If you and your friends fancy a bit of sleuthing in a locked-room scenario, check out some of the escape rooms in Hong Kong. There are several of the options in the city that provide players with a wide variety of situations —from escaping an impending nuclear catastrophe to getting out of a burning building in the famous Kowloon Walled City — all while the clock is ticking. Here’s a list of the various physical and virtual escape rooms you can work your way out of in the 852.

LOST Hong Kong Multiple Locations

An escape room at LOST in Hong Kong
LOST, which has several branches across Hong Kong, presents players with a wide range of scenarios to escape from (© LOST via Facebook)

This international franchise is the biggest name in escape rooms in Hong Kong. It specialises in themed rooms of varying difficulty levels that take anything from 20 to 45 minutes to play for a maximum of six players. There’s something for everyone, whether it’s a quest for hidden bounty in Treasure Island or the paranormal mysteries of 452 Nathan Road. Lost also has virtual escape rooms in which players must leave a burning building in the Kowloon Walled City or the dense forest of Aokighara in Japan. And yes, they’ve also incorporated escape-rooms elements into LARP (live action role playing) and metaverse games.

Locations: Causeway Bay, Mong Kok, Repulse Bay, Tsing Yi, Sha Tin, Discovery Bay

Contact: +852 2892 2393

Cost: Starting from HK$120 per person

LOST Junior — Lai Chi Kok and Repulse Bay

The gathering area at LOST Junior in Hong Kong where players can pose for pictures.
LOST Junior has a dedicated space at D2 Place Two, and escape rooms for children at The Pulse (© LOST Junior via Facebook)

Kids can get in on the escape-room action at The Pulse and at LOST’s dedicated space for kids at D2 Place Two. The 35-minute games are for up to eight players, and children under six years old should have an adult present in the room. The themes revolve around fantasy (The Legend of Siren and The Gate to Enchanted Forest), sci-fi (The Clone), and adventure (The Great Escape 1962).

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Locations: Shop 304, D2 Place Two, 15 Cheung Shun Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong |  Shop B102, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

Contact: +852 2890 2093

Cost: Starting from HK$160 per person

Fox In A Box — Kwun Tong

A woman in a white dress holds up a lantern to see the writing on a blood-stained wall.
Fox In A Box has four escape-room situations, which feature role-playing game masters (© Fox in a Box via Facebook)

Take your pick from one-hour sessions at one of four private rooms, which also feature role-playing game masters. There’s the Cold War-era Bunker Room, the prison break-style Life Sentence, the serial killer escape game Zodiac Killer, and the undead apocalypse-inspired Zombie Lab. Teams must comprise a minimum of six players, and some games can be modified for older children and teens.

Location: Flat 5, 9F, Eastcore, 398 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Contact: +852 9854 6664

Cost: Starting from HK$250 per person (cost decreases with each additional player)

Freeing HK! — Mong Kok

A masked hotel employee at a haunted room escape scenario at Freeing HK!
Escape a movie-inspired haunted hotel at Freeing HK! (© Freeing HK! via Instagram)

Immerse yourself in movie-inspired escape rooms in which you’ll need to solve clues that will engage all your senses. Freeing HK’s 5D experiences — which range from stealing classified documents from the White House to escaping a haunted hotel — cast you as the main character in the storyline. Games last anywhere from 45 to 75 minutes.

Location: 4th Floor, Pakpolee Commercial Building, 1A-1K, Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Contact: +852 2711 1785

Cost: HK$158 per adult and HK$138 per student (45-minute games), HK$208 per adult and HK$188 per student (75-minute game)

Title EscapeJordan

A player at Title Escape holds a fake disembodied arm.
Attempt to escape a dungeon at Title Escape (© Title Escape via Facebook)

Title Escape gives allows players to choose from four settings or scenarios: a tattoo parlour, kidnapping, doomsday, and a dungeon. Each 60-minute session is meant for a maximum of eight players, depending on the game you choose. There is also a Kwun Tong branch, which is closed for the time being.

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Location: Ground Floor, No. 39B, Battery Street, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Contact: + 852 5511 1875

Cost: HK$178 per person

Lost Escape — Kowloon

Lost Escape offers horror-themed games, like Battle Royale and Zombie.
Try the horror-themed rooms at Lost Escape (© Lost Escape)

Lost Escape’s horror scenarios take things a notch higher by using multiple rooms for their escape games. They have four situations — Maid Garden, Battle Royale, Silent Hill, and Zombie — and the maximum time you can take to work your way out of each of them is one hour.

Location: Room 568, 8/F Kiu Kin Mansion, No. 568 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Contact: +852 6182 6646

Cost: HK$128 per adult and HK$118 per student (45-minute games), HK$148 per adult and HK$138 per student (60-minute games)

Hall Of Games HK Online

Two screenshots that show the Art Heist virtual escape room offered by Hall Of Games HK.
The Art Heist virtual escape game organised by Hall Of Games HK (© Hall of Games HK)

If you can’t manage to get a group of friends in the same room, try virtual escape games. Hall Of Games has two options — Arctic Survival and Art Heist — that can be played over three levels with friends wherever they are, in real time. During each one-hour session, players can explore their surroundings, look for clues, crack codes, and scan images for augmented-reality challenges. Since these are virtual scenarios, there is no limit on the number of players in a team, and several groups can use the same room simultaneously.

Contact: info@hallofgames-hk.com

Cost: HK$2,500 per team for setup, and HK$120 per person

Header image credits: Fox in a Box via Instagram

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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