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Currently on Exhibition

While The Dollhouse stays the same year-round, the various versions of the 90s Video Store are each completely different. No repeat storylines, no repeat puzzles, and very different vibes. See which version is currently on exhibit and look forward to when the others re-open!

The Original 90s Video Store (Closes June 16th!)

Travel back in time to when movies were picked up from shelves, debated over for hours, new releases were explored, recommendations were a necessity, and movie marathons were had. Take the portal to 1999 into the Video Store, where the boss has been acting strange lately. He's gotten his hands on a secret video tape. When the boss is on his hour long break, sneak into the video store, solve a series of puzzles and riddles to find the safe, and get the important VHS back! Whatever you do, don't get caught.

Best Team Size: 6-12 players
Capacity: 4-15 players   (One of the largest indoor escape games in MA)
Content warning: Flashing lights (which can be turned off in advance by request.)
♿ Handicap accessible

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Known as "The Original 90s Video Store" or "The 90s Video Store," this is the same game, story, and sets of puzzles as previously released.

Release dates: July 2017 - December 2019, February 2020 - March 2020, April 2023 - August 2023, February 2024 - June 2024, November 2024 - Winter 2025

The Dollhouse

There once was a woman who obtained something so valuable it was both precious and dangerous. Unwilling to destroy it, she hid it somewhere no one would find it: shrunk inside a child's dollhouse. She entered the portal and stored it somewhere inside with the key to the dollhouse before they could get their hands on it. Since then she's gone missing. We need it back. Find the key. Fair warning, staying in the Dollhouse after the portal closes does have it's lasting effects. Escape in 60 minutes or you'll never be the same again.

Best Team Size: 4-6 players
Capacity: 1-10 players
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Holiday Staff Party at the 90s Video Store! A mug of hot chocolate overlooks a Video Store with a Keanu Reeves Speed poster and Christmas Tree next to it.Holiday Staff Party at the 90s Video Store
(Re-Opens for Christmas in July: June 21st!)

Travel back to the 90s! You work at the local video store, The Video Vault, and it's that time of the year: The Holiday Staff Party! Things got a little crazy last night, and now you have to deal with the jolly reprucusions of solving the series of puzzles and riddles you all set up in your "sugar high" stuper to unlock the safe deposit money before the bank closes. If you don't, the Video Vault will foreclose forever.... So damn the man! Save the Empire!

Best Team Size: 4+ players (Even teams of 13 have felt involved and entertained!)
Private Games: 1-15 players   (One of the largest indoor escape games in MA)

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Please note: This is the same game, story, and sets of puzzles as when it was originally released.
Dec. 2019-March 2020. November 23, 2023 - January 2, 2023; November 24, 2024 - January 28, 2024; June 2024 - August 2024

♿ Handicap accessible

S'more or Less (Mobile Game - Available at Festivals or For Rent)

Play our new Camping game! It's in Tents! Find all the ingredients for S'mores and assemble it before the bears get here. Will you end up with S'more... or Less?

Cost: $5 per person
Time:
10 minutes
Best Team Size:
1-2 players
Capacity: 1-5 players (mix of adults & kids)
♿ Handicap accessible

Play at the following events:
• TBD

Past events:
• 6/25/23 F.A.C.E: Fitchburg Arts & Culture Extravaganza @ Riverfront Park, Fitchburg, MA
• 7/3, annually Civic Days Block Party @ Downtown Fitchburg, Main St, Fitchburg, MA
• 8/20 Plastic City Comic Con  @ Game On, Fitchburg, MA

Rent for your next event! Be your own Game Master or hire us!  Learn more here: Escape Game Rental Kit

 

The Hero's Phonebooth

The City is in great peril. Jump into the Hero's Phonebooth. Solve a series of puzzles and riddles, unlock your superhero suit, and get out before it's too late!

Team Size: 1 player
Time: 10 minutes
Cost: $5

Ask about playing after your 1 hr game! If there is enough time between when you finish your group game and when the next team arrives, we'd be happy to host the Hero's Phone Booth for whoever is up for the challenge.

 

Temporarily Closed Games

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Monster Curse at the Video Store
(Re-Opens for Halloween: August - November 2024)

We submit for the approval of the Midnight Society, the tale of the "Monster Curse at the Video Store." Witches, goblins, and ghouls have been unleashed, terrorizing the town! The source of it's power comes the local video store, The Video Vault. It's up to you to set it right. Can you save the town? Or are you too chicken?

Best Team Size: 5-8 players
Capacity: 1-10 players, no minimum
♿ Handicap accessible

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Also known as "Monster Curse at the 90s Video Store," this is the same game, story, and sets of puzzles as previously released.
Release dates: October 2022 - February 2023, August 25, 2023 - November 12, 2023, August 2024 - November 10, 2024

Our games are designed for adults and teens. Ages 17 and under need a parent/guardian signature on their waiver. Ages 14 and under, require adult supervision. Must be 12 years old or older. Please contact us at (978)696-5136 or info@curiousescaperooms.com for any questions.

HOW TO PLAY

Your Team

Friends, dates, co-workers, co-club members, and even strangers will work together! Great for team building, corporate events and night outs!

Find the Key

Hidden somewhere is a locked up key to your freedom. When you find it and unlock the door, you've won!

60 Minutes

Can you solve the room in one hour or less? The fastest times earn a place of prestige on our leader board.

Observe

Look around for anything that looks like a clue. Don't be afraid to look under furniture or take out drawers or mess the room up a bit!

Solve Puzzles

There are clues hidden around the room. One clue leads to another. Solve the series of puzzles using knowledge, communication, and teamwork!

Need a Hint?

Stumped? You are not alone. Our Game Masters are watching and may send you a hint to get you back on track.