Cincinnati Escape Rooms at Breakout Games

Come play Breakout Games - Cincinnati to see if you can handle our fully immersive and widely renowned escape rooms! Escape rooms have taken the nation by storm, and Breakout has been leading the charge. Now recognized as the top escape games brand in the USA, we’ve crafted the best and most exciting rooms around, and now feature 2 locations in the Cincinnati area (Hyde Park and West Chester). With engaging and thought provoking puzzles, unique and interesting storylines, and rooms that put you right into the middle of an adventure, you’ll have a blast at Breakout! Come and see for yourself what all the fun is about at Breakout Cincinnati.

Escape Rooms in Cincinnati

Runaway Train

You've booked the trip of a lifetime; a cross-continental journey on The Breakout Express. As the train winds through beautiful countryside, news spreads of an uproar in the locomotive car. Radicals have taken control of the conductor’s cabin, planted explosives, and the train is racing towards a non-stop destination in the heart of the city: Central Station. Gain entry to the conductor's cabin, stop the train, and free the passengers before time runs out. Can you engineer a last-minute escape?

Do Not Disturb

A recent string of kidnappings has awakened old fears in the people of Breakout City. You've tracked the Kidnapper to a run-down motel on the outskirts of town. Unfortunately, he was expecting you, and now you're caught in his twisted web of games. This investigation-gone-wrong will send your mind spinning as you try to save his next victims... Or become one yourself.

Mystery Mansion

This spine-chilling adventure starts in the ruins of an old mansion – abandoned decades ago by a reclusive and eccentric family. Since then, rumors have spread about a presence looming over the old house. Work as a team to race the clock and uncover the mansion's secrets in this all-ages mystery adventure.

The Kidnapping

The kidnapping begins with you and your fellow captives waking up handcuffed and blindfolded in a strange room. With nothing but collective brainpower, hidden clues and 60 minutes on your side, you have to free yourselves before the kidnapper returns. A heart-pumping thriller from start to finish, you can expect a rush of non-stop fun.

Operation: Casino

In this life-sized spy game, you will be sent on a trail of clues to discover the alias of a missing agent, and bring down the syndicate responsible for his disappearance. Follow unexpected twists and turns, break codes and channel your alter-ego secret agent to escape the room in an hour or less. If you’re down with espionage, this is your game.

Museum Heist

As former art thieves, you and your friends are hired to find a rare collection of stolen artwork on the eve of a prestigious gallery opening. Breaking your way into the thief’s home, you must follow clues, find the stolen goods and escape before the clock runs out. This all-ages adventure will give even the most experienced escape artist a run for their money.


While on a flight, your plane is hijacked and you lose consciousness as the cabin depressurizes. Later you wake up and realize you're trapped, handcuffed to your friends, in the hijackers' headquarters. Can you lose your handcuffs, find out the details behind their hijacking and escape before time's up?

Island Escape

While vacationing on a tropical island, you awake to the sounds of a dormant volcano rumbling to life. The only people still on the island, you and your team are left to your own devices and must work together to discover the keys to safety before the lava reaches shore. Bring your inner explorer out to play for this adrenaline-packed, all-ages adventure.

Directions to Breakout Cincinnati

Directions to Breakout Games - Hyde Park

Located just 5 miles east of the center of town, Breakout Hyde Park is very easy to reach via I-71. Take I-71 N until Exit 6 for Smith Rd (OH-561) towards Edwards Rd. Turn right on Smith Rd, then right onto Edwards Rd. Turn left onto Wasson Rd, and then a quick right onto Michigan Ave. Breakout will be on the right. The entire drive from downtown should take roughly 10 minutes.

Directions to Breakout Games - West Chester

Located about 15 miles north of downtown, Breakout West Chester is best reached via I-75. From the city center, take I-75 N until Exit 19 for Union Centre Blvd toward Fairfield. Turn left on Union Centre Blvd, then turn right onto Muhlhauser Rd. Continue straight onto Lakota Dr W. Breakout Games is in the shopping center on the right. This drive should take roughly 20 minutes.

