NJ is Home to Many Original Fun Escape Rooms That Were Created and Hand Built By Locals

Escape rooms have become all the craze in New Jersey in the past few years - and for a good reason, too! If you haven't been to one yet, escape rooms are essentially games that include getting "locked" in a room, usually with a cool theme, and having to work together with your group to find clues that will help you escape the room in under 60 minutes. If you escape, you win! Not only are they extremely fun and challenging, but they are perfect for a unique night out with friends. Come with your friends to solve puzzles at these 100% original escape room destinations. Check out escape rooms in North Jersey, Central NJ, and Southern NJ.

Escape Room NJ is a Memorable Experience in Bergen County!

Take your time to solve the puzzle with Escape Room NJ. Bergen County's biggest team building center now includes solving a mystery. Think outside the box with your team to break the record time for solving the puzzle.

Escape Room NJ

  201-815-1784 | Bergen County

Hackensack, New Jersey

Escape Rooms in NJ

Escape Rooms are popular, so each one must remain unique to those who enjoy them. Solve the mystery with 2 to 18 of your closest friends or family in this team building cente... Read More

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The Wild West Bank Heist escape room is perfect for kids of all ages. Pricing is just $35 per person and gameplay lasts around an hour. You can purchase tickets online in advance.

 

Escape At The Shore

  1-609-569-0481 | Atlantic County

Northfield, New Jersey

Escape Rooms in NJ

Solve the "Wild West Bank Caper at the Escape At The Shore escape room facility located in Northfield New Jersey. Escape At The Shore is a state-of-the-art puzzle and escape room. They offer some very challenging and creative puzzle games. Escape rooms are a great vehicle to help you clear your mind and forget your troubles for a little while... Read More

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Escape to the largest, most immersive escape rooms on the East Coast! Our experiences bring you challening puzzles and amazing adventures that you'll have a blast playing!

 

Trap Door Escape Room

  732-741-5870 | Monmouth County

Red Bank, New Jersey

Escape Rooms in NJ

Trap Door Escape Room is the pinnacle of themed entertainment. Everest is now open! Come play Red Bank NJ's survival adventure! 6 More Games Coming Soo... Read More

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Explore NJ Themed Escape Rooms with Escape Garden State! 

With Escape Garden State, you can experience themed rooms that highlight the best of New Jersey. Four different escape rooms to choose from, all varying in difficulty. Escape Garden State makes the perfect activity for a night out with friends, family, or co-workers. 

Escape Garden State

  973-882-2900 | Essex County

Fairfield, New Jersey

Escape Rooms in NJ

Escape Garden State contains unique themed rooms that are relevant to NJ. Four different experiences with varying levels of difficulty to choose from! Our escape rooms our the highest rated in the state, specializing in team building and group events... Read More

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Family Friendly Escape Room in NJ!

The Other Tales Escape Rooms is a location where the whole family of all ages can work on their team building skills. Be a part of the action, solve the mystery, and save the day with these fun escape rooms that won't scare the little ones.

The Other Tales Escape Room

  973-963-4142 | Passaic County

Hawthorne, New Jersey

Escape Rooms in NJ

Looking for a family friendly escape room in NJ? The Other Tales Escape Rooms is an excellent option for those from the state who want to bond with the whole family. You are never locked i... Read More

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Explore all Escape Rooms with 13th Hour Haunted House!

13th Hour Haunted Houses has 4 escape rooms to play - all of which will test your skills and your fears. This Northern NJ haunted escape room is sure to test your wits. It's a great group bonding activity.

13th Hour Haunted House & Escape Room

  862-244-4454 | Morris County

Wharton, New Jersey

Escape Rooms in NJ

Ranked one of America's Best Haunted Houses, 13th Hour Haunted House and Escape Rooms is an excellent choice if you're looking for a haunted escape room in N... Read More

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Escape to the largest, most immersive escape rooms on the East Coast! Our experiences bring you challening puzzles and amazing adventures that you'll have a blast playing!

Trap Door Escape Room Morristown

  570-234-3366 | Morris County

Morristown, New Jersey

Escape Rooms in NJ

Trap Door Escape Room is the pinnacle of themed entertainment. Come try one of our fun, puzzling experiences toda... Read More

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Escape Room NJ is a Memorable Experience in Bergen County!

Take your time to solve the puzzle with Escape Room NJ. Bergen County's biggest team building center now includes solving a mystery. Think outside the box with your team to break the record time for solving the puzzle.

