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Escape Room Games in the New York Area

Escape Room Games in the New York Area

Can you break out in time?

Escape room games offer a different kind of group activity than your typical movie or game night. Based off of escape-the-room video games, players use clues hidden within the room to try to get out within the allotted time. Geared for children ages 12 and older, escape rooms are a great way to put the phone down for an hour and work together as a team to solve the puzzles. Some venues even offer birthday parties, which is something to consider for teenagers who still want to have a party without it feeling "childish."

We recommend looking through the websites to see the themes of the rooms, prices, and to make reservations. Here is a list of escape rooms in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, Bergen County, NJ, Nassau County, and Suffolk County.

Escape Rooms in Manhattan

Brain Xcape
48 W. 20th St., Flatiron

Created by set designers who worked for the interactive theater experience Sleep No More, this movie set-inspired venue offers two challenging and realistic themes: Prison Break and The Haunted Hotel.

Clue Chase
1114 Sixth Ave., Midtown West

Located at the concourse level of the Grace building, themes include The Lost Spy, Egyptian Tomb, Ultimate Heist, and Alien Encounter. The rooms contain mysteries meant to be solved in teams within 60 minutes.

Escape Entertainment - NYC
39 W. 32nd, 4th Floor, Midtown West

There are four rooms: Prohibition Pandemonium, Manhattan Mayhem, The Master Mind, and Alien Attack. The first three games are appropriate for kids as young as 10 as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Alien Attack is better suited for ages 14 and older.

Escape Games NYC
79 Leonard St., Tribeca

This location offers a detective, outer space, John Doe, and experiment themes with the option to book your own private game to play with your teammates. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

Escape the Room
107 Suffolk St., Lower East Side
24 W. 25th St., Flatiron

The Lower East Side location has Theater and The Rec Room to escape the ‘80s, and the Flatiron location offers four themes: Dig, Submarine, Office, Clock Tower, and Home.

Exodus Escape Rooms
38 W. 32nd St., 6th Floor, Midtown West

The three rooms include Exodus, Masquerade Manor, and Hound of Baskerville. Each of the rooms are recommended for groups of 2-10 people.

325 W. 38th St., Store 2, Midtown West

Offering three rooms—Laboratory of Biohazard, The Penitentiary, and Room X—OMEscape has options for birthday party packages.


Escape Rooms in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Escape Room
594 Pacific St., Downtown Brooklyn

Choose from Shelter R, The Haunted, and Medieval Dungeon with small groups of 2-8.

Komnata Quest
52 Kent St., Greenpoint

With locations around the world, the Greenpoint venue has a mix of scary rooms and kid-friendly ones such as Hex of the Chinese Jewelry Box, Doctor Frankenstein, and The Robbery That Changed the World. There are also locations in Long Island City, Queens and the Financial District, Manhattan.


Escape Rooms in Queens

I Survived the Room
4711 Van Dam St., Long Island City

Unlike other escape room experiences, I Survived the Room utilizes professional actors, lighting, effects, and a scripted to show along with the clues and puzzles as part of the storyline. Rooms include The Order, The Sanatorium and Zombie Experience on Fridays. A location in Suffolk County, Long Island is coming soon.

Locked – Escape Rooms NYC
22-56 31st St., Astoria

You can play one of two games at this location: Vendetta and Spooky Room 479.

Mission Escape Games
134-26 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Though its flagship is located in Chinatown, the Flushing location offers mystery themes for up to seven participants such as The Da Vinci Obsession, The Dungeon of Elements, Escape Plan II to try to escape a prison facility, and The Curse of the Pharaoh.

Unravel Escape Rooms
108-14 72nd Ave., Forest Hills

You will have 60 minutes to break out of either the Photoshop Panic or Wicked Workshop rooms.

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Escape Rooms in Westchester County 

Escape Scarsdale
862 Scarsdale Ave., Scarsdale

Westchester’s very first escape room offers two different themes: Prison Break and Gamers Challenge.

