Escape Rooms and Games in Winterthur

Discover the most exciting Escape Games, Rooms, and Missions in Winterthur – perfect for a fun adventure with friends, family, or colleagues as a team event!

Choose one of the fun, exciting adventures, get together with your team, and win the battle against time!

Which type of game would you like to play?

Escape Rooms

Find clues and solve puzzles in a team of 2-6 players in a thematically designed escape room full of riddles and locked cabinets before your 60 minutes are up!

Escape Rooms in Winterthur ↓

Missions

Your team of 2-5 players has 90 minutes to successfully finish a mission in a public space! Missions can be played with any weather – all locations are roofed over.

Missions in Winterthur ↓

Portable Games

Event Managers ahoy! The portable game is perfect for company events and teambuilding! Up to 200 persons can play simultaneously in teams of 5.

URBANevent Games in Winterthur ↓

Escape Rooms in Winterthur

Escape Room:

Nora

Nora has been missing since last night, after she didn’t come home after her ballet class. Her parents have asked you to help them find her and to enter the apartment where she was spotted last night.

Trying to figure out her whereabouts you enter a world filled with mysticism and puzzling clues. Nothing is what it looks like in this escape room.

Escape Room:

IPOGIOS 1

Experience an unforgettable, exciting hour in an industrial setting to discover and reveal the plans of a super-skilled thief and scammer. Your team of selected specialists has been assembled to find out how a gigantic compressor could have disappeared from a production hall under strange and dubious circumstances.

Please note! In “Duel Mode” you’ll not only be battling against the 60 minutes you have, but you’ll also need to be faster than your opponent team! (Escape Rooms Ipogios 1 and Ipogios 2 are two identical escape rooms)

Escape Room:

IPOGIOS 2

Experience an unforgettable, exciting hour in an industrial setting to discover and reveal the plans of a super-skilled thief and scammer. Your team of selected specialists has been assembled to find out how a gigantic compressor could have disappeared from a production hall under strange and dubious circumstances.

Please note! In “Duel Mode” you’ll not only be battling against the 60 minutes you have, but you’ll also need to be faster than your opponent team! (Escape Rooms Ipogios 1 and Ipogios 2 are two identical escape rooms)

Here’s what our guests say:

Missions in Winterthur

Family Outdoor Mission:

Adventures with Elves: The Proof

(From November 1st, 2019)

We welcome the entire family to our first Mission for children aged 7 years and older. This Outdoor Mission “The Proof” is the first game in our series “Adventures with Elves”, created specifically for children in 2nd grade and above.

The elves living close to WINTERTHURescape are quite busy in the near future and they need some help from children. But beware: the tasks the elves need you to finish aren’t easy at all. Therefore, they’ve prepared a little task to let the children proof that they’re able to help the elves.

The Mission is clear: the children need to solve all the puzzles and riddles to proof that they’re ready for some more demanding tasks the elves need help with.

This game is great for children’s birthday parties. It can accommodate up to 20 kids together with 4 adults playing at once!

Mission:

The Kidnapping

You are a team of private detectives. You have received a new assignment to solve: Mia, the daughter of a wealthy family, has been mysteriously kidnapped.

The kidnappers are demanding an ambitious ransom of 50 million CHF within 90 minutes – otherwise Mia will be ruthlessly killed. Mia’s father says it’s simply impossible to come up with such an enormous sum of money in such a short time! Your task is to find Mia before those 90 minutes are up to save her life!

This is an exciting Mission for up to 4 teams to play simultaneously!

Mission:

Mission 1 (from October 2019)
(in Hotel Banana City)

This Mission takes place in Hotel Banana City (Map ) and it includes an apero and a 3-course menu.

For more information, please contact us at info@winterthurescape.ch or give us a call: 043 388 01 38.

Mission:

Mission 2 (from October 2019)
(in Hotel Banana City)

This Mission takes place in Hotel Banana City (Map ) and it includes an apero and a 3-course menu.

For more information, please contact us at info@winterthurescape.ch or give us a call: 043 388 01 38.

