Things You Need To Know

Arrive 15 Minutes Early

That way you can enjoy the full Escape HQ Hamilton experience without any rush.

Your Valuables Will Be Safe

Got bags, phones or laptops? These will be securely stored during your game so there is no need to worry.

What Happens at Escape HQ Hamilton
Stays at Escape HQ Hamilton

We ask that you kindly keep the secrets of your escape to yourself! Oh, and no pictures please!

Am I Locked In The Room?
Do You Offer Corporate Team Building And Events?
How do I book?
Do I need to book in advance?
Can I Buy A Gift Voucher?
What hours are you open?
How Many People Can I Play With?
What if I arrive late?
What Games Do You Have At Escape HQ Hamilton?
How Do I Play Escape HQ Hamilton?
Where Is Escape HQ Hamilton?
What Is Escape HQ Hamilton?
Who can play at Escape HQ Hamilton?
How much does Escape HQ Hamilton cost?
Am I Locked In The Room?

Our rooms meet New Zealand’s health and safety regulations so although we ‘lock’ you in the room, as required by law, you are able to exit the room at any time if you choose to. There is an emergency exit button beside each locked door that when pushed releases the door instantly allowing you to exit.

In the event of a power cut or if the fire alarm is triggered, all doors open immediately. We have two clearly lit emergency exits in case of an emergency. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact us on 07 262 3035 or hamilton@escapehq.co.nz

Do You Offer Corporate Team Building And Events?

Escape HQ Hamilton offers events that are incredibly fun, universally engaging and, research shows, can be very beneficial for corporate team building. Throw in catering options, cake if it’s your birthday, and timeslots everyday of the week, and it’s an ideal corporate, hen’s, stag or birthday party experience! We even have special kids party packages!

To get more details, please see our Events page or send us an email: hamilton@escapehq.co.nz

How do I book?

Booking is really simple. Go to our bookings page and follow these simple steps –

1. Choose your group size. We allow from 2 – 6 players. Less than 2 means you want to play alone. It’s hard but you can if you really want (but you need to pay for 2 players). More than 6 players is possible too – just book 2 or more rooms and spread your team across those rooms. You will start at the same time and play against each other.

2. Choose your room theme. There is a description on the booking site and more information in our FAQs here on another page but all games are great to play.

3. Choose your preferred date and time. By clicking on all the games you get more choice of dates and times. The chances are you will find a free slot on one of the rooms so check them all one by one!

4. Choose the game and pay. You should have no problems paying by credit card using our online system. If you do encounter problems please contact us on 07 262 3035 or hamilton@escapehq.co.nz.

Important notes: to book multiple rooms select them one by one then pay together at checkout. To book more than 6 months ahead, contact us.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, we operate a sophisticated booking and calendar system here on our website. Bookings always fill up quickly in our popular session times, therefore we highly recommend booking online to get the slot you want.

Can I Buy A Gift Voucher?

Yes – Gift Vouchers can be purchased 24/7 online through our secure payment gateway. Gift Vouchers are emailed automatically on payment. They can also be purchased in the Escape HQ Hamilton branch at 37B Harwood Street, Hamilton.

Escape HQ Hamilton gift vouchers make the perfect present for friends and family. You can avoid the shops and buy them a unique experience they won’t forget!

All gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

You can buy a gift voucher here

What hours are you open?

We are open from 10:00am until 10:00pm, 7 days a week. Our first adventure starts each day at 10:00am and the last at 8.30pm. We close after the last adventurers complete there room around 10:00pm.

How Many People Can I Play With?

Our games are all designed for 2 – 6 players. We have two game rooms so we can accommodate up to 12 players at a time.

We are happy to accommodate you as a solo player but remember it will be hard work! It is also a lot of extra work for our game masters so we need to still charge our minimum rate of 2 players.

So how many people should play? We have tested all sorts of numbers but the ideal is a group of 2 – 6 players. For this reason we are quite strict about these team sizes now as we want to ensure each and every Escape HQ Hamilton experience is thoroughly rewarding.

What if I arrive late?

