Vzaperti ("Locked") is one of the most popular escape rooms in Kyiv. The company was among the first to introduce the format of escape rooms and quests in the capital. Vzaperti offers various quests for a team of 2-4 members. The game lasts one hour during which you should find all the clues and solve the puzzles to get out. The cost ranges from UAH 300 to UAH 1000 depending on the format, as well as the booking date.
According to reviews on TripAdvisor, one of the most popular quests is Se7en. The legend of the game states that you wake up in an abandoned room, which appears to be a maniac's lair. The villain is sure he's the God's weapon and he delivers punishments to the captives for their sins. The minimal requirement age for this game is 18. Other popular quests mentioned by the visitors include Boardwalk Empire, Underground, Time Machine and Post-apocalypse. You can view the price list and book the game at vzaperti.com.ua.
Pod Zamkom ("Under the Lock") is another popular Kyiv escape room that offers quests in English. The company's quests are suitable for a team of 2 to 5 people and the time of the game ranges from 60 to 90 minutes. All the puzzles and clues to find the way out are solved by logic and teamwork. The price ranges from UAH 500 to UAH 1000. The lowest price is set for the quests available in the morning time.
Pod Zamkom also has discounts - for instance, if you pay with card or through Private24, you will automatically receive a 10% discount. Visitors on TripAdvisor often praise Pod Zamkom quests for being well-thought and giving enough time to solve the riddles. Time Travelling is available in English and is recommended for beginners. The players are time travelers that came from future to save the mankind from extinction. Booking is available at podzamkom.ua.
Quest Land company specializes in game-based quest rooms in Kyiv. So far the visitors can enjoy Dead Space, a sci-fi game that takes place aboard a giant spaceship, and Lara Croft, based on the story of the famous adventurous archaeologist. The quests are suitable for a team of 2 to 4 players, aged 16+ for Dead Space and 14+ for Lara Croft. Both games last 60 minutes.
The price ranges from UAH 700 to UAH 1100 and varies depending on the time of the day. The official website of the company states that the English versions of escape rooms were developed by native speakers. Visitors back up the statement with positive reviews on TripAdvisor. You can view the schedule and book a game at questland.com.ua.
Escape Quest is a small yet popular escape room company that offers quests in English in Kyiv. The games are suitable for teams of 2 to 4 people aged 12+. Traditionally, goal stays the same - find your way out of the room in 60 minutes. The cost ranges from UAH 700 to UAH 1000 depending on the date and time of the day. To give an idea, quests after 10 P.M. are the most expensive, while the cheapest are those available in the daytime.
The Legend of Joker is by far one of the most popular original quests. The game follows the story of Joker who terrorizes Gotham City - and the players seem to be one of his new toys. Escape Quest also partners with other escape rooms in English represented in Kyiv. For instance, Kryivka is praised on TripAdvisor as an incredibly detailed room with authentic artifacts. You can view all details at escapequest.net.
60 Escape Rooms
60 Escape Rooms presents themselves as a 'boutique business of escape rooms', as the company doesn't purchase ready-made scenarios but instead creates their own. The games last 60 minutes and are suitable for teams up to 4-5 people. So far the company offers three original and one partner quests in English.
The most popular among them is called “Why the Heck Panda?”. The players have to go through the World of Lost Childhood in a charming pink room of a little girl and find the clue that hides in the game's name. Many reviews state that the rooms are well-thought - instead of the abundance of code locks, the quest was equipped with modern technologies to make it more interesting. The schedule and booking are available at 60.kiev.ua.
KADRooM company is the first to focus on escape rooms based on movies. The range of quests includes classics like Titanic and Star Wars, as well as horrors like Friday 13th, Saw and A Nightmare on Elm Street. The company's website offers to choose a room based on the number of players (individual, 2-4 or 3-4), the player's age (12+ - 18+), time (30 or 60 minutes) and difficulty level (easy to very hard).
The price ranges from UAH 500 to UAH 1000 depending on the game format, date and time. Visitors on TripAdvisor recommend Titanic as a well-thought room with nice design and clever clues. The staff is said to be enthusiastic with good English skills. You can view available escape rooms at kadroom.com.
Claustrophobia escape rooms are an international company so far present in 9 countries and 15 cities around the globe. As for Kyiv, the company offers three quests of medium and high difficulty for a team of 2 to 4 people. One of the most popular of available quests is Lair Hannibal's, where the players as FBI operatives find themselves in a house that belongs to the famous psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter.
The goal, as usual, is to stay alive and escape in 60 minutes. The quests are said to be well-developed and captivating. The prices range from UAH 500 to UAH 1000 depending on the quest type, date and time of the day. You can view the available schedule at kiev.claustrophobia.com.
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