15 amazing escape room experiences in Phoenix!

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

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

People from different age groups tend of different preferences. Their taste in music, clothing, movies is always different. This age difference tends to bring with itself a difference in opinion which drifts apart people of different age groups. But the society needs to stay together with people of all age groups helping and guiding each other to ensure a better future. Activities like escape rooms which have come to be loved by all generation the same, help people from different age groups to work together. It helps them understand each other better and boosts their trust in one another.

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of Arizona, with 1,660,272 people Phoenix is home to a large number of parks and recreation areas. The city of Phoenix includes national parks, county parks and city parks. Tonto National Forest forms part of the northeast boundary of the city, while the county has the largest park system in the country. It is also the fifth most populous city in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents. With population segregated in different age groups, activities like escape rooms help generations understand each other better.

We have compiled a list of 15 epic escape room experiences you can’t afford to miss the next time you’re in Phoenix and up for something fun! 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 have a great time with your friends or colleagues, Here are the top 15 escape room experiences in Phoenix!

Flood The City

About the experience

You and your friends are a group of agents trying to apprehend a terrorist who goes by the name Marcin. You received information about a potential bomb blast! Marcin plans to blow up the dam and flood the whole city. If he successfully executes his vicious plot, millions of people’s lives will be in danger! He needs to be stopped.

You and your team need to find the possible blast location. You try to find any leads on the information which lead you to a boat. To investigate further you and your fellow agents step into the boat only to have the door close behind you. You do find about the location of the bombs but it’s no use if you can’t get out in time. Marcin is crafty and has rigged the room with riddles and puzzles. You have one hour to foil his plans. If you fail the dam will collapse and flood the city below!

Break out of the room before the terrorist blasts the dam and floods the city.
Break out of the room before the terrorist blasts the dam and floods the city.

Player review

“This was our first experience with an escape room and we had the most amazing time! We decided to go as a family for my daughter's 16th birthday and we let her choose the room. She chose Flood the City because she said it sounded the most ‘interesting’. There were five of us and the game was definitely difficult but we escaped with only minutes to spare”- Christa (Yelp)

This escape room will push your buttons, can you keep calm under pressure and save the city from the approaching catastrophe?

Blood Thirst

About the experience

The deep and mysterious parts of Transylvania are plagued by a sinister existence. The oldest vampire known to mankind, Dracula! His very existence is sinister and ominous. You and your friends are part of an elite team of vampire hunters, and your team has finally located the lair of Dracula!

You and your team embark on the mission to slay Dracula. As you enter Dracula’s lair, the door closes behind you and now you’re trapped in there! You’re all a part of his game now. The room has a very spooky aesthetic. The lair is completely riddled with difficult puzzles and traps so tread carefully. Your team will need to work together if you wish to make it out alive. You have sixty minutes before you fall prey to Dracula.

You’re in Dracula’s lair now, tread carefully.
You’re in Dracula’s lair now, tread carefully.

Player review

“We had a great time doing Blood Thirst. Our game master Brian was engaged watching our progress, guiding us when we got stuck, and then explaining the last few puzzles at the end. Overall, we were impressed with the creativity of the room. For our room, we got off to a slow start so I suggest asking for a clue if you don't have traction in the first 5 minute or so.”- Jessica (Yelp)

This escape room is for the ones who seek to challenge themselves! The puzzles and riddles will make you wrangle your brains.

Captain's Quarters

About the experience

While looking for adventure, you and your friends find an abandoned ship to explore. You get onboard and start looking around the fascinating contraption. Suddenly you feel a tug and realise that while you were rummaging around, the ship set sail! Now you and you friends are stuck inside the captain’s quarters.

The room is made to look exactly like a pirate captain’s quarters. There must surely be a way to break out of this place! You and your friends must solve the puzzles and figure out the clues before the crew finds out about you. If found hiding in the captain’s room, you and your team will be made to walk off the plank into the sea. Will you break out of the room or will you drown in the sea?

Break out of the captain’s quarters before the crew spots you.
Break out of the captain’s quarters before the crew spots you.

Player review

“Fabulous experience! From my call in to schedule, to getting signed in to actually taking on the challenge of the Captains Quarters I had nothing but excellent service! The property was very clean and nicely setup and the room was very fun and challenging! We actually made it out with a little over two minutes left before we would have been walking the plank!”- April (Yelp)

This escape room is for all the Pirates of the Caribbean fans. Find a way out or get thrown off the ship!

