Family Friendly Alternatives to Haunted Houses

November 21, 2022

Written by David Watermeier


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Spooky season is here and haunted houses are out - Escape Room Era is in! While haunted houses are often the first thing that comes to mind for a Spooky season activity, not everyone can enjoy them and they aren’t always the best choice for social distancing. Here are 4 of Escape Room Era Games’ haunted house alternatives that the whole family can enjoy this Fall!

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Mystery Mansion

This Spine-Chilling adventure is a classic spooky room at Escape Room Era. Many Game Masters are asking, “is this room really haunted?” When you step foot in the Hide, you will encounter monsters, coffins, a murder, and a mystery that you will be racing to solve! A favorite with kids and adults alike, this room is one of our Halloween favorites, so be sure to book fast before there aren’t any rooms left!

The Kidnapping

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be kidnapped?  In this room, you are the victim and you have been left chained in the dark lair of a killer.  He’s coming back soon, and you only have one hour to sort through the clues he left behind and escape from captivity.This room is often referred to as our “Saw” room, but isn’t too intense - just the right amount of creepy fun!

Do Not Disturb

Can’t handle the thought of being kidnapped? How about being the investigator behind the kidnapping story instead! In Do Not Disturb, you’ve tracked the kidnapper to a rundown motel where he has been hiding out and your job is to discover his plan and rescue his victims.  As you talk with the kidnapper and go through what he’s left behind, you will be shocked at what you discover and the choices you have to make...

The Hide

You have been hired as private investigators to gather evidence against a suspected serial killer. After hearing of several missing persons alerts, it is time for you to step in and finish this hunt for the truth. Investigate Ted Gein's apartment, and bring the criminal to light in order to receive payment for your service. Manage the two on-going investigations and you'll be successful in this horror escape room. The Hide is a perfect scary game. This is the most exciting Escape Room Era Game we’ve ever created and is only in a select few locations, so if you are lucky enough to be nearby, BOOK NOW before it’s too late!

Check out Escape Room Era for more information on all of our rooms and how to book an escape room near you!



Escape Room Era has been providing premier family-friendly immersive and challenging escape room experiences for the novice or enthusiast since February 2017.

In these completely private live games, participants use their team building, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills to beat the clock.

Players must quickly work together to find clues, solve a series of puzzles and riddles, and crack codes to ultimately accomplish their assigned mission within one hour.

Whether players consist of co-workers, family, friends, or schoolmates, they’ll be bonded by their memorable experience at Escape Room Era.

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