Ideal Escape Rooms

Ideal Escape Rooms, Oxford: Hours, Address, Ideal Escape Rooms Reviews: 5/5

Ideal Escape Rooms
5
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About
Ideal Escape Rooms is Oakland County's latest attraction. An Escape Room is a LIVE ACTION game for you and your friends! You will have 60 minutes to find clues, collect information, solve puzzles, and complete your challenge. Your goal is to solve a mystery or complete a final task before your time runs out! All of our rooms are fully themed so you feel like you're in another place. Games available for ages 10+. Escaping is only half the fun! Accept the challenge, and book online at the IdealEscapeRooms website. Great for team building and office parties too.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Sean
1 contribution
Fun, Challenging but not Impossible
Jul 2021 • Family
What a blast. #mindshaft is super fun and challenging. The owner was a joy to talk to after and gave us a tour of the other games. I cannot wait to come back!
Written July 21, 2021
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Thank you for your review! I'm excited to have you back to play our other games! :-)
Written August 9, 2021
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nessren13
Grand Rapids, MI183 contributions
Completely Immersive Rooms
Jul 2021
The review title really sums up what stands out most about our experience here. The rooms are fully immersive, very well decorated and built, and overall just incredibly impressive. As a couple, my husband and I have played over 130 rooms. These are very high on our list of favorites. Particularly Firefighter Rescue.

We called and talked to the owner to book, as we are from out-of-town, and wanted to book all four rooms. She was extremely helpful and managed to book us to play all four back-to-back (our preference) in one afternoon. She arranged them in order so we played the games easiest to hardest. We played as a group of 2 and were able to escape from all 4 rooms. That being said, the rooms are spacious and clearly designed for larger groups. There is plenty for everyone in a big group to do as the games aren't strictly linear.

The puzzles are well designed and varied. They have different kinds of locks to open and activities to accomplish in order to escape. I really cannot say enough for the overall aesthetic of the rooms.

There is a lock board, reviewed in the beginning, to make sure everyone in the group understands how to operate each lock that might be encountered. The whole process ensures everyone can enjoy the game and gives the best chance of success. The game master was great at his job; making sure we fully understood the back story, our mission, as well as ensuring we didn't have any questions prior to starting.

Our only, very minor, complaint was that we couldn't really geek out about the rooms with the game master after we completed them, which is something we really enjoy doing. He just wasn't that enthusiastic about it and seemed to be in a bit of a rush, even though we finished each game early. Part of the enjoyment of the experience for us is to review the rooms, what we really liked, what we found challenging, etc., with the game master. But again, that's an extra thing we really like if the game master is passionate about games like we are, and didn't take away from our enjoyment of the games themselves.

I would highly recommend Ideal Escape Rooms and will certainly return for any future rooms.
Written July 5, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! I'm sorry I was not able to be there to meet you, especially since you played all 4 rooms in one day! That's a challenge in itself! I also would have loved to have longer conversations with you about all the games and puzzles. As an owner, I think I love that the most! It's great meeting players and talking about personal experiences, reviewing game play and any additional details about our games that may have been missed (because every game and group is unique!), and chatting about anything related to escape games! Quick note about the Game Master...on this particular weekend, he was the only person working the previous 3 days due to staff vacations (including me), and on this day we condensed your game times on our schedule as requested...so he also had 4 rooms to reset and another grouping arriving after your games. I'm proud of all my staff, but some days have been difficult. We've been short-staffed after Covid, and business has been unpredictable these last few months...so we've had some very quiet days, and some very busy days...and this holiday weekend was almost full, because of limited bookings due to staffing limitations. Thank you for understanding, and I'm glad that the lack of conversation didn't take away from your game experiences. But I am sorry you missed out on that fun part. I'm sure when you return for Mind Shaft we'll have lots to talk about! I look forward to having you back!
Written July 6, 2021
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Jan r
Stuart, FL13 contributions
Wild West
Jun 2021 • Couples
Staff great & the themes of their rooms are very clever. Great fun! The thought that went into putting the clues together is amazing.
Written June 12, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the Wild West and had fun with the theme and puzzles. This was one of the first games we opened, and I can't see closing it anytime soon since it's enjoyed by so many people. I look forward to having you back to enjoy our other game rooms!
Written July 6, 2021
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Broderick Johnson
Lake Orion, MI1 contribution
Worth 5 Stars
Nov 2020
This place seems to get a lot of great reviews... IT'S BECAUSE IT SHOULD!!

