Unlock your inner Nancy Drew with Phoenix’s best escape rooms

Posted at 7:30 AM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 10:44:25-04

Nancy Drew is finding new life on The CW with a small screen series premiering this October.

Drew, played by Mesa native Kennedy McMann, is known for her sleuth skills, and we want you to get your Nancy Drew on with these unique escape rooms around The Valley.

Eludesions: “The Painter’s Collection

Featured on Positively Arizona, “The Painter’s Collection” is the hardest escape room at Eludesions Escape Rooms. Partially designed by local body artist Brandon McGill, has no standard, physical keys. The horror-themed room dabbles in the supernatural, making it perfect for Nancy Drew fans.

PanIQ Escape Rooms: “Wild Wild West”

Dust off the boots, or leave the dust on for added effect, and try this cowboy-themed escape room in Phoenix. Wild West Escape Room is one of the harder rooms at PanIQ, and is great for a themed event.

The Puzzle Effect: Pipe Works

Not the most difficult escape in Phoenix, but certainly fun and challenging! The YourPHX CW crew tried it out and barely escaped with about 10 minutes left on the clock. “Pipe Works” is a great intro into the escape room world.

Eludesions: “Mad Hatter”

If aesthetic and room design draws you to escape rooms, you’ll fall in love with Eludesions’ ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed “Mad Hatter” room. Giant mushrooms mixed with vibrant colors might distract you from the tasks at hand.

Get a Clue: Escape from Alcatraz

You know rooms mean business when they have a minimum number of participants (4) and an allotted 75 minutes to complete. “Escape from Alcatraz at Get a Clue in Anthem received a skull and crossbones rating for fear and is considered one of the hardest escape rooms in Phoenix. The room’s description calls this room “intense” and “not recommended for children under 14.”

Good luck with whichever escape room you experience! And don’t forget to watch the premiere of Nancy Drew on YourPHX CW October 9, at 8 p.m.