Tommy, Chucky, Angelica, and the whole gang are back — and they need YOU to help them find their lost toys. In celebration of Rugrats‘ 30th anniversary, The Escape Game and ViacomCBS have teamed up to place fans inside the world of Nickelodeon’s iconic animated television series with a limited-edition Rugrats Escape Room experience.
In Rugrats: Search for the Losted Toys, Angelica has tricked the other babies and hid all their favorite toys. However, in her excitement to get one over on the rest of the gang, she has forgotten where she put them and even misplaced her own beloved doll Cynthia.
With that as the premise, participants join Tommy and the other Rugrats inside their locked playpen. They’ll need to escape if they have any chance of recovering the kids’ toys. After that, it’s a race against time to solve puzzles and find the toys before Grandpa Lou wakes up from his nap.
How It Works
Families and adults can play Rugrats: Search for the Losted Toys two ways — in-person or remotely. The physical game opens at The Escape Game’s King of Prussia and Las Vegas locations on June 18. The virtual escape rooms are already running. That means you and your family can schedule your remote Rugrats adventure today.
In the remote adventure, teams gather via Zoom. They are joined by a host and a game guide. The host greets the players, provides them instructions, and offers clues if they get stuck. The game guide streams live from the actual escape room and serves as the players’ eyes, ears, hands, and feet. For the Rugrats remote adventure, the game guide is referred to as the babysitter. They can look around the room, inspect puzzles, and manipulate objects according to the players’ instructions.
The players’ progress is tracked via an online dashboard. The dashboard keeps tabs on the tools you’ve discovered and the puzzles you still need to solve. It also plays short videos starring Tommy and the rest of the Rugrats that serve as a reward for completing certain areas, and provide narrative context for the overall game.
Both the in-person and remote versions take about an hour and are designed to incorporate teamwork and problem-solving skills. The remote adventure allows for 4-8 players, while the in-person game supports up to 12. However, The Escape Game’s Events Team can help facilitate the scheduling process for larger groups.
While they do allow younger players, The Escape Game recommends the participants be 13 and older due to the challenging nature of the puzzles. However, Rugrats: Search for the Losted Toys does skew a bit younger and children as young as 10-12 should be able to navigate the escape room with a moderate amount of adult assistance. The Escape Room does require a paying adult, 18 or older, to participate with at the in-person location with anyone 14-years-old or younger.
The original Rugrats series launched in the summer of 1991 and quickly became a groundbreaking phenomenon. Its iconic characters, storytelling, and unique visual style made the series a mainstay of ’90s pop culture. The original series ran for nine seasons over the course of 13 years. It earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids’ Choice Awards, and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rugrats was recently rebooted for Paramount+ and the first few episodes are available to stream now.
How to Attend
If you and your family would like to help the Rugrats find their lost toys, you can schedule either an in-store or online event on The Escape Game website. The cost of the in-store events varies by location. The remote adventure costs $35.00 per person. There’s no minimum player count, but you must purchase a minimum of 4 spots to reserve a game Monday thru Friday, and 5 spots to reserve a game on Saturday and Sunday.