Escape rooms are a fun option for activities to do in groups, and put your brain to work. Daejeon being a big city, you have a few options of escape rooms to choose from for the optimal thrilling time with friends.
Escape Rooms are places in which players join forces to find clues, solve puzzles, and find an exit to a locked room. It is a fun activity to do with friends and immerse in a challenging yet fun situation.
For me, escape rooms are the live experience of playing escape games. As a kid, I used to play this genre a lot. So, as soon as the first escape room in my city opened, I did not hesitate to go. In Korea, it is no different, although you may face a language barrier which is something to take into consideration. Either way, you can choose to play in many different themed rooms, with various difficulty levels.
Since this is not an everyday activity, if you live in a small city, it might be harder to find an escape room or at least more than one option. This is my case. I live in Nonsan, so the closest city that I can find something like that is Daejeon. Without further ado, here are a few places that you can try to go in case you live in the area.
Note: You can make a reservation directly on the website. Also, there are options for phone and email reservations.
The Q Escape room has a total of 5 rooms. They are rated in four categories: Reasoning Power (추리력, R), Fear (공포도, F), Activity (활동성, A), and Difficulty (난이도, D). Going in order, it means how much you have to think about it; how scary it is; how many puzzles it has; and how hard it is to solve the room. Have in mind that all the rooms are for 2 to 6 people to play, and the rating goes from 0 to 5 (five being the maximum).
You can check the back story of each room on their website, by Clicking Here. But, here is a quick summary of what they have at Q Escape:
The Q Escape (더큐이스케이프 대전점) Address: 8th floor, 20 Dunsan-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon Korean address: 대전광역시 서구 둔산로 20, 8층 801호 Operating Hours: Mon-Thu: 12:00 - 23:00 Fri: 12:00 - 24:00 Sat: 11:00 - 1:00 Sun: 11:00 - 24:00
Similar to the previous one, Door Escape also indicates the difficulty (D) of each room. This time, they also indicate the time available (T) for each room, and the minimum and maximum number of people (P) that can play (which differs depending on the puzzle room).
Door Escape Daejeon (도어이스케이프 NC대전유성점) Address: Daejeon, Yuseong-gu, Oncheon 1(il)-dong, 119 Korean address: 대전 유성구 계룡로 119 (NC백화점 10층) Operating Hours: 10:30 - 21:00
Esc Escape ranks the rooms into difficulty (D) and Fear (F) factors. Also, this time, the maximum level is 6, since their new addition raised the bar on the difficulty.
ESC Daejeon (ESC 대전둔산점) Address: 32-30 Dunsan-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon Korean address: 대전 서구 둔산로 32-30 반포빌딩 5층 Operating Hours: 11:00 - 23:20
This time, the rooms are only rated by difficulty. And the maximum number of players will always be 5 people for each of their rooms.
Rooms A Daejeon Bank(룸즈에이 대전은행점) Address: Daejeon, Jung-gu, Eunhaeng-dong, 33-2 Korean address: 대전광역시 중구 중앙로164번길 28, 4층 Operating Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
Master Key has two units in Daejeon. This one also has a limited number of players. Most of the rooms are available for 4 people (only one having the maximum number of five players).
This time, also only the difficulty is indicated, and the maximum level is 6.
Rooms A Daejeon Bank(마스터키 궁동점) Address: 409-5 Gung-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon Korean address: 대전 유성구 대학로151번길 26 Operating Hours: 12:00 - 24:00
This escape room has the same idea, only the difficulty is displayed. The maximum number of players is 6. Now, we are back to the maximum level of ranking being 5.
Cubescape Daejeon (큐브이스케이프 대전둔산점) Address: 1101-1 Dunsan-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon Korean address: 대전광역시 서구 둔산동 1101-1 5층 Operating Hours: Mon-Thu: 13:00 - 23:00 Fri - Sun: 12:00 - 2:00
Although they have difficulty and fear factors displayed, only one of the rooms available has a minor fear experience. So if you are a fan of the theme, I would suggest other establishments. This place is best suited for those who enjoy puzzles, but not the thrill of being scared.
Regardless of the number of players, each person pays 15,000 won.
Sherlock Holmes Escape (방탈출 추리존) Address: 24 Beongil, Daejong-ro 480, Jung-gu, Daejeon Korean address: 대전 중구 대종로480번길 24 Operating Hours: 12:40 - 21:00