Escape Room NJ

 201-815-1784 | Bergen County

Escape Rooms in NJ

Hackensack, New Jersey

Escape Rooms are popular, so each one must remain unique to those who enjoy them. Solve the mystery with 2 to 18 of your closest friends or family in this team building cente... Read More

Visit Website View Details

The Wild West Bank Heist escape room is perfect for kids of all ages. Pricing is just $35 per person and gameplay lasts around an hour. You can purchase tickets online in advance.

 

Escape At The Shore

 1-609-569-0481 | Atlantic County

Escape Rooms in NJ

Northfield, New Jersey

Solve the "Wild West Bank Caper at the Escape At The Shore escape room facility located in Northfield New Jersey. Escape At The Shore is a state-of-the-art puzzle and escape room. They offer some very challenging and creative puzzle games. Escape rooms are a great vehicle to help you clear your mind and forget your troubles for a little while... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Escape to the largest, most immersive escape rooms on the East Coast! Our experiences bring you challening puzzles and amazing adventures that you'll have a blast playing!

 

Trap Door Escape Room

 732-741-5870 | Monmouth County

Escape Rooms in NJ

Red Bank, New Jersey

Trap Door Escape Room is the pinnacle of themed entertainment. Everest is now open! Come play Red Bank NJ's survival adventure! 6 More Games Coming Soo... Read More

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Explore NJ Themed Escape Rooms with Escape Garden State! 

With Escape Garden State, you can experience themed rooms that highlight the best of New Jersey. Four different escape rooms to choose from, all varying in difficulty. Escape Garden State makes the perfect activity for a night out with friends, family, or co-workers. 

Escape Garden State

 973-882-2900 | Essex County

Escape Rooms in NJ

Fairfield, New Jersey

Escape Garden State contains unique themed rooms that are relevant to NJ. Four different experiences with varying levels of difficulty to choose from! Our escape rooms our the highest rated in the state, specializing in team building and group events... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Family Friendly Escape Room in NJ!

The Other Tales Escape Rooms is a location where the whole family of all ages can work on their team building skills. Be a part of the action, solve the mystery, and save the day with these fun escape rooms that won't scare the little ones.

The Other Tales Escape Room

 973-963-4142 | Passaic County

Escape Rooms in NJ

Hawthorne, New Jersey

Looking for a family friendly escape room in NJ? The Other Tales Escape Rooms is an excellent option for those from the state who want to bond with the whole family. You are never locked i... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Explore all Escape Rooms with 13th Hour Haunted House!

13th Hour Haunted Houses has 4 escape rooms to play - all of which will test your skills and your fears. This Northern NJ haunted escape room is sure to test your wits. It's a great group bonding activity.

13th Hour Haunted House & Escape Room

 862-244-4454 | Morris County

Escape Rooms in NJ

Wharton, New Jersey

Ranked one of America's Best Haunted Houses, 13th Hour Haunted House and Escape Rooms is an excellent choice if you're looking for a haunted escape room in N... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Escape to the largest, most immersive escape rooms on the East Coast! Our experiences bring you challening puzzles and amazing adventures that you'll have a blast playing!

Trap Door Escape Room Morristown

 570-234-3366 | Morris County

Escape Rooms in NJ

Morristown, New Jersey

Trap Door Escape Room is the pinnacle of themed entertainment. Come try one of our fun, puzzling experiences toda... Read More

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What Can I Expect when Entering one of the Escape Rooms in New Jersey?

Because the whole idea of an escape room is figuring out the puzzle, most escape room companies will not give you an in-depth look into the room you are about to enter. This includes on their website and on-premise.

 

For this reason, you may not know exactly what to expect when you're entering an escape room.

 

First of all, don't be scared! There are some scary-themed escape rooms, such as the ones at 13th Hour Haunted Houses in Wharton, NJ, but for the most part, the escape rooms are not at all scary or meant to frighten visitors.

 

You'll be able to choose the room you enter before going in. This includes the theme and difficulty level. Choose something that is interesting to you! One cool NJ-themed escape room is Boardwalk Blast at Escape Garden State in Fairfield, NJ. This takes place inside of a makeshift boardwalk arcade. 

 

 

Check out this video of an awesome themed-room at The Other Tales in Hawthorne. The video gives you an idea of what you'll find when you enter their "Amazing Adventure Society: The Forgotten Room" escape room. They are known for having some of the best story-driven escape rooms in the entire state.

 

Basically, you should expect to enter an extremely fun, themed room that is jam-packed with awesome clues, tips, and tricks just waiting to be discovered. The escape room experience is what you make it!

