Escapist

Escapist, Hamilton: Hours, Address, Escapist Reviews: 5/5

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The premier destination for escape rooms in Hamilton, featuring immersive rooms and puzzles. Board game hire and retails are also available on site. Coffee and a large selection of delectable foods are available to purchase. Entry fee for escape room is $39 per adults and $32 for children. Booking required. Daily specials and events can be found on our website.
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2-3 hours
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Chris Williams
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We've been here several times now. Easily the best escape rooms in Hamilton in our humble opinion. Very creative and artistic puzzles, great themes, friendly service, decent pricing, and the board game library you can use after completing your room is the icing on the cake.
Written 7 April 2022
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Thank you so so much, Chris! We always love having you and your group. Looking forward to hosting more of you!
Written 24 May 2022
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Poppy
Hamilton, New Zealand12 contributions
Family
Amazing!! We did the Tabby Lane along with others in the past and they consistently improve. They also allow you to play board/card games for free before or after. They have a HUGE selection to play for free while you are there or you can buy some games to bring home. Hugely recommend for any one visiting Hamilton.
Written 20 January 2022
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Awww.. Thank you so much, Poppy! It means a lot for us that you have been doing our rooms and can see how we progressed and matured both as a business and escape room designers. Thank you again for your kind words, will be seeing you!
Written 24 May 2022
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Anna S
Rotorua, New Zealand20 contributions
Well set out. Staff were very enthusiastic and helpful. Great thing to do when it is too hot or wet outside. Lovely air conditioned facility.
Written 19 January 2022
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Hi Anna! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review; thank you for noticing our air conditioning - definitely something we can't live without! Looking forward to having you back again!
Written 24 May 2022
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TinTin_48
England6 contributions
We had an amazing time at Escapist recently! We regularly head over from Tauranga just to play board games here as they have a massive selection of board games to play in the cafe! On our most recent visit, we brought our friends over and tried one of the Escape rooms. We managed to escape the Tzolk'in Mayan temple room which was great, got us all thinking over lots of well thought out puzzles true to the theme of the room which was great! Special mention to the wonderful staff there, they really go the extra mile to make sure you have a great time, they know their games and can give you recommendations on what you may like and maybe even get you started on how to play if they are not busy, and we had such a laugh with some of the girls while they were introducing the escape room for us! We love Escapist so much and will keep coming here for board games and to try out some of the other rooms next time!
Written 29 March 2021
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Hi Gina - thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, really really appreciate it. We always enjoyed having you and Chris. Thank you for spreading the words about us. =) We are always looking forward to hosting you for more board games and escape rooms! See you sometime soon.
Written 16 April 2021
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Zané Lange
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The people were amazing and the escape room was so fun. Staff are always ready to help and are very friendly. We had a blast 10/10 would recommend
Written 19 March 2021
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Hi Zane, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review - really really appreciate it. We love hosting you and your family. Looking forward to your next trip down here!
Written 16 April 2021
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Robert T
Hamilton, New Zealand20 contributions
I cannot recommend Escapist enough. A selection of cleverly themed and constructed escape rooms are provided, all of which are suitable devious to complete. There's two particularly clever and unusual rooms, the re-playable Heist, where you need to extract as much money as possible from a bank vault, and the two-team Bewitched. In addition, they have an excellent cafe (try the salted caramel slice!) and a large library of board games for an extended visit.
Written 12 January 2021
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Hi Robert, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, really really appreciate it. Thank you for your support, we always love hosting you and your groups. We love creating escape rooms and especially creating a space where you can chill and enjoy the divine salted caramel slice while playing board games and sipping coffee with your friends after you just cleared out Hei$t. Thank you for enjoying our space, we are always looking forward to hosting you and your group. =)
Written 6 February 2021
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BBCC
2 contributions
Friends
We have been to more than 30 different Escape Rooms in New Zealand and Australia, this is definitely our favourite. 100% recommend. Not only are the rooms well thought out, but also the team is awesome in their own right. My wife loves their hot chocolate!

Today we completely cleaned out their Heist 2.0 room. The feeling I have would be likened to finishing a really good TV series or a great video game. You just don’t know what to do with life anymore.

If you are ever in Hamilton for a day trip or a longer stay, a visit here is a must!
Written 12 December 2020
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Dear BBCC - thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We always enjoyed having you both + Nat too! We really enjoyed hosting your team for Hei$t 2.0, we really admired your dedication (the clipboard and the game plan!! OMG) you really enjoyed the room the way we envisioned it - thank you, you really made our hard work worth it! Hope we still get to see you both sometimes before the baby is out! much love, Pam + Geoff
Written 30 December 2020
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Mon
2 contributions
Friends
Incredible, friendly staff who make it an overall fantastic experience. We have been a couple of times now and it has become our go to place!
Written 12 October 2020
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Hi charliespowl, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really really appreciate it. We love hosting you and looking forward to seeing more of you! Till next time.
Written 9 November 2020
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haidzhw
Huntly, New Zealand3 contributions
Family
Very friendly staff, enjoyed the farmhouse room even though we failed it 😅
Definitely coming back again
Written 3 October 2020
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Thank you haidzhw for taking the time to leave us a review, we really really appreciate it. Loved to hear that you enjoyed Forsaken Farmhouse! Looking forward to your next visits for more escape rooms and board games.
Written 9 November 2020
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Christina Y
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A fun escape room that was challenging and satisfying to solve. The staff member we worked with was great; she really sold the story behind the room. We look forward to a return visit, to try the other rooms or just to play some of the large collection of board games.
Written 20 September 2020
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Hello 42christinay thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, really really appreciate it. on behalf of all the female staff member here, we thank you for your kind words about our story telling skill. We always seem to get upstaged by the boys - so its nice to know that you enjoyed it!! =) Thank you again and we are looking forward to your next visits. =)
Written 23 September 2020
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Escapist is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue - Thu 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM