Offering action-packed, interactive entertainment, escape rooms are becoming increasinglypopular among families, friends and even as corporate team events.
This intense experience involves puzzles, riddles and a series of mysteries to be solved in a locked room where time is most definitely not on your side. The goal of each game is finding a way out to emerge victorious and celebrate with your team mates after ultimately working your brain muscles to the max.
If this sounds like your idea of fun, there are a whole bunch of escape rooms available across Northern Ireland for you to try your luck at deciphering clues and making it out within the time limit.
5. GoT To Escape – Belfast
If you are a Game of Thrones fan, this must be your favourite place already in Northern Ireland or it’s surely going to be after you’ve paid a visit to GoT To Escape. Located in the heart of Belfast, this place will take you away to the magical world of the popular drama series with three Game of Thrones inspired escape rooms. One of the rooms, Save King’s Landing, has been so popular, the company had to replicate this game three times, allowing them to accommodate larger teams. Your team, composed of two to six players, has to find the hidden wildfire needed to defend the city against the enemy fleet, with a mere 60 minutes to complete the mission. However, in case fantasy world is not for you, check out a new game The Assessment, where you will have to get your act together to be shortlisted for a dream job with Belfast’s most prestigious security company. Which task will you take on? For more information go to gottoescape.com Photo: contributed
6. Breakfree NI – Lisburn
If you enjoy decoding riddles as a cooperative adventure, the themed escape rooms hosted by BreakFreeNI are a great way to spend some quality time with your chosen teammates. Suitable for two to six people, The Pharaoh Escape Room and The Dark House Escape Room offer exciting time while playing to find the exit. Be ready to locate clues and solve puzzles under time pressure as you will have just one hour to escape. For more information go to:
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7. The Puzzle Tree – Bangor
Located just above Bangor’s popular local caffe The Yogurt Tree, live-escape experiences from the Puzzle Tree will put you to limits both as an individual and as a team. If you choose The Wardrobe Escape Room, you will have to work out how to defeat the witch and recover the items she has stolen and locked away in her icy castle. As you see the door close behind you, all you have left to depend on are the skills available among your team. Take a deep breath and concentrate fully for the next 60 minutes. Or as an alternative, cool off on summer days with the Narnia Adventure - a truly magical escape room that will surprise even the most avid gamers. Be smart and cooperative and help defend Narnia from the white witch in less than one hour. For more information go to thepuzzletree.simplybook.it/v2/# Photo: contributed