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The Great Escape Room

Open Now: 09:00 - 22:00
Open today: 09:00 - 22:00
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Amazing time!

Went here for a friend’s bachelorette party and it was a blast!! Moriarty’s room was a real mind... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
robertaf779802
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Cumberland, Maryland
via mobile
Lots of fun

Had a great experience and fun time doing the escape room with my family. Something different to... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Jake P
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The Great Escape Room is a real-life room escape game. Escape games are the newest craze sweeping the nation – a fun, team-building, brain-busting experience! The door is locked behind you and 60 minutes are on the clock! You must work together in...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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428 Forbes Ave, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1614
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here for a friend’s bachelorette party and it was a blast!! Moriarty’s room was a real mind bender and you have to be a thinker, outside of the box, in order to get your way out. But don’t OVER think it!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Had a great experience and fun time doing the escape room with my family. Something different to try and engage with your kids.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jake P
Reviewed 7 September 2018

There were only two of us in the room (one experienced, one first-timer) and we had a blast. We solved all four puzzles, used two of our three clues, and only needed less than two additional minutes and we would have escaped. Denise was amazing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SandiePembrook
The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Hi SandiePembrook! Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We're glad to hear that you had a good time with us and that Denise was a great host for your group! We hope to see you here again to try another one of...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

It was ok, too much focus on scavenger hunt and not enough on puzzles. Would be better it was more than just 1 room.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ATravelingSushi
The Great Escap... R, General Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hey ATraveling Sushi! We appreciate your feedback and always listen to what our customers are looking for. In the next few months we will be working on constructing a multi-room experience, so stay tuned! We hope to have you back really soon!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We visited the great escape room as a work team-building event. I have been in other escape rooms, which were difficult, but not nearly as difficult as this one. When we ran out of time, we were still several layers away from escaping. And we...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank singalong18
The Great Escap... R, Guest Relations Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

We value customer feedback and admit that our rooms are indeed challenging. Regarding emails, our system allows customers to unsubscribe and to opt out of receiving emails from us. In your particular case, your email was subscribed to several of our locations causing you to...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

My partner and I are big Sherlock Holmes fans, and she loves puzzles, so when we heard about this escape room, we were delighted. For her birthday we gathered a friend and did the Sherlock's Library room, which is the easiest, but still rather difficult,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MattiaHolmwood13
The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi MattiaHolmwood13! Thank you so much for this amazing review, we are just as tickled pink by it as you were by our theme :) We are so glad you and your party enjoyed your escape experience and hope you will join us again to...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018

The Game Room was awesome, and Zacharia did a great job explaining everything and making the experience a great one for us. I would highly recommend him and The Great Escape Room to all of my friends and family.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DoughnutTime99
The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Hey DoughnutTime99! Thanks for taking the time to leave us this awesome review, it is much appreciated. We are so glad Zacharia was a great host and made your experience with The Great Escape Room that much more awesome! Hope to see you, your friends,...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018

We went to the Great Escape Room with the whole office as a team building activity. Everyone really enjoyed it, and Zacharia was great. When we got a hint it helped us without completely giving us the answer. We would love to sometime try they're...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jennifer B
The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so glad you and your office enjoyed your event with us and hope to see you again soon to try out our other room!

Reviewed 6 July 2018

Went with a group of 7 to Professor Moriarity's Game Room. I was nervous about this one because it only has an 18% success rate. Very cute theme. The waiting room was beautiful and very consistent with the Sherlock Holmes vibe. The puzzles in this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nicole A
The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review, Nicole. We are really glad that you enjoyed yourself here. I think it's so fun to escape when there is so little time left it gives that rush. We hope you come back soon.

Reviewed 28 June 2018

I went with my best friend and we did the hardest room there. Unfortunately, we did not make it out, but it was still such a memorial experience. Our room monitor was Zacharia, and he did a great job of helping us when we needed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Eshita C
The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hi Eshita! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm glad to hear that Zacheria was a good host to your group, and so glad that you had a good time! Have a great weekend! We hope to see...More

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Leslie F
5 November 2017|
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Response from howards597 | Property representative |
Hi Leslie! This is handicapped accessible for someone on a scooter. Let us know if you have anymore questions! Amber The Great Escape Room Pittsburgh Location Manager
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Genevieve L
3 March 2017|
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Response from sarahkimbro8 | Reviewed this property |
I believe children under 12 are only allowed to go if you have completely booked the room. There are up to 10 people in a room for each game, so you would need to book all 10 spots. You can always call them though. When my... More
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WomanFromAway1
1 January 2017|
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Response from howards597 | Property representative |
Good evening, We are closed to the public on January 1st, but open for private events. If you would like to book a private event, give us a call! 412-467-6785. Amber The Great Escape Room Pittsburgh Location Manager
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