- $139 for a private escape-room experience for three to eight people ($200 value)
Lock & Key Escape Room
Plotting how you'd survive a zombie apocalypse has become a bit of a trend, with even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weighing in on the topic. But Lock & Key Escape Room takes it one step further, from theoretical to real—well, as real as you can get when dealing with zombies. In Virus Outbreak, its locked-room adventure, up to eight players enter a research facility and have only one hour to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape before they're overrun by the walking dead. Just like on a sports team or a class project, everyone must band together or else they risk becoming hors d'oeuvres.
For those seeking a more classical-horror experience, the House of Secrets room is decidedly more Lovecraft than Romero. Players investigate the mysterious disappearance of Dexter Worthington, an antique dealer specializing in the occult. As players enter Worthington's study, the door locks and they find themselves trapped among his eerie artifacts, which they must study in search of clues to aid their escape.