Is all of this time at home making your house feel like an escape room with no way out? We may not be able to break out of our homes right now, we can at least pretend! Today I’m sharing my list of free escape rooms you can play online with friends. Spice up your video chats, or play at home with your quarantine buddies (on separate devices). Let’s have some fun!
Free escape rooms to play online with friends:
This is by far the most advanced escape room I’ve seen online. Enchambered created this awesome virtual experience complete with moving parts, sounds, and interactive elements. It’s a two-player escape room that’s perfect for this time of social distancing. Each player’s screen holds and clues that solve puzzles on the other player’s screen. Play it with a faraway friend, and if you get stuck like we did, feel free to share your screens to make it a little bit easier.
This is the newest virtual escape room created by Enchambered. I haven’t played it yet, but if it’s as good as the first one, I’m sure it’ll be awesome!
Escape Room Durham (in the UK, not the US), created this super creative Google maps-based Escape Room. I’ve never seen a puzzle quite like this one! Clues will lead you on a journey through Google and Google maps, acquiring different pass codes until you reach the end of the mystery. It’s a super fun and unique experience!
This website offers virtual escape room experiences (for a price), as well as a series of 4 free virtual escape rooms. I’ve only completed one so far, which involved a series of cracking codes and cryptex to advance from one level to the next. This will definitely be a hit if you like deciphering codes and messages. I’m excited to tackle the other 3 freebies!
This is a Google forms based escape room, so it’s definitely not the most high-tech, but it is fun! It has a simple design that runs on the premise of being trapped in a room, of course. If you’re not a Potterhead (first of all, explain yourself), you don’t need any Harry Potter knowledge to play.
I hope this list gives you a few hours of entertainment while you’re trying to fill your time during quarantine! Let me know what your favorite game is 🙂