This is a LIVE adventure concept so unfortunately if you arrive late, you may NOT be able to play for a full hour. It is really important to try to arrive on time for the benefit of your fellow adventurers too. As we may have games booked after yours, the game may have to start without you or your game time will be reduced. We highly recommend to arrive 10 minutes before the start of your game!

What Games Do You Have At Escape HQ Hamilton?

We currently have two uniquely themed game rooms that have proven to be a huge hit with all teams who have played them.

Udder Graziness

In the Udder Graziness Game, the pressure is really on. The rain is on its way and there is a lot to do, so you and your team need to work fast!

Oh no – you’ve overslept! When you finally get up, you start to feel the clouds rolling in. It dawns on you that the boss is away for the morning. He will expect a lot of jobs done around the farm while he is gone… and the clock is ticking!

With a sense of panic, you start your day. He wanted you to do something about the hay, perhaps? Did he also mention some broken fences?

It immediately comes to mind that the milking machines are not working.  As a result, you’ll need to find another way to get the job done. Seems like it’s going to be “one of those days…”

To be victorious in the Udder Graziness Game, your team must work together to solve a multitude of crazy clues and puzzles. Don’t dally though, because time is against you. Better get a moooove on!

Dark Side of the Room

In the Dark Side of the Room Game, the year is 1978. It is a time of big cars, big parties, and more importantly – big concerts. You are a roadie for a rock band, so you have an important part to play. Your effort is vital in helping them get ready for the show.

With just 60 minutes left before tonight’s performance, you are searching for the band. You are freaking out because there is still a lot of setting up to be done.

With a little help from the staff, you have just gained access to the band’s hotel room. Upon looking around, you see the room is a mess but more importantly, there is no sign of the band.

Time’s running out because the concert is about to start. Can you solve the mystery of the Dark Side of the Room Game, and give the raving fans what they came for? It’s up to you to make sure the show goes ahead in an hour.

Coming Soon!

We have an awesome new game coming soon. We’re not giving any secrets away but it is bound to knock your socks off!!

How Do I Play Escape HQ Hamilton?

To answer this now would give away the whole surprise so let’s just say it is one of the most exhilarating ways to spend 90 minutes with your friends. The adventure lasts 60 minutes but you should arrive 10 minutes before for your briefing. The adventure itself involves escaping from a room themed according to a historic mystery. Solve the mystery and escape. Sounds simple? Just try!

Can I play on my own? Our games are all designed for 2 – 6 players. We are happy to accommodate you as a solo player but remember it will be hard work! It is also a lot of extra work for our game masters so we need to still charge our minimum rate of 2 players.

So how many people should play? We have tested all sorts of numbers but the ideal is a group of 2 – 6 players. For this reason we are quite strict about these team sizes now as we want to ensure each and every Escape HQ Hamilton experience is amazing!

Where Is Escape HQ Hamilton?

We are located in Hamilton city at 37B Harwood Street – right on the corner of Harwood and Liverpool Streets. There’s plenty of metered parking near our Main Entrance on Liverpool Street.

What Is Escape HQ Hamilton?

Escape HQ Hamilton games are unique adventures based on the classic “escape the room” online games now popular in many countries around the world.

We offer a true “experience” where your challenge is to solve unique and historic mysteries. As a team you play against the clock in one of our rooms to solve the mystery and thereby find your escape. The whole experience lasts for 90 minutes including the briefing, the game itself is 60 minutes.

We currently have two game rooms available, each of which is suitable for groups of 2 to 6 players at a time. We also have a chill out lounge where you can enjoy a drink and a snack before or after your game. Hey – we’ll even take a photo of your team and post it online so you can all share and enjoy the memories!

Who can play at Escape HQ Hamilton?

Escape HQ Hamilton is aimed at anyone with a sense of fun who likes puzzles. We have intentionally designed the adventures to appeal to different age groups, genders and backgrounds. All of our themes at Escape HQ Hamilton are suitable for all ages and are family friendly, There are no adult themes, gore or frights.

How much does Escape HQ Hamilton cost?

Prices start from $28 INCL GST per adult (child $22, student $28). Game prices are per person and depend on the number of players. To book, simply go to our booking page and select your group size, choice of game room, date and time and then pay using our secure system with credit card. It’s as easy as that! The adventure will be well worth the money and a memorable experience.

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