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Enchambered in Sacramento wins Best Escape Room

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Winning escape room offers three scenarios

Since the first escape room opened in Japan in 2008, the escape room craze has taken the world by storm. Today, there are thousands of these physical adventure games around the globe.

  • Enchambered
    Sacramento

    Sacramento-based Enchambered operates three different escape rooms. Containment Breach challenges players to solve the mystery of a locked laboratory where a teleportation experiment went terribly wrong. In The Whispering Halls, players enter a Victorian manor with a paranormal problem, while the Skull Witch traps visitors in a cabin deep in the swamp with only 60 minutes to escape.
    Photo courtesy of Enchambered

  • Decode Detroit
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    The three rooms at Decode Detroit in Ann Arbor follow the story of Minerva, a sassy artificial intelligence. Players must choose whether to help her escape or work against her to keep her locked in her motherboard. Decode Detroit also has locations in Ypsilanti and (soon) Detroit.
    Photo courtesy of Decode Detroit

  • Boxaroo
    Boston

    Players at Boxaroo in Boston have two escape scenarios to choose from. Investigate a museum gone amiss to rescue lost art in the Conundrum Museum, or examine the study of a legendary magician to uncover the secrets of his magic before time runs out.
    Photo courtesy of Boxaroo

  • 60 to Escape
    Chicago

    At 60 to Escape in Chicago, escape room enthusiasts will find a series of well-balanced and fun games, like Blast from the Past, where you and your team have to investigate the disappearance of a local arcade owner, or Museum, a heist game where players are tasked with scoring a billion-dollar artifact.
    Photo courtesy of 60 to Escape

  • Clue CarrĂ©
    New Orleans

    Clue Carré, one of the first live escape games in New Orleans, shines with an immersive sense of place, whether you’re searching for Marie Laveau’s love potion in The Voodoo Room, banishing ghosts in the Haunted Swamp, infiltrating a secret crypt in Vampire Hunter or snatching the King’s Crown in The Carnival Heist.
    Photo courtesy of Clue Carré

  • New Mexico Escape Room
    Albuquerque

    Escaping the rooms at New Mexico Escape Room in Albuquerque offers a cinematic experience, complete with immersive sets and plenty of special effects. There are six scenarios to choose from; face off with a mob boss in Bombshell, contend with ghosts in Blackwell Manor, escape from Nefertari’s Tomb, uncover the identity of a serial killer in The Cabin, dig through your grandmother’s estate in The Family Jewel or recover some important misplaced items in Duel at Dusk.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / THEPALMER

  • Quicksand Escape Games
    San Diego

    San Diego’s largest escape room facility offers four different scenarios. Return to the roaring twenties in The Speakeasy and The Speakeasy Nouveau, uncover a drug operation in guest favorite Chinatown, or try to pull off a robbery at The Diner in less than an hour.
    Photo courtesy of Quicksand Escape Games

  • Strange Bird Immersive
    Houston

    This immersive escape game experience is part escape room, part immersive theater. The show lasts 90 minutes to two hours and includes puzzles inspired by games like Myst and The Room. The room recently relocated to a larger facility, complete with professional actors, responsive lighting and sound effects, and custom sets.
    Photo courtesy of Strange Bird Immersive

  • 60OUT
    Los Angeles

    With locations throughout the Los Angeles area, 60OUT has over two dozen games to choose from. Enter a bizarre trance to bring color back to the world in Zen Room, get sucked into a classic children’s book in the cinematic Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, or take a deep dive down the rabbit hole with fan-favorite Alice in Wonderland.
    Photo courtesy of 60OUT

  • Doldrick's Escape Room
    Kissimmee, Fla.

    Doldrick's Escape Room prides themselves on providing live action escape experiences that are high tech, fully immersive and always private. Rooms include The Super Bomb Squad: Commandos Awesome on a mission to deactivate an explosive, nautical nonsense in Captain Spoopy Bones and the Magnificent Quest for Some Other Pirate’s Treasure and Red Sled Redemption at the Holly Jolly Holiday Hubcap Repair where Santa’s sleigh needs some work.
    Photo courtesy of Doldrick's Escape Room

The top 10 winners in the category Best Escape Room are as follows:

  1. Enchambered - Sacramento
  2. Decode Detroit - Ann Arbor, Mich.
  3. Boxaroo - Boston
  4. 60 to Escape - Chicago
  5. Clue Carré - New Orleans
  6. New Mexico Escape Room - Albuquerque
  7. Quicksand Escape Games - San Diego
  8. Strange Bird Immersive - Houston
  9. 60OUT - Los Angeles
  10. Doldrick's Escape Room - Kissimmee, Fla.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning escape rooms!

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Lisa and David Spira

 Lisa is an onomastician who turned her lifelong obsession with names into a career as Director of Research and Product Development at Ethnic Technologies. David is an experience designer who strives for a deeper understanding of how things work, and the ways people interact with their world. 

Lisa and David Spira

Lisa and David Spira
 Lisa is an onomastician who turned her lifelong obsession with names into a career as Director of Research and Product Development at Ethnic Technologies. David is an experience designer who strives for a deeper understanding of how things work, and the ways people interact with their world. 

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