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8 Virtual Escape Rooms – Online Puzzles for Friends

With people looking for new and unique modes of entertainment these days, escape rooms are rapidly gaining popularity among the general public. All across the world today, several home-grown and big brands are offering thousands of escape games to keep up with the growing demand.

During the initial months of the pandemic, the escape industry struggled quite a lot due to lockdowns and social distancing mandates. And that is when companies really pushed forward the concept of virtual escape rooms. These remote experiences provided players with the same level of excitement and adventure as the in-person games do, right from the comfort of their homes.

Even though the social distancing guidelines have gotten lapse and escape companies have restarted in-person experiences, the popularity of virtual escape games has managed to stay at a surprisingly high level. If you are someone who is looking for some remote adventures to embark upon, check out our top 8 picks:

1.   The Attic 

Location: USA

Players allowed: 4 – 10 players

Characteristics:

  • Players need to have the Zoom app installed on their devices before playing the game.
  • To enjoy playing the game independently, players need to be at least 10 years old.
  • The cost of the escape room experience at this facility is approximately $20 per person.

The plot: This is a horror-mystery-themed escape room game. Despite your family’s best efforts to warn you and keep you away from the attic, you decide to go there anyway. Now, you are trapped in there. Can you escape all the wicked truths about your family that lies hidden there?

2.   The Wizard’s Lair

Location: USA

Players allowed: 4 – 10 players

Characteristics:

  • Players need to have the Zoom app installed on their devices before playing the game.
  • To enjoy playing the game independently, players need to be at least 10 years old.
  • The cost of the escape room experience at this facility is approximately $20 per person.

The plot: You find yourself trapped in the lair of a powerful wizard. Can you resist the wondrous forces that hold you in to escape the place in an hour?

3.   Virtual Escape Room Singapore: Virtual Squid Escape Game

Location: Singapore

This award-winning escape room game has been brought out by Fun Empire.

Players allowed: 2 – 100

Characteristics:

  • The cost of the escape room experience at this facility is approximately $20 per person.
  • Players can take help from the facilitators who are available throughout the game session.
  • The game can be played via various video conferencing platforms like Zoom or Webex.
  • Best for friends or family looking for ways to spend some quality time together.
  • Also good for corporate team building for your employees.

The plot: The game is based on the new popular Korean TV series Squid Game. You have experienced the barbaric treatment of the game organizers and have decided to escape the place and expose its reality to the world outside. But it is not going to be easy. Are you ready for the challenge?

4.   Exit the Room: Murder Escape Room 

Location: Germany

Players allowed: 2 – 6

Characteristics:

  • To enjoy playing the game independently, players need to be at least 14 years old.
  • The escape room game is available in a large variety of languages.
  • The immersive sound effects will make the entire escape experience feel lively for any player.

The plot: You thought you were on vacation, but this place does not look like a tourist destination at all. The motel you are staying at has a weird vibe to it. You have heard several awful secrets about this place from the locals- many visitors came here but were never got to leave. Have you got the courage to step into Room 9 and face what lies ahead?

5.   Experts: Jack’s Hangover

Location: Australia

Players allowed: 2 – 6

Characteristics:

  • The cost of the escape room experience at this facility is approximately $20 per person.
  • Players need to have their PCs to play the game, as it is not supported on mobile phones.
  • The entire game lasts for about 60-minutes.
  • The recommended age for playing this game is 18 years.

The plot: Jack wakes up with a headache in a hotel room, unable to remember what has happened the previous night. Players need to investigate different locations and search for clues to find out what happened. Do you think you can do it before you run out of time?

6.   Escape Live: Sherlock the Grand Debut   

Location: United Kingdom

Players allowed: Up to 6 players

Characteristics:

  • The cost of the escape room experience at this facility is approximately £20 per person.
  • Players can log in via any device and share their screens on any suitable video conferencing platform with their teammates to enjoy the game.

The Plot: Back in the year 1821, you find yourself working as the 18-year-old Sherlock Holmes embarked on an investigation. Lord Harrington has been murdered, and you are on his trail to catch the murderer. Can you find out the culprit in time?

7.   Enigma Escape Room: The Mayan Temple

Location: Belgium

Players allowed: 3 – 6

Characteristics:

  • The cost of the escape room experience at this facility is approximately 24€ per person.
  • To play the game independently, players need to be at least 12 years old.
  • Players need to connect to a given Zoom video conference to play the game separately. The Zoom link is sent in the booking confirmation email itself.
  • Players need to join at least 15mins before the scheduled time of the game for a short briefing session.
  • Players will have 60-minutes to complete their mission successfully.

The plot: Recently, faint whispers have been heard coming from the doors of the Mayan Temple. Explorers were sent to investigate, but none have yet returned. Do you think you will be able to unearth the mystery of the Temple?

8.   Adventure Rooms: The Collector

Location: Canada

Players allowed: 2 – 30

Characteristics:

  • The cost of the escape room experience at this facility is approximately 24€ per person.
  • To play the game independently, players need to be at least 5 years old.
  • Players need to connect to a given Zoom video conference to play the game separately.
  • Each game lasts for about 60-minutes.

The plot: The collector has gathered quite a few impressive artifacts for the exhibit. What he doesn’t know yet is that you are trapped inside his house. With no idea of what he might do to you, can you escape before it’s too late?

All of these games are great for spending time with your family or friends remotely. You can also choose to play the games alone. No matter how you want to go about it, these virtual escape rooms can satisfy all your thirst for adventure without having to leave your room whatsoever.

A post by Kidal D. (5711 Posts)

Kidal D. is author at LeraBlog. The author's views are entirely their own and may not reflect the views and opinions of LeraBlog staff.