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Now Hiring!

Now that our new location on Brady street is ready to open (McSnooty’s Gallery of Fine Art Escape Room) we’re looking to hire some new employees. Are you interested in working at an escape room? This can be a great and exciting part-time job!   Here are the criteria...

Big News – We’re Opening on Brady Street October 12th!

On October 12th, we’ll be opening Milwaukee’s newest, biggest, and best escape room. It’s going to be on Brady street. Here’s the scoop: There’s a new art gallery opening on Brady- but we think it’s a front. They are using a radio device to ping the chips in people’s...

Tips For Working Together in an Escape Room

Escape rooms are a team activity. In fact, many businesses bring staff to escape rooms as a team building exercise. In order for this to be both a fun and positive experience for everyone, it’s important that everyone in the group play a role in solving the mystery....

Doing the same escape room twice

Can I do the same room again? First of all, I want to be clear that we don’t recommend it. Even if the first time you didn’t succeed in your mission, you’ve still found many (or even most) of the clues. So it might sound like a fun idea to come again and succeed for...

What’s the Success Rate?

At Save Milwaukee Escape Room we don’t post a success rate or keep a leader board because that would detract from our primary focus- making sure each group is engaged and has fun.

Switching the Tailgate from Lambeau to Miller

This week the Tailgate at Save Milwaukee Escape Room is switching from football to baseball (hey, it’s that time of year!) So instead of being invited to a tailgate party at Lambeau field and forgetting to bring the drinks, you’ll be invited to a party at Miller Park....

What If I Break Something?

During the course of your detective adventure, you’ll need to search for clues. And of course, the need is urgent! Either you’ll be saving Milwaukee from doom or getting drinks for a tailgate party to which you absolute cannot show up empty handed. So you should touch...

What Time Should We Arrive?

“Our reservation is at six, so what time do we need to arrive?” That’s a question people ask often. Many escape rooms request that groups arrive fifteen minutes early. As far as I know, there are two reasons for this. The first is to fill out forms and waivers. The...

What’s the Maximum Group Size for an Escape Room?

There are two factors that determine the maximum group size for an escape room. The first is simple- the size of the room itself. Cramming too many people into a small space is certainly not a recipe for fun. At Save Milwaukee we have two different escape room...

Why Only Private Bookings?

It’s common for escape rooms to combine groups. Let’s say if a room’s capacity is ten, it’s common to sell four tickets to a group of four, then if another group of four comes along sell them four more, and if two more people show up and want to participate sell them...

Escape Rooms Make a Great Gift

As the holiday gift giving season approaches, I thought to give a few reasons why a gift certificate to an escape room such as Save Milwaukee is a good gift First, it’s something people can do together over the holidays. We don’t remember sitting around the house with...

What age do kids have to be in order to come?

Short answer: It depends. First, allow me to mention that children (11-12 years old and up) are often the best agents. They are inquisitive and often search in places that adults overlook. So how about sending in a troupe of eleven year old agents? Not so fast. First,...

Elite Yelp Reviewers

Earlier this summer we had the honor of hosting a group of Elite yelp reviewers. This was a special, invitation only evening organized by Yelp. Yelp seeks out local attractions that have good online reputations for these events. There were 24 attendees, and we were...

Overthinking Clues

I’ve heard this phrase at escape rooms many times, with advice not to do it. Don’t overthink the clues! Stop overthinking! But what does this really mean? You’re supposed to think, after all. So how do you know what’s thinking and what’s thinking too much? The key is...