Indy’s first ‘escape room’ to open in October

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 31, 2015) - It's a real life game of Clue! Former pilot turned entrepreneur Scott Neal is opening Indiana's first escape room.

Neal's downtown entertainment option will have five rooms each with a theme that will challenge you and your friends to think fast.

"They have to solve puzzles and find clues and figure out combinations to get out of the room in less than an hour. It's an evolution of the video game industry into real life," explained Scott Neal with Escape Room Indianapolis.

The Hoosier Hysteria room, for example, is themed around basketball.

Neal says he got the idea to open one here in Indianapolis after a trip to Europe.

"There will be a wide range of puzzles they will have to solve. Basic mathematics, riddles. We have codes they will have to decipher.  It will take some thought on every clue. Some are more difficult than others," said Neal.

Tickets for the one-hour entertainment game will be $29.  Discounted tickets are available for groups larger than 25. Neal says he will target the corporate crowd during the week.

Neal says the only people who might not find the escape room fun are those people that just don't like small places.

"Some of my friends have told me they have claustrophobia. They don`t think they would like to be locked up in a room. But what we do here is that everyone in every room is under constant surveillance," said Neal.

Escape Room Indianapolis is set to open in October with 5,000 square feet of space above the Old Spaghetti Factory on South Median downtown.

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