15 amazing escape room experiences in Houston!

Top 15 escape room experiences in Houston! We've included all kinds of experiences in our list, from horror and dungeon themed to fun and family friendly.

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Top 15 escape room experiences in Houston! We've included all kinds of experiences in our list, from horror and dungeon themed to fun and family friendly. 15 amazing escape room experiences in Houston! Top 15 escape room experiences in Houston! We've included all kinds of experiences in our list, from horror and dungeon themed to fun and family friendly.

Many cities in the USA are extremely diverse and multi-cultured. Sadly, the social relationships among these different communities aren’t always pleasant. In times of peril when people need to be unified and have each other's back, elements such as race, colour, culture can be a differentiating factor. What this country needs now the most is acceptance and trust among all the people irrespective of their communities, race or any factor for that matter! Activities like escape rooms can help people depend upon each other and work closely to raise trust among individuals.

Located in the American South, Houston is a diverse city with a large and growing international community. The Houston metropolitan area is home to an estimated 1.1 million residents who were born outside the United States, with nearly two-thirds of the area's foreign-born population from south of the United States–Mexico border. In such a diverse and multi-cultured city, activities like escape rooms help people from different communities come together. It not only results in a better social relationship but also increases the level of trust individuals hold for each other as well.

We have compiled a list of 15 amazing escape room experiences you can’t afford to miss the next time you’re in Houston. We put in hours of work in with research, surveys and reaching out to the game masters themselves to make sure we put forward unerring experiences of the escape rooms, to help you make the right choice. So if you want to take your creativity and intellect for a ride, Here are the top 15 escape room experiences in Houston!

Escape the Titanic

About the experience

This escape room experience takes you back into the early 20th century. You’re aboard the titanic itself! This escape room has been set up to mimic the Titanic itself! All the props and sound effects make the whole experience very enveloping. Sadly, we all know what fate awaits the majestic ship. As soon as the ship hits the iceberg, you’ll have exactly 60 minutes to reach the lifeboats! Can you make it in time?

You and your team must solve all the puzzles and get through all the hurdles if you want to want to save yourself from the ill-fated plunge! You’ve only seen it in the movie, now experience the terrifying situation like never before. You and your team will have to work together on this one if you wish to make it out on time. Will you rise up to the challenge and make it to the lifeboats or will you plunge into the icy depths of the ocean?

Make it to the lifeboats before Titanic sinks into the depths of the ocean.
Make it to the lifeboats before Titanic sinks into the depths of the ocean.

Player review

“I don't want to give away too much of the experience, but I'll say that it was just the right amount of difficult. The clues were helpful without revealing too much, and the room really requires all members of your group to contribute. We had an absolute blast, and everybody cheered when we escaped with 6 minutes to spare!”- Danny (Yelp)

This escape room experience will let you feel the horrors of being aboard the Titanic as it was engulfed by the depths of the ocean!

The Man From Beyond

About the experience

You and your friends were invited by Madame Daphne to a private séance to contact the spirit of Harry Houdini! But meddling in the affairs of the supernatural comes at its cost. The situation get out of hand and as soon as the ghost appears, things take a very dramatic turn. Unravel the century old mysteries along with your friends.

This shockingly immersive endeavour will let you experience much more than a traditional escape room. The level of interaction with the actors and set elements is unprecedented! Get ready for an amazing adventure as the plot unfolds, and the storyline pulls you in. Even if you’re an escape room veteran, this escape room will sweep you off your feet with its creative setting and extensive focus on the details.

Indulge in the world of spirits and the supernatural.
Indulge in the world of spirits and the supernatural.

Player review

“Strange Bird’s The Man From Beyond is, by far, the most amazing show/game we’ve experienced. The immersion begins the minute you walk in the door and doesn’t end until you leave. Madame Daphne never breaks character. Every task in the game is related to the storyline, and the method for giving clues is truly awesome. This experience in a class of its own!”- Susan (TripAdvisor)

This escape room experience was fabricated along with the elements of theatre and drama! Prepare yourself for an immersive experience you'll never forget.

Wild West

About the experience

This escape room experience will take you to the gun slinging, horse chasing wild wild west. Experience the gritty and real west from behind the bars! You and your friends are fellow outlaws that’ve been locked in a jail cell. But luck seems to be on your side! The sheriff has gone out for a ride and left the cell keys behind.

This is your chance to break free! You must devise a plan along with your friends to get a hold of those keys. This room has been set up exactly like the holding cells of the old wild west movies. The raw and gritty feel of this experience will take you straight to Texas. You have sixty minutes before the Sheriff shows up. Can you make it out in time or will you spend the rest of your days behind bars in the wild wild west?

Break out of the prison cell before the sheriff gets back.
Break out of the prison cell before the sheriff gets back.

