BrainXcape enlisted the help of set designers from the experiential theater installation Sleep No More to create two bone-chilling rooms in its Flatiron space. There’s no physical contact or jump scares in these scenarios, but you’ll be terrified nonetheless as you attempt to break out of a dark prison cell or uncover the mysteries of a haunted hotel room.
Attention thrill seekers: You might just find the adrenaline rush you’ve been looking inside one of these escape rooms in NYC. A wide range of scenarios—think bank heist, science experiment gone wrong and ancient Egyptian tomb—offer something for every type of player, whether you’re looking to celebrate Halloween in NYC a little early or couldn’t be more of a scaredy cat. Since most escape rooms are blessedly climate controlled, these games are also an excellent thing to do on a rainy day or a way to cool off when the heat feels unbearable. Take a look at best puzzle games and escape rooms in NYC below and get ready to put your wits to the test.