11+ Apocalyptic Escape Room Venues in Atlanta You Must Try

Looking for the perfect escape room? Atlanta has it.

Escape rooms are great fun all on their own, but they’re also a great alternative if you’re not a big haunted house fan.  Atlanta has some of the creepiest, spookiest, and scariest escape rooms around — perfect to try during Halloween time!

You can test your wits against the clock, discover clues, and solve puzzles — all while getting your heart pumping.  This particular list of escape rooms all have a creepy bent — so a visit to any of these will get you in the Halloween spirit.

And if you’re not into creepy, that’s okay!  Most of these escape room companies have other options — so you’re sure to find one that suits you and your crew.

Escape the Room Atlanta

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What is an Escape the Room Game?

Escape room games are basically mystery games!

In a typical escape room experience, you are locked in a room with anywhere from 2 to 15 players.  You and your team must then find clues inside the room to help you solve the mystery so you can successfully escape!  During your experience, you'll be solving puzzles, cracking codes, and really testing your skills.  In most cases, you have about 60 minutes to escape.

Escape rooms are fun for date nights, hanging out with friends, testing your skills, and they make for a good team building exercise too!

What surprised me most was that it wasn't just one room -- but a series of rooms!  So just as you think you've won, you have more clues to solve.

It's a great time and not as easy as you may think!  For a perfectly creepy escape room in Atlanta, check out our list below.

The Creepiest Escape Rooms

Below are 10 escape room companies that sounded seriously creepy!  Looking for some of the best escape games Atlanta has to offer? Then check out our list below.

The Escape Game Atlanta

Prison Break
900 Battery Ave SE, Suite 1020 | Atlanta | 678-831-6347

The year is 1955 and you’ve been wrongfully accused of a crime, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Your new “home” is a cell that once belonged to an inmate who disappeared without a trace…or did he?

This game is for 2-8 players, is 60 minutes long, and is considered pretty difficult -- so try at your own risk!

Escape Woods

The Cabin: Hunted
628 Sleepy Hollow Road | Powder Springs | 770-880-8846

At Escape Woods, you and your team will have one hour to escape an abandoned cabin buried deep in the woods before the time runs out!

You and your team are invited to an exclusive wellness retreat at Sunshine Valley. You are promised an unforgettable experience where you will find your inner self. But things are not always what they seem...

In this adventure you will become hunted by twisted people that get their joy by hunting the most dangerous prey -- people. If you hope to escape to woods alive, then you will need to work as a team and outsmart the hunters.

This is Escape Woods' Halloween offering for 2020 -- and it really is in a cabin in the woods. It's Rated R so...be prepared!

BreakOut Atlanta

The Kidnapping
3867 Roswell Rd NE, Ste 200 | Atlanta | 404-800-9297
6375 Spalding Dr, Ste H | Peachtree Corners | 404-620-2477

At Breakout Atlanta, The Kidnapping begins with you and your fellow captives waking up handcuffed and blindfolded in a strange room. With nothing but collective brainpower, hidden clues, and 60 minutes on your side, you have to free yourselves before the kidnapper returns.

We've heard this is one of the most thrilling escape rooms from start to finish.

Confession: We were too chicken to try The Kidnapping. (Ok, *I* was too chicken because I didn't want to be handcuffed)!

At Breakout Atlana -- all the escape room experiences are private, so there won't be strangers working with you.  Just your family, friends, and you!

Mastermind Escape the Room

OutBreak: Find the Cure 
297 Dividend Dr. | Peachtree City | 404-793-1541 

At Outbreak: Find the Cure, the lab you are working in at the CDC has been locked down because a deadly virus has been released into the ventilation system. You must find a cure before you can escape from the room!

Everything you need is in the lab, but you must work quickly...and you only have 60 minutes before it kills you.

I did this one as part of a press trip and loved it. It might be a little freaky for younger kids, but not too bad, and it was challenging, interesting, and it wasn't too linear -- I felt like our group could work on different clues at the same time.

Ultimate Escape Game

Amnesia
Galleria 75 | 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 150 | Atlanta | 770-824-9164

During your Amnesia escape room experience, you and your party will explore the real life inner workings of the human mind -- in a 1950’s mental hospital!  You'll work to discover the truth behind an amnesic patient’s mysterious past in this chilling room escape thriller.

This one is not recommended for kids under 14 or novice players, since it's one of their most challenging escape rooms.

Due to COVID-19, Ultimate Escape Game is only doing private groups.  You must have at least 4 in your group to participate.

