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BrainXcape Manhattan - "Elevator to Hell"

Updated: Jul 9

LOCATION:  New York City, New York, USA

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  • 🔑 GAME: Elevator to Hell

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: May 20, 2024

  • 🎬 GENRE: Thriller

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 4 ppl): 5/10

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 2-5 ppl

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 60 Mins.

  • 💰 PRICE: M-F: $60.00/ pp (2 ppl) - $36.00/ pp (5 ppl), Wknds: $70.00/ pp (2 ppl) - $41.00/ pp (5 ppl)

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private



Having died, you and your group are trapped in an elevator that is destined to take you to Hell. If you can fix the elevator though, you might have a chance to decide where you end up for eternity.

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  • The immersion and experience begins the moment you enter the lobby of BrainXcape and continues all the way to the ending.

  • The puzzles utilized all areas and sections of the elevator. BrainXcape made sure to use the elevator space to its full potential. There was lots of puzzling throughout the experience.

  • Though the story was simple, from the non-traditional timer to the pre-recorded hints, the measures they used to keep the immersion alive were fantastic.

  • The set design was dead on (see what I did there?). Looking like a spacious, luxurious elevator, the set was truly believable and was built to fit us all comfortably.

  • At a key point in the experience, the puzzles went from linear to non-linear which allowed us all to move to different areas of the elevator to give everyone space to solve.


  • There were a couple of puzzles that we knew how to solve but did not know the proper way to input the solution. It did take us a few tries to figure out how to get the answer in.


"Elevator to Hell" was an amazing experience. Despite the limited space and the simple story, BrainXcape nailed the overall experience through the clever puzzles and use of space. There was no jump scares in the game and though the theme seems scary, we found this game comfortable to play. We played with 4 and found it was fairly comfortable to move around. 5 would be the limit. Any groups looking for an intimate game or a little thriller would enjoy this game. BrainXcape definitely knew how to elevate the experience with the details in this game.

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  • Multiple subway lines to get to the area (2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, R, W)

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Easier if your group enters the building as a group

  • Located on the 3rd floor, elevator available

  • Washrooms available


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Disclosure:  We thank BrainXcape Manhattan for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion of the review whatsoever.


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