The Best 5 Escape Rooms to Try in Phoenix

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If you’re not already familiar, escape rooms are incredibly popular! Think of a life a giant puzzle where you have to follow clues in order to solve a mystery and “escape” from the room. They test your ability to work as a team, problem-solve, communicate, and so many other crucial abilities but in a fun environment. Whether you’re traveling solo or with a group, there’s an escape room on this list you should try out! Read ahead and I’ll help you pick the right one for you.

 

1. Escape Zone

Escape Zone
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Do you work well under pressure? Do you love puzzles? Would you just like to lock some of your friends or family in a room for a while? Well, then you have to check out Escape Zone during your trip to Phoenix! Their 4 rooms hold up to 36 total players, and each room has its own challenges. Their newest and hardest room is The Island and includes a live actor in their immersive tropical experience! What a cool idea for a date night, birthday party or something different to do with your friends, right? And don’t worry, each room has its own difficulty so you can choose what’s best for your group. Whether you’re looking for a fun afternoon or a real challenge, there’s something for you here. The fun continues in Downtown Tempe with the restaurants and bars along historic Mill Ave. With helpful and friendly staff too you’re sure to have a blast at the highest-rated escape room in the state!

 

2. Epic Escape Game Phoenix

Epic Escape Game Phoenix
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Anyone who would consider themselves a savvy and perceptive person should try out an escape room sometime in their life and Epic Escape Game is a great place to do it! They even have about 4 different games available so there’s plenty to choose from to get the experience that matches your vibe. And you don’t need a group to participate either – it’s an added challenge to complete the task with people you don’t know! Plus with games lasting an hour, it’s a great way to spend part of your afternoon exploring this incredible city – and beat the heat too. You don’t have to take my word for it either. As the #1 ranked business in the “Fun and Games” category on TripAdvisor I’m confident you’ll have a great time too!

 

3. Lockdown Rooms

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Lockdown Rooms is another great option if you’re looking to join in on the escape room craze sweeping the nation. They offer 3 innovative themes to choose from, Samurai, Theft, and Chemical Lab. Each one has its own crisis and story to follow along with to find the solution that will end the game. Can you and your friends solve the problem within 60 minutes? It may sound like a lot of time, but trust me those minutes sure do go quickly! With many glowing reviews on Yelp, it’s clear this is definitely a popular spot to try out your problem-solving skills. If you’re looking to “pop the question” to that special someone, this is a really cool way to do it! Imagine leaving the ring as the final prize for completing the puzzle together… Certainly an experience you’ll both remember forever!

 

4. Alcatraz Escape Games 

Alcatraz Escape Games
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Rated as Arizona’s #1 Immersive Escape Room, Alcatraz Escape Games goes above and beyond to bring your challenge to life. The games and puzzles are designed to keep you engaged and motivated to complete the task. They also have immersive actors in some rooms that really add a level of immersion not found in other escape rooms. Currently offering 3 different themes you’re very much free to choose your own adventure! Between “Wizard Hysteria”, “Zombie Panic”, and “The Row” you’ll have a chance to experience the high production level of the puzzle. Be warned, however, some of these rooms are seriously tricky! Boasting an escape rate of under 50% for every room (as low as 22%) you will definitely need to be on your game! Whether you’re up for a tough challenge, or just for an immersive experience I recommend you check this place out.

 

5. Inferno Escape Room

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Are you as good as you think you are at problem-solving? One of the top escape room experiences in Phoenix is Inferno Escape Room, and it’s a lot of fun! What sets this place apart is that it’s ideal for smaller groups who want to work together. Their rooms can be played with as little as 2-3 people so you don’t have to share with another group. This makes it ideal for date night or if you’d rather only play with your buddies. Try an escape room instead of going to the movies and I’m sure you’ll appreciate the more immersive experience. It’s also a very family-friendly place too since none of their rooms are horror-themed. You’ll have “Lit”, “Burned Out”, and “Inventor’s Secret” to choose from – each with a great story to go with it. I recommend booking ahead of time online to make sure you get your choice of time slot too!

 

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About the Author: Keith Perrotta

Keith is a freelance writer, English teacher, baker, and travel junkie currently based in Madrid, Spain. When not creating content or teaching ESL he enjoys going to the beach, researching bread recipes, looking through bookstores, and relaxing with a glass of wine. Having lived in the USA, France, Ghana, Kenya, and now Spain, his main goal in life is to visit every continent once (including Antarctica). You can usually catch him eating ice cream in the park or stopping someone in the street to ask to pet their dog.

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