Other Escape Rooms in Cincinnati

Though Breakout is the most well-known name in escape rooms, there are several other escape experiences in the Cincinnati area. This is great news for escape room fans! Since rooms are typically only played one time, you will be soon seeking out new opportunities to play more rooms after you’ve completed all the ones at Breakout! Here are some of our favorite rooms in the region. Check out Houdini’s Escape Room, Cincinnati Escape Room, Sherlock’s Escape Rooms, Escapology Escape Room Cincinnati, Escape the Room Challenge, Ultimate Escape Game Rooms, MacGyver’s Great Escape, Locked Escape Games, Escape Room Junior, All In Escape Adventures Escape Rooms, Great Room Escape Cincinnati, or Cincinnati Treasure Hunts. Clearly, you’ve got a lot of options for escaping in Cincinnati! Happy escaping!

Other Escape Games

Breakout Games is breaking ground on a wonderful new subscription based service called Dispatch. This take-home escape game series features a box that is mailed directly to your home each month with a delightful set of clues and mysteries that you can solve with your family and friends, right at home! The first edition, “On the Run” is already out and features 7 boxes in a harrowing worldwide adventure to save your framed friend from a murder conviction. If you love escape rooms, you’ll certainly love Dispatch too!

While you may want to leave your youngest children at home when you play an escape room, Dispatch Kids is an exciting new offering from Breakout Games that will peak their interest as well. The puzzle-based subscription service is similar to Dispatch in that you’ll be receiving a monthly box, but the puzzle inside is geared specifically for early learners (ages 3-5). Here, your young ones will be thrown into a kid-friendly adventure story where they’ll discover basic skills that will get them ready to succeed in kindergarten and years ahead. This fun and engaging story will teach your little ones hands-on problem solving skills, motor skills, and how to work together with their friends. Get your child ready for school with Dispatch Kids!

Escape Room Tips and Strategy

Escape rooms can be tricky, which is really part of the fun, but you’ll need to be on your A game in order to escape in time. Here are some helpful tips and suggestions. Come in with a happy, confident mood. You’ll need your energy in the room, and positive vibes will do wonders for your group. Remember, you’re all in this together with a common goal of escaping. Therefore, talk with one another and support each other as you work on the clues. Don’t belittle one another or get hopeless when you get stuck, as a sour attitude will probably doom you here. When you do get stuck (as most groups inevitably do at least once in the room), ask for a clue! Of course we don’t want to solve the room for you, but sometimes your group just won’t see the key ingredient or solution. If you’ve been stuck on one thing for 5-10 minutes, you should probably ask for a clue as precious minutes are ticking by. The clue will get you moving again and on the path to success. Lastly, try not to overthink the puzzles you face. Most solutions are pretty simple once you know what to do. The tricky part is avoiding all the false clues and not getting too bogged down on the little details. Stick to obvious clues and solutions and you’ll be on the path to breaking out!

Restaurants and Recommendations for an Escape Room Night

Breakout Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of the best places in Cincinnati to enjoy a fun evening out, and Breakout would love to be a part of it! Enjoy some fine dining or another fun activity following your escape room for a great night. Here are some of the local favorites: near the store, you can eat out at Seasons 52, Taste of Belgium Rookwood, Bonbonerie, Fuel Coffee Cincinnati, Busken Bakery, Bonefish Grill, Longhorn Steakhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub, Green Papaya, Taco Casa, Chipotle Mexican Grill, or Piada Italian Street Food. Also, check out Rookwood Commons for shopping, Stone Lanes for bowling, or enjoy Craft Connection Brewery Tours or Riverside Food tours for other fun activities!

Breakout West Chester

If you play at Breakout Games - Cincinnati, West Chester, you’ll also have plenty of options for grabbing a bite to eat or continuing the fun at another great activity. Here are some of the best restaurants near our location: Try Jag’s Steak and Seafood, Palermo’s Restaurant West Chester, Skyline Chili, Stone Creek Dining Center - West Chester, Dingle House Irish Pub & Grub, Aladdin’s Eatery, Mellow Mushroom, El Rancho Nuevo Floer Dr, Buffalo Wild Wings, Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill, or Mitchell’s Fish Market. Also, for other fun activities in West Chester, see Topgolf, Eagle Tee Golf Center, AMC West Chester 18 for movies, The Streets of West Chester for shopping, or Sky Zone Trampoline Park for jumping. As you can see, it’s not hard to find fun things to do alongside an escape room in the West Chester community.

Cincinnati Locations
Breakout Games - Cincinnati (Hyde Park)

3653 Michigan Ave, Ste 205B
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Phone: 513-612-9975

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Breakout Games - Cincinnati (West Chester)

6066 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: 513-285-9470

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