I love Live Escape Game / Mystery Rooms ever since we tried Mystery Manila’s Justice for Manila. It’s very addicting and a great challenging bonding session with your friends and family. Have you tried it?

It’s great to have two competing pioneers BreakOut Philippines by OutBreak Manila vs. Mystery Manila that continuous to elevate this live game genre in Manila. We tried all the Mystery Rooms and we solved most of it except for BreakOut Philippine’s Adarna’s Lair.  My personal favorite is Rebecca’s Room by Mystery Manila.

Here’s our top 10 Most Awesome Live Escape Game / Mystery Room Experience in Manila in 2014:

 

1. ADARNA’S LAIR @BreakOutPH

Breakout Manila - Adarna's Lair-12.jpgADARNA’S LAIR is the hardest Breakout Philippine’s real life escape room game experience. You play as detectives and find a cure for the initial spreading of the Zombie Outbreak in Manila. You only have 45mins until Dr. Adarna arrives or become a zombie bait.

I must admit this was the most challenging room we encountered, but also the most elaborate in terms of production setup and fun in terms of solving the puzzles.

We “almost” solved Adarna’s Lair, and here’s why we failed…

Read More: ADARNA’S LAIR – The Hardest Mystery Room to Solve in Manila @BreakoutPH

ADARNA’S LAIR
You are a detective trying to discover more about the virus during the initial spreading of the Zombie Outbreak in Manila. Succeeding rumors of Dr. Adarna being involved with the Outbreak, you investigate his house to look for solid evidence and perhaps a way to stop the infection before it becomes too late.

Upon entering the premises, you get a feeling you are not alone. You start hearing sounds you only hear in nightmares. Can you find the information you need and breakout before you become zombie bait?

Breakout Philippines
Paragon Plaza Ground floor Reliance St., corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila 1550
Email[email protected]
Instagram@breakoutph
Twitter@breakoutph
FacebookBreakout Philippines
Websitehttp://breakout.com.ph/

Operating Hours
Friday to Sunday: open to the general public from 10.00am to 11.30pm
Monday to Thursday: only available for private bookings and corporate team buildings.

 

2. REBECCA’S ROOM @MysteryManila

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REBECCA’S ROOM is the horror-inspired Mystery Manila Room where you solve the mysterious case of Rebecca Rubio. I must admit, it was a bit scary and challenging to solve in the dark, but also exciting because it uses NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to get the clues.

Read More: REBECCA’S ROOM: The Most Awesome Mystery Room @MysteryManila!

REBECCA’S ROOM
Play the role of spirit questers out to give peace to Rebecca’s soul. 
You are given 60 minutes inside Rebecca’s Room to solve the mystery behind her sudden disappearance. 
While inside the room, you find that there is more behind her disappearance. You even experience some paranormal events…what could these mean? 

Are you brave enough to enter Rebecca’s Room?

Mystery Manila – Jupiter Makati
2nd floor, G. A. Yupangco Building, Jupiter St. and Gil Puyat Avenue corner Reposo St., Brgy. Bel Air (landmark is Starbucks right across Mapua Makati & SM Jazz), 1200 Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Telephone: +632 869-2001
Mobile: +63 917 559-4010 
Websitehttp://mysterymanila.com/
Email[email protected]
FacebookMystery Manila
Twitter@MysteryManila
Instagram@Mystery_Manila
You TubeMystery Manila

Operating Hours
Mondays to Fridays: 1.00pm to 9.30pm 
Holidays/Saturdays/Sundays: 9.00am to 930pm 

 

3. OUTBREAK ASSAULT! @OutBreakManila

Outbreak Assault
OUTBREAK ASSAULT is a Zombie Survival Simulation, where a team of ten players, are geared up and sent on a mission inside a 6-storey abandoned building. Inside, the team will be given a set of tasks to complete while facing hordes of zombies. 

The OAP team were really excited to experience this first of a kind Zombie Survival Simulation.

Read More: OUTBREAK ASSAULT: Most Awesome Zombie Survival Game in Manila! @OutbreakManila

OUTBREAK ASSAULT: FIRST RESPONDER
Email[email protected]
FacebookOutbreak Manila
Websitehttp://outbreakmanila.com/

Note: One-day event only, watch out for the next Outbreak Assault event.

 

4. ESCAPED FROM TERMINUS @BreakOutPH

The Walking Dead
All roads led to Terminus and our team was trapped in a container van with a chained zombie! 

