The escape room craze is coming to downtown Baltimore.
A group called Baltimaze Escape Rooms is planning to open an escape room venue in April at 31 Light Street.
The operator is holding a Launch Party for the new venture at Alexander’s Tavern in Fells Point, 710 S. Broadway, on March 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Escape room venues are typically themed environments where visitors are locked in a small space and must use clues to escape within a certain time period.
According to its website, the new Light Street venue will have three escape rooms: “The Study,” in which players have broken into the mansion of a reclusive billionaire and need to find out where he is hiding; “Ex Machina,” a secret room filled with mechanical contraptions and a mysterious vault door that no one can open; and “The Gallery,” an artist’s studio where a famous artist and critic have gone missing.
Other such venues in the Baltimore area include the Lock’N’Key Escape Room at 1118 Light Street in South Baltimore, Charm City Clue Room at 6 Market Place, Escape 45 at 800 N. Charles Street and Escape This Live at 2 Winters Lane in Catonsville.