Best escape rooms in Singapore
You’re trapped in a dark room and to get out, you and your friends will have to solve a series of mind-boggling puzzles. In essence, that’s what escape rooms are all about – testing your teamwork and brain power. Add the fact that some of them are scary enough to have even the bravest soul screaming, you’re guaranteed a thrilling experience.
If you haven’t tried playing an escape room game, it’s high time you experienced it for yourself. Here are eight escape rooms in Singapore that will set your hearts pumping and brains tingling.
1. Trapped SG – locally-inspired settings like Tekong’s army bunks
Trapped SG has a series of escape games set in a local context, with the most popular being Tekong Army Bunk – a favourite amongst NSmen.
This escape room is great for bigger groups with a recommended size of about eight players per game. And even with so many heads per game, the success rate is only 17% so you can expect that it’ll be a real challenge!
Price: $53.0/pax standard | $18.90/pax for students on weekdays before 6PM
Address: 2 Orchard Link, *Scape #02-20/21/22, Singapore 237978
Opening hours: 11AM-10.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6636 9722
2. The Escape Hunt – murder-mystery puzzles ($28/pax)
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Calling all aspiring Sherlock Holmes and Nancy Drews. Following a theme similar to the murder-mystery board game Cluedo, The Escape Hunt is less about being scary and more about solving mind-twisting puzzles.
While it only has three different themes for you to choose from, it’s great for people who aren’t fans of horror and would rather have a solid brain workout.
*The Escape Hunt is temporarily closed.
Price: $28/pax for group of five to six players
Address: 100 Orchard Rd, Concorde Hotel Singapore #02-43, Singapore 238840
Opening Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6100 0828
3. Singapore Virtual Room – sci-fi VR experience (from $44/pax)
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If you’ve always wondered what being in an actual video game would be like, Singapore Virtual Room can give you that experience. Put on a headset and enter virtual reality in any of the two sci-fi themed games that this VR escape room offers – Time Travel Chapter One and Two.
Put your logical reasoning to the test and challenge your wits with a time limit of only 45 minutes.
Price: $44/pax (off-peak, Mon – Thur 10AM-5PM)
Address: 211 New Bridge Road, Lucky Chinatown Basement 3, Singapore 059432
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6966 8060 | 8202 6405
4. Lost SG – Japanese suicide forest theme (from $21.90/pax)
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If you can’t get enough of eerie things, Lost SG has an Aokigahara-themed escape room that will creep out even the bravest of all horror fans.
Riding on the legendary suicide forest’s charms, Aokigahara is Lost SG’s scariest, hardest, and most popular escape game. This escape game will set your hearts pumping and give you a blood-curdling experience, regardless of whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just someone looking for an exhilarating challenge.
Price: $21.90/pax (off-peak) | $27.90/pax (peak)
Address: 1 Sophia Rd, Peace Centre #03-01/02/03, Singapore 228149
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 11AM-10.45PM | Fri & Sat 11AM-12.45AM
Telephone: 6717 1688
5. Captivate Escape Rooms – by professional puzzle designers (from $22/pax)
Murder on the Singapore Express
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If your favourite thing about escape rooms are its puzzles, then Captivate is the place for you. Their puzzles are specially crafted by professional puzzle designers with help from a Psychology PhD so you know it’ll be a real test.
Games at Captivate last for 75 minutes which are longer than usual so that players can have more time to pore over the exclusive puzzles.
Address: 190 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore Shopping Centre #06-28, Singapore 239924
Opening hours: 11AM-9.45PM, Daily
Telephone: 6837 0870
6. Lockdown SG – lighthearted bear theme (from $22/pax)
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With a cute bear as their mascot and bear-themed game plots, Lockdown SG offers a more light-hearted take on escape games. You can bring your kids along and try out Bearcraft: Dream World or Bears of Justice.
Potterheads in particular will have to check out their Harry Potter-inspired game – Bearry Potter and the Secret Doors.
And with the new normal of social distancing, they have also created two new virtual escape rooms: Lost Treasure of Sarang Rimau and Virtual Agents.
Price: $22/pax on weekdays before 7PM
Address: 277 Orchard Rd, Orchard Gateway #02-02, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: 1.30PM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6677 8478
7. Xcape SG – themes like Annabelle and Kungfu Panda (from $22/pax)
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For those who’re always chanting “go big or go home”, you’ll have to check Xcape SG out. With over 52 game chambers and 13 games for players to choose from, Xcape is Singapore’s largest escape room.
If you want to be spooked, pick the bone-chilling Annabelle theme from their Haunted selection. But if you’re with kids or are just looking for some fun, try out the more light-hearted Kungfu Panda X theme from their Funtasy genre.
And that’s not all. For fans of roleplaying, you’ll have to try out Xcape RPG, where you’ll get to dress up in elaborate costumes and be transported back in time to Shanghai 1943. Players with a flair for drama and acting will surely spice up this escape room experience.
Price: $22-$42/pax (weekdays before 6PM) | $28-$48/pax (weekdays after 6PM, weekends & P.H.)
Address: 161 Rochor Road, Bugis Village, 188435
Opening hours: 11AM-11.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6908 1918
8. New World Carnival – VR escape room for two players
Take things up a notch and give this virtual reality escape room at New World Carnival a go. You and one other friend will be fully immersed in a different reality – think an eerie dollhouse or madman’s prison – once the goggles and headphones are on.
There are four different difficulties but the gist is the same – work with your partner to solve the puzzles and riddles before the timer runs out.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marine Square #02-27/28, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: 11.30AM-10.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6970 6612
Cheap escape rooms in Singapore
Sometimes, we all need a temporary break from reality and what better way to do that, than with the escapism with an escape room? For just an hour, you get to enter a different world and pretend that the puzzles and challenges are all that you need to deal with in life.
For all those who’re looking for some form of escape, pick your poison from this list and get ready to challenge your limits.
Check out more fun group activities in Singapore:
- Places to play laser tag
- Team building activities
- Active outing ideas
- Water activities in Singapore
- Things to do in Singapore
Originally published on 15th April 2019. Last updated by Josiah Neo on 15th April 2021.