Here is how we escaped from Terminus under 15 minutes…

Read More: WALKING DEAD: Escaped from Terminus under 15 Minutes! (A Photo Essay)

Breakout Philippines
Paragon Plaza Ground floor Reliance St., corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila 1550
Email[email protected]
Instagram@breakoutph
Twitter@breakoutph
FacebookBreakout Philippines
Websitehttp://breakout.com.ph/

Note: One-time promotional event only.

 

5. WORLD OF WIZARDRY @MysteryManila

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WORLD OF WIZARDRY
 is a Harry Potter-inspired mystery room by Mystery Manila where you can play out your wizard fantasies of mixing potionsconjuring spells, and unlocking the secrets of the room.

It’s so much fun, even if you aren’t a Potterhead… 

Read More: WORLD OF WIZARDRY: Harry Potter-Inspired Mystery Room @MysteryManila

WORLD OF WIZARDRY
As a trainee wizard, you and your friends are tasked to steal the magical time turner and stop Sidius from his evil master plan that will change the world of wizardry. 

Mystery Manila – Jupiter Makati
2nd floor, G. A. Yupangco Building, Jupiter St. and Gil Puyat Avenue corner Reposo St., Brgy. Bel Air (landmark is Starbucks right across Mapua Makati & SM Jazz), 1200 Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Telephone: +632 869-2001
Mobile: +63 917 559-4010 
Websitehttp://mysterymanila.com/
Email[email protected]
FacebookMystery Manila
Twitter@MysteryManila
Instagram@Mystery_Manila
You TubeMystery Manila

Operating Hours
Mondays to Fridays: 1.00pm to 9.30pm 
Holidays/Saturdays/Sundays: 9.00am to 930pm 

 

6. ROOM 13 @BreakOutPH

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ROOM 13 is a Breakout Philippine’s real life escape room game experience where you and your friends are trapped and need to escape from a motel room in the middle of nowhere within 45 minutes.

The synergy of time pressure, trashy motel room design and eerie music made it feel so real and challenging.

Read More: ROOM 13 – Successfully Escaped from @BreakoutPH’s Motel Room 13!

ROOM 13
You and your friends check in at an old motel after experiencing car troubles in the middle of nowhere and cannot call for help. But this place is giving you the creeps. Something doesn’t feel right. Your group tries to leave the room but the doorknob falls off– and for some reason, you feel like it wasn’t an accident. You try to force your way out but to no luck. You are trapped inside.

Can you find a different way out or will you and your friends be trapped forever?

Breakout Philippines
Paragon Plaza Ground floor Reliance St., corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila 1550
Email[email protected]
Instagram@breakoutph
Twitter@breakoutph
FacebookBreakout Philippines
Websitehttp://breakout.com.ph/

Operating Hours
Friday to Sunday: open to the general public from 10.00am to 11.30pm
Monday to Thursday: only available for private bookings and corporate team buildings.

 

7. THE PRISON ROOM @BreakOutPH

Breakout Manila - Prison Room-8.jpgTHE PRISON ROOM is a Breakout Philippine’s escape room where you are locked up inside a prison cell, and you have to solve clues to escape in 45 minutes. 

Read More: THE PRISON ROOM: Breakout from the Prison Room in 45 minutes! @BreakoutPH

PRISON ROOM
You are a distinguished police officer locked up after being wrongfully framed. For months, you have been plotting your escape but are intercepted by another officer who discovers your plans and knocks you unconscious.

Much later, you wake up to the sound of a prison riot and realize you’re alone in the cell. With the commanding officer gone, you decide to try and escape before the guards return. 45 minutes is all it takes for a riot to clear. Can you remember your notes and breakout in time?

Breakout Philippines
Paragon Plaza Ground floor Reliance St., corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila 1550
Email[email protected]
Instagram@breakoutph
Twitter@breakoutph
FacebookBreakout Philippines
Websitehttp://breakout.com.ph/

Operating Hours
Friday to Sunday: open to the general public from 10.00am to 11.30pm
Monday to Thursday: only available for private bookings and corporate team buildings.

 

8. SINISTER SENSORIUM @MysteryManila

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The Sinister Sensorium is a chained escape room sequel to The Chained Chamber Mystery Room in Libis, where Enigma kidnaps you and removes one of your senses. A maximum of 5 people can play, where 2 are mute, 2 are deaf playersand 1 is blind

It’s a challenging game of logical reasoning, teamwork, and collaboration. Here’s our SS experience…

Read More: THE SINISTER SENSORIUM: The Mute, Blind, and Deaf Escape Mystery Room @MysteryManila

SINISTER SENSORIUM
You and your friends have been held captive by the psychopathic killer named Enigma. He has taken away one sense from each of you. It could be your sense of hearing, speaking, or sight. 
It’s up to you to escape the room in 60 minutes using your remaining senses. 
Unravel the clues and solve the puzzles found inside the room. If you don’t solve the mystery, you
will be left for dead. 
The clock is ticking. Solve quickly. 

