Do you fancy yourself something of an adventurer? An amatuer Indiana Jones or a part time Sherlock Homes? If you love mysteries, puzzles and thrilling escapades, it might be time for you to check out one of NYC’s incredible escape rooms.
Escape rooms have steadily grown in popularity over the past decade. You and your friends will be locked in a room and given a set amount of time to escape. You’ll need to keep your wits about you as you find clues, decipher puzzles, and uncover mysteries. Will you be able to solve the clues and escape before time runs out?
There’s only one way to find out. Check out some of NYC’s very best escape rooms!
Escape Games NYC
This award-winning escape experience
is the perfect place for you to begin your adventure. Unlike many other escape room experiences, they allow private bookings, which means you can share your adventure with only players of your choosing. No weak links necessary in this one.
Their most popular experience is Detective Story.
You’ll enter an underworld of corruption and vice and piece together the clues that have baffled other detectives. Will justice prevail, or will you be conquered by more dastardly minds than your own?
If you’re in the mood for something a little stranger, check out The Experiment.
You’ll find yourself in a nondescript cube with no explanation. Just what is going on here? Time is ticking by as you try to uncover secrets and make your way out.
Are you something of a Trekkie? Beam aboard their Outer Space
escape room and find yourself stranded on a derelict spaceship. Space is cold and endless, so there’s very little chance anyone is coming to your rescue. It’s up to you and your friends to repair your ship and to make your escape before time runs out!
You’re going to want to make sure you bring your most clever friends along to this one. BrainXcape is here to challenge those with a true aptitude for thinking their way through complicated clues
BrainXcape was created with the help of set designers from the experiential theater installation Sleep No More which makes it one of the most detailed and well-thought-out escape rooms in the whole city. It’s hard not to get sucked into the story at BrainXcape.
You’ll encounter two mind-bending adventures. The first is a prison break experience. Can you overcome the odds and escape a bleak and endless term in a horrible prison? The second is a bone-chilling haunted hotel. There’s no way you’ll survive the night to check out in the morning, so it’s time to make your Xscape!
Your next mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take on the massive and intimidating Clue Chase escape room.
With 4,100 square feet of game space, Clue Chase is one of the largest escape rooms in the whole city and can accommodate groups of up to 14 people!
Take a trip back to 1963, in the height of the Cold War, and solve the mystery of a CIA agent’s disappearance.
Are you capable of preventing a catastrophic nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union? We sure hope so.
If you’re feeling more Indy than Bond, take on their Egyptian tomb experience.
Enter ancient halls untouched by mankind for thousands of years, avoid the traps, solve the puzzles and make off with a priceless archeological artifact.
The fun doesn’t end there. Clue Chase also has an alien encounter room
as well as an ultimate heist room. Clue Chase is amazingly fun, but if this is your first escape room it’s worth noting that it’s one of the more difficult escape rooms out there. You just might find yourself in over your head.
Komnata QuestKomnata Quest
stands apart from other escape rooms with multiple rooms and non-linear storytelling. Anyone who played one of the old point-and-click style adventure games will feel immediately at home here.
They have locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens which means there are tons of options. What do you do when the world’s greatest detective is accused of a terrible crime? Step into Sherlocked
and solve the mystery that grants him freedom. After that, join the brave souls willing to enter the terrifying and mysterious Maze of Hakaina
and confront the terrible power that lurks inside.
If you’re really in the mood for something grim, journey to the post-apocalyptic City of Ashes.
The only survivors are you, and anyone you choose to bring along with you. Amidst the desolation hide secrets that just might save your life.
Komnata Quest is one of the most ingeniously immersive escape rooms out there. We hope you’re up to the challenge.