Mission:

Mission 3 (from October 2019)
(in Hotel Banana City)

This Mission takes place in Hotel Banana City (Map ) and it includes an apero and a 3-course menu.

For more information, please contact us at info@winterthurescape.ch or give us a call 043 388 01 38.

Here’s what our guests say:

Portable Games in Winterthur

URBANevent Game:

Save the Finger
(Location of your choice)

Your task is to reconstruct the memories of yesterday’s crazy office party. Everyone had a lot to drink and celebrated until the early morning hours. The following morning you wake up to your colleague’s horrified scream upon discovering that one of their fingers is missing. None of you can remember what happened last night.

Find out what happened exactly before it’s too late! The clock is ticking and you’re the only ones who can save your colleague’s finger. There’s a lot at stake! Should you fail this assignment, your colleague might lose their finger for good.

For more information and for bookings, please contact us via email at info@winterthurescape.ch or give us a call: 043 388 01 38.

URBANevent Game:

Save the Finger
(in Hotel Banana City)

Your task is to reconstruct the memories of yesterday’s crazy office party. Everyone had a lot to drink and celebrated until the early morning hours. The following morning you wake up to your colleague’s horrified scream upon discovering that one of their fingers is missing. None of you can remember what happened last night.

Find out what happened exactly before it’s too late! The clock is ticking and you’re the only ones who can save your colleague’s finger. There’s a lot at stake! Should you fail this assignment, your colleague might lose their finger for good.

For more information and for bookings, please contact us via email at info@winterthurescape.ch or give us a call: 043 388 01 38.

FAQ:
Escape Games Winterthur

Frequently asked questions about Escape Rooms and Escape Games in Winterthur

What is an Escape Room? What is an Escape Mission?

Missions are different from Escape Rooms: You won’t be locked inside a room to find your way out. You will receive a mission assignment that you need to complete.

This quest doesn’t take place at URBANescape, but instead in close proximity in the public. You’ll receive a map where you’ll find the right starting point for your mission.

When you’ve arrived at the starting point, you’ll start solving a variety of different riddles and tasks. You have 60 minutes to solve all puzzles, just like you’d have in an Escape Room. You have additional 30 minutes for the way there and back. Thus, the entire game duration is 90 minutes.

All missions take place in roofed public areas, so you can play them with any weather.

Which games are more difficult, Escape Rooms or Missions?

Most groups who have played both game types find Missions to be a bit more difficult.

And the average game time confirms this: lots of groups manage to solve all parts of their assignment, yet they finish the tasks after their time is up.

Therefore, we’d recommend starting out with an Escape Room, and proceeding to Missions when you have your first game under your belt.

What is an "Outdoor Mission"?

“Outdoor” means that the entire game will be played outdoors in an open area, as opposed to our other Missions that are played in roofed public spaces.

“Mission” means that the game will take place at a single location. Thus, you won’t be walking along the streets of the city looking for clues (like with a paper chase).

What is a "Family Outdoor Mission"?
The Family Outdoor Mission was specifically created for children aged 7 years or in 2nd grade and older. “Outdoor” means that the entire Mission is played outdoors in an open area.

The game duration of a Family Outdoor Missions is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. The game will be finished automatically after 105 minutes.

“Mission” means that the game will take place at a single location. Thus, you won’t be walking along the streets of the city looking for clues (like with a paper chase).

Are the "Family Outdoor Missions" in Zurich and Winterthur identical?
No. Both games have the same name and a similar theme. However, the elves who need help from the children are not the same and they have different puzzles and riddles for them.

The other tasks have a similar approach to solving the puzzles. For example, in both games the children must sort photos from the area in the right order. Yet, the photos are completely different.

That said, you can play the Family Outdoor Mission with the same title at both locations.

Are Missions similar to Foxtrail?

No. With Foxtrail, you need to decipher encoded information in order to proceed to the next point in your assignment. You’ll proceed from one point to the next one and explore the city at the same time.

Our Missions take place at a public space that’s roofed. When you start solving puzzles and riddles, you will receive codes that will help you proceed to the next stages of the Mission or that will include useful information in order to complete your assignment successfully.