Can you escape the Sinister Sensorium?

Mystery Manila – Jupiter Makati
2nd floor, G. A. Yupangco Building, Jupiter St. and Gil Puyat Avenue corner Reposo St., Brgy. Bel Air (landmark is Starbucks right across Mapua Makati & SM Jazz), 1200 Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Telephone: +632 869-2001
Mobile: +63 917 559-4010 
Websitehttp://mysterymanila.com/
Email[email protected]
FacebookMystery Manila
Twitter@MysteryManila
Instagram@Mystery_Manila
You TubeMystery Manila

Operating Hours
Mondays to Fridays: 1.00pm to 9.30pm 
Holidays/Saturdays/Sundays: 9.00am to 930pm 

 

9. BURIED BODIES @MysteryManila

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BURIED BODIES is the 4th in the Mystery Manila room series of deranged serial killer, Enigma, where he places his victims in locked caskets and trapping them inside sealed tombs

Chained Chamber was first in the series, then replaced by Buried Bodies in the Libis branch. Ticking Time Bomb was the second (also in Libis), and the third was Sinister Sensorium in Makati.

Here’s what to expect from Buried Bodies…

Read More: BURIED BODIES: Escape from the Graveyard @MysteryManila

BURIED BODIES
Enigma strikes again. The psychopathic killer challenges you to escape from his graveyard using clues and puzzles hidden around the dark cemetery. Some of you are buried alive while others collect pieces of the deadly puzzle. If you don’t solve the mystery in 60 minutes, you will be buried amongst the dead and will be stuck in the graveyard for eternity. The choice is yours. Solve quickly.

Mystery Manila – Libis Quezon City
Unit 9A, JW Plaza Building, 195 E. Rodriguez Jr Ave. (also known as C5, right across the street from the entrance of Eastwood, Libis) Brgy. Bagumbayan, 1110 Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Telephone: +632 501-2824 or +63 917 582-0808 
Websitehttp://mysterymanila.com/
Email[email protected]
FacebookMystery Manila
Twitter@MysteryManila
Instagram@Mystery_Manila
You TubeMystery Manila

Operating Hours
1130am to 930pm Mondays to Fridays 
9am to 930pm Saturday to Sundays, or Holidays

 

10. JUSTICE FOR JAMILA @MysteryManila

Mystery Manila

MYSTERY MANILA is a simulated game experience that challenges you and a maximum of 5 friends to bring out your inner Sherlock Holmes or Jack Bauer and solve a mystery in 60-90 minutes.

They currently have 3 game room experiences in their flagship store in Libis (Justice for JamilaThe Chained Chamber, and The Ticking Time Bomb) and soon, 2 game rooms in Makati (Rebecca’s Room and The Sinister’s Sensorium).

We tried Justice for Jamila, which is the only one suitable to play with kids. Check out our experience (no game spoilers in this post)…

Read More: MYSTERY MANILA: Justice for Jamila Mystery Solved! @MysteryManila

JUSTICE FOR JAMILA
Jamila Torres is the best private investigator in Manila. When she was about to solve the case for her employer, Mr. Castillo, she was murdered in her office by someone unknown. Now, it is up to you to follow the clues that Jamila left to solve this mystery within 1 hour. Time is of the essence. Good luck.

Mystery Manila – Libis Quezon City
Unit 9A, JW Plaza Building, 195 E. Rodriguez Jr Ave. (also known as C5, right across the street from the entrance of Eastwood, Libis) Brgy. Bagumbayan, 1110 Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Telephone: +632 501-2824 or +63 917 582-0808 
Websitehttp://mysterymanila.com/
Email[email protected]
FacebookMystery Manila
Twitter@MysteryManila
Instagram@Mystery_Manila
You TubeMystery Manila

Operating Hours
1130am to 930pm Mondays to Fridays 
9am to 930pm Saturday to Sundays, or Holidays

 

Live an Awesome Life,

Anton
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com 

Disclosure: I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Rumor has it that the International Mystery Rooms Franchises are coming to Manila in 2015. Great news for Live Escape Game/ Mystery Room fanatics in Manila 🙂 Any guess?