Can you break out in time?
Westchester’s very first escape room offers two different themes: Prison Break and Gamers Challenge.
The Puzzle Parlour
131 Court St., White Plains
There are four rooms to choose from: The Heist Part 1, The Surgery, The Alien Conspiracy, and Vampire.
Escape the Mystery Room
3681 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
At this escape room, you can choose your difficulty level while booking one of six rooms. There is also a party package for a room called Black Ops that includes a party room space for two hours, pizza, dessert, and drinks.
Black Hat Escape Room
810 Abbott Blvd., #2G, Fort Lee
This room has a Jurassic Takeover game, where dinosaurs are roaming the streets in present day and you and your team need to find the sequence to keept them from staying.
168 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 104, Waldwick
201-251-CLUE (2583); cipherseeker.com
Cipher Seeker has three rooms for all skill levels, including Defcon 1, Graveyard Inlet, and Framed for experienced players.
Escape Room NJ
157A Main St., Hackensack
The two rooms at this location are S.W.A.T. and The Other Side, which is available in horror and detective (not scary) versions. Party packages and other activities such as airsoft, human bumper balls, and Minute to Win It are also available.
Can You Escape?
44 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola
Escape room themes include Once Upon a Time, The Interrogation Room, The Subway, The Apartment, and The Prison Break. They also have a mobile escape room available for special events.
Challenge Escape Rooms
922 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square
203 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre
Established in 2015, this game has four locations: two in Nassau County, one n Bayside, Queens, and one in Patchogue in Suffolk County. Among all of them, there are nine different rooms. If you bring children younger than 14, you must book the whole room out to ensure their safety.
Epic Escape Rooms LI
357 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 203, West Hempstead
This room’s game is called Killer Feature, where you and your team need to find out how to escape a horror movie.
Just Escape LI
529 Broadway, Massapequa
Just Escape has birthday party packages available and several themed rooms, including Prey, The Illusionist, Pirates of the Dark Sea, Sweet Revenge, Carnival Conundrum, and Underworld.
Puzzle Break LI
180 Michael Drive, Syosset,
These rooms include Escape from 20,000 Leagues, Escape the Midnight Carnival, and The Grimm Escape. Puzzle Break’s games are also exclusively offered aboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, and Harmony of the Seas ships.
The Escape of a Lifetime
473 Old Country Road, Westbury
Rooms include Da Vinci’s Study, The Vault, and The Asylum.
256 Main St., Suite 1205, Northport
The theme at this escape room rotates, be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date rooms.
Escape Room Long Island
718 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma
70 Horseblock Road, Yaphank
The four rooms at each location are Legends of the Hidden Temple, Alcatraz Prison Escape, Cabin in the Woods, and Time Warp Escape Room. Children younger than 7 are not allowed to play.
Escape Zone Long Island
872 Middle Country Road, Saint James
Rooms include Escape Wonderland, Diamond Heist, Trouble in Paradise, Harry Potter Escape, Friday the 13th: Escape Camp Crystal Lake, Pirates "Thieves of the Seven Seas," and Date Night for ages 17 and older.
1518 Main St., Port Jefferson
This room’s theme is Sunderland Hollow, where players figure out the mysteries hiding in this town.
2402 Ocean Ave., Suite 2, Ronkonkoma
631-676-LOCK (5625); padlockedinc.com
Along with private parties, Padlocked has two standard rooms: Cuckoo’s Nest and Home Alone, and two premium rooms not recommended for visitors younger than 16: Castaway and Wild Wild West.
Main image: The interior of Brooklyn Escape Room
Courtesy Brooklyn Escape Room