Des Moines Escape Rooms at Breakout Games

Breakout Games - Des Moines offers an exciting experience quite unlike any other. Imagine being locked into a room with your best friends, trapped in a mysterious web of puzzles and riddles, with only 1 hour to escape and secure your freedom! The only thing that will help you escape is your mind. Are you up for the challenge? At Breakout Games in Des Moines, you’ll find a wide array of the highest quality, thought-provoking escape rooms around, where you and your friends/family will enjoy a thrilling hour of puzzle solving and clue hunting. The only question that remains, is whether you and your team will break out in time…

Escape Rooms in Des Moines

Current Adventures in Des Moines

Mystery Mansion

This spine-chilling holiday adventure starts in the ruins of an old mansion – abandoned decades ago by a reclusive and eccentric family. Since then, rumors have spread about a presence looming over the old house. Work as a team to race the clock and uncover the mansion's secrets in this all-ages mystery adventure.

Do Not Disturb

A recent string of kidnappings has awakened old fears in the people of Breakout City. You've tracked the Kidnapper to a run-down motel on the outskirts of town. Unfortunately, he was expecting you, and now you're caught in his twisted web of games. This investigation-gone-wrong will send your mind spinning as you try to save his next victims... Or become one yourself.

Island Escape

While vacationing on a tropical island, you awake to the sounds of a dormant volcano rumbling to life. The only people still on the island, you and your team are left to your own devices and must work together to discover the keys to safety before the lava reaches shore. Bring your inner explorer out to play for this adrenaline-packed, all-ages adventure.

The Kidnapping

The kidnapping begins with you and your fellow captives waking up handcuffed and blindfolded in a strange room. With nothing but collective brainpower, hidden clues and 60 minutes on your side, you have to free yourselves before the kidnapper returns. A heart-pumping thriller from start to finish, you can expect a rush of non-stop fun.

Operation: Casino

In this life-sized spy game, you will be sent on a trail of clues to discover the alias of a missing agent, and bring down the syndicate responsible for his disappearance. Follow unexpected twists and turns, break codes and channel your alter-ego secret agent to escape the room in an hour or less. If you're down with espionage, this is your game.


While on a flight, your plane is hijacked and you lose consciousness as the cabin depressurizes. Later you wake up and realize you're trapped, handcuffed to your friends, in the hijackers' headquarters. Can you lose your handcuffs, find out the details behind their hijacking and escape before time's up?

We look forward to welcoming you to escape ordinary at our escape rooms. For more on the escape rooms available in Des Moines, visit our Des Moines Escape Rooms page. For our current pricing along with any upcoming specials and group discounts, visit the Escape Room Des Moines Prices page.

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Directions to Breakout Games - Des Moines

9 miles northwest of downtown Des Moines in Urbandale, Breakout Games can be reached with a short 15-minute drive. From the center of town, take I-235 West until Exit 2 for 22nd Street. Take a right and head north. Continue straight onto 86th Street after you cross Hickman Rd. Breakout will be on your right near Planet Fitness in Urban Town Center.

Other Escape Rooms in Des Moines

While we’re proud of our awesome escape rooms at Breakout Games - Des Moines, and hope you play them all, you’ll find that there are several other rooms in the area. And though Breakout is the nationally recognized leader in the field, playing other escape rooms can be a blast too. Also, since each room is typically played just once, you’ll be needing more rooms to try after completing all of ours. Try out either The Escape Des Moines or Escape Chambers Des Moines for more escaping fun!

Other Escape Games

Breakout Games is breaking ground on a wonderful new subscription based service called Dispatch. This take-home escape game series features a box that is mailed directly to your home each month with a delightful set of clues and mysteries that you can solve with your family and friends, right at home! The first edition, “On the Run” is already out and features 7 boxes in a harrowing worldwide adventure to save your framed friend from a murder conviction. If you love escape rooms, you’ll certainly love Dispatch too!

While you may want to leave your youngest children at home when you play an escape room, Dispatch Kids is an exciting new offering from Breakout Games that will peak their interest as well. The puzzle-based subscription service is similar to Dispatch in that you’ll be receiving a monthly box, but the puzzle inside is geared specifically for early learners (ages 3-5). Here, your young ones will be thrown into a kid-friendly adventure story where they’ll discover basic skills that will get them ready to succeed in kindergarten and years ahead. This fun and engaging story will teach your little ones hands-on problem solving skills, motor skills, and how to work together with their friends. Get your child ready for school with Dispatch Kids!

Escape Room Tips and Strategy

Few things can adequately prepare someone for the intensity and excitement of an escape room, but here are a few quick pointers: Work together as a team. There’s no need to showboat or make conflict with teammates. You’re all striving for the common goal of escaping in time. Also, keep an eye on the clock, as time passes very quickly. Lastly, take advantage of your clues. We try to offer assistance when needed, and inevitably, most groups get stuck on something or another. So instead of digging deep into your advanced Calculus knowledge, when you get stumped for 5-10 minutes on a single step, just ask for help. Chances are the solution was something pretty simple that you guys just happened to miss. Trust me, you’ll feel a lot better having broken out after using 2 clues than fretting over what went wrong when you refused to ask for help.

Restaurants and Recommendations for an Escape Room Night

All this puzzle hunting can leave you hungry! We encourage groups to enjoy some quality time together following your game, where you can reminisce about the room over dinner and/or drinks. This is a great way to debrief from your experience and simply enjoy each other's company without the time pressures of the game. Here are some great places near Breakout Games - Des Moines: The Urban Grill, Palmer’s Deli & Market, Taco Hangover, Teds Coney Island West, Tasty Tacos, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Sam & Gabe’s, El Barco Mexican, Down Under Bar & Grill, India Market, and Happy Joe’s Pizza - Urbandale. If you’re looking for bars, there are several great options on Hickman Rd, including Denny Arthur’s, The Flying Moose, The Rack, and Tapz Pub. Or, if you just want another fun activity following your visit to Breakout Games, check out Get Air Des Moines, a trampoline park also located in Urban Town Center.

Des Moines Locations
Breakout Games - Des Moines

3763 86th Street

Urbandale, IA 50322

Phone: 515-414-8760

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