's security system and escape with the painting before you get caught.
- Virus: A global pandemic threatens to destroy all humankind, and Dr. Casey Hayden has gone missing in her quest to find a cure. Your team must track her down, journey to her mad-scientist lab, and create an antidote before it's too late. Along the way you’ll encounter a computer that's nostalgic for the 1980s, a giant retro LED-powered world map, and a network of neon liquid tubes.