Since becoming obsessed with all things escape rooms and puzzle games related, I've played and experienced a sizable amount of offerings. Some prove to be masterpieces, some are meh, and some are terrible. In the mountain of products being churned out endlessly these days, the great ones deserve our attention and recognition.

This list is hand-picked by Escape Mattster to be his favorites. Everything here made him laugh, made him go "WOW!", and most importantly, made a mark on his mind.

There are two recommendation tiers:

RECOMMENDED and MUST DO!

RECOMMENDED rank is denoted by a 🏅 icon. These are top quality games that would not disappoint. (Everything on this page is, in fact.) Still, if you're short on time or tight on budget, and must weed out more from the list until only the best of the best is left, then look for MUST DO! rank. MUST DO! rank is denoted by a 🏆 icon.

If you've tried out any of these titles, CONTACT ME to let me know what you think! I would love to hear your thoughts!

 IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE 

 Go to "Play At Home" instead...   [🏅= RECOMMENDED; 🏆= MUST DO!]

​ LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA 

🏆 Chapter 2: The Silence | The 13th Room

🏅 Nautilus60Out Escape Rooms (Koreatown)

🏆 The Orphanage | 60Out Escape Rooms (Koreatown)

🏆 Turing Test | 60Out Escape Rooms (Koreatown)

🏅 Time Machine | 60Out Escape Rooms (Koreatown)

🏅 Doctor Psycho | 60Out Escape Rooms (Hollywood)

🏅 Red Alert | 60Out Escape Rooms (Hollywood)

🏅 Titanic | 60Out Escape Rooms (Marina Del Rey)

🏆 Outbreak | 60Out Escape Rooms (Marina Del Rey)

🏆 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle60Out...Rooms (Melrose)

🏆 Grandma's Masterplan 60Out Escape Rooms (Melrose)

🏅 Hyde Circus60Out Escape Rooms (Silver Lake)

🏆 Amityville 60Out Escape Rooms (Silver Lake)

🏅 The Mystery Of Senator Payne 60Out Escape Rooms (West LA)

🏅 The Elevator Shaft | Basement LA

🏅 Awakened | Chronos Escape Room

🏅 Chronostopia | Chronos Escape Room

🏆 Atlantis | Escape Room LA

🏆 An Hour To Kill | Exit Game (Los Angeles)

🏅 The Lab | Exit Game (Los Angeles)

🏅 The Villain's Lair | Exit Game (Los Angeles)

🏆 Lab Rat | Hatch Escapes

🏆 World Of Illusions | Maze Rooms LA (Hollywood)

🏅 Pharaoh's Tomb | Maze Rooms LA (Hollywood)

🏆 One Way Ticket | Maze Rooms LA (Hollywood)

🏆 Magic Kingdom | Maze Rooms LA (Vermont)

🏅 Secret Mission | Maze Rooms LA (Vermont)

🏆 Lunar Mission | Maze Rooms LA (Vermont)

🏅 Sky Odyssey | Maze Rooms LA (Vermont)

🏆 Stash House | Stash House

🏆 Grandma's Surprise | Trapped! Escape Room (San Dimas)

🏆 Pandora's Box | Trapped!...(San Dimas) *RECENTLY ADDED!*

​ ORANGE COUNTRY, CALIFORNIA 

🏆 The Hex Room | Cross Road Escape Games

🏅 The Fun House | Cross Road Escape Games

🏅 Escape The Hydeout | Mission Escape Games (Anaheim)

🏆 The Ultimate Bank Heist | Mission Escape Games (Anaheim)

🏅 The Return Of The Magician | UNLOCKED: Escape Room

🏆 Game On! UNLOCKED Arcade | UNLOCKED... *RECENTLY ADDED!*

​ SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA 

🏆 The Secret At Whitmore Estate | Breaking Point Escape Rooms

🏆 Headcase | Breaking Point Escape Rooms *RECENTLY ADDED!*

🏅 Treasure Quest | Mind Suite Escape Rooms

🏆 The Argo | Mind Suite Escape Rooms *RECENTLY ADDED!*

🏆 Down The Rabbit Hole | Trapped! Escape Room (Upland)

​ OTHER STATES (BEYOND CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES) 

🏅 Alcatraz | Escape Reality (Las Vegas)

🏅 Down The Rabbit Hole | Escape Reality (Las Vegas)

​ NO LONGER AVAILABLE (RETIRED, CLOSURE, ETC) 

🏅 The Krampus | 60Out Escape Rooms (Downtown)

🏅 Patient 17 | Breaking Point Escape Rooms

🏅 Dr Von E. Scape | Containment Escape Games

🏅 Carnival Von E. Scape | Containment Escape Games

🏅 The Asylum | Cross Road Escape Games

🏆 Chapter 1: Occam's Apartment | Evil Genius Escape Rooms

🏆 Chapter 2: Norcross Art Gallery | Evil Genius Escape Rooms

🏆 Chapter 3: The Morgue | Evil Genius Escape Rooms

🏅 Disrupted Decades | Level Games

🏆 The Menagerie | Level Games

🏅 Sector 13 | Trapped! Escape Room (Upland)

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I am Matt, aka Escape Mattster (Matt + Master... It's a pun!). I am a Southern California-based escape rooms and puzzle games enthusiast from United States, chronicling my puzzling and brainteasing journey one passionate blog entry at a time!

 

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