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 7 escape rooms in Singapore that will set your hearts pumping and brains tingling.
Trapped SG has a series of escape games inspired by cult-favourite horror movies A Quiet Place & Saw. Each of the rooms can host anywhere from 3-5 players and have difficulty ratings of up to 93% – eek!
Book a session at Trapped SG.
Price: From $25/pax for off-peak periods | From $27.90/pax for peak periods | From $21.90/pax for students
Address: 2 Handy Road, The Cathay #B1-08/09/10, Singapore 229233
Opening hours: 11am-10.30pm, Daily
Contact: 6636 9722 | Trapped website
Image adapted from: Singapore Virtual Room
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.
Book a session at Virtual Room Singapore.
Price: From $44/pax for off-peak periods | From $49/pax for peak periods
Address: 211 New Bridge Road, Lucky Chinatown Basement 3, Singapore 059432
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6966 8060 | Singapore Virtual Room website
Image credit: Lost SG
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: From $21.90/pax for off-peak periods | From $27.90/pax for peak periods
Address: 1 Sophia Rd, Peace Centre #03-01/02/03, Singapore 228149
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 11am-10.45pm | Fri, Sat & P.H. 11am-12.45am
Contact: 6717 1688 | Lost SG website
Murder on the Singapore Express
Image credit: Captivate Escape Rooms
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
Contact: 6837 0870 | Captivate Escape Room website
Image credit: Lockdown SG
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: From $22/pax on weekdays | From $25/pax on weekends & public holidays
Address: 277 Orchard Rd, Orchard Gateway #02-02, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: 1.30pm-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6677 8478 | Lockdown SG website
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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 seven 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: From $22/pax for off-peak periods | From $28/pax for peak periods
Address: 161 Rochor Road, Bugis Village, Singapore 188435
Opening hours: 11am-11.30pm, Daily
Contact: 6908 1918 | Xcape SG website
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.
Book a session at New World Carnival.
Address: 313 Orchard Road, 313@Somerset #03-31/40
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 1pm-9pm | Fri – Sun 12pm-10pm
Contact: 6970 6612 | New World Carnival website
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.
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Originally published on 15th April 2019. Last updated by Dewi Nurjuwita on 15th July 2022.
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