Our Fun Games
Operation Jingle Bells
2-10 60 mins
Lead your team on a journey to the North Pole to help take down the mischievous elf Slappy and save Christmas!
LIVE, IN-PERSON GAME
2-10 75 mins
The Paranormal Response Task Force needs your help investigating the mysterious Crane Manor to put an end to the Headless Horseman forever.
LIVE, IN-PERSON GAME
2-10 60 mins
Lead your team of knights on a quest to retrieve Arthur’s crown, recover Excalibur and become ruler of Camelot.
LIVE, IN-PERSON GAME
2-8 60 mins
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to lead your WWII special ops team on a raid to recover a mysterious artifact.
LIVE, IN-PERSON GAME
A mobile adventure that’s great for large groups! Office, hotel, school, conference center, etc… You name the place we bring the fun to you.
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Want to make a special event booking?
Can't make it to our location, but want to take part in the Clue IQ experience?
Don't want strangers in your escape room?
Perfect! All our bookings are private, which means you’ll never be paired up with strangers.
Looking for directions to Clue IQ?
We are located at the corner of East All Saints Street and South Carroll Street directly across from Sky Stage and the All Saints Parking garage.
Celebrate Your Special Events At Clue IQ
Clue IQ is the perfect event to build team spirit and foster bonds amongst office colleagues, school groups, club members and any other group you’re part of.
A birthday party that’s easy to organize, and is more meaningful than just checking Facebook notifications. Great for anyone whether they’re eight or eighty.
Think beyond ‘dinner and a movie’. Go on an adventure that neither you nor your significant other will forget! Escape room date nights are romantic and fun!
Have your private event in a thrilling world full of mysteries and magic – a hit with all generations. Boast that you’ve beaten Maryland’s best escape room.
What Sets Us Apart From Other Escape Rooms?
Immersive Room Design
There’s no office wallpaper inside our 14th century castle. No getting instructions from a wall mounted TV inside our World War II bunker. When we say we want you to immerse yourself in the game environment, we mean it.
Engaging Game Design
Unlike some escape rooms, we don’t get carried away and make puzzles so difficult that players get exasperated. We don’t limit the number of hints you can ask for. Our games are designed to be FUN, not frustrating.
Innovative Experience Design
We constantly innovate with technology to embed game timers, hints, and game master interactions into the gameplay. Expect a variety of puzzles and physical interactions, rather than a series of padlocks, at Clue IQ.
We always ensure every game has a dedicated game master. And while we use technology to design the experience, you DON’T have to be very computer-savvy to play any of our games; the tech happens ‘behind the scenes’.
Escape Room Gift Cards
Give your loved ones a chance to go on a thrilling journey in a magical world with a Clue IQ gift card. It’s a gift they’ll remember.
Memories That Will Last A Lifetime
Break free from the shackles of your daily existence as you go on an adventure in a mysterious and magical world.
Team up to spot clues, solve puzzles, accomplish tasks, and find your way out before the time runs out. Bond with your family, friends, coworkers, and everyone else in your group as you work together to complete your mission.
It’s an experience that everyone – whether they’re eight or they’re eighty-eight – will enjoy, and will remember. Whether you’re simply looking for shared experiences with your loved ones, or trying to organize a party in Frederick, this is the place to be!
Choose Your Escape Game
Book your experience at Frederick, Maryland’s best escape room. Immerse yourselves in the adventure, and share the experience with your loved ones. Each of our games is completely unique.
Our escape rooms are based on various themes, including Christmas, Military, Paranormal, and Medieval/Mythical.
Looking for an extra challenge? Go for one of our multi-linear puzzle path escape games.
What players say about Clue IQ escape games
You Asked, We Answered
Absolutely! At no point in the game will you need to use your phone (or anything else you may have with you) and it will not be any help to you. We recommend keeping them in your bag or pocket to avoid distractions but we understand people have jobs, babysitters, and other important things going on that they might need to be reached so feel free to keep them with you while you play or leave them locked in your car. There will not be a secure place to store items in our facility.
Three of our games have a time limit of 60 minutes. One has a time limit of 75 minutes.
Apart from that, you should expect:
- A brief instructional and onboarding period when you arrive, and
- A brief debriefing period when you’re done (including a free team photo inside the game)
Every team is different and some will finish much faster than others, while some will not finish within the given time limits. We can not guarantee how long you will be in the game.
The owners of Clue IQ, Steven & Lisa, are escape room enthusiasts themselves, having played over 500 games all over the country. Steven is also on the board of directors for ERGO an international organization dedicated to developing and maintaining best practices in the immersive entertainment industry. In summary, we care about escape rooms, a lot. We pride ourselves on having created escape games that are among the most immersive, adrenaline-filled adventure games you will ever play.
Our games are custom-built from the ground up and include a large variety of puzzles featuring a number of mechanical and technological secrets. We offer some of the most technologically advanced games in the region, that are filled with magical moments. We also work very hard to make sure our games are engaging and logical. We make constant updates and improvements to every game to make sure it is always delivering the best experience possible for our guests.
You can even check out our game rooms before you buy tickets. For example, take a look at our Excalibur room. We pride ourselves on the quality of our games and do not hide behind stock images. We show you the real thing.
Finally, all our bookings are private by default, you will never have to share your special day with a stranger, here at Clue IQ!
Our games are designed to be challenging with adults in mind. Typically children under 12 may start to struggle with some of the puzzles, but they can absolutely still participate, remember it is a TEAM game.
Further, we do not charge for children under 6 years old but it is important to note these games are not appropriate for them and they are not playgrounds. Young children must be closely supervised at ALL times. If you do not believe you will be able to do this, it is best to play without them. This is for their safety and to ensure nothing is damaged. If they are not being supervised we will ask an adult from your party to remove them from the game. There will be no refunds in these instances.
Any groups with players aged 12 and under must have an adult participating in the game.
You can cancel your game for any reason, with 48+ hours notice. We will email you store credit, to the same e-mail used to make the reservation, as a digital voucher for the amount you already paid which will be valid for 6 months. Alternatively, you can reschedule your game to a new date or time, but we still require 48+ hours’ notice to do so. Within 48 hours you may reschedule a booking for a $50 fee.
All sales are final and there are no refunds.
The East All Saints St garage is right across the street at 125 East All Saints Street. The garage is regularly $1/hr but is free on Sundays from 8 AM to 2 PM*
We are located at the corner of East All Saints St and S Carroll St, there are lots of meters for street parking along both of these streets. The meters are free after 5 pm Monday–Saturday and all day Sunday.*
There is limited parking available at the lot attached to our building. You are welcome to park in the spaces that have Clue IQ signs., these spaces are double stacked so 2 vehicles can park one behind the other. If your party brings multiple vehicles, please be considerate and park behind each other. If these spaces are full you will need to use the garage or street parking. If there are already vehicles in these spots that are not part of your group, do not park behind them.
*Details about hours and pricing of garage and metered parking are accurate to the best of our ability but we can not guarantee these details. Please follow all instructions at the garage or meters themselves, as it will supersede this information.
We have proudly always offered private gaming experiences since opening in 2017. You will never have to share your special day at Clue IQ with strangers!
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