Amazing Time-Bending Escape Rooms

Private Games Only $35 Per Player


Private Games Only $35 Per Player

Per the NYC mandate we are required to verify proof of vaccination for all guests over the age of twelve. Unvaccinated adults cannot be permitted access to indoor dining/entertainment/gym facilities here in NYC. Please come prepared with your vaccination card or state/city app.

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Each of our individual NYC escape rooms are playable by teams of as few as two or up to ten players. If you wish to play with more than ten people, please give us a call at (646) 829-1690 and we will discuss arrangements with you. Current NYC law requires that we confirm the vaccination status of all our guests. Physical cards, the excelsior app, the NYS wallet app and photos of your physical vaccine card are all acceptable forms of verification. Children under 12 are not required to be vaccinated. Unvaccinated adults or those without proper documentation will  not be able to participate. All of our escape room games last for one hour. Currently all bookings are private, meaning you will not be sharing your game with strangers. 

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$20 Per Team

$20 Per Team

$20 Per Team

Our Virtual escape rooms are fun, interactive online puzzle games designed for cooperative team play. Each of these games feature their own storyline, puzzles and visual theme that combine to create a unique challenge. Fend off an alien invasion in Mothership Over Manhattan, take part in ancient magic traditions in Wizard Hunt or solve a murder in 1940s Hollywood with Scarab’s Curse. Our virtual rooms are playable instantly upon booking, and can be freely stopped/resumed at your leisure. There is no time limit, so take as long as you need to finish your escape. Each game is designed to be played by teams of up to six players. You can all play together at one computer, or separately over Zoom or any other online networking tool. If you have any questions about our virtual escape rooms, feel free to give us a call or reach out to us via the livechat down in the bottom right corner of this page. Large groups should inquire about our bulk rates.

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"Clue Chase’s facilities are among the largest in the city...  Former Broadway and movie set designers curated the decorations, so each space feels incredibly real."

"It’s so good to see quality new games finding their way into New York City."

"Both new and experienced escapers will love Clue Chase..."

"Journey through time and space to explore eight incredible environments in Bryant Park and Herald Square. Experience an interconnected storyline..."

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These are just a few of our professional reviews from over the years. You can click any of the logos above to read their review in full detail. We pride ourselves on creating exceptional NYC escape rooms, and we think our work is reflected in the quality of feedback we have received from both our regular players, and professional critics. We look forward to the opportunity to engage with and entertain you, as we have tens of thousands of people before. 

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Much like the reviews from critics, our regular guests also have a lot to say about Clue Chase and our escape rooms. We’ve received certificates of excellence from Tripadvisor four years running, and regularly receive high praise from escape room players of all levels. You can also check out our reviews on Google where we currently have a 4.65 star average from 550+ reviews. If you’ve played with us in the past but have not yet left us feedback, we would love to hear it! We’re always happy to hear what we’re doing right, and what we could improve. Our patrons are our biggest source of inspiration, and we love hearing from you all.

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Clue Chase is located on 32nd Street, just a short walk from Herald Square and Macy's Department store. We have a spacious private facility right in the bustling heart of Midtown Manhattan.



Whether you succeed or fail in your mission, as time travel scientists we know that you’ll have fun either way. (We went ahead in time and checked). With that in mind, we send custom photos out to all of our groups as a memento upon completion of the game.



Our NYC escape rooms are designed and built in-house by a team with decades of combined experience in set, puzzle and game design. With credits ranging from Boardwalk Empire to EA Games, Clue Chase understands what makes games fun, and how to make those games aesthetically pleasing.



All of Clue Chase’s games are tied together via an overarching plot-line, with hidden Easter eggs in each room for repeat players to search, find and uncover. From the moment you step across the threshold, you are immersed in the world of Clue Chase Labs, our (potentially unlicensed) time travel research facility, with unique escape room puzzles to solve in 60 minutes or less.
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Clue Chase is perfectly suited for hosting large group events, with our convenient escape room NYC location right in Midtown Manhattan and over 3,000 total square feet of escape rooms near Herald Square. For corporate office events, we also have a dedicated event coordinator and years of experience hosting thousands of successful team building events.

For birthday parties we offer several family friendly escape room themes, including (but not limited to) Houdini’s Workshop and the Guardian of Gotham.

To learn more about our offerings for corporate clients you can check our corporate events page or our pop-up escape rooms page.

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What’s this? It’s something we have in the works, but aren’t quite ready to “ship” just yet. Drop your email in the box below and we’ll contact you when this, and other Clue Chase escape room NYC projects are ready to set sail for new horizons…

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Our escape rooms are interactive puzzle adventures. Each game features custom props, sets and storylines, all built to immerse you and your team in the world we have created for you. Each game runs on a one hour timer, you and your team have that time to attempt to solve all the puzzles, and escape from the room. Each game has a dedicated game master, who can provide clues and other assistance as your game progresses. Our escape rooms feature secret spaces, custom technology and all original puzzle designs, all combining to create a challenging, fun and immersive experience for you and your team.

Our escape rooms feature a heavy focus on puzzle and game design, leading to a fun and mentally stimulating experience for players of all ages. Our rooms also feature numerous interactive elements that are sure to surprise and delight groups of players as they progress through their escape room experience. You’ll have one hour, can you escape?


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Clue Chase’s Herald Square location features four unique escape rooms. Each one has been custom designed and built by Clue Chase to the highest standards of quality with original puzzles to solve in 60 minutes or less.

Our amazing escape room designs feel almost like real life, only you’ll be solving puzzles. These rooms are perfect for friends, family, coworkers – just about anyone, really. On vacation and looking at escape rooms in NYC? We provide the best escape room near 32nd Street Herald Square!

If you want to learn more about our rooms click the “Games” button in the menu bar above. From there you’ll be able to select individual rooms, see photos from the room, and learn a bit more about the story and how challenging that particular room is likely to be. You can also give our escape room NYC location a call, using the number visible above the book now button at the top of this (or any) page.

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Clue Chase was founded in 2015 with one goal in mind – make amazing puzzle games. In 2015 escape rooms were just beginning to open in New York City, and everyone had different ideas about what that experience could or should be. We wanted to be the best NYC escape room, and to provide unique and exciting adventures where players can solve puzzles, find clues, and search for alien artifacts across time and space.

We poured ourselves into creating something that went beyond just escaping a vaguely themed room. We wanted to create something that could immerse players in a cohesive narrative across several separate rooms/game sessions. If you’re looking for the quintessential NYC escape room experience, we can provide.


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Our game masters believe that the ideal escape game experience should begin as soon you walk into our front door. You shouldn’t have to wait until you’re playing for the fun to start. In order to provide this experience we have created the universe of Clue Chase Labs. Clue Chase labs is an underground Time Travel facility trying to track down an incredibly powerful alien artifact, that they can then use for… entirely noble purposes.

All our games are contained within this context, and feature Easter eggs referencing the other games for repeat players to discover. Furthermore, Clue Chase is constantly updating our escape rooms. We do this because our goal is to create the best experience possible. 


What made a top rated NYC escape room in 2015 is a very different from the expectations of players in 2021. As more people play escape rooms, it becomes harder to impress players who think they have seen it all – particularly with escape rooms in Manhattan, expectations are high. 

This is always our goal – to entertain you, confuse you, and to (hopefully) make you feel just a bit like an actual genius. We hope you’ll enjoy what we’ve crafted for you, as thousands of players have before. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go solve some puzzles!