Find out what London, Paris, Budapest is going crazy about … Now in New Zealand!

You are locked in a room full of puzzles and mysteries.

Find the solutions

Escape from the room

It’s a new form of entertainment, you don’t want to miss! It stimulates the mind and thrills you inside out. Find out what’s blowing minds across London, Paris and Budapest.

Want to play?

Great Escape is a fun and simple, yet challenging REAL LIFE ESCAPE GAME.

Your team of 3 to 6 friends, family or co-workers are locked in a themed room.You have 1 hour to escape using nothing but your wits and intellect, creativity and common sense, plus a lot of teamwork! Don’t worry, it’s not scary at all. It’s all about the buzz of solving clues and puzzles. There’s even an emergency button should you need it. But why deny yourself. It’s the most satisfying feeling ever, when that door opens because you figured it all out.

Why go to the movies when you can be more than a passive bystander in your own entertainment. It’s way more exciting and infinitely more social!

Rooms

Prison/Break

You and your partners in crime have been found GUILTY and locked in for life in a maximum security prison. Nobody has ever escaped. Will you be the first?

Psych Ward

You are not feeling well. You are taken to a doctor’s office. But something’s just not right. They look at you WEIRD. Do they think you are crazy and need to be locked up? Better not wait and find out… escape is your only option.

Dreams of Alice

Another day, another dream! But this time there is no White Rabbit. The Queen of Hearts isn’t coming to get you. This dream is crazier than before. Escape before you get stuck inside this strange carousel of dreams.

Behind Enemy Lines

1942, Germany. You are a covert allied officer, responsible for getting vital intelligence of the Nazi military plans. But your undercover identities inside one of the German Control Centres have been compromised. You must escape before the Commandant arrives. You hear footsteps ...
(from 1st December)

Booking

Great Escape is open
Wednesday to Friday 2pm till late
Saturday and Sunday from 11am till late
In the Christmas period we are open Mondays and Tuesdays as well

To see availability please start your booking.
Prices from $25/person.
Follow these few easy steps to book your game now.

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Choose the number of players, and on the following screen, the day and time that suits your team. You will have to enter a few contact details to complete the booking.

Choose the number of players, and on the following screen, the day and time that suits your team. You will have to enter a few contact details to complete the booking.

Choose the number of players, and on the following screen, the day and time that suits your team. You will have to enter a few contact details to complete the booking.

Choose the number of players, and on the following screen, the day and time that suits your team. You will have to enter a few contact details to complete the booking.

Choose the number of players, and on the following screen, the day and time that suits your team. You will have to enter a few contact details to complete the booking.

Choose the number of players, and on the following screen, the day and time that suits your team. You will have to enter a few contact details to complete the booking.

Choose the number of players, and on the following screen, the day and time that suits your team. You will have to enter a few contact details to complete the booking.

Choose the number of players, and on the following screen, the day and time that suits your team. You will have to enter a few contact details to complete the booking.

Corporate

Wow, what an experience!

We went for a work team night out, and what a great idea. As others have mentioned already it's a fantastic team activity where you really need each other - everybody approaches the problem solving with a different point of view. It was amazing to watch our puzzle unravel and everyone contributed to this.

– Sharontje

Brilliant fun

We went as a work team building exercise - best decision ever. So much fun, really unique. Really brought the team together and everyone really enjoyed it. Highly recommended.

– Rhys C

Excellent Team Building Event

I took my team of 6 along to the great escape yesterday. Without doubt one of the best team building activities I have ever done with a group of workmates. Highly recommended and loads of fun.

– Jasonbu2015

Great teamwork encourages people to perform more effectively. Whether it's to create a higher performing team, resolve tensions in your workplace or simply a social occasion, Great Escape provides you a unique setting for team building.

Great Escape's problem solving games ensure critical thinking skills are practised but more importantly, your team will require open communication, a sharing of ideas and co-operation with each other to escape. All the ingredients for building a great team whilst having a lot of fun. Great Escape can cater for any size teams, from 3 to 100 and more.

Testimonials

“...Not wanting to give too much away, one thing I can let slip - Great Escape is fantastically good fun.”

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The Best Escape Game in Auckland

Having done a few of these live escape games around NZ and Asia, it is by far one of the best experience we had so far. We had completed both rooms. Absolutely great production value! It is obvious that the company has put a lot of effort and thought into it. Loads of fantastic puzzles! A great way to spend your Saturday or Sunday afternoon with group of friends or colleague!

