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SMART ROOMS IS A LIVE-ACTION ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE IN WHICH PARTICIPANTS MUST USE LOGIC, WIT, AND TEAMWORK TO FIND CLUES AND SOLVE PUZZLES IN ORDER TO ESCAPE A LOCKED ROOM WITHIN 60 MINUTES.

 
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134 N 13TH ST, LINCOLN, NE, 68508

(402) 890-1210

SMARTROOMSLINCOLN@GMAIL.COM

 
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PLEASE ARRIVE 10-15 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SESSION TIME

SELECT A DATE AND TIME THAT WORKS FOR YOU.

ATTENDING WITH A GROUP? WE SUGGEST PURCHASING TICKETS FOR EVERYONE TO ENSURE YOU ARE IN THE SAME SESSION.

IF YOU'D LIKE A PRIVATE SESSION, YOU MUST PURCHASE ALL 8 TICKETS FOR THAT TIME.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A PRIVATE EVENT DURING OFF HOURS.

$26/PERSON

unbooked sessions close

one hour

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PLAYING DETECTIVE FOR ONE INTENSE AND EXCITING HOUR WAS THE PERFECT ACTIVITY FOR TEAM BUILDING. WE'RE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT NEARLY A WEEK LATER!

- RENEE | CHANNEL 8 KLKN TV

 
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relativity room

NEW YORK, 1939.

CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING HIS KIDNAPPING REMAIN MYSTERIOUS AFTER PROFESSOR ALDRICH MADE AN APPEARANCE ON RADIO STATING THAT HE HAD COME ACROSS A SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY THAT COULD BENEFIT ALL OF MANKIND.

AS AN HEIR TO THE RENOWNED PARTICLE PHYSICIST'S ESTATE, YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED AT HIS OFFICE AT SMART ROOMS TO GATHER HIS PERSONAL AND WORK BELONGINGS.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOU WILL HAVE ONLY 60 MINUTES TO FIND WHAT THE PROFESSOR WAS WORKING ON AND EXTRACT IT FROM THE ROOM BEFORE MORE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARRIVE AND CLAIM IT AS THEIR OWN.

31% Escape Rate

OUT OF 388 GROUPS THAT HAVE ENTERED, 120 HAVE ESCAPED.


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WHAT IS SMART ROOMS?

SMART ROOMS is an adventure game that takes place inside of a locked room. Groups of up to 8 people are given 60 minutes to find clues, apply elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, and eventually relate them to the exit door code to escape!

Your group will work together to find clues and solve puzzles that eventually lead to your (hopeful) escape. Some clues are fairly easy, while others might have you scratching your head (please avoid scratching the heads of strangers). No special skills are needed. Communicate with each other, search the rooms carefully, and if you get stuck, move on to another area or a different puzzle.

Your event will begin 10 minutes prior to your booking time with a briefing by our staff, where we'll review the rules, explain the situation you will be entering, and answer any questions you may have. Then, you'll be led into the room, the door will be locked behind you, and your 60 minutes to escape will begin. You'll either succeed and crack the code to get out or we'll unlock the door when your time runs out. Many groups who enter will not succeed in escaping within the hour limit. (Don't worry, you'll have fun whether you escape or not!).

At the end of your game, we'll recap how you progressed, answer any questions you may have about the remaining puzzles inside the room, and give you a chance to purchase T-shirts (discounted shirts available for successful groups!). Plan on spending a total of about 80 minutes with us from start to finish.


ok... i need more info!

For more information on Smart Rooms and escape rooms in general, watch this awesome video put together by a team at The Daily Nebraskan, featuring shots from all three of Lincoln's escape rooms: Smart Rooms, Escape Lincoln, and Lincoln Escape Room.

You can also visit our FAQ section for more specific answers to questions you may have.


RECOGNIZED FOR OUR UNIQUE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE AND SOPHISTICATED DESIGN IN THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS

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LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

THE DAILY NEBRASKAN

DOWNTOWN LINCOLN ASSOCIATION

 
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SMART ROOMS MERCH

t-shirts

GIFT CARDS

GIVE THE GIFT OF A THRILLING ESCAPE ROOM SESSION!

SELECT THE AMOUNT OF TICKETS YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE AND WE'LL SEND YOU A READY-TO-GO CARD THAT WILL INCLUDE A CODE TO REDEEM TICKETS ON OUR SITE.


...A WELL RUN, FUN IDEA THAT IS BEAUTIFULLY AND INTRICATELY SET UP. WE HAD A BLAST AND WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK!

- BETH | LINCOLN, NE

 
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where is smart rooms located?

