We designed The Crooked Key games to be family-friendly, but escape room puzzles are geared toward adults and young adults. Here are some guidelines:
- 7 and under – Puzzles are challenging and not designed for young children under 8. Kids this age will likely be more of a distraction than a help. They do tend to have fun finding hidden objects and playing with props, however. Therefore, if you would like to book a private game (you must book 6 or more spaces*), babies and small children are more than welcome, and you will likely all have a blast. *Please note: If you have a child 7 or under, and do not want to book 6 spaces, please call us. We can almost certainly accommodate you at a non-peak game time. All Key to the City: S.K.I. games are private as well regardless of group size.
- Ages 8-11 – We want everyone who plays to have fun. Therefore, our policy is that at least one adult play with kids under 12 (under 14 for Key to the City: S.K.I. outdoor game). And honestly, the more adults the better to help guide them and help them feel successful. Children this age are good at noticing things and working with locks. They often make connections adults do not… ahhh, young minds! It is recommended, but not required, that families with children under age 12 book a private game (reserve 6 or more spaces), as you likely enjoy your children more than strangers, and the gamemaster can offer special accommodations to make the game fun for everyone in your group. You know your children best; please do not subject strangers to wild or misbehaving children.
- Ages 12 to 17 – Young adults ages 12 (14 for Key to the City: S.K.I. outdoor game) through 17 can participate alone. Please have a parent or guardian sign our waiver and bring it with you.