Archive: Apr 2019

What is an Escape Room?

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As popular as Escape Rooms have become, there are still a TON of people who have yet to play, or even hear about what an Escape Room is.  Crazy, right? I know! But, we love the opportunity to introduce new escape-ers to the scene, so we figured we’d start off our blog with a simple “what is an Escape Room”, for those that are curious and have yet to give it a try!  

All of us here at Hour Escape love to equate Escape Rooms to a real life game of Clue.  We have different themed escape room games which vary by difficulty level, so it’s never too easy for the seasoned escape room player, but never too hard for beginners.  You and your team are “locked” in a room and have one hour to solve your way out! You will go through a series of different types of puzzles that you’ll have to solve, riddles you’ll have to figure out, hidden objects you’ll have to find, and lots of other different types of surprises along the way.  If successfully done, you’ll find your way to “escape” the room!

We’ve watched groups of as few as 2 and as many as 50 come through our doors and have a blast!  Are people confused? Of course! Do people argue? You better believe it! Do people laugh? Every. Single. One.!  

The general consensus from groups of all sizes – whether friends, family, coworkers, or even strangers – It’s a really fun hour of problem solving, team building, excitement – and did we mention, fun?!  If you haven’t tried an Escape Room yet, what are you waiting for? We promise you’ll enjoy it and likely come back for more!

About us?

Hour Escape is located on Long Island, in the beautiful village of Port Jefferson!  We celebrate 2 years of serving customers from the surrounding towns of Miller Place, Mount Sinai, Sound Beach, Rocky Point, Port Jefferson Station, Setauket, East Setauket, Selden, Centereach, Ronkonkoma, Lake Ronkonoma, Coram and so many more!  We consistently strive to provide you the best possible Escape Room Long Island offers! See what our customers are saying on Google, Trip Advisor, and Facebook.  We work hard to provide everyone with a 5 star escape room experience!  Questions? Call us at 631-403-3030.

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Long Island Escape Room Proposal

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A future bride from our area escaped our newest escape room, “Diamonds In The Rough,” with a beautiful diamond ring of her own this past Monday. Hour Escape – Port Jeff hosted an escape room proposal, one of several in the past year, and a moment in this couple’s lives which Hour Escape was honored to be a part of.

A well prepared young man came to us a few weeks ago wanting to plan the perfect escape room proposal for his girlfriend. After discussing several options, he decided our game ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ was the perfect choice. Working together with the future groom and his family, we customized the ending of the game to include a few personal touches, setting the perfect scene for him to pop the question!

It went off without a hitch. Both of the couple’s parents joined them for a day of fun to “play a long island escape room,” and no one gave any clues as to the real reason they were there. As the group approached the end of the escape game, the last clue on the screen was replaced with a picture of the couple’s dogs. Confused, the bride-to-be turned around to find her future husband down on one knee. She said yes!

As escape room owners, we see some funny things on the cameras that monitor the games. We’ve hosted birthday parties, retirement celebrations, and even family reunions. On this day we were able to watch a very special moment shared among a couple and their families. It was great!”

And for those wondering, they escaped the room with a few minutes to spare.

Hour Escape, often called by visitors: “the best escape room Long Island offers,” is located in Port Jefferson, NY. It offers two (soon to be three) differently themed escape room games for players of all ages and skill level. The space is modern, clean and inviting and welcomes groups of all sizes and types. Guests come for a night of friends and family fun, dates, corporate team building, children’s birthday parties, and other special events. Reservations are required.