Over the past few years Escape Rooms have grown hugely in popularity and New Orleans is home to several of these fun-packed puzzle experiences.
A favourite activity to enjoy with family or friends, as well as a popular ‘away day’ for companies, Escape Games involve teams of players who have to unearth clues, solve riddles, and undertake tasks in live physical rooms in order to accomplish a particular aim – typically with the task of escaping the room in a given time. They have become something of a global phenomenon in recent years and can be found in cities across the US and beyond. We’ve picked out 5 of the best currently available in New Orleans.
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.
Mardi Gras Study
Reclusive matriarch Odette DeLaporte has invited you to her study. As the last remaining heir in New Orleans to the DeLaporte fortune, she needs your help locating a treasure which went missing a long time ago. She hasn’t been seen in public for some time, yet she’s agreed to meet you in the hope that you can recover what’s been lost. Your role is to uncover mysteries involving the secretive DeLaporte family and their hidden role in shaping the history of New Orleans. The game lasts for 60 minutes and can be played by up to eight players.
The year is 1955. You’ve been wrongfully accused of a crime, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Your new “home” is a cell that once belonged to an inmate who disappeared without a trace…or did he? Some claim he escaped, while others swear he was murdered by the infamously cruel warden. But no one actually knows. In this fun-packed escape room game, your task is to escape before you suffer the same fate. The game can be played by up to eight players and lasts for one hour.
Special Ops: Mysterious Market
What started as a routine operation rapidly becomes something a whole lot more complex. You and your fellow field agents were sent to investigate the area’s local market. It’s late, it’s quiet, but something’s not quite right. Just as you’re about to wrap up your inspection, you encounter a twist you never expected. The job for you and your fellow contestants is to uncover the truth in just one hour to complete this mind-twistingly taxing escape game. Up to eight players can take part.
Vampire Hunter Room
You and your fellow game-players are brave and intrepid vampire hunters on the trail of one Antoine Devillier. You’ve tracked him to his secret lair, but Devillier is a powerful vampire and only one weapon can defeat him: the stake of Van Helsing. Devillier has obtained that stake and hidden it somewhere in his manor. Can you gain access to his crypt, locate the stake, and end his reign of terror before sundown? An opportunity for family or friends to bond over a common goal, this exclusively private experience takes place in what is said to be the original New Orleans escape room venue.