The latest urban craze, Escape Rooms offer family, friends and colleagues the chance to test their wits in a fun, immersive setting – with several to choose from in Jacksonville.
Escape Games pose challenges to teams of players who are asked to unearth clues, solve riddles, and perform tasks in live rooms with the goal of accomplishing a specific aim – usually involving escaping the room within an allocated time. In recent years, they’ve become something of a global phenomenon and can be found in cities across the US and far beyond. We’ve selected 5 of the best currently on offer in Jacksonville.
This Escape game revolves around the fictional story of an eccentric and reclusive prospector who upon his death left his immense fortune to his heir. As a distant relative, you’ve been asked to gather to view his final will and testament, only to discover that the late gold-hunter proposed a final game from beyond the grave. Your job is to find the gold and claim your inheritance before news reaches the nearby town – all in just 60 minutes. The game is available for groups of up to 8 players, with various time slots throughout the day.
It’s the city that never sleeps – Vegas. You came here to celebrate your friend’s engagement. One last night out before they’re tied down for good. After a wild night on the Vegas strip, you awake to find your hotel room destroyed and your friend missing. You have a new tattoo, there’s a tiger in the bathroom…and who left a baby in the closet? Your group can barely be human, and now you have to think like detectives. Put together the pieces of the evening’s events and find the groom before it’s too late. Up to ten players can take part in this private escape game.
Recover a priceless work of art during this enthralling escape room game. The story begins inside a prestigious art museum, where you learn that a recently stolen masterpiece is presumed hidden within the office of the museum’s egotistical curator. With the help of your intelligence agent on the outside, you have one hour to find your way into the dreaded curator’s office, recover the prestigious painting, and slip away before he returns. Up to 8 players can take part in the game.
This escape room experience takes you on an exhilarating train journey on board the trans-European Budapest Express. With just one hour until you reach your destination, a distinguished passenger is murdered. Using your forensic crime-solving skills, you’re required to assemble the evidence, unpick the riddles, and find the killer before the train stops – or risk the culprit getting away with their gruesome crime. There are multiple start times available each day and the game can also be played as part of a private group.
You’ve woken up handcuffed in a dark room, with stitches you didn’t have before, surrounded by a group of strangers. The last thing you remember is going to visit your new psychiatrist across town. Now, you and your group of up to 6 players must combine your collective wits and work together to discover her secrets and get yourselves out before she returns – all in the space of just 60 minutes.