Player review

“Brought my in-laws here for the Wild West room. They've never done an escape room before, and they absolutely loved it! I've done 3 other escape rooms in different cities, and I found this one to be the most challenging by far. The game was very enjoyable, but I thought the room was too dark. Overall, it was a really fun experience and I would return again!”- Neha (Yelp)

This escape room experience is for or all the Wild Wild West fans out there! You’ll have to break out of a prison while the sheriff’s out.

Quarantine

About the experience

You have received a tip about a research facility, where scientists are working on biological weapons! You must investigate further. As soon as you enter the research facility ‘G.O.L.D.’, you realise there’s no going back now. While looking for clues and evidence, you stumble into a lab and the doors close behind you!

As soon as you get locked in the facility, the radio blares a message saying you’ve been exposed to a deadly virus! This room has been designed like a contaminated facility right out of a Resident Evil movie! The deadly virus has started taking over your body, you need to get out of there as soon as possible! Rummage the room for clues and solve your way through the conundrum before it’s too late. Can you make it out or will succumb to the virus?

Break out of the contaminated facility before the virus gets to you
Break out of the contaminated facility before the virus gets to you

Player review

“My son and his friend decided to celebrate their birthdays together and chose the Quarantine Room. Everything went smoothly, and the kids had a blast! We were able to sit in the conference room and watch them try to solve their way out which was cool as well and made the time go by quick while we waited. Overall, great place and already looking to go back.”- Niknak (TripAdvisor)

This escape room experience will have you toil to save your own life! Can you make it out in time or will you succumb to the pain?

The Sherlock Room

About the experience

One of the most celebrated painters in the world, Lord Byron, has vanished into the thin air! A will has been found that leaves everything the painter owned to a distant cousin. Lord Byron’s nephew contacted you and claimed the will has been forged! Now you must find the original will and get it to the judge.

The mysteries in this room are appalling. Even Sherlock is having a hard time making sense of things. This escape room has a very mature and vintage feel to it. This experience will pull you right back in to the victorian era! You and your team must assist Sherlock to solve all the riddles and get to the original will of Lord Byron. If you don’t make it in time the counterfeit will shall leave everything in the custody of a suspicious cousin. You have just one hour! Can you make it in time?

Work alongside Sherlock Holmes to solve an engaging mystery.
Work alongside Sherlock Holmes to solve an engaging mystery.

Player review

“The whole place was clean and well run. Our hostess and game runner were really nice, friendly, and personable. Our puzzle room was engaging and really challenging. The thematic elements of the room were great. Immersive. Really fun working out puzzles with friends. Highly recommend!”- Daniel (TripAdvisor)

This escape room experience is a must for the Sherlock fans. You will give you the opportunity to work alongside the greatest detective of all time!

The Abandoned School Room

About the experience

Albert Winestein, a self-proclaimed genius has developed a new Artificial Intelligence technology that can potentially revolutionise the world as we know it! He has hidden the blueprints of AI technology in the chemistry classroom of his old school. You and your team must retrieve the said blueprints before the school building is demolished!

This escape room will bring about a wave of nostalgia as you rummage through the chemistry lab to find the blueprints of the Artificial Intelligence! You have exactly one hour to figure out the hidden blueprints. Will you find the blueprints before it’s too late or will you be outmanoeuvred by the child genius?

Find the blueprints before the school building gets demolished.
Find the blueprints before the school building gets demolished.

Player review

“The Abandoned School Room was without a doubt super fun for us. Amanda was our safety net and so helpful with keeping us motivated and encouraged! Went as a group of 5 and it was just us in the room. Clean place, medium to hard room, very creative set up.We had a blast! Thanks for taking care of us Amanda.”- Aisha (TripAdvisor)

This escape room experience will have you infiltrate a chemistry classroom to steal blueprints made by a kid! Wondering what’s the catch? These blueprints have the potential to change the world as we know it!

Da Vinci’s Workshop

About the experience

Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds the world has ever seen. You believe that he kept a diary, and it contains secrets and information about his personal life! You join a conspiracy theory group as soon as you came to know they had been given access to search Da Vinci’s official historic residence. There was no way you could let such an opportunity pass up!

This escape room puts right in the middle of Leonardo da Vinci’s home! You’re surrounded by his amazing inventions, works of art and and scientific journals. You and your team only have sixty minutes to search Leonardo’s workshop before the museum opens to the general public. This is an opportunity of a lifetime. Will you find the diary and prove your theory, or will you let this opportunity slip right through your fingers?

Look through the amazing works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Look through the amazing works of Leonardo da Vinci.

