Columbus Escape Rooms at Breakout Games

Breakout Games - Columbus is the premier escape room in the Buckeye state! Here, you and your friends will team up on a journey for escape, seeking out tricky clues, solving puzzles and riddles, and ultimately racing against the clock to break out in time! This new, fully immersive and exceptional entertainment option is rapidly taking the nation by storm. At Breakout, you’ll find only the top quality rooms that have been designed with the utmost care and attention to detail to provide a wonderful and enjoyable experience. If you want to see for yourself why Breakout has become the top recognized escape room brand in the country, sign up today and play one of our amazing escape rooms!

Escape Rooms in Columbus

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Directions to Breakout Games - Columbus

Located in Grandview Heights, Breakout is easily accessible from any part of Columbus. The quickest route to Breakout is by taking Dublin Rd (33) until turning north onto Grandview Ave. Breakout is on the left.

Coming from The Ohio State University campus, head south on OH-315 S, take the Exit for I-670 W, and take Exit 1B for Grandview Ave. Head north until you see Breakout on the left. It is less than a 10 minute drive from the center of campus!

From downtown Columbus, take 4th St (23) north and then I-670 W, until Exit 1B, head north on Grandview Ave until you see Breakout on the left.

Other Escape Rooms in Columbus

While we wish that you would play Breakout again and again, the reality of escape rooms is that you’ll play each room just one time, as you’d probably remember many of the clues’ solutions on a second go-round. So after completing the 6 rooms currently open at Breakout Games - Columbus, you’ll definitely be looking for more options (escape rooms do tend to be addicting!). Here are some of the other great escape rooms in Columbus, OH to try: Buckeye Escape Room, Redemption Escape Room, Lockology Columbus Escape Room, Amaze, Escape It Grandview, The ScareAtorium, Trapped Columbus, Room Escape Adventures, and Columbus Escape Room. Clearly you won’t be short of options for escape rooms in this great city!

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

While many people boldly enter an escape room with the belief that this should be easy, the reality is that escape rooms are actually quite difficult. It wouldn’t be very exciting if everyone escaped! Therefore, you’ll want to get some good ideas about how to tackle these rooms before you go in, as things can quickly become frantic in an escape room where no one has any clue where to start. The key is to work together as a team with your group. Remember, everyone has the same goal of making it out in time, so this is no place to settle a years-long sibling dispute or friend rivalry. Also, try to focus on all the details and determine which may be useful for solving a clue, and try to avoid the “red herrings”. Most solutions are pretty obvious, once you realize them. Of course while you’re reaching for thoughts that seem just out of reach this can feel impossible, but do note that we have created our rooms to be accessible to everyone aged 10 and up. Therefore, try not to overcomplicate the puzzles. Lastly, when you get stuck on something for what feels like an extended period of time (5-10 minutes), ask for a clue so you can move on. An hour passes very quickly in escape rooms, and if you waste too much time on one particular step you may doom yourself to failure. Good luck on your next escape adventure!

Restaurants and Recommendations for an Escape Room Night

While Columbus has many options for fun things to do out on the town, there are a couple great restaurants and bars very close to Breakout Games - Columbus so that you can enjoy a great night out on the town without having to spend it driving around all night. A few of our favorite Grandview neighborhood spots include Smokehouse Brewing Company, Woodland’s Backyard, Rancho Alegre, Dan the Baker Toast Bar (Coffee and Pastries), Matt the Miller’s Tavern, DK Diner, Winking Lizard Tavern, Hofbrauhaus Columbus (German Beer Hall and Grub), Spagio (European), AAB Indian, Third and Hollywood, and Z Cucina di Spirito (Italian). Also, there are many fun activities nearby too, including Miner 49er Black Light Miniature Golf and the Ohio Craft Museum. Breakout can be just one part of your fun day out in Grandview Heights, Columbus.

Columbus Locations
Breakout Games - Columbus

835 Grandview Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-796-4073

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