The origin of “escape games” is believed to have started in the text of John Wilson’s 1988 book Behind Closed Doors but the game was initially popularized in Japan as a video game. Since it’s start, it has been transformed and re-imagined into real-life game simulations reinterpreted in cities across the world. The inspiration behind the Pittsburgh edition came from a family visit to Budapest, Hungry where the ambitious and adventure-seeking group of cousins decided to test their skills in a tourist attraction unlike anything else. They visited the Hungarian version of the Escape Room where they were instantly hooked, returning later that day to take on the second room. Excited by the unique, interactive and mentally engaging type of tourism activity,co founder Joe Deasy decided to apply his creative knowledge and entrepreneurship experience to take on the Pittsburgh version of this steadily expanding interactive game concept.Plan your Escape Room Pittsburgh visit and explore what else you can see and do in Pittsburgh using our Pittsburgh trip planning website .
Featuring two unique games, Dr. Stein’s Laboratory and Prison Escape, teams will be tested to use their surroundings, cleverness, and problem solving skills to escape the room by hunting for clues, gadgets, and ultimately, the key to unlock your room!
Escape Room Pittsburgh Reviews
Our original plan was to do the tomb, but my party was running late, and we ended up doing Carnegie’s millions. The staff was very helpful and switched rooms for us with no problem! The puzzles really... more »
I’ve done quite a few different escape rooms at various locations but the rooms at this location are very unique and equally challenging and make the overall experience much more exciting! The space i... more »
The escape rooms that they have in Homestead are honestly amazing. Each one is so well themed and there was clearly a lot of hard work put into the design of them. I am constantly blown away but how enthusiastic the workers are and how amazing the rooms are! The best escape room in Pittsburgh, I think!
We did the Carnegie Millions (hardest one there) with three people and somehow escaped! This (Homestead) escape room was by far the nicest one I have been to. The first staff member who greeted us was so friendly and welcoming. Kevin, our guide, was also very friendly and helpful. The room itself is set up with magnet sensors to unlock puzzles, rather than the padlock or code lock - which made it feel very sophisticated. I am pretty sure the Vault in the Carnegie Millions room is the original Bank Vault from the old bank that use to be in the building - which was awesome that they incorporated it into the Room. Overall it was a great experience. When we finished, we almost booked another one immediately!!
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