Frequently Asked Questions
Live action escape rooms on board a real boat in Dublin. You and your team are placed on board and have to solve a number of clues and puzzles to unlock the mysteries of the boat and escape. It is an exhilarating and challenging adventure experience for teams from 2 players to 10 players. We have two escape room games – SOS and CONVICTS.
SOS is the original Escape Boat game, and places your team in the engine room of the deserted ship Zorg Ella. You and your team must restore power to the mysterious ship, navigate your way through the ships compartments, solving puzzles and problems along the way, and try to escape the boat – before it’s too late!
CONVICTS is our newest game and places you and your team in the prison cells on board the Convict Ship, Zorg Ella. You and your team mates are about to be shipped off to Australia as Convicts. Can you solve the mysteries of the boat and escape the ship before the Captain returns and sends you off to a life of penury?
Groups from 2 to 10 people can play the individual games (up to 16 players can play the two games at one time). There is an certain element of physicality to the game so unfortunately the game may not be suitable if you have mobility issues.
Also if any of your team is fitted with a pacemaker please make staff fully aware of this before you play the game.
Please be aware that some elements of the game may be distressing for people who suffer from certain conditions. There are elements of the games that involve crawling through tight spaces, there are loud noises and some surprising elements. If you are unsure if the game is suitable for you or one of your team, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can clarify what is involved and if it is suitable for you. In some special cases we may be able to adapt the game to suit players needs.
We can accommodate up to 16 players at a time. Teams are split into groups and play our two games (Convicts & SOS) at the same time – up to 10 players in Convicts and up to 6 players in SOS. Games last one hour but if you have more than 16 players, we can schedule consecutive games so teams are timetabled over the course of 2 or 3 hours. We also partner with a local bar/restaurant and can arrange finger food and entertainment in between games. Enquire by email for further details click here
We have implemented a full safety assessment of the games and initiated a number of changes during the COVID-19 crisis. All players must wear face masks and gloves during the game. Please bring your own if you can, if not we will provide one for you. All players should wash or sanitise their hands before and after their game and we have provided facilities to do so at the boat. Our staff will also be wearing PPE. They will be disinfecting and cleaning the game after every session and every evening when we close the whole boat is deep cleaned, with special attention on commonly touched surfaces. We ask that players keep at least 2 meters from Games Masters during the game and in the game to practice social distancing with their fellow players. We are constantly monitoring the changing situation and may adapt these measures as needed.
Please also note that Waterways Ireland have closed the toilets in the marina for the duration of the crisis and as a result there are no toilets available at the game. Please make sure you’ve done your business before your game! We apologise for any inconvenience caused – we are trying to get Waterways to reopen the facilities but this is currently beyond our control and ask for your understanding.
You can book games online and you pay fully in advance for your booking. If you wish, you can by bank transfer but this should be done at least 7 full working days before your game so that we can process your payment. (Please make sure to include a booking reference or booking name with the transfer so that we can identify your payment)
If you have a large group (10+) you can email us and arrange the booking with us directly. Once the booking is made, we require a 20% deposit to secure the booking with the balance payable at least a week before the game. Payment can be made by cash, card or bank transfer.
Please wear sensible clothing – comfortable footwear (no high heels!). Be aware that you will have to wear a safety helmet for the duration of the game (just in case you bang your head!).
Anybody from the age of 12 can play although any children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If you have younger children and you want to bring them to play you may do so, but please let us know in advance by email. Please be aware that children under 18 may find the game confusing and some sections of the game may be distressing for more sensitive younger players.
Also please note that our games may not be suitable for large groups of under 18’s. If you have a group request for under 18’s please make this clear when booking and we can advise you about the game.
Yes – as long as you contact us at least 24 hours in advance we will do our best to accommodate you for another booking or arrange a refund. Please note that this does not apply to group bookings (7+ players).
Please note that groups of 7 or more players are classed as group bookings and must be fully paid in advance. Group bookings must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of the game otherwise we will be unable to offer any refund.
The game itself lasts approximately 60 minutes. You should arrive 15 minutes before your booking time so that our staff can brief you and your team before the game.
We can give discounts for large groups upon request, depending on the date, time and size of the group. Please forward your group enquiry by email to us and we’ll see what we can do for you! Email us at email@example.com
Sorry – no. Photography or video recording are not allowed in the room – and the game is more fun without documenting it anyway! We will ask you to leave your phones at the reception before you start the game. We would also ask that you do not share any of the puzzles or secrets of the game with the public as you will spoil the game for others. The fun of the game relies on the element of surprise and mystery so we ask for your understanding in this matter.
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