The Escape Game While Traveling & At Home! (Review)

Have you ever participated in an escape room adventure? The Escape Game offers exciting escape room adventures at locations throughout the United States. Their escape rooms provide a super fun group activity to solve a “crime” or other mystery based on clues and puzzles hidden in a themed space. Bored and looking for something new to do from the comfort of your house? You’re in luck because The Escape Game offers remote online play as well as a board game for tech-free fun at home. Read my review to learn more!

The Heist escape room adventure by The Escape Game
The Heist escape room adventure

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In-Person Escape Rooms

Whether playing with friends, family members, or coworkers — escape rooms provide a great way to bond with others while using your brain power. Teamwork makes solving the riddles easier and more interesting, too.

In-person games are recommended for ages 13+, but all ages can be accommodated. My family experienced our first escape room when my son was 11 years old, and we all had a blast.

Mission: Mars is one of the thrilling themes available from Escape Games Chicago
Mission: Mars is one thrilling escape room option

Escape Room Safety

The Escape Game goes above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of its guests. To start, they offer contactless check-in. Then, team members currently wear face coverings and remain 6+ feet away from guests at all times.

All games are private, so you don’t have to worry about playing with strangers, either. Plus, game spaces are thoroughly sanitized between groups.

Playground-themed escape room by The Escape Game
Playground-themed escape room

The Escape Game Themes

Choose from a variety of themes for your one-hour, in-person escape rooms. Theme options vary from destination to destination. A variety of difficulty levels are offered, as well. The themes include:

  • Prison Break
  • Special Ops: Mysterious Market
  • Gold Rush: Find the Gold
  • Playground: Rule the School
  • The Heist: Recover a Priceless Painting
  • Classified: Hack the Attack
  • Mission: Mars
  • Ruins: Forbidden Treasure
Gold Rush escape room
Gold Rush escape room


Game themes and difficulty levels vary according to location. For in-person play, The Escape Game offers experiences in the following destinations:

  • San Francisco, California
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mall of America, Minnesota
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • New York City, New York
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • King of Prussia Mall, Pennsylvania
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  • Austin, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
The Escape Game Unlocked online escape room adventure
The Escape Game Unlocked online adventure

The Escape Game Unlocked

Stuck at home? No problem! The Escape Game offers online versions of escape rooms for play at home. Similar to in-person escape rooms, players are provided with a set of things to explore and decipher. If you get stuck, then you can go to the “Hints” section for clues. My family of four enjoyed playing an online version of their Heist game together on one computer. Play The Escape Game Unlocked now!

The Escape Game Remote Adventures
Remote Adventures interactive online game

Virtual Escape Rooms

Remote Adventures by The Escape Game takes things up a notch. A remote player explores a physical escape room for you while you provide directions and watch their every move.

You can play with family members or roommates to solve mysteries or team up on Zoom and play from anywhere. Watch the video below to see how a virtual escape room works. Book your Virtual Escape Game now!

YouTube video

Escape from Iron Gate Board Game

If your family likes escape rooms, then you’ll love the Escape from Iron Gate board game. My family adores board games, and this has made an entertaining addition to our collection. It’s like a blend of Monopoly, Charades, Clue, and Pictionary.

Based on The Escape Game’s “Prison Break” escape room, players must find their way to freedom by acting, drawing, and sleuthing. This game can be played again and again, with a different outcome each time.

Escape from Iron Gate is for three to eight players and should take about an hour to complete. The box recommends this game for age 13+, but you could probably play with kids as young as 10 or 11, depending on their board game experience level.

Family playing Escape from Iron Gate board game
My family playing Escape from Iron Gate board game (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Explore More Ways to Play

Are you looking for games to entertain your family? Take a look at my family’s favorite travel games for all ages.

For additional family-friendly activities at home, review these boredom-busting backyard activities for kids.

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The Escape Game Escape Rooms At Home and In-Person

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Have you ever experienced an escape room? Share your experience in the comments below!

A Note from The Travel Mama: All photos were provided by The Escape Game unless otherwise indicated. This story includes affiliate links for which Travel Mamas receives a small commission at no additional charge to consumers. I received a complimentary Virtual Game and Escape from Iron Gate board game for this review. I will not receive any compensation beyond potential affiliate sales related to this story. All opinions are mine, as always.

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  1. this game sounds amazing. i have done an escape room in person and it was so much fun. i will have to try this one with the family and see how we do.