Plan on staying with us for around 1.5 hours from the start of your showtime, inclusive of all phases of the experience. The game is up to 60 minutes, but there's much more than that in store for you.
Madame Daphne's door opens precisely at your scheduled time. Guests who arrive at that time will participate in the full experience. Consider arriving a little early, as you may need extra time to find our location, to use the restroom, or to explore our lobby.
Wait. You may perhaps find the Strange Bird lobby interesting.
We can wait for late arrivals up to 15 minutes, but Madame Daphne's door locks after that time. If the door is locked, the séance has begun, and we cannot allow late admittance. The Man From Beyond is a ticketed, live event. Please plan your visit with sufficient leeway for contingencies.
Yes. Guests 16 years of age or older are invited. Guests as young as 13 can be accommodated in private bookings where guardians are present. Due to the intense nature of the experience, it is inappropriate for guests younger than 13. No infants, please.
Yes, the experience is fully accessible. Though not all puzzles in the game are accessible by wheelchair, many of them are.
In the Houston Design Center on Old Katy Rd near the intesection of I-10/Katy Fwy and 610/West Loop. See Location for more.
All tickets are reserved in advance through our website.
We sell 4-8 general admission tickets to each performance. If you do not buy all eight, anyone else may buy the remainder. If you see fewer than 8 tickets for sale, someone has already bought some for that time.
In reponse to COVID-19, all in-person games are private: any booking will close off the rest of the tickets for that time. A party of 6-8 is recommended. Contact us if you wish to add aditional participants or make separate bookings.
Our séances often sell out. If you wish to avoid other members of the public joining your team, you may reserve a private showtime for the price of 8 tickets and bring from 4 to 8 people. Be prepared for a memorable experience.
For the time being, all games are private.
We can often accommodate custom performances, daytime and evening. Contact Adrian Rook at [email protected].
All sales are final, we can offer no refunds for cancellations. You may reschedule your game time if you contact us at least a week in advance. Individual participants may be swapped at any time. Contact Adrian Rook at [email protected] to do so.
Any persons feeling or appearing ill are asked to stay home; we will provide no-change-fee rain checks.
We recommend no more than 8 players, but we will accommodate 9 to 10 people in private performances—you’ll need to purchase the additional tickets. Contact Adrian Rook at [email protected] for reservations over our maximum of 8.
At this time, we do not allow over-booking the game.
Unfortunately our séance table is limited in circumference and cannot fit 11 players.
We require a minimum of 4 tickets sold, but we can host 2-3 if you purchase the additional empty seats. If fewer than 4 people have signed up two hours before your start time, we will call you and offer a refund or the option to play with 2-3 players at the additional cost. To avoid cancellations, purchase 4 tickets, or sign up for a game that already has tickets sold.
All games are currently private, with tiered pricing. You may buy empty seats to meet the minimum, but we recommend only experienced escape room players opt to play in small teams. Please contact us if you wish to do so. We regret the inconvenience this may cause for small groups.
Strange Bird loves travelers. We can guarantee your game for the cost of 4 tickets. Contact us for custom showtimes. We do not regularly schedule low-volume times, but can usually host you on a Monday afternoon or any other random hour you're in town. We open custom times to the public to help meet the minimum of 4 players, but as they are less popular times, they run a risk of not attracting additional bookings. Be prepared to cover the minimum cost for custom showtimes.
Yes; you undoubtedly did not participate in everything and want to see more, but it’s challenging to avoid spoiling the solutions you do remember for new players. Veterans of the game will receive a complimentary ticket if they book a private room with their friends. Contact Adrian Rook at [email protected] to set up your return visit.
Please book. Enter what information you do know, with "TBD" for unknown guests. When you confirm your guest list, send an update to Adrian Rook at [email protected]. We request guest names as part of our special greeting upon your arrival.
The Man from Beyond is atmospheric and offers surprises and suspense, but no horror or gore.
No. We never lock our doors. If you experience an emergency, you will be able to exit easily.
Our parlor is several hundred square feet and quite comfortable.
You will search and discover and interpret and investigate and connect. You will not do math.
Please do. You’ll be ready for anything, and that’s what you’ll need.
Our puzzle approach takes inspiration from video games like Myst and The Room. We give you objects to explore and secrets to discover in our immersive storyline. There are no dubious ciphers and no random homework puzzles.
Absolutely. The Man From Beyond delivers an entertainment experience that is much more than a series of puzzles. Your team will need to make discoveries, and find your way forward, but I assume you're not opposed to adventure, are you?
That’s not what we’re about.
The game portion of the experience will last up to 60 minutes, like most escape games.
Don’t worry—there’s no embarassing role-play. You get to be yourself but inside a realistic imaginary world. Prepare to do amazing things you wouldn’t normally do.
Our Houdini Séance, while fictional, looks and feels like the real deal, and we ask for your participation. If you find that problematic The Man From Beyond may not be for you.
Our puzzles are in English, as are our actor interactions, so we recommend some fluency to get the most out of the experience.
Yes. But we believe in you.
Madame Daphne performs a seated séance. There are chairs for all.
We recommend comfortable footwear. You will not be in a seat for long.
Yes. There may be some light but important reading to do.
Madame Daphne may show preference to those in snazzy attire, but she won’t refuse you as long as you’re sporting a shirt and shoes. As it is the 2020s and not the 1920s, men are not required to wear hats.
All in-person games are currently private.
Prices scale based on the number of guests to allow us to cover the high costs of running The Man From Beyond.
*teams under 4 may book empty seats, but this is recommended for experienced players only