We are located at 134 N. 13th Street in the Stuart Building in downtown Lincoln, NE. We are directly south of the Rococo Theatre.

how do i purchase tickets

You can purchase tickets on our website HERE. Please remember to purchase tickets at least one hour in advance of the session time.

am i really locked in the room?

Yes, but in case of emergencies or if you are feeling like you need a breather, there is a "panic key" by our door that you may use at any time.

what are the physical limitations?

Our rooms are designed to accommodate all of our guests. At some points of the experience, there may be some slight ducking and bending required.

how early should i show up for my reservation?

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your session time for a briefing. DOORS LOCK AND SESSIONS BEGIN AT STATED TIME.

what do i need to bring?

Bring your friends and your brain. We provide a secured lobby to store cell phones, coats, and personal belongings while you are in the escape room.

how old do i have to be?

We allow anyone of any age to join in the fun of Smart Rooms. However, persons under age 14 may participate as long as there is an adult (18+) with the group.

i only want my group in the room. What can we do?

Find a date and time that has all 8 spots available and purchase them. If all 8 spots are not purchased by your group, there is a chance you may be sharing the room with some awesome and helpful people you meet that day!

got any merch for sale?

Of course! Check out our online store HERE. We sell T-shirts, a GoPro recording of your session, and gift certificates which make awesome birthday presents and stocking stuffers!

is it hard? can we fail?

Our rooms are made to challenge the mind. The difficulty of the room depends on how well your group works together, communicates, and stays organized. The room requires multiple people or groups to be working on a myriad of clues and puzzles at the same time. If your group works well together, you have a great shot of escaping in time!

fast enough to make our top 5 leaderboard?

Congrats! Gotta rub it in everyone's face, right?! Let us do that!

Along with getting your group name and time on our leaderboard, we will post your group photo, name, and time on our website and social media accounts.

The group with the fastest escape time will win free tickets to our next room opening in 2016!


LOVED THIS ESCAPE ROOM!! GREAT PUZZLES, GREAT ATMOSPHERE, GREAT STAFF!

- ANH | ESCAPE LINCOLN

 
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corporate customers

 

AMERITAS

ARBOR DAY FNDN.

BROWN IMMIGRATION

BULU BOX

FIRESPRING

 

HUDL

IBM

MILAND UNIVERSITY

NAQS

NATIONAL RESEARCH CO.

 

NBC TRUST CO.

NELNET

SO. HOSPITALITY

UNANIMOUS MARKETING

ZOETIS


TAKING TEAM BUILDING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

INSIDE OUR ESCAPE ROOMS, GROUPS WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE PROBLEMS AND MAKE PROGRESS AS A TEAM TOWARD A COMMON GOAL. THE ESCAPE IS MENTALLY STIMULATING, REQUIRING CONSTANT COMMUNICATION AND TEAMWORK. OUR ROOM DOESN'T REQUIRE MUCH PHYSICAL EXERTION EITHER, SO IT'S A SAFE CHOICE FOR ALL TYPES OF EMPLOYEES. 

WE OFFER MANY DIFFERENT OPTIONS TO ACCOMMODATE OUR CORPORATE GUESTS. TO RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION, OR TO SCHEDULE A TEAM BUILDING EVENT FOR YOU AND YOUR COWORKERS, FILL OUT OUR CONTACT FORM IN THE PRIVATE EVENTS SECTION BELOW.


SMART ROOMS IS THE COOLEST THING SINCE BULU BOX.

- PAUL JARRETT | CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF BULU BOX

 
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PRIVATE EVENTS

WHETHER YOU'RE PLANNING A TEAM BUILDING EXERCISE FOR YOUR COMPANY, LOOKING FOR SOMETHING UNIQUE AND MEMORABLE TO DO TO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY, OR YOU'RE JUST IN THE MOOD FOR A GREAT TIME WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, SMART ROOMS IS LINCOLN'S DOWNTOWN DESTINATION FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT!

WE HAVE MANY DIFFERENT OPTIONS TO FIT YOUR SPECIFIC PRIVATE EVENT NEEDS. FILL OUT OUR CONTACT FORM TO RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PRIVATE EVENTS!

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our local partners

WE'VE TEAMED UP WITH THESE LOCAL BUSINESSES TO RAMP UP YOUR SMART ROOMS PRIVATE EVENT EXPERIENCE!


GIVING BACK

SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY IS IMPORTANT TO US.

SMART ROOMS IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF MAGELLAN SOCCER CLUB AND AMBASSADORS BASEBALL ACADEMY.

PLEASE CONSIDER DOWNLOADING THE TAGG APP TO FIND OUT HOW AND WHERE YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!