The Cell

About the experience

You are an investigative journalist working for the renowned newspaper Daily Trumpet. A few weeks ago, your newspaper was contacted by an undercover FBI field agent. He told a story about a terrorist organisation, called Sons of Sahar, planning an attack on American soil. He told you that someone in the FBI was ‘letting this happen’.

After analysing the story, you and your team agree to meet the agent in person at a remote restaurant. When you arrive at the rendezvous point, men in black masks jump the restaurant and take you hostage. You wake up and find yourself imprisoned in a cell with a note from the FBI agent: ‘Sorry things have turned out this way… I’ll lure the sentry out with a story, but it won’t hold long’. You and your team must recover the terrorist’s action plan and get out of there within sixty minutes.

Get out before the terrorist’s come and get you for good.
Get out before the terrorist’s come and get you for good.

Player review

“JC was the best! Our group came in and played ‘the cell’. This was all of our first experiences at an escape the room type of game. We had so much fun! We will be back again! Not only was she a great hostess to our game but ultimately came to our rescue! And we have already been telling all our friends what a great experience we had.”- Stiletto (Yelp)

This escape room experience has a very engaging storyline that’ll keep you and your team engrossed until the end.

The Lost Tomb

About the experience

An Ancient Mayan tomb was recently unearthed. Various groups of excavators went in the tomb searching for artefacts. Unfortunately, the commotion has disturbed the gods and the devastation has begun. You and your team of archaeologists are on a mission to place all the precious artefacts back in their proper place before it is too late.

You must navigate through the tomb with caution, for you may face the gods themselves! Watch your step, as the tomb contains hidden caves, and tests that must be overcome to restore the gods trust in the human race. This escape room has amazing level of detail and includes strobe, smell and fog effects! You and your fellow archeologists have sixty minutes to complete the mission, and if you fail get ready to face the wrath of gods!

Return the artefacts to their rightful places before it’s too late.
Return the artefacts to their rightful places before it’s too late.

Player review

“ Everyone had a great time, everyone pitched in. Can't say enough great things about how terrific the lost tomb was. The puzzles were smart, super cool, and made it fun for everyone in the family. A great fathers day outing. Thank you to everyone at Escape Westgate for making a fantastic day out.”- RJ (Yelp)

This escape room has latest technologies incorporated in the experience to make it incredibly immersive!

The Cult of Mithras

About the experience

You are now a part of the Cult of Mithras. The cult has evolved into guardians of the Mithral stone over the centuries. It is centred around the William estate in England owned by the grandmaster of the cult, Cedric William IV. You are live near the estate so you can support William in case things go south. And as fate would have it, they do!

You each receive a phone-call from Isabella Prisca, who is the venerable historian of the cult. She says: “Somebody tried to break in. Defences activated. Police will be there within an hour. You must disable the defences. Recover the stone and escape the room before the police arrive.” There’s no time to waste! You and your friends have exactly one hour to retrieve the stone and make your way out of there.

Make sure you retrieve the precious stone before you escape.
Make sure you retrieve the precious stone before you escape.

Player review

“Did the Cult of Mithras. Had an awesome time and compared to the other two escape rooms we had done already, this one was immersive in the story and had puzzles that confused us as a group. We escaped with 45 second to go! Definitely going back to try the other two rooms as well as future rooms!”- Joyce (TripAdvisor)

This escape room experience will keep you at your toes with engaging puzzles and an immersive storyline.

Nuclear Meltdown

About the experience

The greatest threat to the planet and our very own existence has been and will always be the possibility of a nuclear war. This threat was solely limited to a nuclear war but with the advent of computers, hackers can get into military servers and gain access to warheads. A criminal has done exactly this and has in his possession the launch codes to an arsenal of nuclear warheads that are all aimed at the superpowers of the world.

You are the best and brightest the FBI has to offer! You and your team have been summoned to decode the clues and puzzles that have been found in the possession of the hacker. You have exactly sixty minutes to decode the enigma and save the planet from a nuclear holocaust!

Use your wits and prevent a nuclear catastrophe
Use your wits and prevent a nuclear catastrophe

Player review

“We had an amazing time! We did the nuclear room. It took us nearly the full hour, but we saved the world. So, you're welcome. The staff was very engaging and helpful for the clues we needed. I believe the man's name was vince and he was awesome. The room was well put together. Thank you! We will absolutely be back!”- Jess (Yelp)

This escape room will test your nerves. Can you keep your wits about you when the weight of humanity’s existence is on your shoulders?

