5 Online escape room games to boost your adrenaline

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  • Escape room games that you can play online are the perfect way to feel like you're breaking free, while still indoors.
  • In this article, we made a list of free online games of this genre so keep reading.
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Online escape room games can be as much fun as real ones, despite the fact that one is missing the team spirit and adrenaline sharing.

You have a lot of virtual escape rooms, which offer as many challenging ways to feel like you’re breaking free – from a confined room, from a prison, from the office, from all sorts of rooms, from a castle, and so on.

The rooms usually consist of a locked door, different objects to manipulate as well as hidden clues or secret compartments. The player must solve several rooms until he reaches the end.

Most of the games are played just using the mouse. And, of course, your brain.

So here’s a list of some of the best online games that you can find online. Note that to play most of the games you need to install and enable Adobe Flash.

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Top 5 best escape rooms to play online

submachine series

This is a series of 13 underground labyrinths, an abandoned lighthouse, a padded white cell, and more, that you have to escape from.

You can start playing any of the games since they are independent of one another. The background music keeps you on your toes.

⇒Play The Submachine Series

crimson room

Crimson Room was among the first escape room online games to be launched and, thus, it is also a classic.

It displays the typical room that you have to escape from, using various clues that you find around you.

⇒Play Crimson Room

hogwarts digital escape room

A Harry Potter-themed escape room created by a Pennsylvanian librarian, hosted by Google Docs.

The game requires basic knowledge of the Harry Potter books, and it can be played solo, as a group, or competing against friends.

⇒Play Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

minecraft escape room

Similarly to the previous game, this one was also created by a librarian. The graphic reminds vaguely of the Minecraft games, hence the name.

The game involves problem-solving and videos. It is quite easy to follow.

⇒Play Minecraft Escape Room

the doors

Another classic escape room, where you go through the same doors over and over again, until you find the missing pieces that open the closed ones.

The game can become fast-paced with all the going back and forth trying to figure out which door led where. 

And that concludes our list. We hope you found this inspiring. If you have other suggestions, please share them using the comments section below.

⇒Play The Doors


We hope that this guide has helped you choose the perfect escape room game for you, but if you have any interesting suggestions, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.


FAQ: Read more about escape room games

  • Can you play an escape room game online?

You have a lot of options to choose from, either paid or free. For the latter category, we recommend The Submarine series or Crimson Room.

  • Can you play online escape room games with 2 players?

Yes, there are games in the escape room genre that can have a multiplayer feature, but most of them are single-player.

  • What is a virtual escape room?

A virtual escape room provides the same experience as a real escape room, though guided via video-conference call. The participants know one another and have a limited time to solve all of the puzzles. At the end, they also receive feedback.