At Kingpin we have introduced a challenge to test your mental skills. Three brand new Cryptology Escape Rooms, exclusive to Kingpin Chermside in Brisbane, you will not find these anywhere else in Australia.

Cryptology will have you sharpening your wits and putting your teamwork to the test, to solve puzzles and crack codes, using your powers of deduction to complete a mission….

Do you have the smarts to beat the clock and escape the room before your time is up? 


Form a team of 2 - 6 people. You will be briefed on a mission by your game master and lead into a room to face your predicament. Its then over to you. Look for pointers, piece together the clues and complete the tasks you are set, to enable you to unlock that door and escape, within 60 minutes… or forever be known as the royal jester!

Beware, this is not for the faint hearted (those aged under 14 years, or with a sensitive stomach need not apply). We also pride ourselves in the difficulty of our rooms. But there is nothing like the challenge of confined spaces and little gore to spur you on, to save the day. In the immutable words of Batman, The Dark Knight Rises; “A hero can be anyone”.


Sunday to Thursday - all day - $100/room

Friday & Saturday - before 6pm - $100/room

Friday & Saturday - after 6pm - $150/room


In rare periods of calm and quiet (no bookings after yours) those requiring a little longer to figure it out, may be offered the Escape Clause. This comes at the price of $20 but gives you a further 15 minutes to emerge triumphant, head held high. Ask your game master – we won’t tell!


We pride ourselves on the difficulty of our Cryptology Escape Rooms, so the more brains the better. If you get stuck you can try asking for help. Look for the Cryptofactor on each room, the higher the number the harder it is.

6/10 and below – Too easy – not worth the bother
7/10 – Cunning – stick a tail on it & you’d call it a fox! 
7.5/10 – Bamboozlingly Complex
8/10 - Trickily Difficult 
8.5/10 – Damn Hard (Abandoned Reactor – Chermside)
9/10 – Extra Challenging 
9.5/10 – Super Tough (Incarcerated – Chermside; Total Carnage – Chermside)
10/10 – Is this even possible?

Are you up for the challenge?

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Kingpin Escape Room Incarcerated

Escape Room

You’ve been arrested…

Good job, your plan worked. You’re in! Now break into the high security armoured vault and steal the XJ7 missile blueprints. There is security everywhere, be careful! No one can know your mission. Will you escape the prison in time? Cryptofactor: 9.5/10 (super-tough, recommended for 14+ years).
Kingpin Escape Room Abandoned Reactor

Escape Room

You were too curious!

You discovered an abandoned reactor in the woods and now you’re stuck inside. Your adventure becomes a race to escape before the oxygen runs out…. hurry the reactor could explode! Cryptofactor: 8.5/10 (damn hard, recommended for 14+ years).
Kingpin Escape Room Carnage

Escape Room

You’ve been captured by a serial killer….

You regain consciousness, handcuffed, in his lair. Around you are blood-smeared walls. Watch your head… you may lose it from one wrong move. Use your wits and outsmart the killer! Cryptofactor: 9.5/10 (super-tough, recommended for 14+ years).