If you go to one escape room in San Jose, it doesn’t get much better than Omescape. The massive 5,500-square-foot space has five puzzles to choose from, starting with The Kingdom of Cats, a novice-level tournament of champions devised by a king named Schrodinger (insert physics joke here). For a real challenge, though, enter the Joker’s Asylum, a mystery devised by the DC supervillain. Omescape is perfect for big groups and small groups alike; two of the rooms can be entered with only two to three players (if you dare).
On paper, being strapped for time and trapped in a room sounds like a perfect nightmare, but the best escape rooms in San Jose seem to have a lock on thrill-seeking locals. For more than a decade, escape rooms in the Bay Area have made it their business to hatch complex plots that test problem-solving skills and people skills all in one: locked in a room with your closest friends, you’re forced to work as a team to solve a puzzle (often in less than 60 minutes!) to win your freedom. Obviously, it’s an ultimate adrenaline rush.
You’ll find quite a few escape rooms in downtown San Jose (not to mention several more escape rooms in San Francisco) that range from uber-immersive adventure rooms to kid-friendly versions, too (believe it or not, Off The Couch even has an upcoming escape room set inside the videogame world of Assassin’s Creed). Whether you’re looking for a clever date idea, a thrilling party plan, or something to do on a weeknight after dinner at a restaurant in San Jose, the best escape rooms in San Jose will fit the bill.
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