Lock & Key Escape Room
Lock & Key Escape Room
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1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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All original escape rooms in Buffalo's Elmwood Village. Our current rooms offerings are The Seance and The Grimm Forest.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Chasing_amy32
4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
We had such a great time. We booked the Grimm Forrest and had so much fun that we stayed and did Seance. Holly was amazing!!! She introduced the rules and the room detailed very well. She also had perfect timing with the clues. She let us try to figure things out but knew exactly when we were ready for a clue to keep us going.

Both rooms were very immersive. We did enjoy the Grimm Forrest a bit more. It was whimsical, had captivating clues, and really had all of us scrambling to solve the puzzles in time. I think we had less than a minute left.

The Seance room was beautifully decorated. Clever clues and unique props. I do wish there would have been a little more of a story line directly related to a seance. Like needing to summon uncle Jim or something.

But I would highly recommend. And ask for Holly!! Again she was so in tune with our group that she felt like a bonus team mate.
Written May 1, 2022
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traci
20 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Awesome experience. I can not say enough about Jared who explained the event and provided impeccable service.
The venue is well organized, clean and a great time. Well worth the money.
We went with a group of 4 people various ages, 18 and up. It was a challenge.
Take note the entrance is on the side of the building. Dont hesitate book today!
Written January 7, 2020
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Chris S
4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Mom & Dad with our two daughters (27 & 17). We had a blast. Didn't finish in 1 hour, but host saw we were close to escaping and he was kind enough to let us go over by 6 minutes. My wife and I deferred to our kids as we had no clue lol. As I said in the title, this was great family fun.
Written January 26, 2020
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Mike S
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Over the last few years, I've done a handful of escape rooms in the area and the The Vampire's Tomb at Lock & Key is among the best. It was challenging enough that we made it out with just a few minutes to spare. The entire group had a great time.
Written January 27, 2020
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Tiffany P
16 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
This was by far the best escape room I've ever done! It had a series of challenging puzzles that required thought, but they were not so difficult that they couldn't be solved. If we spent too much time on one puzzle or were headed in the wrong direction, a clue mysteriously appeared under the door. Although we didn't solve it in the hour allotted, we all loved it and would go back in a heartbeat. Definitely one of the best new attractions in Buffalo!
Written September 13, 2016
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kcla0009
21 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
This was our groups first attempt at an escape room, it was both fun and challenging. I read other reviews prior to choosing Lock & Key and must say I feel we made the best choice. Jared explained the rules of the room very well. I liked the fact that there are cameras in the room and he's watching from the outside, this allowed him to slide timely "clues" under the door if we seemed to be stuck on a particular puzzle. The clues were well done, not give aways and in some cases they were things we had already considered but needed to go back to. I'd read reviews for other escape rooms where someone on the staff is inside the room with you and I didn't like that idea, seems like it would change the team dynamic. Also you can participate with group of 3-8 and won't be forced to play with people you don't know. I do like that they don't make you play with strangers just to maximize the money made per room, this would take away from the experience and the whole point of this IS the experience. If you're a fan of 'The Walking Dead' you will really appreciate the 'Virus Outbreak' room the puzzles are very well thought out and engaging. We did solve all of the puzzles with the help of a few timely clues but unfortunately didn't make the time to open the last combo! All in all great experience and would definitely recommend. Good luck to you and I hope you get to be among the 30% that 'escape the room!'
Written May 31, 2016
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jeb525
Buffalo1 contribution
May 2016 • Friends
I've played most of the major escape rooms in Buffalo and Jared and Lock & Key is easily the best. So good, in fact, that I played both his rooms on back to back days because they're so addicting. A few things set Lock and Key apart:

1) The rooms are extremely rich and feel engaging. Some rooms I've played felt cheaply put together, you can tell that Jared has spent good time (and money) compiling the items and layout of his rooms.
2) The rooms require the right balance of puzzle solving, observation, and communication. You won't spend your entire time searching for a note scrawled in some corner (though you may have to search some!), nor will you have to brute force through impossible puzzles. The rooms are really well balanced.
3) Jared and staff give the perfect level of hints. They have a good read on when you may need a bit of help and they provide just that, a bit of help. Too often do escape rooms give away answers rather than "nudge" teams in the right direction. You feel accomplished finishing his rooms, not like you were gift-wrapped the answer.

Whether you're new to escape rooms or a veteran, Lock and Key provides thoughtful rooms and great service. Do yourself a favor and book a room soon.
Written May 17, 2016
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Thomas E
3 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
Very good time here. Came here with my wife & friends. Will definitely visit again and will recommend for sure! !!!!!!
Written April 30, 2016
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NYBuffalomike
Buffalo, NY171 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends

So much FUN!! Group of six friends headed down to Elmwood for this exciting adventure. The location is on the side of the building and down the stairs, street parking is available.

Our host provided just enough information to make the adventure make sense but also keep us guessing. He provided only a few hints during the game, again just enough to help us move along but not give things away.

The room was interesting and fun with enough to keep our group all working in groups of two to solve the puzzles. We finished with a few seconds to go.

Looking forward to the next room. For sure will go back.
Written February 15, 2016
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Jessica A
Buffalo, NY13 contributions
Jan 2020
Thank you so much for creating a great time for our staff's holiday party. The room we were in was a serious challenge! Can't wait to go back and do the other room
Written January 12, 2020
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Lock & Key Escape Room is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Mon - Tue 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM


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