Victory at Escape the Room NYC [Review]

The door is locked, and you have 60 minutes to find the key, to exit. This is the premise of Escape the Room NYC… But it’s all a bit more complicated than that. 85% of teams fail.

“The Room,” located in a Midtown New York office space at first glance looks like a fairly normal office, but is actuality a series of puzzles within puzzles. Word puzzles, number puzzles, pattern recognition puzzles, logic puzzles piled upon one another to test a team of 10 or so people. I won’t give away more details because that would spoil the fun.

My badass team successfully completed the puzzle in 51 minutes, 40 seconds. To put this time into perspective the fastest the puzzle has been completed to date is 48 minutes and change.

Left sign says "51:40!" and the right sign says, "Winners!"
Left sign says “51:40!” and the right sign says, “Winners!”

Should I Do This?

If you like the idea challenging puzzles that require cooperation between a number of people (presumably your friends), then this is going to be a blast.

It’s about $27 per person, and I strongly recommend you buy up all 10 tickets for your time-slot, so that you can participate with only people of your choosing.

When they have new puzzles, we’re going back. And I can’t wait.

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Escape The Room NYC

6 thoughts on “Victory at Escape the Room NYC [Review]

    1. Thank you! We had so much fun that the whole team wants to come back and do it again.

      What you didn’t know was that 3/4 of the people who were in our group had no idea what we were doing until a few minutes before we arrived. Most of them agreed to follow blind into a “mystery adventure.” I was thrilled that everyone had such a good time.

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