Escapin’ 2: Amelia’s Boogaloo at Clock N Lock Escape Rooms in Kalamazoo

Once again, the team at Blue Fire Media spent the weekend testing their wits against the best escape rooms in Kalamazoo. Arriving downtown early, the group spent some time meandering, taking in the sights, and enjoying the (finally!) warm air. Within walking distance of Rocket Fizz and Pop City Popcorn, a few members loaded up on snacks to enjoy after the escape. When six o’clock rolled around, everyone was ready: five individuals, steeled against failure by years of video games, their problem solving skills honed to a sharp edge by decades of Tetris, Portal, Myst, and that one where you’re two little dinosaurs trying to spit bubbles at candy monsters.

The elevator dinged and opened into a familiar wood paneled antechamber. When the doors slid open on the second floor, we were welcomed into the lobby. Let me break the fourth wall, here, and just say: the lobby is awesome. Basically, picture a playroom for grownups: giant connect four, puzzle boxes, loads of board games, whiteboards, crazy props, and an amazing view of downtown Kalamazoo are some of the features. We also spotted a new addition: a huge Plinko board that allows visitors to win prizes if they find a chip in their escape room.

After some chatting, we made our way to the escape: Amelia’s Attic. After The UFO Diner, I wasn’t sure what to expect, other than crazy-high production values and challenging (but doable) puzzles. The room absolutely did not let us down. The puzzles and the architecture of the room were top-notch. Without spoiling anything, let’s just say that there are some real “wow” moments in the room. Some of the puzzles are so ingenious that they’re impossible to describe – even in how they function – without giving away some part of the experience. So, you’ll just have to trust me on this: you will not find a more unique or rewarding collection of escape rooms in Kalamazoo.

If you’re looking for a great way to spend some time in downtown Kalamazoo, you absolutely can’t go wrong with Clock N Lock! Our group ranged in age from 13 to almost 40 and everyone had an amazing time. Every member of our group was able to contribute equally, with the youngest solving some clutch puzzles that had otherwise stumped the older members. So, if you’ve got some free time this weekend and a group of people who love testing their wits, schedule your visit today!