Escape games are the latest trend in Budapest since approximately 2014 and there are more and more coming up every day. It became a great activity to do with friends or family on evenings or on the weekend to visit one of the escape rooms just like going to the cinema.
What are escape games?
Escape games (also called escape rooms) are a kind of collection of puzzles that you need to solve to exit a room that you are locked in. Within a certain time you have to solve tasks, puzzels, little quizzes that all build up on each other. Most of the rooms have a certain theme and a story to tell. The usual time to escape the room is around 1 hour though some are easy to solve and you’ll be done in 45 minutes, others require more brain and thinking so that you might be in there for longer than 60 minutes. The games or puzzels you need to solve are usually little tasks that you might have had already somewhere in a board game for example but many build up on each other and often require more than one person to solve so that the escape games in Budapest are a great group activity you don’t want to miss.
To get a closer look on the escape games logic and what it is like have a look at this 5 minute BBC documentary:
Which escape games are there in Budapest?
As mentioned above escape games in Budapest are becoming very popular amongst tourists but also locals. It is just a great experience to be with your friends or even colleagues and solve different puzzles in a team. Most of the escape games in Budapest are located in one of the many cellars in downtown Budapest where you also often find bars and restaurants. It is usually not only one room that you need to escape from but 2 or 3 which are connected but not obvious from the first moment. So let’s have a look at the many escape games in Budapest in belows list:
Trap Price: 12.000 HUF Number of players: Up to 5 Locations: Medievel & Egyptian: 1061 Budapest Paulay Ede Street 20 Armageddon & Secret of Tomb: 1085 Budapest Maria Street 19 Website:www.trap.hu
Trap is a collection of 4 different escape rooms in 2 location in Budapest and also available in other cities and countries. You can choose between the Medievel, Egyptian, Armageddon and the Secret of the Tomb room which all have different themes, tasks and ways to escape the room. The difficulty is different in each room so choose wisely.
Claustrophilia Price: 8.000 – 12.000 HUF Number of players: 2 – 5 Location: The Wicklewood heritage: 1073 Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 8. Voodoo tales: 1074 Budapest, Dohány u. 57. Website:www.claustrophilia.hu
Claustrophilia has 2 different games in 2 different locations for groups up to 5 people. The games can be booked online but do so in advance as the weekends usually are booked out early and there are only 8 slots per day. Find your way out of the room in a limited time or you will loose!
Mindcrime Price: 10.000 HUF Number of players: Up to 5 Location: 21 Katona József street, Budapest H-1137, Hungary Website:www.mindcrime.hu
Mindcrime is a 4 room escape game that takes you around the world and in dark rooms with many numbers, sounds to remember and places to search for hints and needed items. It is not too difficult but great fun and a well invested hour that you and your friends spend there. Try it out.
Team Escape Price: 7.900 – 12.900 HUF Number of players: Up to 6 Location: Somogyi Béla utca 3 Website:www.teamescape.hu
Team Escape is as the name says already a room that you in a team of minimum 2 people need to escape from and solve the puzzles. The room is in a Hollywood theme and takes you into the world of movies. There are different obstacles you need to overcome in order to leave the room in time. By the way the current time to beat is only 26 minutes so go ahead and challenge it!
Locked Escape Price: 12.000 HUF Number of players: Up to 5 Location: 10-12 Vérmező Way, Budapest 1012 Website:www.lockedescape.hu
Locked Escape consists of 2 parts, the Bank Job and the Serial Killer. Locked Escape Game has won the “Game of the year 2013” award which says a lot about the quality and the difficulty of the games that you can play. Surely not easy you have 60 minutes to do your job and get things right. Try your best!
Mindquest Price: 10.000 HUF Number of players: Up to 5 Location: 1072 Budapest, Klauzál str. 19. Website:www.mindquest.hu
Mindquest is seperated into 3 missions you have solve. Each of them is a unique escape game with different topic and difficulty. Choose between The Bomb, The Diamond Heist and The matrix to go through. Put yourselves to the test in a gripping game experience. If the countdown has started, you can only count on yourselves.
The Davinci Tactic Price: 12.000 HUF Number of players: Up to 6 Location: Rózsa utca 18/b, Budapest Website:www.davincititkai.hu
The Davinci Tactis take you into the world of Leonardo Davinci with puzzles to solve that might be known to one or the other. As the website is only available in Hungarian most likely the game is available in Hungarian only as well.
Detectivity Price: 15.000 HUF Number of players: Up to 5 Location: 1027 Budapest, Margit krt. 56. Website:www.detectivity.hu
Detectivity is a Room Escape game, a clue finder, a mini-theatre and a live action flick at the same time, where you yourself control the course of events. At first sight, it is just another room, but in fact, it is a crime scene full of clues. Strange perfume lingers in the air, a terrifying email, a stranger’s voice on the telephone, or photographs of unknown faces.
Parapark Price: 9.000 HUF Number of players: Up to 5 Location: 1081 Budapest, Vajdahunyad utca 4. or 1132 Budapest, Visegrádi utca 29. Website:www.parapark.hu
Parapark is an escape game room not only in Budapest but also in other cities in Hungary as well as abroad. The Budapest escape rooms are open only from Wednesday to Sunday so limited places are available for you to get in. During the escape more kind of skills are needed utilized them at the same time, so you cannot be successful alone. But besides there are no place for more than 5 person in the deep of ParaPark.
Exit the Room Price: 7.900 HUF Number of players: Up to 5 per group (3 groups can play at the same time) Location: Csengery u 76., Budapest, Hungary Website:www.exittheroom.hu
Exit The Room is a new, simple and fun live room escape game, designed for small groups of 2-5 people. The team has 60 minutes to solve loads of puzzles and mysteries in a cozy room. The goal is simple yet challenging: get out in time! During this uniquely enjoyable and challenging game team members will truly live and breathe in union for an hour. You are able to choose from 3 different rooms with 3 different stories and goals to reach.
Bunkergame Price: 8.000 HUF per person Discount: Students (4.000 HUF) Children (2.000 HUF) Number of players: Up to 7 Location: Gyömrői út 89-91., Budapest, Hungary Website:www.bunkergame.com
Escape games on the most largest floor space in Hungary. 10 rooms in the mood of cold war. Different rooms, different complexity. The agent always helps!
This is a selection of the most popular escape games in Budapest that you can try to get out of in time. I have been myself to the Mindcrime escape room with a group of 5 and it was great fun for all participants. As one out of the 5 you are not part of each and every puzzle as everybody is searching in other corners of the room to find a hint so even if I would go in again I would know a few things that I have been part of. By no means you will have a walkthrough after you finished the escape room so even though you would go back in again with a different group you wouldn’t be able to solve all puzzles immediately. Even after the successful (or unsuccessful) escape you will still talk about it. How you found things out, what was the coolest thing in there and how you felt are just some things that stay in your mind afterwards.
Have you been to an escape game in Budapest? How was it? In case I missed a really good one you would recommend please feel free to leave a comment or drop me an email.
Escape games are the latest trend in Budapest since approximately 2014 and there are more and more coming up every day. It became a great activity to do with friends or family on evenings or on the weekend to visit one of the escape rooms just like going to the cinema. What are escape games? Escape games (also called escape rooms) are a kind of collection of puzzles that you need to solve to exit a room that you are locked in. Within a certain time you have to solve tasks, puzzels, little quizzes that all build up on each other. Most of the rooms have a certain theme and a story to tell. The usual time to escape the room is around 1 hour though some are easy to solve and you’ll be done in 45 minutes, others require more brain and thinking so that you might be in there for longer than 60 minutes. The games or puzzels you need to solve are usually little tasks that you…