The Curse of Madame Lumina

About the experience

You’ve always wanted to have a little coffee shop of your own. After working painstakingly long hours and saving up all you had, you finally have enough savings to lease a place and set up your establishment. And as it turns out, you found just the perfect spot! This location would be perfect for you to open up the café!

The realtor says the place needed just a little love to bring it back to life and you couldn’t agree more. But as fate would have it, turns out the place has a life of its own! Embark on a supernatural adventure along with your friends and uncover the secrets held by the place. Why is it haunted? What must have happened there in the past? Solve the puzzles and riddles as they take you closer to the truth. But if you can’t do it in sixty minutes, prepare yourself to be trapped in there forever!

Unravel the truth before the it’s too late.
Unravel the truth before the it’s too late.

Player review

“We managed to solve the room with 1 minute and 19 seconds to spare. It was harder than I expected, but had a blast nonetheless. The room is monitored the whole time by a gamekeeper who provides the three allotted clues and was really good about keeping the game moving along. I was very excited to play at the Phoenix Puzzle Room and they did not disappoint!”- Erin (Yelp)

This escape room experience is for the people who love supernatural phenomenon.

The Condo

About the experience

You have always thought your aunt was living an ordinary life. But today things take a drastic turn as you learn the truth. Her life is anything but ordinary or peaceful. Your cousins are looking to steal their mom's inheritance and even placed her in a retirement home so that they can get rid of her faster!

In grave danger, she has come to you, her favourite nieces and nephews, to enter her condo and retrieve a few personal belongings that mean a lot to her. You need to have them sent to her. But you cousins are hot on your tracks, you only have sixty minutes to get the belongings and to get out of her condo before they get to you. And if you’re successful, your aunt will leave all her inheritance under your name!

Retrieve the belongings before your cousins catch up.
Retrieve the belongings before your cousins catch up.

Player review

“My husband and I did The Condo with 6 strangers, and we all worked well together to solve it with 12 minutes left. Puzzles were very creative. There is a lot of reading, though, so a big group is better on this room. We will definitely be going back to do more at this location. Everyone had a blast.”- rpbaz (TripAdvisor)

This escape room has a very dramatic storyline that’ll keep you hooked.

FBI Interview

About the experience

You’ve always wanted to be an FBI agent. You had to jump through dozens of hoops just to get to this point, the final FBI interview. The competition was tough. Thousands of candidates who dreamt of being part of the most esteemed law enforcement group: The Federal Bureau of Investigation.

You are completely ready to face this final quest. If you were to make it, you’d be employed as an agent and your training will have just begun. The 800 hours of training that will follow your hire date includes specialised training in academics, operational skills, firearms training, physical fitness training and more. Do you have what it takes to be an FBI agent? Here’s your chance to prove yourself.

Escape along with your team to be a part of the FBI
Escape along with your team to be a part of the FBI

Player review

“The best escape room in the area by far. The owner is really enthusiastic about this craft and the love and commitment really shines when you start playing the games. The puzzles are tough enough to challenge your thinking but are well thought out to where everything makes sense after you have figured out.”- Ahmet (TripAdvisor)

This escape room lets you experience one of the most intense scenarios in the history of job interviews.

Casino Heist

About the experience

You and your friends are part of one the biggest crime syndicates in the country. And when it comes to cracking safes and picking locks, you’re best in the business! In this game, you and your team will face your greatest challenge yet. Your crime organisation plans to break into one of the major league casinos in town.

It’s not as simple as just breaking in. You can’t let anyone notice about the infiltration. You and your team will have 55 minutes to break into the casino, find the vault and grab all the money. After that the security system will reboot giving you just 5 minutes to escape before the law enforcement or even worse, casino security catches you. Do you have what it takes to escape?

Make sure you aren’t caught by the casino security.
Make sure you aren’t caught by the casino security.

Player review

“This was an absolute blast. The staff were super helpful and accommodating and very patient with us. We did the Casino Heist with 4 adults and brought my 6 year old nephew. The room was just the right amount of challenging to be super fun, and the 6 year old had a great time helping out. Can't wait to go back and try another room.”- Parley (Yelp)

This escape room is designed like a casino. Here’s your chance to break in and rob the place penniless!

