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Decode Detroit

4072 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1504
+1 313-438-8054
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Full of character. Enthralling puzzles. A team-oriented blast.

This was my first escape room, but it won't be my last. The people there are very friendly... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
justinmorrow81
Great Immersive Experience!

It was a fun experience, and the staff play along the whole time, making it seems as real as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jpank321
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Decode Detroit is Michigan's Only Urban Adventure Game! The Minerva Project is a one hour escape adventure where your team of friends is dropped into a fantasy world and must work together to save humanity! Our story centers around Minerva, an adolescent artificial intelligence who has ambitions that are too big for her motherboard. Already played the Minerva Project? Then you know that Minerva has escaped and it's your job to use your badge to track her down around Ann Arbor and see what she's up to. Do you have what it takes?
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4072 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1504
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my first escape room, but it won't be my last. The people there are very friendly, creating an experience from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave. They pay obvious attention to you the whole way through, stoking...More

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Decode D, Owner at Decode Detroit, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your review -- what better start to our team's day than being labeled friendly! We also appreciate the 'team-oriented' label, since that is certainly our goal! We are glad you found the puzzles challenging, but also found that the action progressed....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a fun experience, and the staff play along the whole time, making it seems as real as possible. It’s everything I wanted out of an escape room. No puzzles were too obscure or opaque that it felt unfair. Highly recommend!More

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Decode D, Owner at Decode Detroit, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We certainly do appreciate reading the word immersive, because that is one of our objectives! We are so glad to have satisfied that parameter for you! We agree with your comments about puzzles in that we also prefer challenges that require effort but can be...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decode Detroit is excellent. A group of four of us friends completed part 3 of the Minerva storyline, and while this was only my second escape room, another friend has done >10 rooms and said this was one of his favorites, if not his favorite....More

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Decode D, Owner at Decode Detroit, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We certainly appreciate your review, and we are excited to share it with the whole team at our next meeting! Thanks for the encouraging words, because we will all work even harder to get that next adventure ready! We also appreciate your comments about your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in a group of 7, and had an incredible time both in terms of enjoyemnt and completing the puzzles. Puzzles were themed totally different from each other, highly creative, and just challenging enough. Liked the overall Minerva's techy theme. Also it was really...More

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Decode D, Owner at Decode Detroit, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We so enjoyed your review! You are one of only a few guests who has referenced one of OUR favorite parts about the adventure, which is the interplay between Dr. Clarke (think 2001 A Space Odyssey) and Minerva! We are so glad you mentioned it!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and a group of friends came here to celebrate my birthday and none of us had done an escape room before. The experience was great and everyone had a fun time. It was cool to realize when we had to work all together and...More

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Decode D, Owner at Decode Detroit, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad that your birthday celebration was a good one! We really enjoy hosting groups like yours, a collection of friends working together and having fun. The dynamics are rewarding to watch! Minerva asked us to tell you that she was glad to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decode Detroit is excellent! If you are looking for an escape room this is the one. One of th best in my the business!More

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Decode D, Owner at Decode Detroit, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the endorsement! We so appreciate your opinion, and we will enjoy sharing it with the team later today. Of course, there is always one complainer -- Minerva. She just doesn't understand why you didn't say anything about her! (We're looking for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a perfect spot to celebrate a birthday with a group of friends. We are all looking forward to trying the next level!More

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Decode D, Owner at Decode Detroit, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased that the birthday party was fun for the teenagers, because we certainly enjoy hosting groups like this one! Thanks so much for the feedback. We do hope we have the opportunity to share the follow-on story with them, and Minerva is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a blast in this fun, creative and entertaining family-friendly escape room! This was our 2nd trip and they have a new room with all new challengesMore

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Decode D, Owner at Decode Detroit, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are always so glad to welcome back guests, so thank you for returning! As you of course know, Minerva is particularly glad for your help. And when Minerva is happy, everybody is happy! We appreciate your description of the adventure, and thanks very much...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first experience going to an escape room and it was fantastic! Very well organized and cleverly put together. Will definitely be back once they get set-up in the city!More

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Decode D, Owner at Decode Detroit, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for sharing your reaction to Decode Detroit! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself1 we love sharing your "well-organized and cleverly put together" phrase with the team, because they all work quite hard to keep the story flowing! We are glad to...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

My grown kids and my husband went to try out Minerva 1 for my mother's day present. It was great. It took us 50 mins to figure out a bunch of puzzles. We had three couples and EVERYBODY worked to solve these puzzles. We would...More

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Decode D, Owner at Decode Detroit, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

We are so happy to have been a part of your mother's day celebration! We are glad that you had a good time, because our team really enjoys hosting family groups and watching them come together to beat the odds! And by the way, a...More

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anitagrayshawca
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Decode D | Property representative |
Hi anitagrayshawca! As the other answers indicated, you can play with two, but the game is designed for more players. In addition, there is a three ticket minimum per game, so you would have to purchase a third ticket if... More
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