Updated: Jun 11
Difficulty Level: 6/10
Public/Private: Public/ Private
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Brooklyn Escape Room has a prime location right outside of the Barclays Center. You can easily get there by using any of the subway lines (2,3,4,5, B, D, N, Q, R) to the Atlantic Avenue stop. It may be hard to find parking on weekdays, but weekends should be easier.
As we entered the lobby, we see the iconic “keyhole” doorway right away. Don’t be fooled by the size of the lobby as there’s plenty of room in the back. They have a huge space for parties, so it’ll be perfect for private events. Currently they have three rooms running (“Shelter R”, “The Haunted” and “Medieval Dungeon”). Be sure to call them to check on the availability of the games as they are currently they are under renovations.
Today, we’re trying their newest room “The Haunted” with just the two of us. This game is appropriate for children ages 8 and up and anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no live actors in the room for anyone who is concerned about the scare level.
As we entered the haunted house, we immediately felt a chill down our spine with the immersive set design. You can feel the age of the house and even the scent of “dust”. We were welcomed by our “gamemaster” with a little prequel and then our game began. The dim light did make everything harder in terms of searching and finding the clues. The puzzles were cleverly used to reveal segments of the story as time passed. We enjoyed some “wow” moments. At certain times, there are things we anticipated but gave a surprising turn, in a good way. The puzzles weren’t particularly challenging and we did complete them with ample time left. It would be great to see if a more difficult version could become optional for enthusiasts. The ending could be a bit more impactful as it felt a little empty with the space utilization. Overall, we really enjoyed the clear direction of the storyline and escaping out of the eerie house.
According to the owner, they will be installing a new room very soon. We can’t wait to return to check out their other games and hopefully have time for some famous Brooklyn pizza after!
* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!
ETR Overall rating: 9/10
(If you do decide to try this room, please remember to let them know that "ESCAPETHEROOMers" sent you!)
** We don't want to go into detail and ruin any surprises for you, but you want more info like if the room is a multi-room or what other additional tips we can provide to you, feel free to email us.
Disclosure: We thank Brooklyn Escape Room for comping our tickets for this game.
Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.