ARE YOU THE DREAMER, THE INVESTIGATOR, OR THE HERO?

The Crooked Key in downtown Steamboat Springs offers three purpose-built, multi-chamber, immersive, live-action escape rooms!  And an interactive outdoor game! Choose your adventure…

Taphophobia

You are dreaming with Edgar Allan Poe dream, trying to overcome your fear of being buried alive.  Dark in theme but not scary, Taphophobia is a brain game with every puzzle inspired by Poe’s works.  Standouts include theatrical lighting and sound and no physical locks or keys. Can you wake up in time? [more]

Trouble at the Lucky Bird Saloon

New for 2023!

The year is 1909.  Rumor has it that Deputy Festus hid illicit bribes in the saloon.  Grab a seat at the bar and dive into this old west mystery. [more]

Flashover!

You are Steamboat Springs firefighters. As you perform your daily apparatus checks at the fire station, you get dispatched.  This is no ordinary call; this is the call that firefighters will talk about for years to come. Physical and mental toughness is a must because you only have 60 minutes to complete your training mission before flashover! [more]

Key to the City: S.K.I.

Our newest adventure isn’t bound by walls. Play Key to the City outside in beautiful, downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Yes, this puzzle hunt meets escape game meets geocache meets scavenger hunt meets walking tour is entirely outdoors.  Your secret mission, should you choose to accept it, is assigned when you arrive to pick up your gear.  [more]

GameTaphophobiaLucky BirdFlashover!Key to the City
ThemeDreaming with PoeAn old west mysteryA firefighter rescueA top-secret investigation
Group size2-82-10 (4+ rec)2-8 (squeeze 10)1-10 (3 ticket min.)
Cost$45$45$45$30
LocationInsideInsideInsideOutside
Game time60 minutes60 minutes60 minutesVariable (1.5-2-5 hours)
ChambersMultipleMultipleMultiplen/a
Success Ratio61%54%51%99%
Outside Knowledge?NoNoNoNo
Local historyNoneSomeLittleLots
First time playersGoodBetterBestGood
Experienced playersBetterBestBetterGood
Larger groupsGoodBestBetterBest
Smaller groupsBestGoodBetterBest
ExcitementBetterGoodHighLow
ThinkersGoodBetterBestGood
DoersGoodBestBetterGood
A hootGoodBestBetterBetter
MagicLoads!SomeSomeLittle

The Crooked Key’s escape rooms are immersive, challenging, and fun.  You won’t be doing anything that you could do at home from your couch or phone.  I promise!

Nicole DeCrette, The Crooked Key Owner/Operator
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