Escape Rooms and Games in Zurich

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

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 Zurich ↓

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 Zurich ↓

Portable Games

Event managers, listen up! The URBANevent Game is perfect for business events and team building! Up to 200 persons can play simultaneously in teams of 5.

URBANevent Games in Zurich ↓

Escape Rooms in Zurich

Escape Room:

Room of Rebel: Reloaded

A whole lot of tricky riddles and witty tasks await in this medievally decorated Wilhelm Tell themed room. Recommended for experience escape game players. Would you like to immerse yourself in the world of William Tell and go on a fun and exciting Escape Room adventure with your friends? Then take an hour to walk in the footsteps of the legendary Swiss freedom fighter!

Focus all your senses to find out how Wilhelm Tell managed to save his life after the crimes he committed.

Escape Room:

Escape the Animal Smuggler

You’ve discovered an animal smuggler in the jungle, but before you can report him to the local police, he captures you and locks you and his smuggled animals in a top-secured room.

Will you be able to free yourself and the captured animals before the 60 minutes are up?

PLEASE NOTE: At least one player must weigh less than 70 kg (ca. 154 lbs).

Escape Room:

Family: Escape the Animal Smuggler

We welcome all families in this exciting, new Escape Room experience for children of 5 years of age and older! A magical and unexpected world awaits the little explorers behind the closed doors.

Their mission is clear: they must free the captured animals before the animal smuggler returns!

This Family Escape Room is particularly suitable for a children’s birthday party. Since there are plenty of puzzles for the kids to discover and to solve, all children will be engaged and entertained throughout the game. It’s possible to include one or more presents into the game. We’ll make sure the birthday present is hidden inside a locked chest to be opened by the birthday child for even more fun and excitement.

Escape Room:

Room 67
(in Novotel Zurich)

This room is not for the faint of heart.

Scuffed walls, a messy bed… what’s happened here? The rundown retro motel room is full of mysterious puzzles and tricky challenges. Take on the challenge from the hotel manager as a team, because only then can you escape from ROOM 67.

Escape Room:

Room 67 with a 3-course menu
(in Novotel Zurich)

Finish your unforgettable experience in Room 67 with a delicious, seasonal 3-course menu after the game.

This offer is particularly well suited for 2 Teams (please book two adjacent game appointments for this).

Escape Room:

Room 67 Food just like home!
(in Novotel Zurich)

Finish your unforgettable experience in Room 67 with a tasty home-style meal after the game. The food is served in large bowls and pots and everyone can help themselves to their hearts’ content. That’s how the evening becomes a great experience.

This offer is particularly well suited for 2 Teams (please book two adjacent game appointments for this).

Here’s what our guests say:

Missions in Zurich

Family Outdoor Mission:

Adventures with Elves: The Proof

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 ZÜRICHescape 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:

Jack the Rapper

Jack the Rapper is touring around Europe, but one morning after one of his concerts he wakes up in a strange room. He doesn’t know where he is nor how he got there. The only thing he could find is half of his ticket for a train that leaves in 90 minutes.

But he can’t remember where he wanted to go nor what he is supposed to do next! Can you help him find the second half of his ticket in time?

Mission:

Robbery of the Century

An anonymous person has just called the police to let them know that the biggest robbery of all time is being planned in Zurich. Only you and your team of clever, skilled detectives can discover and crack the clues to stop the robbery from happening.

Set out to find out where and when the robbery will take place and reveal the identity of the thief!

Mission:

Forgetful Grandma

Grandma Dietiker is a very active and clever elderly lady. She likes reading books, doing cross puzzles and travelling a lot. Right now she is going on holiday to an exotic country. She has to take the train to the airport.

Unfortunately, her memory is not as reliable as it used to be. Unfortunately, her memory is not as reliable as it used to be. She is very forgetful: but since she is aware of this, she has hidden the train connection in various puzzles and codes for fear of forgetting which train she should take to the airport.

Are you witty and smart enough to solve the puzzles and let the grandmother know which train she should take?

Mission:

Alien Invasion

A group of hostile extraterrestrials has recently landed at an unknown location in Zurich. They possess the legendary Intergalactic Destructive Weapon (IDW) that can extinguish all life on Earth. And the aliens are planning on using it!

Discover the hidden identity of the extraterrestrials, disable the IDW and save the planet!

Mission:

Murder in the Hotel
(in Hotel Steigenberger)

You have traveled for a nice trip to Zurich and you’re staying at a prominent location in the beautiful boutique hotel Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac on the lake.

You have been partying all night long and come back to the hotel after a great party in the early morning hours. But the fun, relaxed atmosphere is quickly gone as you see a dead body in the hotel lobby.

