They say you will only know your friends’ true characters when you have travelled together – or have been to an escape room together. Spice up your monthly meet-ups with some brain-teasing games by adopting an alter ego for an hour or two at the plethora of escape rooms available in Singapore.
Round up your brainy friends (or curious little ones!) and conquer these elaborately planned games together as a team at any of these 9 escape rooms. Make or break it, remember that teamwork is the dreamwork!
Note: This list is strictly not in order.
1. Trapped SG
If you have been to *SCAPE Youth Park, chances are that you have walked past Trapped SG before. They offer 3 different exciting themed rooms every period of time so do check out their website for the room rotations available. To name, some rooms include The Purge, Escape From The Mental Ward and Escape From Pulau Tekong.
Fun fact: The success rate of escaping has been capped at only 17% so far so make sure to put on your thinking hat before you challenge yourselves!
Contact: +65 6636 9722
Location: 2 Orchard Link, SCAPE, #02-20, Singapore 237978
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10.30pm | Fri-Sun 11am-2am
2. Amazing Chambers
Different from the many escape room places that circles around mystery or horror, the rooms at Amazing Chambers focus on specially curated ancient history and culture of Singapore. Through this immersive experience, players will get the opportunity to take on the lead protagonist role as they unravel the past events.
Find the likes of incredible themes like Sang Nila Utama, Sisters Island, Leftenan Adnan, Princess Radin Mas and more which will leave you gasping at the special effects & scenes. Here, you will get to form a stronger bond with your friends while learning the rich history of Singapore in an incomparable manner.
Contact: +65 6906 3271
Location: 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198497
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 10.30am-10pm | Fri-Sun 10.30am-12.30am
3. The Escape Artist
Out of all the escape rooms littering Singapore, The Escape Artist is the longest-standing out of the bunch. They take pride in being the groundbreaker for the themed room games and offer one of the most distinctive themes and plots for all their games.
So what makes them different? The Escape Artist has eliminated staff helpline and instead introduced the new Hero system where elements of roleplaying are infused into the game. Players can choose from 7 standard abilities and 1 unique ability that will pave you the opportunity to escape at the fastest time possible!
Parked at Harbourfront, the 4 scenarios offered are Count Dracula, Flash Point, Last Light and Zombie Apocalypse Outpost.
Contact: +65 6646 0357
Location: 52 Telok Blangah Road, Telok Blangah House, #01-01, Singapore 098829
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 2pm-11pm | Fri-Sat 12.30pm-12am | Sun 12.30pm-11pm
4. Freeing SG
Freeing SG was the first at bringing 5D escape room experiences in Singapore. Available in ten countries across the world, this future-forward escape room franchise revolves mainly around fantasy-based themes like Poseidon, Jurassic, Twilight and The Enchanted Wardrobe. If you are not one for sleepless nights after a good dose of horror stories, do choose to take on the classic Old Changi Hospital instead.
Experience the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with being in the character’s shoes only at Freeing SG today!
Contact: +65 6337 0049
Location: 68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #07-08A, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 12am-10.30am | Fri-Sat 12.30pm-1.30am
5. Captivate Escape
If you ever catch yourself in a dilemma thinking of interesting venues to host a birthday party at, Captivate Escape might be able to put a stop to your woes. The rooms at Captivate are designed based on the drawings of professional puzzle designers and the aid of a Psychology PhD. More often than not, extra time is needed to complete the mystery so do come prepared!
There are a total of 7 rooms with unique tricky features to choose from at every visit – Alien VS Human, Murder on the Singapore Express, Kellar’s Magic Emporium, FBI: Zero Hour, CSI, Labyrinth: Dead Men Walking and Black Out.
Contact: +65 6837 0870
Location: 190 Clemenceau Ave, Singapore Shopping Centre, #06-28, Singapore 239924
Opening Hours: Sun-Fri 11am-9.30pm | Sat 10.15am-9.30pm
In this world, there are two groups of people. One who loves anything thrilling and one who would prefer being able to sleep at night without feeling like someone is watching over them. If you fall into the former group of people, The Morgue, Train to Busan, Annabelle and the Shutter Island rooms should be at the top of your list.
If you would rather not step out of your comfort zone or are having children as company, you would be pleased to know that they also have funtasy genre games like Kungfu Panda X and Mission X – The Love Confession.
With a multitude of genres, there is definitely a room for all at Xcape.
Contact: +65 6908 1918
Location: 161 Rochor Rd, Bugis Village, Singapore 188436
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11.30pm
7. Lockdown Escape
Lockdown Escape features a very adorable bear mascot on their walls and offers bear-themed game plots which are exquisitely pulled off. Expect the rooms to be filled with cleverly thought of props and decorations that blend in with your chosen games very well.
True to their bear theme, Lockdown currently has 3 bear-centric games – Bearcraft: Dreamworld, Bears of Justice and Bearry Potter and the Secret Doors – where an unlimited amount of hints are provided. While you are here, do also try out two of their virtual reality (VR) escape games, ILLUSION and Abandoned Mine! The Abandoned Mine is known to be extra challenging as oxygen supply depletes with every passing second as you are left to figure out how to make the old elevator work again. How exciting is that!
Contact: +65 6677 8478
Location: 277 Orchard Rd, Orchardgateway, #02-02, Singapore 238858
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm
8. Escape Hunt
Escape Hunt is an acknowledged global leader in the escape room industry and has the most branches spread out worldwide. The Singapore outlet was the second opening after it opened its doors in Bangkok, Thailand. The games here are family-friendly, making it a great spot for some family bonding on the weekends or during school holidays.
Largely playing on murder-mystery games, the rooms at Escape Hunt touches more on solving mind-boggling puzzles than scaring players out fo their wits. Games offered at the Escape Hunt include The Whitechapel Murderer, The Secret Assignment and 27 Club.
Contact: +65 6100 0828
Location: 100 Orchard Rd, Concorde Hotel, Singapore 238840
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-10pm | Sun 10am-5.30pm
9. LOST SG Escape Room
The 5 available themed games at Escape Room has an average of 5.2 stars out of 6. This means they are either really challenging or terrifying. LOST SG is big on the ambient lighting and sound effects which gives the perfect setting for immersive experiences to take place.
The escape games line-up entails of Alcatraz (Prison Break), Aokigahara (The Suicide Forest), Castiglione (Treasure Hunting), Exodus (Crossing The Red Sea) and Mausoleum (Escape the Mausoleum). Remember! Each little detail found could be the ultimate key to your escape.
Contact: +65 6717 1688
Location: 1 Sophia Rd, Peace Centre, #03-01/02/03, Singapore 228149
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10.30pm | Fri-Sat 11am-12.30am