your questions


‘What time should I arrive?’. ‘How much does it cost to play?’. People want such questions answered before they hit the Book Your Escape Now’ button. We have listed the most frequently asked questions for you.

What is an escape room?

An escape room is an immersive experience that will see you and your team placed in an intriguing situation.

You need to work together, solving riddles and accomplishing tasks to resolve the situation and escape, that is find your way out of the room.

You have one hour in which to escape.

As a shared and mentally stimulating activity, Ocean State Escape is equally perfect for friend and family fun or professional team building events.

Will I actually be locked in a room?


The idea of being ‘locked in’ is part of the Ocean State Escape experience.

The door you use to enter the room will remain unlocked throughout the duration of your escape. You can use it to exit the room any time you want.

However the clock will continue to count down.

Will I be in a room with people I don’t know?

Here at Ocean State Escape, we give you the choice whether you want to make your booking private (it will be only your team in the room) or public (you get to meet another team).

Please note that ordinarily, choosing the private booking option will add $5 to each ticket you book.

However, if you book tickets for at least half of the total capacity of the room, the $5 will not be charged.

How much does it cost to play?

  • $28 per adult
  • $25 per child (13 and under)
  • $25 for veterans
  • $25 with a college ID (Thursdays only)

Please note that if you select the ‘private booking’ option, $5 will be added to your ticket.

If you book tickets for at least half the total capacity of the room, your tickets will cost the same as a public booking.

How old must I be to play?

The escape rooms at Ocean State Escape are open to adults of all ages!

Players under 16 must have at least one adult accompanying them.

If your team includes 2 or more players who’re below 13, we recommend you make a private booking.

Finally, infants and toddlers are not allowed inside the rooms.

What time should I arrive?

Before your escape begins, we will need to get the waivers signed, explain the “dos and don’ts” of Ocean State Escape rooms and brief you on your escape mission.

As you can no doubt understand, all this will take time.

So we advise that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your booked slot.

If you arrive late, you may not be allowed to enter your escape room.

What should I bring with me?

  • Yourself
  • Your team
  • Your curiosity
  • Your intuition
  • Your best communication skills

Everything else you need to complete your escape is available within the room here at Ocean State Escape.

Are there cameras inside the Escape Room?


We track your progress via the cameras so that we can give you hints as soon as you ask for them.

Am I permitted to bring my own camera to Ocean State Escape? Can I take pictures?

While you are free to take your cell phone/camera inside our rooms, we ask you to not take pictures of our escape rooms.

Do I need to book in advance?

While Ocean State Escape certainly does welcome walk-in players; you can play strictly subject to room availability.

In other words, it is strongly suggested that you make a reservation in advance so your chosen escape mission will be available at your chosen time.

Are tickets refundable?

You can reschedule your booking up to 48 hours prior to your start time.

You can also transfer your tickets to someone else.

Unfortunately, at this point in time, we are unable to offer the facility of refunds.

Is there a limit to the number of players?

We at Ocean State Escape love having as many players over as possible.

However, our room descriptions mention the ideal number of players per room. This ensures there is ample space and puzzles for all players in your group.

If you wish to inquire about a private or large group event please contact us directly.

What are your hours?

Thurs: 4pm – 10pm

Fri: 4pm – 10pm

Sat: 10am – 10pm

Sun: 10am – 8pm

M-W: available by appointment only. Email us to schedule.

Ocean State Escape is…

  • a 12 minute drive from Providence
  • easy to find with free parking
  • close to many restaurants
  • close to Town Hall Lanes and Johnston Memorial Park
  • we are located behind the Ave Bar and Grill

Our Opening Hours

  • Mon – Wednesday – By Appointment
  • Thursday – 04:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday – 04:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday – 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday – 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Please fill out the form on the right, or call us on 401-808-6308 to book outside usual hours or for any other special requirements.

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Ocean State Escape

Address: 1428 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI 02919.
On the 3rd floor of BOND Plaza, located behind the Ave Bar and Grill.
Entrance and parking in the back of the building.


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Due to Covid-19, Ocean State Escape is temporarily closed. We are looking forward to seeing everyone once we reopen.