Please note: This Mission takes place directly at Hotel Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac and is accompanied by a special, culinary masterwork, a delicious 3-course menu.

Mission:

Undercover: The Celebrity
(in Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport)

You are a group of journalism students and you’ve been assigned to do undercover investigation in Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport. Supposedly, a famous star has checked in here and your task is to find out who that person is exactly.

When you finish your investigation, you’re going to write an exclusive article that will be published as a front page story in the media.

This Mission takes place directly at Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport and is accompanied by special, culinary masterworks.

Mission:

Undercover: Lover
(in Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport)

Rumours say that a famous celebrity has checked into Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport today with her lover, whom she’s been hiding from the public, to spend a romantic weekend together. After all, she’s married.

The couple was seen as they got onto a plane headed towards Zurich that landed here yesterday. Only the celebrity was recognized, but her lover was only seen from behind. Apparently he’s a grown-up man…

This Mission takes place directly at Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport and is accompanied by special, culinary masterworks.

Outdoor Mission:

Police vs. Junkies

The police have just been informed that drugs are being manufactured and sold close to ZÜRICHescape. Therefore, they are planning an immediate drug raid. One junkie has also heard about the drugs and informed the others right away.

The police want to secure the drugs and arrest the dealers. But the junkies, too, want to secure the drugs, so they warn the dealers about the raid.

Who’s going to find the drugs first? Only the dealers know the exact location where the drugs are stored.

Please note: This Mission is played outdoors.

Here’s what our guests say:

URBANevent Games in Zurich

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@zurichescape.ch or give us a call: 043 317 19 19.

URBANevent Game:

Save the Finger
(in Novotel Zurich City West)

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.

This portable URBANevent game takes place in Novotel Zürich City West and it includes a delicious cold and warm buffet with a wide variety of tasty specialties.

Preis per person:

  • Alternative 1: 109 CHF incl. the game, buffet, and water
  • Alternative 2: 115 CHF incl. the game, buffet, water, and a welcome drink

For more information and for bookings, please contact us via email at info@zurichescape.ch or give us a call: 043 317 19 19.

URBANevent Game:

Save the Finger
(in Tibits Zurich)

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.

This portable game takes place at Tibits Zurich and it includes vegetarian and vegan, cold and warm, savory and sweet delicacies and specialties.

Preis per person:

  • Alternative 1: 104 CHF incl. the game, buffet, and water
  • Alternative 2: 130 CHF incl. the game, buffet, water, a welcome drink, and 3 additional drinks of your choice

For more information and for bookings, please contact us via email at info@zurichescape.ch or give us a call: 043 317 19 19.

URBANevent Game:

Save the Finger
(in Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport)

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.

This Mission takes place directly at Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport (Map ) and it’s accompanied by special, culinary masterworks.

PRICES:

  • Price per person, incl. Apero: CHF 90
  • Price per person, incl. Apero Riche: CHF 105
  • Price per person, incl. 3-course menu: CHF 130

For more information and for bookings, please contact us via email at info@zurichescape.ch or give us a call: 043 317 19 19.

FAQ:
Escape Games Zurich

Frequently asked questions about Escape Rooms and Escape Games in Zurich

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 Mission is played outdoors in an open area, which is different from other Missions played in roofed public spaces.

However, the keyword “Mission” does imply that this game doesn’t take place at URBANescape directly. 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.

How many players should a team have?

Based on our experience and the size of our rooms, the optimal number of players is:

  • Room of Rebel Reloaded: 2-5 players
  • Adventure in the jungle: 3-6 players
  • Family: Adventure in the jungle: 3-6 players

For Missions, the number of players can be 2 – 5.

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?

Our URBANescape games are interactive games for 2 to 5 or 6 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?

In “Room of Rebel: Reloaded” and in “Escape the Animal Smuggler” all players should be at least 12 years old.

The “Family: Escape the Animal smuggler” is suitable for children aged 5 years and older. However, children under 15 years need to be accompanied by an adult.

We recommend our Missions to players older than 12 years of age.

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 you’re looking to organize a team building or team event, bachelor(ette) party, school class, or a (kids’) birthday party, our URBANescape games can accommodate up to 102 players simultaneously: 12 players in our escape Escape Rooms and 90 players in 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.

In our Family Escape Room we can include an extra puzzle if you wish, hiding your birthday present in a treasure chest for the birthday boy or girl to find.

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 & Locations in Zurich

Location Zeughaus­strasse:

ZURICHescape
Zeughausstrasse 51
8004 Zurich
(Map and directions )

Phone and Email:

043 317 19 19
info@zurichescape.ch

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

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

Location Novotel:

Hotel Novotel Zurich City West
Schiffbaustraße 13
8005 Zurich
(Map and directions )

Phone and Email:

043 317 19 19
info@zurichescape.ch