Houdini's Secret Room
This amazing game is designed to help all creative people throwing a next-level experience for their loved ones. We created a thrilling story with beautifully designed puzzles that brings the escape room excitement right into your living room.
How It Works
Download & Print
Set Up in 30 minutes
The 150-year-old house that belonged to the most famous illusionist Houdini is now a museum. You decide to go there and learn some of his greatest tricks and illusions. Walking around, your curiosity leads you to a secret room, one in which no one has set foot for over a century. As you enter the room, the door slams shut, leaving you locked inside while the walls start closing in slowly.
On the table is Houdini’s testimony, which says:
“You are the chosen one who managed to enter this secret room. Whoever finds a way to break out of it will have the privilege of becoming my heir.”
The key, which unlocks the door, is hidden somewhere in the room. However, in order to find it, you must solve some challenges first. Houdini left you a pencil, glue and scissors, along with six different cards, which will help you solve the challenges ahead. If you want to get out of this room, you need to get inside the mind of the greatest illusionist and start thinking like him.
Can you escape and become the next Houdini?
You have 60 minutes before the walls crush you, so you better hurry up—the clock is ticking!
2 Ways 2 Play
Be the Game Master of Your Own Escape Room Party!
There is no better feeling then creating something which brings joy and smiles among your kids. That’s what this game is all about – giving you an opportunity to be their superhero, their parent of the year, or maybe their coolest teacher… simply being a great Game Master.
Click here to find out how to setup the game.
Play Along With Your Kids
Do you prefer playing along with your kids? No problem.
You are going to get a free no set-up version of the game which allows you to play the game as well, instead of setting it up. Click here to find out more.
Both versions are super fun, and it is up to you if you like to moderate or play the game along.
100% Money Refund
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45-60 Minutes of Fun
It takes less than an hour to finish the game, but a whole day of sharing the experience! Smiling, laughing, chatting and teamwork – we promise you a fun to remember!!
Great for 9 to 13 Years Old
The game is primarily designed for kids 9-13 years old, but even their parents enjoy playing it.
There is no strict age limit when it comes to creative brain teasers like this one. It can be so much fun even for teens and adults with no previous experience with escape games!
2 to 6 kids per Group
Excellent for classrooms and birthday parties! It can be played in one team (2-6 people) or by multiple teams - like a competition. No matter how many players you have, just print one copy for each group!
What Kind of Puzzles Do You Get?
• Crafting 3D figures, cutting, gluing, and folding paper. They will let their imaginations run wild and their hands work faster than their minds can turn, putting their creativity to a real test.
• Is there a mind reader in our midst? Your guests will experience mind-reading tricks and see for themselves how powerful some mind-reading techniques can be.
• In some of the puzzles in Houdini’s Secret Room, there are hidden, invisible numbers. These numbers are not going to show themselves for nothing, though — your guests will need to figure out how to coax them out of their hiding spots.
• Getting out of mazes. Even those who believe themselves to have an impeccable sense of direction may find it all a little disorienting.
• Your guests will meet six distinct characters, each wielding a different special power that is crucial for solving the puzzles throughout the game.
• Hints with rhymes and exceptional art design that makes the fun even more fun!
What Extras Do You Get?
Escape Room is more than just solving puzzles — it is all about the whole experience. To help you transform your space into an engrossing, captivating escape room, our game kit includes more than just the puzzles. In your download, you’ll also find posters and invitations that heighten the immersive power of Houdini’s Secret Room and bring the mystery much closer to you.
You also get “Guide for the Game Masters” where we give you a tips on how to set up the game, and a “How to play” guide with detailed walkthrough and a list of hints for every challenge.
How to Play guide
Color is essential for some puzzles to be solved. Beside that the whole experience of the game is much better when is printed in color.
This escape kit can be set up in less than 30 minutes before your guest show up.
Just print the game on color mode and make sure you grab scissors, paper glue, a pencil, and stapler (or tape). That is all you need to create an amazing escape room!
Houdini’s secret room is a full tactile game, which means that the whole game is played away from computer screens. There is an option to use a computer just to check all your answers and get hints, but that is also optional ☺
We believe that physical teamwork is much more fun, compared to the virtual one. That’s why we offer only tactile version of this kit. The only way to play it virtually is to print one copy for every kid and then try solving the puzzles together over zoom call. It’s a bit different concept of playing, that we believe will decrease the excitement a bit, but you can give it a try if there isn’t other option 🙂
Our games can be played in one team (2-6 people) or by multiple teams – like a competition. No matter how many players you have, just print one copy for each group!
We recommend 4 players per team as optimum number!
The game itself has 22 illustrations that must be printed, but you also get many posters and invitations that are optional!
Just like in a real escape room you can unlock the mystery only once…. after all it isn’t fun if you already learn Houdini’s greatest tricks ☺ But you can print the game as many times as you desire, which means that it can be played countless times by your closest friends and family. It’s also perfect for events with a large group of players!
It can be played anywhere you want! No matter how big or small is the place, every space can be used to play it☺ You can even set it up outside!
If you want to play along with the kids then you should use the “Play Along Version”, but if you want to set it up for them then go with the “Game Master Version”.
We made slight changes in the “Play Along version” in order to skip all the spoilers while setting it up. The storyline is the same, as well as the puzzles, but some of them are bit modified. Both versions are fun to play, so it’s up to you to decide☺
Regular home/office (Letter or A4) paper is just fine. You can use some thicker paper, but don't go more than 215 gsm (paper weight). Glossy paper can also enrich the art, but that's optional.