The Grace Building, The Concourse, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York ()
By Subway: Use the B,D,F, or M trains and exit at the 42nd Street, Bryant Park stop for closest subway access. Clue Chase is also a short walk from Grand Central Terminal or the Times Square, 42nd Street subway stations.
My friends and I are escape veterans, so of course we were eager to try out a brand new escape room. I have now tried 9 different escape rooms from 3 different companies, and I've got to say, the Egyptian Tomb room at Clue Chase is definitely in my top 3. The attention to detail is unlike any other room I've escaped from (the owner David told us set artists from Boardwalk Empire helped put together some of the most elaborate props!) We will definitely be returning to try the Cold War room next. Be warned though, these escape rooms are TOUGH...but not impossible. The Egyptian Tomb room is designed in such a way that there a variety of paths a team could take towards the end of the hour to complete the final steps towards escape. I highly recommend cheking this place out!Jessica G.
September, 1800. For thousands of years, Egypt was the dominant force in North Africa and the Middle East. Napoleon Bonaparte believed that he alone had discovered the source of the ancient civilization’s power and fertility, a relic, “The Artifact”. Napoleon gathered together his army and a crew of archeologists and mounted an expedition to Egypt. However, the ancient Egyptians were wise, and knew that someday another ruler would desire The Artifact for themselves. Napoleon and his archaeologists triggered the traps left in the tombs by the Egyptians, and fled. Leaving the tombs, and The Artifact, far behind...
Modern day: Clue Chase Labs has detected electromagnetic interference in the tomb of Queen Nefertiti in the year 1800, almost immediately after Napoleon and his men fled the area. These signals lead us to believe that Napoleon was correct, and that the artifact was most certainly in the possession of the ancient Egyptians - and perhaps… it still is.