Teenagers make up a fairly large percentage of escape room players, and it’s no wonder! Escape rooms are the perfect teenage activity that’s fun and exciting and not too childish. Teens can take on more difficult challenges in escape rooms than younger kids and can handle more complex logic — making escape rooms even more of a blast.
From sci-fi to fantasy, we’ve rounded up the best escape rooms for teenage kids. Keep reading for a run-down of each the escape room, including the plot, difficulty, and why players keep coming back.
The best escape rooms for anyone, including teenagers, are challenging, but not impossible. Luckily, teens are old enough to take on difficult puzzles that truly test their wits, making more complex, exciting escape rooms a perfect choice. Of course, if it’s your very first escape room, it may be best to steer clear of “expert” level difficulty rooms. But you don’t need to stick to games designed for younger children, who lack the observation and puzzle-solving skills of teenage kids.
The best escape room for teenagers will also depend on the group you’re with. While escape rooms are fantastic for teenage birthday parties, family outings, hanging with friends, or even dates, you will want to pick a different room for a large group versus a duo. Additionally, teams that include teenagers and adults may wish to choose more challenging puzzles, since the adults are there to help (...maybe!).
Nearly all of our escape rooms at 60out are intended only for those 12 and above, so it’s really a matter of picking your favorite room. Here are some suggestions of the best escape rooms for teenagers.
In this fantasy escape room, you’ll explore Wonderland on a mission to save Alice from an unjust trial. In order to reach Alice in time to protect her from the Red Queen’s twisted sense of justice, you’ll need to solve puzzles and search for clues as you explore the magic the world of Wonderland has to offer.
This is a great game for families, as it’s not too difficult but is still challenging enough to require more than one clever brain working together. As one reviewer who completed Alice in Wonderland with her family raved, “Puzzles varied from visual, auditory, even logic and math! The kiddos did well with these puzzles but by no means are they easy. Also, my kids have been to many escape rooms so they know the drill and enjoy the puzzles”. Teens and parents alike are sure to be astonished and delighted by this escape room.
Some puzzles are much easier to solve with a bigger group, requiring the brain power and special skills of multiple people to earn success. Jumanji is definitely one of them.
In this challenging escape room, based on the movie series of the same name, your group of 4–8 players will go on the adventure of a lifetime. Together, you must navigate the wild world of Jumanji in order to escape… in one piece! This escape room is perfect for groups of friends and birthday parties where everyone is down for a challenge.
This game is all about teamwork. Each of you must use your unique strengths in order to solve sophisticated puzzles and escape the jungle. The technology embedded in this game is much more advanced than anything we’ve created before, so get ready to get your socks knocked off.
If you’re looking to get a little spooked, step right up to the Amityville escape room. In this spine-tingling scenario, you move into a great new house, only to find that it’s intensely haunted. In fact, every family that moved in before you has disappeared without a trace! Now it’s time to spend your first night in your new home… if you dare.
To solve this puzzle, you and your team need to get out of that haunted house — and fast! While this escape room is rated “easy”, it still takes plenty of wit and skill to solve the puzzle in time. Amityville is great for teens doing their first escape room, or anyone looking for something that isn’t too challenging.
Players love this horror-themed escape room, raving about its unpredictability, immersive storyline, and “eerie vibes”. While the game is a little freaky, don’t worry — it’s not too scary. As player Charles H. says, “This room was thematically very well done. I love horror, but I get spooked easily, so this room had the right amount of tension and pressure throughout the game… It’s actually a bit fun stumbling around in the darkness”. If this sounds like your cup of tea, grab your friends and get ready for a spooky-good time!
Grandma has disappeared, leaving behind only a letter about her inheritance. All you need to do is go into her house and find it, right? If only it were that easy.
In this escape room, you’ll need to solve puzzles in order to uncover Grandma’s secret past and earn your inheritance. Grandma’s Master Plan is one of the more difficult escape rooms we offer, requiring you to think hard and act fast to solve the game. Clocking in at 75 minutes, this game will make you appreciate every second you can get to solve the puzzle in time!
Grandma’s Master Plan makes for a super exciting teenage birthday party. Reviewers note how immersive and detailed the room is, as well as how hilarious (not to mention challenging) the puzzles are. You’ll definitely want a strong team to tackle this room, although you can play with as few as three people.
Huxley is a virtual reality escape room that takes into the future — 3007 AD, to be exact. Mankind has been replaced by machines — except for you, the last remaining human survivors. It’s your mission to help Huxley, a robot, reverses the apocalypse and save humans. You’ll use a VR Oculus headset to solve puzzles and work as a team in order to save the day.
This larger-than-life experience, produced by game company Ubisoft, will immerse you completely in this post-apocalyptic world. You’ll be amazed by settings and puzzles that aren’t limited by the bounds of reality as you work to save the world in time. Reviewers note that the puzzles are “extremely clever” and allow players to “do, see, and solve things that are impossible in meat space”.
Huxley definitely requires teamwork, so make sure you and your teammate(s) are up to the task.
60out has many more thrilling escape rooms for teenagers and adults at each of our Los Angeles locations. Check out the rest of our escape room options!
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