ConTRAPtions Escape Rooms
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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ConTRAPtions Escape Rooms is Fort Collins' premier live escape experience. We pride ourselves on high tech, beautifully designed rooms. We use robotics and industrial automation to build exciting and challenging puzzles that are unlike any other escape room out there. Come find out how we're different!
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Michelle L
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Going to this escape room at Contraptions was a lot of fun. You have to cooperate as a team. The 100% focus required, along with a 60 minute deadline is mental therapy. It’s a real ‘brain wash’ and a welcome relief from the usual garbage lurking in our brains.

Room was well thought out. Nicky provided additional cryptic clues when requested and was very attentive to our game.

A marvellous experience. Just book it and go!
Written May 7, 2022
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Sarah S
Fort Lauderdale, FL363 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Plight of the Margo is the most unique and challenging room we have ever done, and we have done at least 30 room escapes. The technology and theming of the room are amazing, and we appreciated that it wasn’t entirely linear so we could work on multiple puzzles at once. We originally only signed up to do part 1, but came back to do part 2 later the same day because we wanted to know what happens! (It would be frustrating to just do part 1 and leave it at that since there’s no way to “win” part 1 alone.) There were a couple minor technical glitches (not really surprising given how complicated the technology is), but all in all it was an amazing experience. Staff were friendly too. We plan to come try another room next time we are in town! Highly recommend for room escape veterans and aficionados.
Written November 28, 2021
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Julian Y
1 contribution
Apr 2022
I took a couple big groups of students for an evening of adventure and fun - and we were not disappointed! The rooms were well-crafted, the scenarios were engaging, and we had a blast. Most of all, the staff was incredibly kind and generous to us, going out of their way to make sure that we had a good experience. Super grateful for this place and for the people that make the magic happen. Highly recommend!
Written May 24, 2022
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vmq007
Broomfield, CO2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
This was the worst escape room we’ve ever been to. I do not understand these 5 star reviews unless they are from friends and family members, or if this is the only place the reviewers have been. It’s very amateur and homemade. A room that should be easy is made difficult merely on the fact that the clues don’t go together. As for the staff, they do not pay close attention and you have to yell and wave your arms to get their attention. Items in the room have rubbed off markers on them and painters tape. The single restroom is very dirty like a gas station. I could go on. We will never be back. It was a waste of money. I do not recommend.
Written July 25, 2022
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Karen O
Hudson, WI14 contributions
Jun 2020
Super fun! Moments away from getting the code to win. Had trouble seeing one of the clues but overall it was well laid out and good challenge for us beginners. Good entertainment for a family while social distancing.
Written June 13, 2020
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Jen S
6 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
The team at ConTRAPtions Escape Rooms closely monitor your progress and customize the experience for your party. I took my 9-yr old daughter and it was just the two of us. The clues weren't too difficult and every 10 minutes or so we'd get a clue pushed under the door to unstick us. The sequence of things you had to solve was challenging but logical. It wasn't scary. We nearly succeeded in escaping. The hour flew by and it was fun to see how my daughter put the clues together. We'll be back!
Written January 1, 2019
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Hi Jen, I'm so glad you and your daughter had a great time together in Mafia. Mafia is a great choice for groups with kids, and they always have a blast. Thanks for choosing us for your mother-daughter date, and we hope to see you again very soon!
Written January 8, 2019
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Mikylah S
1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Couples
Some of the worst service I’ve ever experienced at an escape room. These people are either too in your face or wouldn’t care if you died right in front of them in the lobby. Don’t come here, there are way better options
Written March 20, 2021
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sfrankl2
Colorado Springs, CO8 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Group of teenagers celebrating a birthday had a blast and really enjoyed the complexity of the room. And they escaped with only
A couple Minutes to spare. Would highly Recommend.
Written March 7, 2020
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Nevin Li
Sunnyvale, CA36 contributions
Aug 2019
I've done over 100 escape rooms across California, New Orleans, Seattle, and Denver, and actively travel the US seeking the best escape rooms in the country. This review is catered primarily to jaded enthusiasts who have done a ton of rooms and are looking for something different from standard escape rooms.

