When you’re looking for a fun day out with friends or coworkers, it’s easy to understand why you’d be tired of going to the same old restaurant or going to the movies. Sometimes, you want to be active and do something that really helps to build your relationship as a group.
Escape rooms are the perfect choice of activity for couples, groups of friends, or parties of coworkers looking for something unique to do. There’s all sorts of themes and they allow you to really use your brain to solve fun puzzles.
Here are four of the best escape rooms you can find in New York City.
Prison Break — The Escape Game
Imagine this: you’ve been wrongly accused of a crime and sentenced to life in prison. The prison has a cruel warden who some claim murdered the previous inmate in your cell. You’d want to escape that prison, wouldn’t you?
Well, here’s your chance! At Prison Break —The Escape Game, you have one hour to escape the dreadful prison cell.
In this game, up to eight players are split into groups of two to solve the puzzles. The difficulty rating is 9/10.
The Prison Break escape room is located at 295 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017 and costs $41.99 per person.
Playground — The Escape Game
Remember your younger days when you were stuck in class and just wanted to escape to go outside to play or hang out with your friends? Well, that fantasy can become a reality at Playground —The Escape Game. The escape room is modelled after an elementary school classroom.
The puzzles range from observation puzzles to physical manipulation puzzles.
There’s so much to do that they recommend having a minimum of four people in this escape room and a maximum of twelve. Playground rates the difficulty of the room as a 6/10, so it’s moderately challenging.
Playground is also located at 295 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017 and costs $41.99 per person.
Clock Tower—Escape the Room
Picture this: something has gone wrong with the inner workings of the Clock Tower. Now, the Timekeeper is trapped and your team of up to eight players must travel throughout time to save him. With a professionally designed set and high-tech physical interactions, Clock Tower—Escape the Room is bound to be fun. Also, who doesn’t want to time travel?
Clock Tower is located at 24 W 25th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10010 and costs $36 per person. The game runs for an hour.
Gold Rush—The Escape Game
Gold Rush is another escape room experience offered at The Escape Game. With floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall decor, you’ll really feel like you’ve been transported to another place.
This game uses elevation changes, thematic puzzling and a variety of puzzles that will keep you challenged throughout your 60 minutes. The room allows for a minimum of two and maximum of eight players.
Like the other escape rooms at The Escape Game, Gold Rush is located at 295 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017 and costs $41.99 per person.