How do you respond when the heat is on? Try your hand at these great escape facilities to find out.
The Puzzle Parlour: Immerse yourself in the Victorian ambience of The Puzzle Parlour in White Plains. Try to make it out alive in the Vampire Room; escape from an operating room during surgery; or break into a police station to get the goods on a corrupt cop’s bank-robbing scheme. Look out for their newest theme, Alien Conspiracy, coming soon. 131 Court St, White Plains; www.thepuzzleparlour.com/white-plains
Great Escapery: Want the thrill to come to you? No problem, because The Great Escapery is Westchester’s only mobile escape room. Locate millions of dollars worth of stolen diamonds with your special agent friends in The Heist, or channel your inner Rick Grimes by vanquishing a grisly walker horde once and for all in Zombie Apocalypse. You can even create your own theme! www.greatescapery.com
The Center @ 862: Head to Westchester’s first business to offer a bona fide escape-room experience, including physical-adventure games in which players solve puzzles and riddles, using clues, hints, and strategy to complete objectives. Evade the sinister clutches of your captor in the Gamers Challenge Room, or take your revenge against your own horrible bosses by stealing some reputation-destroying company documents in Deadline. 862 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale; www.thecenter862.com
Hour to Exit: You only get an hour to work your way out of these mystery rooms, so the pressure’s on to close Pandora’s Box — or use your Batman skills to find missing magicians. Want to compete against your friends? Make it a dual competition. Who will make it out first? 24’s Jack Bauer gives it two thumbs up! 466 Main St, New Rochelle; www.hourtoexit.com