Player review

“We brought a group of kiddos ages nine through twelve to try our luck at Da Vinci's Workshop and had a blast. This business just opened about a month ago, so the room was in great condition and everyone that worked there was wonderful. The Game Master was super helpful and we loved having the tv screen in the room to read the clues and nudges in the right direction.”- MamaLikesToTravel (TripAdvisor)

This escape room experience will let you scour Leonardo da Vinci’s official historic residence to find his deepest darkest secrets!

Area 51

About the experience

You are certain that the US Military has been covering up the UFO crashes and hiding the resulting debris of the spacecrafts as well as any traces of the extraterrestrial life forms in their secret military base known as Area 51! You have join a group of conspiracy theorists that have befriended a security guard at the facility who can get you access to the facility’s medical lab!

But the guard you can disable the security systems for only sixty minutes. After that, the triggers automatically indicate the breach facility and the sirens start blazing. This escape room experience will let you traverse one of the most off-grid and controversial places on the face of this planet! Can you and your team find the secrets hidden in Area 51 before the guards find you?

Search for UFOs and aliens in Area 51.
Search for UFOs and aliens in Area 51.

Player review

“We took my son and his friends for his birthday. The boys did Area 51 room. I think we were all surprised how much we enjoyed it. We had a great time solving challenging puzzles! So much so, that my older son brought a bunch of his friends to do Area 51 the following week! We can't wait to come again to try the other rooms!”- JP (TripAdvisor)

This escape room experience is for all the conspiracy theory lovers. Find out for yourself if the US military really been hiding UFOs and extraterrestrial life forms!

Rameses Revenge

About the experience

This escape room experience takes you on an archeological adventure into the Egyptian pyramids! As you were spectating and marvelling the sheer opulence of the structure, you accidentally activate a trap! The door closes behind you, trapping you inside. Things take a turn for the worse as you realise that Ramses is already planning his revenge!

This escape room is right out of The Mummy movies! You’re surrounded by Egyptian artefacts and life-sized set elements. The level of detail throughout the room is appalling and will make you feel as if you really were in a pyramid. But don’t go spending too much time admiring the props. If you don’t make it out of the pyramid in an hour, you’ll have to face the wrath of mummies! Will you make it in time?

Scavenge the cursed pyramid for the clues to break free.
Scavenge the cursed pyramid for the clues to break free.

Player review

“ The clues were not easy but between us we were able to figure them out one by one. The room was amazing. It really felt like a tomb! The staff was very friendly, and we were able to ‘lift the curse’ in time. Everyone was very impressed and we are planning to return for another experience. High value for the dollar. Highly recommend.”- Sue (TripAdvisor)

This escape room experience is for the Indiana Jones and The Mummy enthusiasts! It will take you on a nostalgic adventure through the tombs.

Piece Meal

About the experience

You and your friends are out on a weekend camping trip in the middle of nowhere. As you’re driving along, you realise the car is running low on gas so you pull up in a gas station. As morbid as your luck is, the attendant says they were all out of gas so you leave. You eventually run out of gas so you grab a can and start walking. You and your friends spot a house and as you’re walking towards it, a maniac starts running towards with a chainsaw in his hand so you run into the house and lock the doors.

You felt safe for a moment, but now you realise that all of you have been trapped in the maniacs house. He’s right outside trying to break his way in and there’s no room safe enough once he does! You have sixty minutes to get out of there before the maniac gets in. Will you make it out on time or fall prey to the chainsaw?

Experience the Texas Chainsaw horror first hand.
Experience the Texas Chainsaw horror first hand.

Player review

“Piece Meal is a scary one. Without giving too much away, you definitely can’t be afraid of searching for clues. It took nasty manoeuvres and even unavoidable team work! I would definitely recommend it for team-building exercises or just friends wanting to have a good time. Took us a bit to get the final clue, but we did with 5 minutes to spare!”- Christina (Facebook)

This escape room experience is for the horror enthusiasts. It will scare the daylights out of you with its gory setting and spine chilling sound effects!

Steampunk

About the experience

You and your friends have heard a lot of interesting things about the old villa on 2nd Street. A bitter professor by the name of Hetzel used lived there. Rumour has it, that he created many amazing inventions that have never seen the light of day. You and your friends get curious one evening and decide to go look for yourself what secrets does the old Victorian mansion hold.

But as soon as you set foot in the house, you realise that it was a mistake! You’ve just become a part of his elaborate plot! The room has been permeated with puzzles and riddles. You and your friends need to get out of there as fast as you can as an imminent peril approaches. You and your mates have sixty minutes to beat the bitter professor at his own game!

A scary full of riddles and puzzles
A scary full of riddles and puzzles

Player review

“My family and I's first time doing an escape room and Alternate Reality did not disappoint. We did the Steampunk escape room, which was challenging but still enjoyable. Our guide was able to provide tips during our search and was very helpful when we needed it. We escaped with 13 minutes left. Overall, we enjoyed the game and the environment and friendliness!”- Jennifer (Yelp)

This escape room experience is very intricately designed and will leave you in awe of the pure genius behind the endeavour!

