The Code and Key Escape Rooms
Bloomington, Indiana

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Everything you ever wanted to know. In detail. 


how do i book an escape room experience?

Go to our bookings page and select the room, date, and time you wish to play. Our rooms are designed for private bookings only, and at least three players must sign up at the same time. If you have additional folks who wish to join your game later they can pay when they arrive for the game. 

What Can I expect in My Escape Room experience?

Fun, fun, and more fun. Also puzzles! Our escape rooms are designed to entertain, engage, and challenge you to think outside the box. 

When you enter an escape room for the first time it's best to start by observing the room and searching for items that looks like clues or puzzles, such as a locked box, something out of place, an unusual note, etc. Then begin looking to see what items might go together. You'll be most successful if you constantly communicate with the other members of your group and share what you find. 

Want to know more? Check out this introductory video put together by PIN Escape Rooms from Belgrade, Serbia. 


Do I have to know a lot about puzzles to enjoy an escape room?

Not at all! You don't need any outside or specialized knowledge to enjoy our escape room experiences. We don't ask any trivia-type questions or require advanced math skills. Our escape rooms are designed to include a wide variety of types of puzzles and challenges, all of which can be solved using basic logic and items in the room. 

Do I need to bring anything?

Nope! Just your sense of fun and adventure! We can safely hold coats, bags, phones, and other personal items so they don't distract from your experience, or you can place them in the provided bin inside the room. 

why is there a limit on the number of people for each room?

Each room is designed with a certain number of puzzles and challenges. A larger number of people may not have enough to do in the room, while a smaller number of people may not be able to complete all the puzzles within the hour. We've designed our rooms specifically for 4 to 6 players because we think this is "just right" for the best escape room experience. However, if your group is excited to play our rooms with more or less players then we'll be glad to have you - we allow online bookings for 3 to 8 players!

IS there an Age Limit for Your Escape Rooms?

Yes and no. Our rooms do not contain any scary/horror or inappropriate material and are suitable for all ages. Children ages 10 and under are welcome to join their families for free, while children ages 11 and older will be charged full price.

We love multi-generational escape room groups because everyone has something unique to offer. It is a great way to get to know family and friends in new ways!

Will I be Playing with strangers?

No. We only offer private bookings, with a minimum of 3 players. Most escape rooms in America offer public bookings, which means other people can sign up to fill additional slots in your room if they are available. However, at The Code and Key we feel that playing with friends, family, or coworkers is the optimal escape room experience. 

What if I can't find another 2 people to come do an escape room with me?

Once a month we offer a Perfect Strangers Mixer. Groups of one or two people can join together with other like-minded escape room players for an evening of puzzling. The event includes goofy ice breaker games and light refreshments. 

I still have a ton of questions!

No problem! Give us a call at 812-214-1497 during our business hours or email the We'd love to help you book an escape room experience, set up a corporate experience or celebration event, or answer any other questions!