10 Best Escape Rooms in New York

Escape rooms are perfect for people who love adventure, love puzzles, and love being a physical player in a game. You and your friends are in complete control—that is, as long as you can solve the riddles and clues laid out before you. Try your hand at one of the best escape rooms in New York state.

Escape Dr. Foil and the Cardboard Dimension, Red Hook, NY

Escape Dr. Foil and the Cardboard Dimension is a pop-up escape room in Red Hook. Be sure to act fast, as it’s only around until January 9. At this escape room, you’ll work together to solve puzzles, gather clues, and liberate the Cardboard Dimension from Dr. Foil’s invasion.

All in Adventures Escape Rooms, Watertown, NY

All in Adventures has several locations in New York, including ones in Watertown, Syracuse, and Yorktown Heights. At this escape room, you’ll transform into real-life detectives via an interactive and immersive experience. You’ll only have 50 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles, decipher codes to escape the room of your choosing.

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Brooklyn Escape Room, Brooklyn, NY

The Brooklyn Escape Room is a fully immersive experience you and your friends will love. You can choose between three themed rooms: Shelter R, a bunker that’s running out of oxygen and if you don’t break out, you’ll suffocate; The Haunted, a house with a dark secret to uncover; and Medieval Dungeon, where you await your turn with the executioner.

Breakout Games, Syracuse, NY

Breakout Games has different rooms that each follow their own unique storyline, and you and your friends will have 60 minutes to escape. There are three different rooms (with two coming soon): The Kidnapping, where you wake up handcuffed and blindfolded and have to free yourself; Museum Heist, where you act as former art thieves hired to find stolen artwork; and Hostage, where your plane has been hijacked and you wake up in the hijacker’s headquarters, handcuffed to your friends.

Enigmatic Escapes, Troy, NY

Enigmatic Escapes is Troy’s first-ever escape room. They currently have two rooms available: Secret of the Study and Defeat the Biz. Secret of the Study summons you to recover Professor James Prosper’s will within an hour, or else his living business partner will take over his patents and inventions. Defeat the Biz is set in 1990 and calls on you to run an electronic store while being wary of your former coworker, who didn’t take kindly to being fired.

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MindGames Escape Rooms, Auburn, NY

MindGames in Auburn gives you a 60-minute time frame to escape their themed rooms. The Missing Starlet and Exit Protocol are their two current rooms, though a Mysterious Potion Room is coming soon. The Missing Starlet has you act as a private eye to discover what has happened to her. Exit Protocol has you secure classified CIA information and execute an evacuation of a compromised office.

The Great Escape Room, Rochester, NY

The Great Escape Room has six themed rooms you and your friends can choose to solve. Each room is different, and includes themes like a Sherlock Holmes Library, The President’s Bunker, Dr. Watson’s Infirmary, and Escape the Colosseum. This award-winning location challenges you and is perfect for corporate events, team bonding activities, and private parties.

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Escape Zone Long Island, St. James, NY

Escape Zone Long Island is a top-rated destination in New York. With challenging riddles and puzzles, unique games, and plenty of codes that need deciphering, you and your friends are sure to have a blast. Teamwork is key in these rooms, as you’ll only have an hour to escape one of the five themed rooms: Harry Potter, Trouble in Paradise, Pirates “Thieves of the Seven Seas,” Diamond Heist, and Fear.

Lock & Key Escape Room, Buffalo, NY

You’ll have 60 minutes to solve the clues and riddles in either The Vampire’s Tomb (40 percent escape rate) or Escape from Pirate’s Cove (35 percent escape rate). In the Vampire’s Tomb, you’re called on to discover the monster’s resting location before it awakens at nightfall. In Escape from Pirate’s Cove, you’ll have to avoid the pirate’s curse while trying to discover the lost treasure of One-Eyed Jack.

Nick of Time Escapes, Swain, NY

Nick of Time Escapes has a unique collection of original props and puzzle designs that are sure to thrill even the most serious of escapists. Right now, they only have one available room called Framed: Agent 24. In this room, you’ll have up to an hour to prove your innocence and discover who’s trying to frame you for the murder of the Prime Minister. Another room, The Hairy Women of Klipnocky, is coming soon and set in the 1920s.

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