Time to Escape

Escape from Alcatraz
1441 Dresden Dr #230 | Atlanta | 678-329-0445
231 Peachtree Stree b19 | Atlanta | 678-335-4142

In Escape from Alcatraz, the year is 1962, and Alcatraz is about to see its greatest escape attempt.

Earlier in the evening, a prisoner named Frank Morris successfully escaped. It's up to you and your crew to follow the clues left behind by Frank, but you only have an hour to do it.  It's your last chance to escape!

The current best time on this one is 28 minutes!  Think you can beat that?!

Room Escape Atlanta

Criminal Minds
314 Auburn Ave, | Atlanta | 404-480-0644

This escape room transports you to a 1940s jail scene amidst the controversial  conviction of a young  man wrongfully accused of murder and now awaiting execution as his penalty.

Your task is to decipher the scene to understand his innocence, and gather the appropriate clues to vindicate him of the crime!

Note: There is a parking lot across the street with $3 parking.

Paranoia Quest

Zombie Apocalypse
72 Broad Street SW | Atlanta | 678-828-4410
3333 Buford Drive | Buford | 678-288-6555

During Zombie Apocalypse, you are a group of zombie apocalypse survivors assembled as a special force team. Your mission – to break into a highly secured government facility, find the cure, and save the world before it’s too late.  You've got 60 minutes!

Think you can do it?  Sure you can!  (Maybe.)

Urban Escape Games

Jewel Heist
20 Mansell Ct E #275 | Roswell | 678-805-2189

During Jewel Heist, a challenge has been issued by an elusive figure – can you steal from the world’s greatest thief?

You'll have to enter her elaborate estate to see if you have what it takes to pull off the heist of a lifetime in under an hour!​

This one is for 2-8 players, 60 minutes, and is considered moderately difficult.

Mission Escape Atlanta

The Hotel
500 Bishop St NW E3, Atlanta | (678) 369-0050

In The Hotel, Monsieur Moe’s dream of becoming a baker was dashed when his father coerced him to work at the Grandjestic Atlantan.  Upon his father’s passing, Moe inherited the hotel for himself, locked in as the de facto owner. In anger at being stuck with this hotel for all eternity, Moe decided to force his unsuspecting patrons to suffer in the same way he has.

Starting off, your group will be split up among three hotel rooms and your ability to communicate will ultimately determine your fate. Will you be a forever guest, or escape the notorious Grandjestic Atlantan?

This one is considered difficult, and there must be a minimum of 4 guests.

Big Escape Rooms

Clown
444 Highland Ave NE #415, Atlanta | 678-800-0701

Even the picture on the website for this one gives me the creeps -- I cannot imagine actually being there!

In Clown, the story goes that you and your friends have been trapped in an abandoned circus by Boris -- a crazed, serial killer clown. (Of course!)

The good news is that Boris is in a playful mood and he’s giving you a chance to escape — but only if you can succeed at his twisted games.

You’ll have one hour to search for clues that will help you solve the puzzle and escape from his traps. You must make it out before Boris tires of playing and makes you his latest victims!

This one is recommended for teams that are less experienced with escape rooms. It's considered intermediate though, so it's still a challenge.

The Escapery

Ripper Repuzzled
1349 Old 41 Hwy NW #250 | Marietta | 770-726-2892

What could be more gruesome for Halloween than tracking down Jack the Ripper?!

In Ripper Repuzzled, the key suspect in the Jack the Ripper case has escaped -- and now another young woman is missing! As detectives, you must track him to his lair in the abandoned butcher shop and rescue his final victim before time runs out.

This one may contain jump scares, and contains gore and thematic elements.  Definitely enter at your own risk!

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Forget haunted houses, if you want to get your heart pumping, try one of these 10 creepy Escape the Room scenarios in Atlanta. Can you get out in time?

Forget haunted houses, if you want to get your heart pumping, try one of these 10 creepy Escape the Room scenarios in Atlanta. Can you get out in time?

Forget haunted houses, if you want to get your heart pumping, try one of these 10 creepy Escape the Room scenarios in Atlanta. Can you get out in time?

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Sue came to Atlanta after finishing the Walt Disney World College Program where she was a tour guide then guest relations hostess (and no she did not moonlight as Snow White). Sue spent 25 years in PR before adding freelance travel writing to her resume. Prior to 365 Atlanta Traveler, Sue published an award winning family travel blog called Field Trips with Sue for eight years, and produced a TV segment with the same name on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta. Her favorite place to visit is anywhere with her husband and three sons. Sue believes anytime is a good time for dessert and there are no bad field trips, just better stories. @SueRodman

1 Comment on "11+ Apocalyptic Escape Room Venues in Atlanta You Must Try"

  1. I am VERY interested in the jewelry heist date.

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