FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What is this exactly? I don't quite get it?
A: Somewhere Secret is most similar to an escape game, a puzzle room, or an exit game - in that it is an interactive environment with a built in series of tasks, puzzles and mysteries that a small group of people will work to figure out. Somewhere Secret is an ancient alchemy lab, and those with the greatest skills in logic and magic will be able to unlock the alchemist's treasure map which leads you on a treasure hunt through the outside world!
Q: Whoa, like real treasure? Where is the treasure hidden?
A: Yes, something amazing is hidden somewhere in Colorado, hints could be in Denver, Boulder or Fort Collins. Sadly, due to Colorado state law, this treasure has no monetary value. But it is truly something incredible to discover.
Q: Is there any previous knowledge needed to play this game?
A: Nope! The puzzles in the room are accessible to everyone and are designed to appeal to a diversity of minds. Whether you are an 11 year old or a Harvard graduate you will have a fair chance at solving the game. You will want to come at the top of your wits (we very much recommend the game be played sober). Out of the box thinking is a great help. The clues are all around so keep your eyes open.
Q: How many people can play?
A: 2-8 people can play the room at a time. If you are playing a regularly scheduled game, and have a group smaller than eight, you may end up playing with others who book during the same slot. It never hurts to have more brain power. However, if you want to ensure that your group is the only one in the room you will need to schedule a private game. Please call (970) 235-1199 to book a private room.
Q: How do I make a reservation?
A: All games must be scheduled in advance. Regularly scheduled games can be seen on our "-Reserve a Game-" page. If you wish to play a regularly scheduled game, but it's less than three hours in advance, please call (970) 235-1199 to make arrangements.
Private games can also be arranged outside of regular hours. To schedule a private event please call us at (970) 235-1199.
Q: I played once but didn't get the map. May I play again?
A: Yes, but please contact us directly to make arrangements. Do not reserve a space in a regularly scheduled game, because we don't want to ruin the secrets for first-time players.
Q: How much does it cost?
All games on our regular schedule are donation based magical excursions. Players are invited to donate an amount they feel is fair after playing the game. The suggested donation is $25 per person, which is roughly the standard rate for escape room games in Colorado. We want this beautiful adventure to be accessible to all, and your donation helps us spread the magic.
Q: Who can play?
A: Anyone over the age of eight who loves puzzles, games, magic, stories, and mystery will enjoy it the most. Kids below the age of 12 will need an adult to play with them, and though certain portions may be difficult for children to solve, we have found that sometimes kids are quicker than their parents at certain puzzles. (Note that anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who can sign a waiver for the child). Somewhere Secret also is not wheelchair accessible at this time. Players will need to be able to navigate a staircase as well as perform some light bending and crouching in order to fully explore.
Q: Do I need to bring anything?
A: Just yourself! All outside tools and electronic devices cannot be used inside the room.
Q: Where is Somewhere Secret located?
A: Somewhere Secret is located at 222 Walnut Street in Old Town, Fort Collins, CO. When you first arrive you may feel like you are in the wrong place, it appears to be an ordinary antique store - but inside is something quite extraordinary. Walk inside to the center of the building where you will find a staircase on the righthand side; this staircase will lead you upwards to Somewhere Secret.
*** If you arrive for your prescheduled game and find the door to Walnut Creek is locked, never fear, just give a call to: (970) 235-1199
Q: When should we arrive for our reservation?
A: Please arrive on time! Your game will begin promptly so don't be late! We will need time to explain the rules and answer any questions you might have. If you arrive for your prescheduled game and find the door to Walnut Creek is locked, never fear, just give a call to: (970) 235-1199
Q: If this is like an escape game, are we locked in the room?
A: No, the room is not locked, but we ask that you do not plan on exiting the room before the game is finished to support the immersive experience.
Q: Where should we park?
A: This area of Fort Collins has a variety of on-street parking and several dedicated public parking lots. The Walnut Creek building has a small parking lot available on the east side of the building, first-come first-serve.