F A Q
Are masks required?
Yes. Masks must be correctly worn by all players while in common areas in our venue. Masks are optional while teams are inside their game rooms.
What's it like?
You’re locked in an abandoned log cabin along with a small team of friends, family, or coworkers. The countdown shows 60 minutes remaining. You look around the room: a fireplace; a village map; an antique grandfather clock. What does it all mean? You can only hope that by working together, solving puzzle after puzzle, your team will find a way out soon. The clock is ticking…
Who can play?
For safety and due to the abstract reasoning required, we cannot accept any guests under 10 years old. Players aged 10-14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult; and all minors (ages 10-17) must bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Our basement-level venue is accessible by stairs only — there is no elevator access. Some puzzles require dexterity or sensory acuity to solve and may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility or sensory perception. For details or special circumstances, please contact us — we will always do our best to accommodate.
How much are tickets?
Ticket prices have changed recently due to our decision to make all games private. Most of our games start at $79 per team, but the actual cost to you will depend on your team size, game format, etc. To see current pricing for the game and team size you’d like to book for, check out our Tickets page. Customizable gift vouchers are also available in $50 increments here.
Are there different games to choose from?
You can explore an ancient Crypt (up to 5 players), solve the mystery of The Gallery (up to 7), press your luck in The Game Show (up to 8), or hide from a werewolf in Before Moonrise (up to 8). For more on each of these games, check out our Indoor Games page. Teams can also unlock the secrets of time travel (year round) or tackle a famed adventurer’s Four Trials (seasonally) in one of our exciting new outdoor games.
Is it scary? What about safety?
Safety is our priority:
Our games may have some thrilling moments, but they are not inherently scary. They are also 100% safe: you will not actually be locked in, so you can leave any time you’d like, even if you’re just feeling uncomfortable or need to use the restroom. Our entire staff is CPR/AED and First Aid certified, and we do our best to put new players ease. Our best-lit and “friendliest” game for beginners is The Gallery. For a list of all the things we’re doing to keep our venue safe & COVID-19 free, check out our Safety page.
Can my team size exceed the listed capacity?
The short answer is no, we’re afraid not.
All of our indoor games list a maximum number of players, as well as a recommended team size. The maximum capacity listed for each indoor game already takes into account the absolute highest number of persons that can safely be in that game at once. The recommended team sizes, however, are carefully chosen ranges that we feel optimize fun and comfort for every player.
Our outdoor adventures are booked per game, not per person, so it is possible (but not recommended!) to play with a group of any size, though the booking system will still require you to choose a number between 1 and 5.
Do you sell gift cards?
Our gift vouchers, sold in increments of $50, can be bought right here. They come with a voucher code, a redemption link, and customizable graphics & text, and can be printed or sent as an e-card. There is also a form on the Gift Cards page where you can request a handmade version to be sent to you at no extra cost.
What about parties? Team-building?
Book our traveling game, or the entire venue!
Our venue can host up to 28 players across our four escape rooms for a private event. If you don’t see a Venue Rental time that suits you on our Tickets page, feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to accommodate.
We also have an epic mega-game called Wreck Havoc, which we bring you to you! This acclaimed game is designed for 24-240 players and features elements of cooperation, competition, negotiation, decision-making based on limited information, and of course puzzling.
Can I change or cancel my booking?
As with a show or concert, our games start at specific times and capacity is limited. However, we understand that schedule changes do happen. Refund/credit will depend on how far in advance you let us know that your plans have changed. Let us know by contacting us, either by phone or by e-mail. Here’s our policy for all ticket changes/cancellations:
- >48 hours’ notice: Full booking credit toward a future game, or a full refund minus a 5% credit card processing fee
- 24-48 hours’ notice: Full booking credit toward a future game (no refund available)
- <24 hours’ notice: No refund or rebooking available
- To encourage players to help us keep our venue virus-free, we are currently waiving the notice requirements on all changes/cancellations related to known or suspected cases of COVID-19.
Where is your venue?
We’re at 103 Whitney Avenue, in New Haven, walking distance from some of the city’s favorite restaurants and easy to access from Interstate 91. Check out our Location Page for directions and parking info.
Why should I choose Escape New Haven?
Well… we’re the best*! But don’t take our word for it.
ENH by the numbers:
- 60,000 satisfied escape artists…
- 6,500 Facebook fans…
- 700+ 5-star reviews on Google, Yelp, Facebook, and TripAdvisor…
- Six marriage proposals hosted (they all said, “Yes!”)…
…and counting! We also have an amazingly talented and experienced team, some of whom have been with us for longer than most escape rooms have existed. Plus, as far as we’re aware, our safety measures & training are second to none in the escape room industry.
*Check out our video so we can tell you why!