Playground

About the experience

It’s the last day of school! Which means it’s time for the annual Summer Kickoff Kickball Tournament! You and your mates will go up against your arch rivals, the 5th Graders! You must win at all costs! But you and your friends are still stuck in the classroom! In order to leave, you’ll have to complete all your assignments and grab your final report card.

This escape room is designed like an elementary school! You get to be a part of the nostalgic memories of you playing around as a kid. Enjoy the ride as your mission takes your through the classes, the playgrounds and much more! The game begins in sixty minutes. If you’re late, the game will be forfeit and so will be your summer vacation! It’s time to bring your A Game. Complete the assignments and beat your rivals to face your summer vacations like a champion!

Relive the simpler times at the elementary school.
Relive the simpler times at the elementary school.

Player review

“Don’t miss a chance to journey back to elementary school, which we all tried to escape back in the day! Professional crew, amazing clues/interactivity, challenging too. I have been to several escape rooms, and this one is dope. We had a team meeting here and I highly recommend The Playground Escape Game.”- Mark (TripAdvisor)

This escape room experience is completely different from the usual suspects. You get to play as elementary schooler and bask in the nostalgic feelings of the simpler times.

Prison Break

About the experience

This escape room will transport you back to the year 1955. You’ve been unjustifiably accused of a crime and incarcerated to life in prison without parole! Ever since you got in your cell, you’ve been hearing rumours about the previous resident. Some say he escaped. Some say he murdered by the diabolic warden. Truth be told, the mystery of his disappearance still remains unsolved.

Did he escape? Was he murdered by the warden? It doesn’t really matter now. This escape room experience will put you through your paces with its intense riddles and mind tingling puzzles. The aesthetics of the place are as close to reality as possible so try not to freak out once you’re locked in. Can you make it out? You have to escape before you share the same fate!

A prison cell where inmates go missing.
A prison cell where inmates go missing.

Player review

“We booked a slot for all 8 of us in the PRISON BREAK game and it was a blast! This is definitely a go to option for that something different sort of entertainment that one craves. I would totally recommend booking it for that different fun time that you did not know existed.”- Chris (TripAdvisor)

This escape room experience is an amazing prison break scenario that’ll keep you at the edge till the very last moment!

Crazy Artist’s Workshop

About the experience

Salvador Dali was one of the most creative and whimsical artist of all time. The workshop where he conjured most of his masterpieces has been left untouched in the nethermost corners of his home museum. At last, after years of waiting, your team has got the approval to set foot in the sacred office!

You are on a quest to find his missing paintings, most prised one being the portrait of his wife Gala! This escape room is designed like a beautiful art gallery! With amazing paintings and artefacts scattered all over the place, it might be a little difficult to focus on the task at hand! Your team has sixty minutes to find all the clues left by Salvador, prove your wits, and find the lost treasure. Will you prevail in you search or will the portrait of Gala slip right through your fingers?

A room replete with beautiful paintings and artefacts.
A room replete with beautiful paintings and artefacts.

Player review

“Don't let the shady building and location throw you off lol. This was a really fun escape room! We did the Salvador Dali one, and it was awesome! I thought it was pretty advanced and lots of little details. Customer service was awesome. They really want your feedback and want you to enjoy your experience. Everyone I was with really enjoyed it.”- Amy (Yelp)

This escape room experience will take you on an immersive adventure to find the treasured paintings hidden by Salvador Dali.

Hotel’s Secrets

About the experience

There’s been a calamity! The city was hit by a devastating earthquake. You and your friends have been trapped in a hotel room and you’re desperate to get out. As the clock ticks, what’s left of the buildings rigidity is slipping away. The structure won’t hold much longer. Your colleagues speculate, you have about sixty minutes before the whole building collapses in on itself!

The escape room has the aesthetics of a beautiful hotel. But you are in no state to appreciate the magnificence for you must find a way to break out of the collapsing structure. As you’re trying to find away out, you realise the hotel itself is a bit peculiar. Unravel the secrets of the hotel as you try to find your way out. Will you succeed and make it out on time? Will you fail and be trapped in the debris in your final moments?

A hotel room that’s about to collapse in on itself.
A hotel room that’s about to collapse in on itself.

Player review

“We did the Hotel Escape Room with two friends. It was slightly intense and so much fun! We got out with only a few minutes left! We will definitely go back to this location to do the other 2 rooms. Great place and the employees were very courteous, informative, and patient. They really added to the experience.”- Michelle (TripAdvisor)

This escape room experience will trap you in a hotel room which is about to collapse in on itself! Will you unravel the room’s secrets and find your way out, or will it be your resting place?

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