Welcome To

Tactical Escape 101 - Maplewood

We are a family & community-focused escape room company with our MN branch inside the Maplewood Mall. What's an escape room? You and your family, friends, or colleagues have to complete a series of challenging puzzles to escape the room within 1 HOUR. Great for birthdays, holidays, team-building, and connectivity inside a physical space. Bookings are 100% private. Our rooms are cleaned & sanitized between each group with minimal contact with t...

Loading Catalog Displays
White Bear Area Chamber Marketplace
A PROUD MEMBER OF

White Bear Area Chamber Marketplace


About Tactical Escape 101 - Maplewood

We are a family & community-focused escape room company with our MN branch inside the Maplewood Mall. What's an escape room? You and your family, friends, or colleagues have to complete a series of challenging puzzles to escape the room within 1 HOUR. Great for birthdays, holidays, team-building, and connectivity inside a physical space. Bookings are 100% private. Our rooms are cleaned & sanitized between each group with minimal contact with the game-master and guests.

Tactical Escape 101 is a locally owned, operated & designed escape room brand created by Justin & Jennifer Fonfara & their family in hopes to bring quality entertainment to Wisconsin where they live. They met years ago during community theater & after years of growth & development God decided it was time to put them together in 2007. They were married in 2009 & started this adventure while on vacation to see their NAVY sailors pictured below! The escape atmosphere seemed a perfect compliment to Jens MBA in Human Resources & with both owners coming from a hospitality background reviews prove that the choice was right!

After 6 years of working side by side, Justin has found himself called to his new venture, "Mr. Fun's Candy Shop!" He's found much joy in his new venture in the cedar mall and has big plans for the future. This leaves Jen and her team to continue to grow the Tactical Escape 101 brand after Losing two locations in 2019&20.

"4 amazing stores and the staff to go with them will be the base for more stories in the future. We are blessed to have survived 2020 and look forward to great things."

-Jennifer Fonfara