The Basement: A Live Escape Room Experience

The Basement: A Live Escape Room Experience

12:15 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:15 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:15 PM - 10:45 PM
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THE BASEMENT is an escape room venue with two highly-immersive escape room experiences. You will be locked inside one of these rooms for a designated amount of time while you and your team try to figure out how to escape. The room contains clues, trap doors, and hidden items. Anything that’s not glued or bolted down can be moved and may be an integral piece in your quest to escape (and survive).
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Gena T
1 contribution
Jul 2022
It was a really fun experience, the "performer" was amazing and the experience itself was so much fun! The only reason I gave 4 stars is because it was really hot in there. They definitely need much cooler air flowing through there. There was only 5 of us and I can only imagine how hot it gets when there are 8-10 people in there. It did not ruin the experience, but if I am being honest, it would have been much more enjoyable if there was some air flowing.
Written July 16, 2022
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Caitlin G
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
We did both chapters of the Edward Tandy story line and they were both very well crafted and thought out. The staff members were very welcoming and the live performers that were in the rooms with us were awesome and it made the experience really fun and different from other escape rooms. We would definitely go back and do other rooms when they have them.
Written August 22, 2022
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Aarontf
4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This experience nearly gave me a panic attack! The remote location added to the atmosphere, being asked to lock our phones and watches away plus being hooded and separated was enough to get my heart really racing! We did both rooms one after the other and the live actors were amazing. They used real personal touches and they were far from easy. Having done many rooms back in the UK and none in the USA, this was a real treat.
Written September 1, 2022
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Kristine V
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Sadly disappointed. Maybe we weren't the quickest, smartest bunch but this escape room was supposed to have a live actor in it but not a single live person appeared in the basement. We paid regular price for a"live experience" but that didn't happen. When we played a similar zombie escape room in Houston there was a live person the whole way through. So, after 45 minutes and 4 rooms through, not one live person appeared. Just the host from the beginning showed up to help us exit. The host even said at the start the actor was taking a quick break and would be ready shortly so what happened? We were disappointed and are feeling jipped!
Written July 16, 2022
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Justin Collins
Bucyrus, KS6 contributions
Nov 2022
Had a blast! The Basement offers an experience unique to other escape rooms I've done. The puzzles in and of themselves were extremely fun, but the live interaction with the actors and environment is what made the experience memorable. Looking forward to trying out the new rooms that are projected to come out in the future!
Written November 17, 2022
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Jes1027
1 contribution
Jul 2020
I have done a few escape rooms and this was by far my favorite! The live actor really kept the stress level high and enhanced the experience. Highly recommend, the puzzles are just difficult enough without being overwhelmingly impossible. Hated having to wear a mask the whole time but wouldn't miss this opportunity because of it.
Written July 8, 2020
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Hello, Thanks so much for your review! I'm really happy to hear you had a positive experience in the room and enjoyed the actors as well as the puzzle difficulty. Thanks again and definitely come back to give the other room a go! Blake Holden General Manager The Basement KC
Written August 3, 2020
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Shane S
Saint Joseph, MO57 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
I've done maybe 5 escape rooms of various difficulty over the past. None of which included a live actor. This was spectacular. Our group numbered 7 and we picked The basement, "The Study" due to it's horror theme. The hostess at the beginning was so informative, concise and clear on everything. The room itself was amazing. Scary, challenging but not impossible. The actor was just right. I can't give anything away but we got out and certainly felt a sense of accomplishment. There are 2 rooms at the Basement and we'll, without a doubt, be back for the other escape soon. Thank you.
Written July 31, 2022
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Rick H
1 contribution
May 2021 • Friends
We've done hundreds of escape rooms across the country and were looking forward to a horror themed one. Ultimately we found it was overpriced and not worth it. Sound effects were too loud to hear clues or each other. The inclusion of an actor spoils the fun, take that aspect out and it might be better.

The room we did was listed as a 4 to 8 person room. It was a 2 person room max both in terms of physical size and complexity- most of stood around doing nothing because there wasn't anything to do solve.
Written May 22, 2021
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jshew25
Saint Joseph, MO110 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
I have experienced many escape rooms across the country. They are something my family highly enjoys doing together. The Basement was by far the best one we have completed to date. The room was challenging and the live actor took the experience beyond the rest we have done. 45 minutes went extremely fast. Your nerves will be rattled the whole time. I highly recommend.
Written December 9, 2020
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Ashley F
6 contributions
Jul 2020
We have done a ton of escape rooms but this is the first time where there was a live actor in the room with us! It definitely brought a whole new level to escaping! We had so much fun!! The only thing I was disappointed about was the time amount. Every escape room I’ve done (approx. 80) has given you an hour to escape. This place only gave 45 minutes. But it had just as many puzzles to solve as one that is an hour long did. Still, we will definitely be back to do the other room!
Written September 16, 2020
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The Basement: A Live Escape Room Experience (Kansas City) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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The Basement: A Live Escape Room Experience is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:15 PM - 10:45 PM
  • Mon - Thu 5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
  • Fri - Fri 5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Sat - Sat 12:15 PM - 12:00 AM