– Suess_Dr

Very well crafted

I had been to games like this before so had high expectations and Great Escape exceeded them. Very well crafted, hard puzzles - lots of logic used rather than just a game of hide and seek. Can't wait until the next room opens! Definitely worth checking this place out - I went with my boyfriend and family (ages 14-24) and everyone really enjoyed it.

– Siobhan D

This is a must-do

Whether you're looking for a team-building exercise or just an event with some friends, this is a must-do.

– BiblioEngineer

Amazing experience

I have never been to an activity like this so I didn't know what to expect. The thought that went into this is just brilliant! The puzzles/clues was just crafted in a way that would put your mind to work! Was very fun and brought us together. Team work was definitely key! Great job :) :)

– notme0987

Set up brilliantly

So much fun , we still can't stop talking about it. Definitely recommend visiting Great Escape. Rooms are set up brilliantly and a very well run establishment.

– Dijana Temple-Faalogo

Amazing fun

Amazing fun - just a right amount of challenge to keep things interesting but not too hard that you get frustrated. Brilliant way to spend a Sunday morning! Will definitely be back to try the other room.

– Sarah Idle

FAQall you need to know

Top FAQ'S

What is the Great Escape?

GREAT ESCAPE is a 100% interactive game where you are the star of the show. You and your team mates are locked in a room full of puzzles and challenges. Your task is to solve these puzzles and escape the room in the 60 minutes you have. Obviously, if you don't manage to get out in time, we will let you out.

Are you going to help us if we get stuck?

Yes. You will receive just enough hints and help to ensure you progress.

What if there is an emergency?

You are 100% safe! Not only we are watching your game but also there is an emergency key or button so you can exit at any time should the need arise.

Is it scary?

Not at all. GREAT ESCAPE is about the enjoyment of a mental challenge. To solve the seemingly unsolvable. Nobody will give you a fright, jump out of the cupboard or anything silly like that.

What are the different rooms?

Each room has a unique theme and a corresponding set of puzzles. The concept of the game is the same, to escape in 60 minutes.

How many people can play it?

3 people can play, but we recommend 4 to 6 people.

What is the age limit?

Because the game does not have any inappropriate content for kids, minimum age is 9 years. However the game is best enjoyed 12 and above. If there is no parent in the group we will require you to be at least 18 years old.

I am claustrophobic. Can I play?

We think YES but obviously personal experience may vary. Our rooms are generously sized, high ceiling rooms. Although we lock the room you can come out at any time if you really want to by using the emergency key or button.

How much does the game cost?

It depends on the number of players, starting from $25 per person. Please see the BOOKING section for details.

Do I have to book?

Absolutely. Without prior booking you can't play. Please don't just turn up, we can't guarantee you a game.

How does booking work?

On our booking page, you will be asked to select the room you want to play, enter the number of players and choose the time slot. You have the choice to pay there and then or pay when you come to play.

Can we change the number of people in the team?

You can add more people to the team until the last minute. You will just have to pay the difference before your game starts.

Can I cancel or reschedule my game?

GREAT ESCAPE is a live event with strict timing. Therefore cancellation, postponement, reschedule and refund are not possible within 24 hours of the game. If you have an issue more than a day before the game, contact us and see what we can do.

I can’t use the booking system.

Please just email or ring us. We will sort you out.

When do I pay?

You can pay 3 different ways. By bank transfer until 3 days before the game, just to make sure that the money gets to our bank account. By PayPal during the booking process. By cash, Eftpos or credit card at the games location just before your game. Please note that when booking multiple games payment is required at the time of booking.

What should I wear?

Just normal clothes. Maybe just skip the high heels and the tie.

How do I get there?

We are about 100 meters from the Civic on Queen Street. Please see the map on the bottom of this page in the Contact section.

Where can I park?

There are two parking buildings within 100 meters. One is on the corner of Victoria and High Streets (Auckland Transport Victoria St) and another is on Lorne Street (Wilson on Kitchener St, walk out on to Lorne St)

What if we are running late?

The games start at a particular time. All games. So if you start late, the next game would start late. So if you are running late, you will still be able to start your game but your game has to finish when your time slot finishes.