What is an Escape Room?

What is an escape room? We get asked that question a lot. 

The straight answer is it’s a live-action game where a group of players has to solve puzzles and clues in a certain amount of time to make it out of the playing area. 

But really, an escape room experience is so much more. 

The best escape rooms are a fun challenge that will test your ability to handle pressure. You step into another world where there are a lot of unknowns, a crazy amount of visual stimuli and a clock that’s ticking down. 

Needless to say, even the biggest skeptic gets a rush once that door closes behind them. Then it’s game on, and everyone is in it to win it. 

One thing that some people find surprising is how an escape room gets the creative juices flowing. It’s a situation that has you thinking way outside the box. The amazing set designs alone are enough to inspire you to take on a creative side project you’ve been planning to do forever. Trust us, you’ll feel like your creative thinking skills have gone up a notch.

Another aspect of escape rooms that’s surprising is that your communication skills are improved. At Extreme Escape, we’ve been named the #1 corporate team building experience in San Antonio because once a group of coworkers makes it out of one of our escape rooms they know a whole lot more about each other and how to effectively communicate. Without good communication among the players, there’s no way to escape the room in time. 

In short - an escape room isn’t your everyday game or standard entertainment. It’s an experience that will have you firing on all cylinders and ready to play again as soon as you escape.

Extreme Escape Brings the Adventure to San Antonio

Extreme Escape has two escape room locations that offer unique adventures you won’t experience anywhere else. If you want to try an escape room in San Antonio we have you covered - eight times over. 

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Encounter is an out-of-this-world experience that will make you forget you’re in San Antonio. This captivating, multi-chamber escape room has so many gadgets and gizmos you’ll feel like you’re at the NASA space center in Houston. But watch out - a carnivorous alien is closing in!

The Other Side

Parallel universes truly exist in The Other Side escape room. It’s the perfect adventure for Stranger Things fans that enjoy freaky sci-fi events that can’t be explained.

The Cursed

Deep in the heart of an eery forest, a witch has captured the souls of cursed victims. You must reverse the spell in time or you’ll be the next soul she takes.

The Lost Tomb

The Lost Tomb is an escape room that would have Indiana Jones pulling out all of his tricks. Step into a Mayan pyramid with puzzles around every corner that have to be solved before an eclipse that threatens all of humanity. 

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Master of Illusion

Master of Illusion is the escape room everyone has to try at least once. It’s one of our most highly rated escape rooms because of the intricate set design that will make you feel like you’re in a magician’s lair, the mind-bending puzzles and a surprise twist at the end.

The Undead

Who wouldn’t want to test their zombie fighting skills? In The Undead escape room, players must secure their location and solve clues to uncover an antidote before it’s too late.

Trapped Below

Hundreds of feet below the surface there’s a treasure waiting to be claimed, but getting to it and back above ground is no easy feat. The Trapped Below escape room will have you using all of your senses to navigate through an immersive setting that incorporates motion. This escape room is appropriate for younger players, which makes it ideal for family game night. 


Mutiny is another escape room that is equally enjoyed by kids and adults. Not only are you battling pirates, but you’re locked in the hull of a ship that’s about to be hit by a storm. You’ve only got an hour to make it off the ship before the storm sinks it.

Ready to play? Reserve a San Antonio escape room online