 

Some Questions and Answers About Escape Rooms 


Q - What is an escape room?

A - A typical escape room is one room where the participants must find clues that help them to break out of the room. Everyone can put their heads together to solve the puzzles within the room.



Q - If I get scared and I need to come out, can I get out?

A - Yes. By law, escape rooms are required to let contestants out at any time.



Q - How long is the average escape room game?

A - Most escape rooms average around 60 minutes of gameplay. You'll have 60 minutes to escape the room. There will also usually be a 15-minute introduction to the game, and some escape rooms will have some time to look at your pictures inside and go over what happened for another 15 minutes. 



Q - Can I come alone and play with another group?

A - Most escape rooms try to fill a certain amount of tickets per game. In some cases, yes, they will let you come alone and play with another group. But please make sure to call beforehand to make sure.



Q - What is the history of Escape rooms?

A - The modern-day escape rooms, are primarily influenced by early computer-based video games where players had to find clues to get to the end. Nancy Drew is an example of a series of games where players had to solve puzzles.



Q - How are escape rooms created?

A - Most escape rooms start with a theme and then story development of the steps to take in clues to find to get out. Props are made out of ordinary items like desks and tables and many props are handmade. Some higher-end escape rooms can have mechanical engineers, architects, and builders on hand. There are quite a few establishments in New Jersey, where proprietors create themes from scratch and hand build the play areas.



Q - What is one of the biggest escape rooms in New Jersey?

A - Trapdoor Escape Room (locations in Red Bank and Morristown NJ) offers multi-room play so you're not just playing in one room. They coined the phrase "largest mega escape rooms in the world" on their website.


Tips and Tricks for Completing an Escape Room on Time

 

Photo of an old creepy clock on a table representing the ticking time that groups encounter while completing an escape room in NJ.

 

The best escape rooms are the ones where you really feel like you're being challenged. When it comes to completing an escape room, the fun is in the mystery of the puzzle! Going into an escape room that you already know how to complete will ruin the fun. However, there are a few different ways you can plan and strategize beforehand to make your experience a bit more streamlined.

 

Luckily, after completing a few different New Jersey escape room games ourselves, we do have a couple tips and tricks to get you on the right track if you are looking for success!

 

Get to know your team beforehand. When entering an escape room, depending on how many people are in your group with you, you may end up for people you do not know playing on your team. We have played escape rooms both ways: with only friends on our team and on teams that mix friends and strangers. We can confirm that oftentimes having a couple people you do not know on your team can really improve the success of the team. Strangers may have a different way of thinking about things, an different perspectives can really come in handy when figuring out the puzzles. If you end up on a team with people you do not know, be sure to get to know each other and ensure everyone knows each other’s names! You will need to have great communication throughout the game.

 

If possible, show up early. Definitely do not be late! The earlier you are, the better you’ll be able to get to know your team and get a sense of the room itself beforehand. Is the room yu're entering meant to be a  themed escape room? Will it be scary? Is it a beginners level room or a difficult room? These are all important questions to ask! You also want to make sure you are present when the game master is going through all of the game rules. They may just give you a few hints at this time!

 

Ask questions. Before the game begins, ask your game master any questions that you may have. This will save time later, as you’re usually able to ask them questions during the game but that takes time away from figuring out clues!

 

Always watch out for the clock! When the game begins, the clock starts ticking. You’ll only have an hour to complete the room in most escape rooms and, trust us, that hour goes by extremely fast. It’s a good idea to create benchmarks. Something like “Let’s figure out this clue by the 20-minute mark” can really help a lot in the long run. Be sure to allow yourselves enough time at the end to connect everything together and complete the final clues!

 

Communicate. This is probably the most important part of completing an escape room on time. You MUST communicate with your team. Usually when the game begins, players will start yelling out to their team members with the clues they find. This includes any interesting numbers, symbols, or items. Oftentimes, these clues will correlate with other clues that your teammates find so it’s very important that you always keep them in the loop!

 

Enjoy yourself! Don’t stress, and be creative. You’re in the escape room to have fun with your friends, figure out some cool puzzles, and put your detective skills to the test!

 

 

For more tips and tricks for beating escape rooms, check out the video above, "7 Tips to Beat any Escape Room".

 

Bring Your Friends Along!

Escape rooms are perfect for groups, as the more people you have on your team, the more likely you are to escape in time. Want to weigh your options before committing to the adrenaline rush of an escape room? Try checking out some other NJ attractions that are perfect for group outings.

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