I've gone several times and the staff their are really nice and do a great job of explaining the basics before playing! Their 4 escape room options are amazing as the décor and backstory to the rooms gives them a great aesthetic.

I will note that if you plan on going, 6-8 is the best group size if you want to escape most of the time, but it's not impossible with only 3-4! Plus you'll have fun whether you win or not
Written November 16, 2020
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Thanks Broderick for taking the time to share your experiences, and for your review of our business and our staff. We work hard to ensure that everyone has an excellent experience. People always say they had a great time, but posting about it in public is especially appreciated. Thank you!
Written December 3, 2020
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Adam G
Oxford, MI1 contribution
10/10 would escape again
Nov 2020 • Friends
This is an ideal escape room for first time players and experienced players will have no shortage of challenge. We played the fire rescue room, and had an absolute blast as the puzzles heated up!
Written November 14, 2020
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We love first time players! It's great reading about your first impressions, and we're happy to hear you had fun and were challenged. We look forward to having you back!
Written December 3, 2020
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Class of 2020
1 contribution
Teen Supreme!
Feb 2020
This is a great place for a birthday party. My daughter and her friends came here for her 14th birthday and had a blast figuring out clues together. Don't worry, they give clues to keep them moving. The Wild West was great!
Written February 20, 2020
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Hello and thank you for taking the time to share about your experience at Ideal Escape Rooms. Glad to hear everyone had a great time!
Written February 24, 2020
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Sandra F
Oxford, MI10 contributions
SO MUCH FUN!
Dec 2018 • Friends
With our group we had three adult couples who had never been to an escape room. We heard about it through another couple that had participated and recommended it. We had a coupon, and we went to the Wild West escape room and had a blast! You work as a team to find clues to basically "escape" the room. Even though we did not escape the room on our own, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Written June 5, 2019
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Glad to hear you had a great time! You started with our most challenging game (by most peoples' standards), but Wild West is also a very fun and popular game. Thank you for letting others know that it's still exciting and worth your time if you need some clues along the way. There are so many factors that make games "easier" or "harder", but overall we try to base all puzzles on logic (not trial and error or previous knowledge), but even then each person may see things a different way...so that's why it's best to work together! And by having free and unlimited clues available, groups can basically customize their level of difficulty by how many clues they take. We also have games that appeal to a wide variety of skills and interests, so there's a nice variety of "easy, medium and hard" puzzles in each game too. I'm sure you'll also enjoy Mona Lisa is Missing, Firefighter Rescue, and Quest for the Throne! We look forward to having you back!
Written June 6, 2019
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almoore
Oxford, MI55 contributions
Fun and Interesting
Jul 2018 • Family
We did one of the rooms with my teen son and his friends. It was fun and engaging. The boys had a great time
Written June 5, 2019
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Thank you for your review! Sounds like you had an excellent experience, but if there was anything specific that could have been done to earn a 5 star visit, I would love to hear your thoughts! Call or text Jennifer 248-572-3999.
Written June 6, 2019
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Anon
1 contribution
Amazing!
May 2019 • Friends
Lots of fun, pitched perfectly. We recommend this place for anyone wanting to try escape rooms or challenge themselves...
Written May 19, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Glad you had a great time and we look forward to having you back!
Written May 20, 2019
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Amy M
Rochester Hills, MI637 contributions
Awesome Place!!
Apr 2019 • Family
We had a group of six and did the Wild West room. Our guides explained everything very well and answered all our questions since this was our first escape room. The room was lots of fun and very challenging!! We did pretty well and can't wait to go back and try some of their other rooms!
Written April 4, 2019
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Excellent! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We try hard to be consistent in our orientations with every group, setting up appropriate expectations while giving valuable information to help guests enjoy our games while working hard to beat the clock! We look forward to having you back!
Written April 5, 2019
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