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A Chance to Escape

Get to Know Mount Clemens' Newest Entertainment Venue

Sometimes, you just want to escape—try something new, liven things up, put a little excitement in your life. Now you can, says Jim DiFalco, owner of the newly opened Escapology location right here in Mount Clemens at 82 Macomb Place. Escapology is the world’s fastest growing chain of themed escape rooms, and Jim’s location is the first in the area.

Jim and his family love escape games and have played them all over the country. “We’ve always enjoyed them,” says Jim. “Having been an insurance agency owner for several years, with my agency located here in downtown Mount Clemens, I was inspired to start another business with a more entertainment-based feel and I knew Mount Clemens would be the perfect spot. With our love for escape games and Mount Clemens, it was the perfect fit!”

A night at Escapology is a perfect choice after spending an evening downtown, says Jim. “There are so many terrific restaurants and bars within walking distance. Now you have the opportunity to add another entertainment option when you come downtown!” He also emphasizes the many entertainment options in Mount Clemens that Escapology is proud to be a part of. “Here in town,” says Jim, “you can see live music and shows, or play games like feather bowling, shuffleboard, and billiards at multiple local venues. Since our games only take an hour, you can easily fit them into a day or night of fun here in town!”

At Escapology, Jim and his team offer a variety of experiences. Escapology has high-quality game designs and unique licensing agreements, says Jim. For those new to escape rooms, Jim suggests thinking of it as an “experience that combines the feeling of watching a movie and playing a game. You step into a story and are given a plot and one hour to solve your way to the solution.” For those who have played escape games before, Jim says “expect our games to be some of the best you’ve ever played!”

At present, Escapology offers two games, Scooby Doo and the Spooky Castle, and Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Over the next 12-24 months, Jim expects to add six more games to keep things fresh, including a seasonal game for the holidays. In 2024, Escapology will add A Pirate’s Curse and Batman: A Dark Knight’s Challenge, which according to Jim, will be one of their most advanced and creative games yet.

“When you walk in, you are instantly transported elsewhere with our incredible steampunk décor lobby,” says Jim. “People have been blown away by the level of detail.” Once in the rooms, Jim compares what you will find to the feeling you get at Disney World or Universal Studios. Jim assures newcomers that they can add more clues and hints to help if you need it, while experienced guests can try to beat their best time. For families, Jim stresses that the games can be spooky, but not scary, and are recommended for ages 8 and up. 

Jim is planning some special packages soon, such as “Explore the Clem” and “Date Night”, with deals in combination with other local businesses. For those planning a special event, Escapology offers a party room with a kitchen, 70” television, bathrooms and a golf and gaming simulator.

Ready to give it a try? Games can be booked online at, or to plan a party, give the team a call at 586.649.7943 or email at

  • Jeff Amicucci, Jim DiFalco, Ben Horgan, Giuseppe Manzella,