Blaine's Basement

About the experience

There’s been a series of horrible murders in your city! The Federal Bureau of Investigation was able to apprehend the major suspect, but they don't have enough evidence to put him behind bars for good. With the holding time running out, the FBI can't keep Blaine in questioning for any more than an hour.

The lead investigator of the case is helpless and has asked your team of mediums for help. You and your team has to search Blaine's basement for any clues or evidence that can possibly link him to the murders. You have sixty minutes to decode the clues and gather evidence against the psycho serial killer. You need to put him behind the bars at all costs. Beware! This escape room is very frightening so contemplate before you take up the challenge.

Find the evidence before the serial killer is on the loose again.
Find the evidence before the serial killer is on the loose again.

Player review

“My wife and I took a couple friends here for their first experience with an "escape room." We went into "Blaine's Basement" and I was floored. The clues were cryptic, the solutions were clever, and the atmosphere was creepy. We had such a blast working through the puzzles. I can't recommend it enough. Do yourself a favour and try this unique escape experience”- Mallowpact (TripAdvisor)

This escape room experience gives you the opportunity to put a serial killer behind bars.

Samurai

About the experience

Japan’s most influential families, businessmen, and soldiers had been waiting for the moment for over a hundred years. Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the greatest Shogun, voluntarily handed over all of his power to the Emperor. However, the Emperor abused Yoshinobu’s power and brought Japan into decline! Now the time has come to resurrect the Shogunate!

You have been hired by one of three most families! You and your team are tasked is to find and re-assemble Tokugawa’s armour to activate his secret followers’ society. It’s a very small, but an incredibly influential group of people in Japan, who only wait for this sign for more than a decade to regain control of the Japanese empire. Help the defendants of the Shogunate get back in power and save the Japanese empire from the brink of destruction.

Help the Shogunate rise back.
Help the Shogunate rise back.

Player review

“Did the Samurai room here with 2 friends, wow, what a fantastic room! Without giving too much away, the room is completely not linear, which is great. These are some of the most cleverly well designed puzzles I've ever seen. Please note this is a small room, I think anything more than 5 would be too many. very much look forward to coming back to do more rooms here!”- Jacob (Yelp)

This escape room will take to back to the shogun era of Japan! It’s nothing like you’ve ever experienced before.

The Theft

About the experience

Craig Devonshire, a famous jeweller, made it his life’s work to collect the world’s largest blood diamonds to craft a stunning necklace with them. It’s been one of the most sought after pieces in the whole world. But the people interested in the masterpiece aren’t just limited to collectors. Without exception thieves tend to take a liking to such pieces of jewellery .

You’re about to graduate from a secret school of thieves, and your final assignment is to use the skills you’ve learned to break into Devonshire’s jewellery store. Your objective is to steal Sofia, the diamond, and escape before anyones notices. You’ve worked way to hard to let it all crumble at this point so give it all you’ve got!

Make sure you secure Sofia before you make your escape.
Make sure you secure Sofia before you make your escape.

Player review

“We did the Theft room with five people and escaped. We had a mix of experienced and novice players. The room was a good mix of difficulty levels. The staff was extremely friendly the entire time and seemed to have fun along with us! I would highly recommend the Lockdown Escape Room in Scottsdale.”- Suzi (Yelp)

This escape room experience lets you live the life of a thief school graduate on a mission!

Spellbound

About the experience

Hidden deep in the woods lies a cabin once inhabited by witches. Don’t jump to conclusions though! These witches were tasked to guard the humanity from the rise of vampires. Unfortunately the witches have one side vanished and the protection spells they used to keep vampires at bay are wearing off!

You and your team stumbled upon the cabin. You find out about the protection spell and now that it’s wearing off, the vampires are gaining more power. You must decipher the clues in the cabin to find the secret lair of vampires and slay the king before he rises once again. If you fail to do so, the king of vampires will gain his power back and jeopardise the very existence of humanity!

Defeat the king of vampires to save humanity.
Defeat the king of vampires to save humanity.

Player review

“Our high school teens loved the Spellbound room and had a blast working together to almost finish the puzzle! Utilising skills the teens have been working on throughout the school year; communication, critical thinking, group problem solving! We appreciate the opportunity to experience this escape room and are grateful for the fun and educational afternoon!”- Pamelle (Yelp)

This escape room experience will take you on an adventure to a fantasy world of witches and vampires.

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