At Room Escape Artist, we believe that they key to finding the best escape rooms is to figure out what is you love about these experiences.
Once you know what you like, read the reviews!
When we review an escape room, we think about what type of player will most enjoy it and what the experience excels at.
Or, if you need a shortcut, consult our regional recommendations guides or remote recommendations guides. We break them into subsections so you can quickly find the best game for you and your team.
About the Golden Lock Awards
We may have created the earliest escape room awards… but there are a whole lot of them now… and December/ January is crowded. Last year by the time we had announced our own awards, we were sick of escape room awards. The fatigue was real.
We’ve decided to move the Golden Lock Awards to the summer.
On top of giving us our own time of year, separate from the constant release of awards, this solves a whole bunch of logistical problems for us. So we’re pretty excited about the adjustment.
Regional Recommendations Guides
We’ve been maintaining regional escape room guides for a long time, and have recently put a lot of time into writing new ones as well as updating our existing guides.
Plus there are many more coming soon. Some of them are long overdue; others may be a surprise.
- Denver, Colorado
- Fort Collins, Colorado
- Boston, Massachusetts
- New York, New York
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Sacramento, California
- San Francisco, California
- San Jose, California
- Metro DC
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Albuquerque & Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Eastern Pennsylvania
- Williamsburg, Virginia
Remote Recommendations Guides
We continue to see innovation in the online escape rooms category. With the help of the REA Hivemind, we continue to play and review these games, and we recently updated our selection of recommendation guides.
Most Popular: Recently Updated
Recommendations Guide: 2-Player Online Escape Games – An escape game is a wonderful way to spend time with someone special, whether you’re in the same room or across the globe. This guide includes games designed for exactly 2 people, and games that just work really well as a duo.
The Best Online Escape Games for Large Groups – If you’re looking for a corporate team-building option, or bringing a large group of friends together remotely, there aren’t a lot of options. Here is our (eclectic!) selection for teams of 8+ players (including for groups of over 100).
- The Best Online Escape Games for Tweens and Families
- Recommendations for Avatar-Guided Online Escape Games
- Recommendations for Play On-Demand Online Escape Games
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