With the monsoon season coming to Hong Kong, your outdoor summer plans with friends or family might be canceled. Although we love a good true crime docuseries, spending the summer at home bingeing on Netflix documentaries can give you cabin fever after a while. That is where our favorite Hong Kong escape rooms come in!
Entertaining yourself and your group at some of the best escape rooms in Hong Kong has plenty of benefits. They are indoors, and you don’t have to plan your own activities. Plus, they are challenging, and each of them is entirely different from one another. We’ve compiled some of the most fun – and challenging – escape rooms in Hong Kong so you can test your wits with your friends and family this summer.
LOST Hong Kong
With a total of five branches in the city, LOST Hong Kong is the most frequented escape room in Hong Kong. LOST’s theme rooms vary in all the locations of Mong Kok, Causeway Bay, Central and others, and each location provides rooms with different levels of difficulty.
Their themes include the mysterious Egyptian pharaoh’s Golden Mask; the mystic journey to finding potion ingredients in The Amazon – Ayahuasca; solving a mystery in The Genius Escaper and many more. The rooms are thoughtfully designed with props like old TVs (complete with static noise), cracked mirrors and mysterious storage boxes. To further enhance the ambience, the rooms are often dimly lit, which usually makes the participants even more eager to solve the mystery.
To escape, your group will have to make its way through various tasks including riddles, puzzles, decoding messages or finding hidden objects. If the difficulty is getting to you, don’t worry. You have a set number of hints you can request that will be given by the staff members. So, what are you waiting for? Come test your wits at Lost Hong Kong with a group of your cleverest friends.
FreeingHK is Hong Kong’s first live-action escape game located in Mong Kok. This innovative escape room game offers an immersive and interactive experience through “5D live reality” where all five of your senses are put to the test. Within a limited time, participants have to find clues and solve different riddles using their observational and communication skills in order to escape.
FreeingHK is a popular real-life alternative to computer games, and the experience is more thrilling than an on-screen activity. The rooms are equipped with props which help set the scene, booming sound and light effects to enhance each room’s mysterious story. This is a great spot to take your video-gaming buddies for something a little different.
Address: 4/F, Babaoli Commercial Building, 1A-1K, Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok
Sherlock Holmes Detective Academy
If you are looking for something lighthearted and children-friendly but also challenging, don’t pass up an experience at Sherlock Holmes Detective Academy. This escape room includes fun escape games, scavenger hunts and other activities to keep you and the whole family entertained.
Sherlock Holmes Detective Academy strives to be educational and fun at the same time. They aim to nurture children’s interests through different role-playing games which test their IQs, AQs and EQs. This is a great educational getaway for the kids during the summer holidays that will help keep their minds active and occupied.
Address: 396 Kwun Tong Road No. V, 5/F, Everest Industrial Centre
LOST Junior is a branch of Lost Hong Kong especially designed for children ages 6-14 who want to experience the thrill of solving a mystery in a closed room. A series of escape room games are designed for children where their observational, problem-solving and teamwork skills are put to the test.
If the participating children are met with difficulties or stuck at a task, they will be provided with helpful clues and guidance from the staff. LOST Junior unleashes the potential and abilities of little kids, allowing them to take up different roles when solving an escape room mystery. So, if you know a kid who is up for a new challenge, LOSTJunior is waiting for you.
Address: Shop 304, Level 3, D2 Place Two, No. 15 Cheung Shun Street, Lai Chi Kok
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