Plight of the Margo - 4/5 (A good room that we'd happily recommend to enthusiasts but..., rank 19 out 126).

Plight of the Margo is like a majestic wild animal. It's incredible but extremely rough around the edges and an exhausting game. This room has the potential to be one of the best games in the United States given how high the ambition and scope of the game is, but it currently suffers a lot from polish and game flow issues. The owners should really look at trying to simplify the more tedious parts of the game and make it just a bit more accessible to everyone. In its current implementation, this is a room that I think enthusiasts will love as it's one of a kind and has ridiculous amounts of ambition despite its flaws. However, I can't recommend this to beginners at all, as they'd likely just spend the entire 1.5 hours lost. For beginners, I'd recommend doing some other rooms and getting some experience under your belt before attempting this.

Set - The set was probably the most immersive spaceship set I've ever played, not only because of the general decor and props, but because of how interactive and physical the components felt. A ton of stuff in this room felt like a mechanical engineer decided "i have this idea for an amazing prop, and i'm going to build this no matter what, cost/practicality be damned", which is exactly the type of attitude that I as an enthusiast want to see in my escape rooms! This ended up being a double edged sword, since while plugging stuff in (and doing other mechanical tasks) to power stuff up was extremely cool, there were certain aspects of it that could have been made less tedious. There were also some components that felt like they were a bit too much and not worth the logistical issues that came along with it. If your intro video has to explain and stress 5 times how to handle a particular prop, maybe that prop isn't worth it.

Puzzles - The puzzles were overall good, but had some super cool standouts that interacted with the cooler components of the set in great ways. The difficulty and game flow here was a bit too variable for my liking - you were presented with way too many options at the beginning of the game so it was very hard to orient yourself about what you're actually trying to do. This got easier over time but the first 25 minutes were brutal and we were fairly lost. It was also sometimes hard to figure out which components you are able to use at a given point in time, or if it was meant to be saved for later.

Story - The room had a lot of neat lore and story elements attached, but the story felt a bit too much like it was telling you what to do rather than actually try to tell a narrative. It would have been more compelling if the sequences with the main character in the room actually made you feel some emotions for the character, rather than that character just telling you what to do. Still more story than what I'd expect in a normal room, but it could have maybe been improved with some more story sequences in the room and more narrative driven dialogue.

Player Recs - This is a 3 hour room (split up into 2 parts) that is very involved - while I normally try to go below or at the minimum number of players, playing this game with 4 was exhausting, and you probably want at least 5 or 6 in a group of enthusiasts. It's really hard for me to recommend this game to beginners given the nature of the game, but you should probably bring closer to the max number of players.

Personal Stats - Barely escaped in the 3 hours allotted in a group of 4 enthusiasts.
Written September 28, 2019
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Nevin, thank you so much for taking time to provide extended feedback. We really appreciate this from our customers, especially those that play a lot of escape rooms. In the month and a half since your game, we have actually implemented some small changes that have fixed a lot of these issues, many of which you mentioned in your feedback. We will certainly continue to improve where needed based on player feedback. Thank you so much for your valuable insights. If we score 19 out of 126 in your book, I think that's great:) We hope to see you again next time you're out to Colorado!
Written January 2, 2020
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Marty M
3 contributions
Oct 2018 • Business
We had a group of 9 in both rooms and everybody loved it. We all went to dinner afterwards and the experience was all we talked about. Everybody wants to go back and switch rooms next time. Very well thought out rooms and lots of neat tech stuff to make it different from a lot of escape rooms. Would highly recommend ConTRAPtions for any group wanting a great night out.
Written October 31, 2018
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Hi Marty, thank you for choosing us for your team builder, we were so glad to host you guys! I'm pumped that you all had a blast, that's what we like to hear. Definitely come back and swap rooms, and stay tuned for when we open our new one. We hope to see you all again very soon!
Written November 18, 2018
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ConTRAPtions Escape Rooms is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


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