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Amazing Time-Bending NYC Escape Rooms

Private Games Available - Select "Private Game" during checkout.

Private Escape Rooms Available - Check "Private Game" During Checkout

Our escape room NYC can be shared experiences. This means that multiple groups can book into the same escape room at the same time. If you do not want to play with others, you can select “Private Game” and pay $10 per-unused ticket to have the escape room for just your group. If, on the day of the game, there are more players than you planned on bringing originally, the extra players can simply pay the $25 difference on their tickets.

All in-person escape games start at $35 per player

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Here at Clue Chase all of our immersive escape games are playable by teams as small as two or as large as ten players. If you wish to solve puzzles with more than ten people, please give us a call at (646) 829-1690 and we will discuss arrangements with you. We also offer virtual escape room games, for those interested in remote activities.

All of our escape rooms last for one hour.


"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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We have professional escape room reviews from over the years. You can click any of the logos above to read their review in full detail. We are proud of creating the best escape rooms in NYC 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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Our Four NYC Escape Games

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Explore the Workshop of the famous escape artist Harry Houdini!
Known not only for his work as an illusionist, but also for his skepticism of so called “mediums” who claimed to be able to commune with the dead. Houdini would sometimes take part in Seances, only to publicly debunk them by demonstrating how they were performing their tricks. But perhaps Houdini’s motives were not so mundane… we have evidence to believe Houdini found someone in possession of real magical ability – unfortunately, he died before he could share this discovery with the world.
With a wide variety of engaging puzzles and some magic tricks of our own built into the room, Houdini is sure to be a blast for any escape room fan!

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Board the deck of the doomed pirate ship, the “Hades’ Plunder”.
A mutinous crew has locked her captain in the brig, and it’s up to you and your team to help steer the ship safely to the shores of one of the nearby islands. You won’t be able to do it without the help of the captain – but he’s been locked in the brig, so he’ll just have to talk you through it. Don’t worry though, we’re pretty sure sailing a full pirate vessel can’t be that difficult. Right?

With some of our most physically engaging puzzles, and a gorgeous set and immersive theme, Pirates of the Bermuda Triangle will keep you thinking and entertained up to the very end.

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Just because the drinks are glowing doesn’t mean we can’t try them…
Travel back 1920s NYC during the height of Prohibition. Explore the various rooms and nooks of a secret back-alley speakeasy, and maybe even discover why everyone who used to drink here… stopped. What did they begin to see when they consumed their favorite of the four house cocktails? Only one way to find out… we’re going to break into the speakeasy and mix ourselves some drinks. 

(No actual drinks exist in this escape room, so please curb your excitement and/or concern, whichever way  your thoughts were trending just then).

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Guardian? Danger? When does one become the other?
Explore the lair of a wayward “superhero”. A Clue Chase Labs employee has stolen some of our time travel technology, and they’ve used it to shift themselves into a new timeline where they’ve been posing as a hero. Unfortunately, their most recent antics have been crossing a dangerous line.
We’re going to send your team into the heart of their lair, so that hopefully we can put a stop to their plans. You’ll have one hour to track them down and successfully deliver the payload. But before you can do that, there will be a host of security systems you’ll have to bypass. 

Good luck.


Like the reviews from critics, our regular guests also have a lot to say about Clue Chase and our fun escape room games. We’ve received certificates of excellence from Tripadvisor for four years running, and regularly receive high praise from escape room players.

You can also check out our reviews on Google where we currently have a 4.65-star average from 630+ reviews. We’re not conceited enough to think we’re the best escape room in New York City, but we’re definitely one of them.

If you have played one of our games before but have not left feedback, we would really appreciate it if you would tell us about your experience. We love hearing what we are doing well and what we could improve. Our customers are our biggest source of inspiration, so hearing from you helps us continue to make great games.


Clue Chase is perfectly suited for hosting any special events, with our convenient escape the room NYC location right in Midtown Manhattan and over 3,000 total square feet of escape rooms near Herald Square and Times Square.

For corporate office events, we also have a dedicated event coordinator and years of experience hosting thousands of successful team-building events.

You and your co-workers are sure to have a blast in some of the best escape rooms in NYC!

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

So, let’s solve puzzles together! To learn more about our escape room offerings for corporate clients you can check our corporate events page or our pop-up escape rooms page.

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Each escape room is a 60-minute puzzle adventure that you can solve with your friends. The room is filled with custom props and sets that will help you get immersed in the game. You will have to work together to escape the room before time runs out!

Each escape game has a dedicated game master, who can provide clues and other assistance as your game progresses. We want you to have the best escape room experience possible, so we’ll never have game masters running more than one game at a time.

Our New York escape rooms feature secret spaces, custom technology, and all original puzzle designs, that all come together to create a challenging, fun, and immersive experience for you and your team.

Our New York City escape rooms also feature numerous interactive elements that are sure to surprise and delight groups of players as they progress through their escape room experience.


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You’ll have one hour to escape the room. You’ll need to discover hidden messages and work through tricky challenges as a team in order to solve all the puzzles in time. Are up to the challenge posed by our best escape rooms?

Our amazing escape room designs feel almost like real life, only you’ll be solving fun puzzles. These rooms are perfect for friends, family, coworkers – just about anyone.

On vacation and looking at escape rooms in NYC? We provide the best escape rooms near 32nd Street Herald Square in New York City! So if you’re searching for an escape room near me, we’re right here for you!

If you want to learn more about our fun escape room puzzles – click the “Games” button in the menu bar above.

From there you’ll be able to select individual escape rooms, see photos from the room, and learn a bit more about the story and how challenging that particular game is likely to be.

You can also give our escape the room NYC location a call at (646) 829-1690

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How long are the escape rooms?

Each of our New York escape rooms is designed to last 60 minutes. We have a strict 60-minute policy so that our game masters can reset the escape game for the next group of players. Your total time at our escape game venue will usually be around an hour and twenty minutes, between the intro, game and debrief after the game.

Do I need to book in advance?

We recommend booking in advance as our most popular escape games fill up quickly! You can book online through our website or give us a call at (646) 829-1690.

What is the minimum/maximum number of players?

The minimum number of players is 2 and the maximum number of players is 10 (We can accommodate 11-12 in a game, upon special request.) Our venue can accommodate groups of 40+ at one time if the group plays across all four of our rooms. You could also choose a virtual escape room, these can accommodate potentially hundreds of simultaneous players.

Is there an age limit?

Not specifically, no. Our escape rooms are family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. We do ask that folks under the age of 16 come with a parent, guardian, or friend over the age of 18.

How difficult are the escape room games?

The difficulty of each escape game is noted on our website when you select a specific game. If you have any questions about the difficulty of a certain room, please give us a call at 646-829-1690 and we will be happy to chat with you about it!

Is there anything I should do to prepare for my escape room experience?

Nope! Just show up 10-15 minutes before your scheduled time and we will take care of the rest.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my booking?

We understand that sometimes things come up and you may need to cancel or reschedule your  escape game booking.

We require 24 hours’ notice for cancellations or rebookings. Changes made on Saturdays will incur a 50% rebooking fee. We do not offer refunds but are happy to offer credits for the full value of your game, redeemable at any future date and time.

I still have more questions!

That’s okay! We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. You can call us by phone at (646) 829-1690 or by email at You can also check out our more in-depth escape game FAQ by using the link at the top of this page.

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