Getting locked up usually only happens when you’re in trouble, but that’s not the case at escape rooms, which continue to grow in popularity around the world, including El Paso.

Monkey Mayhem has brought the interactive adventure to El Paso. The idea is pretty simple. Groups of 2 to 8 are locked in a themed room where they have to work together to escape… and they have an hour to do it. Owner John Anderson, a Veteran and his wife, have been hard at work building the first three room. The first is already open. It’s called Quest for the Throne, which sets the scene inside of a dark castle where you and your loyal team must find clues to regain your throne, which was overtaken by your evil brother and his corrupt guards. You and your group are required to communicate and work together to find clues and solve problems in order to escape successfully. The second room, Slaycation, is set inside of a cabin where you and your friends plan to spend a fun vacation until the property manager reveals his true intentions and you and your group must find a way to escape before he returns. The room opens on Friday, December 22.

Escape rooms are an excellent way for friends and family to spend time in a fun, engaging event. Employers and businesses can also benefit from the team building activity. No electronic devices are allowed to be used while inside the room, in fact, the staff watches you the entire time via security cameras (to help in case you are stuck), but also to remind you that this is an activity that requires mental participation. (And a great way to put the phone away and enjoy the real world.)

Admission is $20 per person, or $15 for a group of eight and may be booked at Monkey Mayhem is located at 120 Paragon Lane, Suite 101 near Mesa and Executive. They’re open Thursday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday noon to 10:30 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To book your visit or for more information call 915-228-8621