Can I play in English?

Foreign language speaking groups are very welcome at URBANescape! All our staff speaks English.

At least one team member must speak English to understand the game instructions and to explain them to the other players.

The Escape Rooms themselves don’t require any language skills. However, with Missions you should have solid English skills since all of the mission assignment tasks are in written form.

Can I play your games by myself?

URBANescape offers interactive games for 2 to 5 or 7 players, depending on the game. To solve certain puzzles and riddles, more than one players are needed. Unfortunately, you cannot play by yourself.

How old do I need to be to play?

We recommend all players in our Escape Rooms and Missions to be at least 12 years of age. However, children under 15 years need to be accompanied by an adult.

The Family Outdoor Mission is suitable for children aged 7 years and older.

We'd like to organize a team building event. How many persons can play simultaneously?

Whether team building, team events, bachelor(ette) parties, or school classes, URBANescape in Winterthur offers games for up to 42 players simultaneously: 17 persons in our Escape Rooms and 24 players in our Missions.

Our portable URBANevent Game can be played by up to 200 players at a location of your choice. In teams of 5, you will look for clues, solve riddles, and fulfil a variety of fun tasks.

What does "duel mode" mean in the Missions?

In a duel, two teams play against each other. At the end of the game you can compare the time it took for you to finish the game: There’s always a winning team to be found!

Can we organize a private event at URBANescape?

Whether it’s for team building, a bachelor(ette) party, or a birthday party – we’re happy to help you organize a fun, private event with us!

The only condition is that you need to book at least two double game appointments in our Escape Rooms. This means that both Rooms are played simultaneously for the first round, then both again for the second round. During the break between both game rounds we’re happy to serve you an apéro with some delicious refreshments in out Chill Out Café if you’d like.

Please contact us directly for more details and to inquire a booking.

Is the Family Adventure in the Jungle suitable for a kids' birthday party?
Yes! All Family Games are perfect for a children’s birthday party or a kids’ party in general.

Since there are plenty of puzzles for the kids to discover and to solve, all children will be engaged and entertained throughout the game.

For more details, please contact us directly.

Can I show up spontaneously or do I need to book my game in advance?

Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate spontaneous appointments without a booking at URBANescape. You always need to book your game in advance. You can book a game up until 24 hours in advance directly online. For last-minute bookings (less than 24 hours before the game) please contact us directly.

How can I change or cancel my booking?

You can cancel or change your Escape Room or Mission booking up until 48 hours before the game starts. All changes are subject to availability.

For Outdoor Missions, you can cancel or change your booking up until 5 hours before the game starts in case the weather is bad. No cancelation fee will be charged in this case.

We only accept written cancelations or changes to bookings. Therefore, please get in touch via e-mail.

Please note: For no-shows, we reserve the right to not refund your payment.

When should we arrive before the game starts? What happens if we're late?

It is important that you arrive 10 minutes before the game appointment starts .

Before the game, we’ll do a briefing about the story behind the Room and explain the game rules to you. Also, this is the last opportunity to visit the ladies’ or gents’ room before the game starts.

We have a set daily schedule that we need to follow. Therefore, if you arrive late, we can’t postpone your appointment to end later. Thus, the later you arrive, the less game time you have to play.

Are the Escape Room games scary, dangerous, or frightening?

Not at all. The most important thing about all of our games is that you’re having fun – you won’t find any scary or horror elements in our rooms.

The games consist of riddles and puzzles that you must solve to make it out of the room. The adrenaline rush comes from the 60-minute time constraint for solving all the puzzles.

Every Escape Room game is supervised and monitored by our Game Master. Should you start feeling anxious or claustrophobic, you can quickly get out of the room at any time.

Contact & directions in Winterthur

Location in Obergasse:

WINTERTHURescape
Obergasse 19
8400 Winterthur
(Map and directions )

Phone and Email:

043 388 01 38
info@urbanescape.ch

Opening hours (Email + Phone):
Mon – Fri 9AM – 6PM

Phone number for last-minute bookings during weekends:
Sat – Sun 10AM – 6PM