The Escape Game’s first Louisiana location opens in New Orleans

The new attraction drops you inside escape games that rival Hollywood-style sets.

A new attraction offers an interactive escape from reality and a fun way to beat the heat. The Escape Game opened its first Louisiana location in New Orleans at 233 North Peters Street.

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The New Orleans attraction is the 14th location for the Nashville-based company.

Your mission is to escape one of four challenges at The Escape Game New Orleans. Teams work together to find clues, overcome challenges and ultimately complete a mission to escape the room in just one hour.

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However, this is not your typical escape room. Each game immerses teams in scenic design that rivals Hollywood movie sets and incorporates twists, turns and jaw-dropping surprises around every corner.

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General manager Tim Bice says the intricate set designs are part of what makes this escape game experience unique. Bice says staff set designers and builders with backgrounds in Hollywood and at Disney create everything in-house and pay attention to the small details for a truly immersive experience.

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The Escape Game New Orleans has four interactive, 60-minute adventures that keep teams guessing:

Playground​: Get your final report card if you want to make it to the annual Summer Kickoff Kickball Tournament in time. Pass or fail, you’re in this together!

Prison Break​: The merciless warden will be in a meeting for an hour. This is your chance to escape to freedom. Take action now!

Special Ops: Mysterious Market​: You and your team of agents’ routine check of a local market quickly turns into a matter of world security. Can you rise to the occasion and save the day?

The Heist​: A priceless piece of art has gone missing. Pull off the ultimate art heist and steal it back.

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Real prison cell doors and handcrafted props are part of the artistry creating a life-like experience for players. One room, Playground, even borrows the name of a real, local elementary school —  Homer Plessy Community School — for its scenic design.

“In prison break, there’s actually a sink and toilet in each room. Those actually come from a manufacturer that supplies a real penitentiary in Memphis,” Bice said.

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Inside the rooms you’ll find fun tasks, puzzles and surprises — like secret doors — that amplify the experience.

“One thing that we have tried to change over course of the years, with some of our newer games, are a lot less locks,” Bice said.

For groups trying to achieve a winning game, Bice said a few factors may determine your success rate including group size, escape game experience level and choice of room.

Don’t worry if you find yourself stuck trying to solve puzzles inside the game. Players are allowed to request an unlimited number of clues to get back on track.

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While the games are built and designed for age 13 and older, all ages are encouraged to play.

Tickets for The Escape Game are $34.99 per person. The Playground holds up to 12 players, and the other adventures hold up to eight players.

For more information about The Escape Game New Orleans, visit the website.

Created in partnership with The Escape Game New Orleans