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The Great Escape Room Buffalo

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Unique and Fun Evening

We had a fantastic time trying to escape from Sherlock's Library. We didn't break out, but we had... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Kay P
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Lancaster, New York
Fun times

This was a very smooth running professional business. Personable employees, tricky clues... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Sara D
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Orchard Park, New York
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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The Great Escape Room is a real-life room escape game. Escape games are the newest craze sweeping the nation – a fun, team-building, brain-busting experience! The door is locked behind you and 60 minutes are on the clock! You must work together in...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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300 Pearl St, Suite 125, Olympic Towers, Buffalo, NY 14202-2504
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The puzzle was very well done. We had ten people and completed with 5 minutes left. After you find all the clues, the puzzles are intuitive for the most part. Some puzzles are a stretch. Overall our group tended to overthink the puzzles, so I...More

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The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Thank you so much for your honest review. We greatly appreciate all feedback and I will certainly look into the matter of tone and verbiage. Thank you otherwise so much for coming out and putting your minds to our puzzles, we take great pride in...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We have been to other escape rooms and felt like you were digging harder than necessary to figure out the puzzles. We are very competitive and don't like to be defeated. We were happy to know how to solve what we hadn't completed but left...More

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1  Thank Neverariel
The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

I am saddened to hear of your experience and that your group was frustrated by our puzzles. Generally our rooms do have a 20% escape rate, it is a challenge, and no Buffalo participants have beat our rooms with more than 9 minutes on the...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018

We had a fantastic time trying to escape from Sherlock's Library. We didn't break out, but we had so much fun! The "Librarians" Fran and Amanda were great at providing subtle hints at just the right time. If you have tried other escape rooms and...More

Thank Kay P
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This was a very smooth running professional business. Personable employees, tricky clues. Comfortable waiting area with games. Multiple rooms with different themes.

Thank Sara D
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We had a birthday party here and it was a blast. Fran, our host, was excellent. The detail and decor in the room (library) was well done.

Thank Karyn T
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We escaped the library!! It was challenging but fun. Eric was great and answered all our questions. We can't wait to come back and try one of the other rooms.

Thank mkzemla
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

It was a great time. I am looking forward to trying the other escape rooms. Fran was great as well...

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Fran was the best! Our party of 3 escaped the Library with 17 seconds to spare! Fran let us know how smart we were, with only about a 15-18% of success with that many people. Maybe it was pure flattery, but we will be back!...More

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We booked a last minute room in the Sherlock Holmes themed room. It was just my girlfriend and I in a room designed for up to 10. We didn't escape (missed it by seconds!) but had a great time doing it. It's very different to...More

1  Thank Josh R
Reviewed 9 May 2018

A group of work friends and I treated ourselves to an escape room in downtown Buffalo. Most of us had not done one before, and certainly not in Buffalo. if you didn't know already Buffalo is definitely on a resurgence, with lots of bars, restaurants,...More

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The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write and post your review about your experience at The Great Escape Room Buffalo. We are happy you enjoyed the President's Bunker and are proud to be part of the downtown Buffalo Resurgence. Thanks for the "recommend" and...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

Fran and Eric helped make our experience fun and exciting. we did all 3 rooms, and had a blast. i would recommend The Great Escape Room to anyone.

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The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 17 April 2018

Loved the experience, would definitely recommend it to friends traveling through Buffalo! Definitely a unique evening unlike any other.

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Thank Gavin K
The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

That is so wonderful to hear! We hope you make it back in for another room!

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Response from gram_of_traveler | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can always get your tickets through Groupon, like most of us in my group did, it's like 30$ for 2 people :) Have fun
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