You can’t escape the true test: ~f r i e n d s h i p~
There’s nothing like an escape room to destroy your long-term friendships. You can definitely find your way out of an escape room, but you can never escape the true test of friendship. Kidding aside, we’ve listed 6 of the best Escape Rooms in Metro Manila that will try and test your group to your wits’ end.
Wait, what’s an Escape Room?
If you’re familiar with escape games that we used to play on Addictinggames.com, it’s kind of like that. Except that it’s in real life, of course. It includes puzzles and stimulating challenges that you and your friends will have to solve before time runs out. Or there will be dire consequences.
Each escape room is totally different and features unique themes and stories to set the mood and give you an immersive experience.
Left Behind sets itself apart from other similar experiences in Metro Manila with their premium production quality, engaging themes, and stimulating challenges– as well as their embracing of stories that border on the dark and heart-racing. Each room has a minimum of 2 players per game, so playing as a pair is definitely possible.
The Tale of Yamauba
Try to survive the storm in a house possibly haunted by a beautiful but vengeful spirit. Difficulty level: Hard
Locked in a basement by a creepy stranger, you’ve got to escape to survive! See if you have what it takes to live another day. Difficulty level: Easy
Insider tip: Weekday Entrance Pass for One (Mondays to Fridays) for just
Mystery Manila allows you to immerse yourself in a realistic and challenging scenario where you’ll have to solve clues and riddles to figure out the mystery. You’ll get prizes based on how fast you solve it but ultimately, it’s the experience you and your friends will enjoy.
World of Wizardry
You must learn to mix potions, conjuring spells, and solve magical puzzles in order to stop the evil wizard Sidius from his diabolical plans. Difficulty level: Easy
Insider: You'll be asked to wear cloaks for that added magical element!
Find a way to escape from your sister’s possessed doll and the paranormal events caused by the mysterious entity behind Debby’s doll. Difficulty level: Medium
Breakout lets you experience a variety of thrilling scenarios— being chased by zombies, hunted down by a psychotic killer, or getting sucked into a video game all while trying to look for clues and solve challenging puzzles in order to break out of the room before your 45 minutes expire!
Hide and Seek
Breaking out isn’t enough at this terrifying escape room. You’ll need to survive, too. A room filled with unexpected twists, turns, and paranormal activity— players can scream “I WANT MY MOMMY” three times for Breakout’s room marshals to stop the experience (if the room allows). Difficulty level: Hard
You’ve miraculously escaped from a motel notorious for murdering its guests, but now, you must free yourself from your rescuers who have held you captive. Difficulty level: Hard
Originating in Hong Kong, LOST has made its way to the country bringing new mysteries and hi-tech settings to solve and unlock! They have various themes all with different difficulty levels— 5 being the highest. From biological viruses going out of control to navigating your way through surviving Aokigahara Forest, you’re definitely in for a challenge!
Set in Japan’s notorious suicide forest, you must depend on your survival instincts to make your way out alive. Difficulty level: Medium
Retrieve the Chinese emperor’s zodiac statues hidden in a secret castle by finding numerous treasures that will aid you in your quest. Difficulty level: Medium
Insider tip: Get One Pass (Aokigahara, Exodus or Mausoleum) for just
Ready for a scare with you and your friends? Manila’s most terrifying haunted attraction, Asylum Manila is a dark and massive walk-through complete with terrifying live actors, horror movie style scares, and Hollywood quality special effects that will have you shrieking with excitement and anxiety!
Insider tip: Get an Entrance Pass for Two (Mondays to Thursdays) for just
Tipsy Tales is a special mention because you probably won’t fight with your friends, but you may be separated from them. Tipsy Tales Lambana is a 75-minute whimsical and immersive theatre experience that brings Philippine folklore to life with you as the main character. And because you are the protagonist in Lambana, your choices have real-life consequences and will steer the direction of the story.
Insider tip: One Weekday Ticket to Lambana for just
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