The original escape rooms were launched in Budapest in early 2011. With more than a hundred locations now, live escape games have become the number one tourist action of the Hungarian capital.
The first PanIQ Room opened its doors in March 2012 in Hungary, and it belongs to some of the first escape rooms in the world. Entering the US market in 2014, PanIQ Room Hollywood opened with two themes, and after the great success of the first unit, PanIQ Room started to expand quickly opening new units in San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Phoenix and Chicago. In February of 2016, our team launched MagIQ Room – an escape room concept specialized for kids & families – in Beverly Hills, California and later that year PanIQ Room expanded to Washington DC as well.
In early 2017, PanIQ Escape Room became an officially registered escape room franchise. This year the brand will open new units in Dallas, Houston, New York and the Silicon Valley.
I've done a couple escape rooms before in NYC (and I work at one!) and this is the best I've been to yet. Beautiful design with challenging, unique puzzles and a sweet touchscreen communication interface. Also, the guy running the games while we were there, David, was awesome-- friendly and very helpful!Casey J.
I love this place. I took my boyfriend here and we had such a great time. It's better with more people so everyone is thinking but overall it was supper fun and we will definitely go back. Prices are pretty decent too!!Jessica S.
I've been to couple escape rooms in the past that weren't that great, but I really enjoyed this one! I wasn't interested in trying anymore, but I'm glad I have it another shot. It was TOUGH and actually challenging. There were a group of us and we working together the whole time. We figured out so many puzzles and clues and it was a fantastic time. This renewed my interest in escape rooms and I am willing to go again!Janet J.
Tried out PanIQ Escape Room since it was new and I was not let down! Having done over 30+ escape rooms, it is definitely going down as one of our top favorite rooms. Everything is well thought out and detailed. Props to the game masters for making the experience even better.Andrew K.
We tried Jailbreak and Perfect Crime. Perfect Crime is their hardest room and Jailbreak is a bit easier. Nonetheless, we will be back to try the Wild West and Insane Asylum! This place is a MUST! You won't be disappointed!
Top-notch escape rooms, with private bookings.Sean M.
My friend and I went here last week and we had a blast! I've done 40+ escape rooms, and this one is top-notch. I honestly don't know why I don't hear more buzz about this place--I guess because it's still new. But we did Perfect Crime (which was a really nice challenge--we didn't make it out!) and Jailbreak. The set design is really nice, and the puzzles were great. Perfect Crime had more thinking puzzles, and Jailbreak had more physical puzzles. Jailbreak really set itself apart because your group starts out locked up in two different cells, and it forces you to work together in interesting ways. Our game masters, Adara and David, were super-friendly and knowledgeable, and it was cool talking to them about escape rooms because you can tell they are passionate about them. Also a huge selling point for me is that all the bookings are private--you'll never get paired with strangers. That puts them in a small but welcome minority of escape room locations in NYC. It all added up to us having a great experience! More people need to know about this place. Can't wait to go back and do their other rooms!
Had an amazing fun time escaping the Wild West room. The people working there are so friendly. My friends and I end up trying the Perfect Crime on the same day and that was also very interesting and fun. Wish I could go back in time and do it all over again!Melody Z.