The Puzzle Parlour
131 Court St., White Plains

There are four rooms to choose from: The Heist Part 1, The Surgery, The Alien Conspiracy, and Vampire.

Escape Rooms in Rockland County

Escape the Mystery Room
3681 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack

At this escape room, you can choose your difficulty level while booking one of six rooms. There is also a party package for a room called Black Ops that includes a party room space for two hours, pizza, dessert, and drinks.

Escape Rooms in Bergen County, NJ

Black Hat Escape Room
810 Abbott Blvd., #2G, Fort Lee

This room has a Jurassic Takeover game, where dinosaurs are roaming the streets in present day and you and your team need to find the sequence to keept them from staying.

Cipher Seeker
168 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 104, Waldwick
201-251-CLUE (2583)

Cipher Seeker has three rooms for all skill levels, including Defcon 1, Graveyard Inlet, and Framed for experienced players.

Escape Room NJ
157A Main St., Hackensack

The two rooms at this location are S.W.A.T. and The Other Side, which is available in horror and detective (not scary) versions. Party packages and other activities such as airsoft, human bumper balls, and Minute to Win It are also available.

Escape Rooms in Nassau County, Long Island

Can You Escape?
44 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola

Escape room themes include Once Upon a Time, The Interrogation Room, The Subway, The Apartment, and The Prison Break. They also have a mobile escape room available for special events.

Challenge Escape Rooms
922 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square
203 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre

Established in 2015, this game has four locations: two in Nassau County, one n Bayside, Queens, and one in Patchogue in Suffolk County. Among all of them, there are nine different rooms. If you bring children younger than 14, you must book the whole room out to ensure their safety.

Epic Escape Rooms LI
357 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 203, West Hempstead

This room’s game is called Killer Feature, where you and your team need to find out how to escape a horror movie.

Just Escape LI
529 Broadway, Massapequa

Just Escape has birthday party packages available and several themed rooms, including Prey, The Illusionist, Pirates of the Dark Sea, Sweet Revenge, Carnival Conundrum, and Underworld.

Puzzle Break LI
180 Michael Drive, Syosset,

These rooms include Escape from 20,000 Leagues, Escape the Midnight Carnival, and The Grimm Escape. Puzzle Break’s games are also exclusively offered aboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, and Harmony of the Seas ships.

The Escape of a Lifetime
473 Old Country Road, Westbury

Rooms include Da Vinci’s Study, The Vault, and The Asylum.

Escape Rooms in Suffolk County, Long Island

256 Main St., Suite 1205, Northport

The theme at this escape room rotates, be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date rooms.

Escape Room Long Island
718 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma
70 Horseblock Road, Yaphank

The four rooms at each location are Legends of the Hidden Temple, Alcatraz Prison Escape, Cabin in the Woods, and Time Warp Escape Room. Children younger than 7 are not allowed to play.

Escape Zone Long Island
872 Middle Country Road, Saint James

Rooms include Escape Wonderland, Diamond Heist, Trouble in Paradise, Harry Potter Escape, Friday the 13th: Escape Camp Crystal Lake, Pirates "Thieves of the Seven Seas," and Date Night for ages 17 and older.

Hour Escape
1303 Main St., Port Jefferson

You have one hour to solve the mystery of The Show Must Go On or Cafe Lorenzo. Birthday parties, private bookings, corporate team building, and networking events also available.

Know Escape
1518 Main St., Port Jefferson

This room’s theme is Sunderland Hollow, where players figure out the mysteries hiding in this town.

2402 Ocean Ave., Suite 2, Ronkonkoma
631-676-LOCK (5625)

Along with private parties, Padlocked has two standard rooms: Cuckoo’s Nest and Home Alone, and two premium rooms not recommended for visitors younger than 16: Castaway and Wild Wild West.

Main image: The interior of Brooklyn Escape Room
Courtesy Brooklyn Escape Room

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