Maine Escape Games

Maine Escape Games, South Portland: Hours, Address, Maine Escape Games Reviews: 5/5

Maine Escape Games
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Using teamwork, wit, logic, and keen powers of observation and problem-solving, you must find clues and solve a series of puzzles to escape the room in 60 minutes. Each room offers a new, live-action adventure for you and your family, friends, and colleagues. Escape Rooms are a rising entertainment trend that originated in Japan in 2007 and have been popping up in major cities around the world ever since. This attraction is suitable for various groups such as families, sports teams, coworkers, date night, birthday celebrations, girls/guys night out, etc. As a company of four individuals who call Maine their home, we have carefully designed each aspect of this business using our Yankee ingenuity. Our goal is to present an experience to our guests that immerses them in the tasks at hand and leaves them feeling challenged yet satisfied that they just participated in an activity that they will be discussing long after they try and escape.
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myfoursons2015
Mashpee, MA17 contributions
Family
One of my favorite escape rooms! We’ve done at least a dozen, and I appreciate clever mechanics, not just a bunch of locks on boxes. We did the cabin, and almost got out. The game master was nice enough to give us some more time (and hints) to escape.
Written July 3, 2022
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luvnyc76
Vermont187 contributions
We had a group of 5 with only 2 having done 1 escape room, so we went into it not knowing what to expect. Some of us were worried that we would not know what the heck to do, but we all actually guessed clues! We finished 2 mins pass, and did have about 3 hints. We did the manor, In my opinion it was one of the harder ones(but again I haven't done a room before this). My husband who I thought wouldn't like it too much, was planning another escape room! This will be our new thing when we travel. The staff was great!
Written May 30, 2021
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Stephanie L
5 contributions
Couples
My husband and I try to do an escape room in every city we visit. We stayed in Portland, and this escape room was about 15 minutes away. The staff was very friendly, and the Southport School for Wizards Room was really well done! It was a great balance of being challenging and fun.
Written July 14, 2020
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McKenzie S
Portland, ME4 contributions
I've played all their rooms and I think they have the best rooms in Porltand by far. They are fun and well done BUT unfortunately the last two times I went for their new escape rooms (Uncle Ned and the Wizards one), both times the room was messed up! Uncle Neds had multiples puzzles already open and the host completely ignored when we asked for hints. Then the wizard one had an open lock too which confused our team. Still fun and my brothers really enjoyed it despite the issues.
Written February 7, 2020
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Frank D
Stowe, VT11 contributions
Couples
We are onto doing our 34th room soon, spread over 6 states, including several in NYC. We do new rooms monthly. Maine escape Games is BY FAR the best in every category. Their immersion is incredible, puzzles are thoughtful, challenging, fun, simply amazing. Did I mention they have INCREDIBLE immersion?! We did "Face your fears" which of our 34 or so rooms, is the absolute best, 1st place... 2nd is "Alien Invasion". No other room even comes close to their overall quality. If the next best in line for us would be Gold, they are the platinum standard. They had 100% prop/puzzle function, if you have done many rooms you know how rare that is. I have never wanted to repeat doing a room before, I so wish we could re-due their rooms. We can't wait to do the final two rooms they have. Then badger them to make more! SO MUCH FUN! If you have never done an escape room before, this will spoil you for ever.
Written January 5, 2018
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Hwelchrdh
Gray, ME10 contributions
Friends
Had a blast the other night at Maine Escape Games in South Portland! I went with a group of 6 other moms and we were all blown away by the excitement of this place. The location is great being right by the Maine Mall and there is plenty of parking available. There's even a good pizza place in the same building if you want to grab a bite to eat. The owners welcomed us at the door and explained how the game works before we went in the room. Once we were "locked" in, we could quickly see by the clues and puzzles how much thought and attention to detail was put into everything! The clues were challenging, but did not leave us frustrated. Each clue led us to another--it was genius! the monitor on the wall counting down from 60 minutes added to the excitement. When we got out with only 8 minutes and 53 seconds to spare, there were screams of excitement, high-fiving, and even the owners on the other side of the door cheering for us! We can't wait to go back and try the next room. If you are looking for an excuse for an evening out--this should be it! Would also be great for birthdays, work gatherings, family get-togethers, or even bachelor/bachelorette parties. I can see the interest reaching a wide range of people--so get your group together and book yourselves a fun exciting, mind strengthening, adrenaline rushing time out. You won't be disappointed!
Written July 24, 2015
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Thank you so much for sharing your Maine Escape Games experience with the Trip Advisor community!! We appreciate your detailed review of what people will encounter when they visit our Escape Room. We look forward to having more experiences available for people to enjoy and be challenged by in the near future.
Written July 28, 2015
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Kdehetre
Gray, ME7 contributions
Friends
Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun group activity (probably best for around 13 and older). The clues are challenging yet not so challenging that you become frustrated. The space in the room and amount of clues allows everyone to contribute and work together. Friendly, welcoming staff!
Written July 22, 2015
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review Maine Escape Games!! We appreciate the feedback and look forward to having another challenging room very soon.
Written July 24, 2015
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Anna R
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Friends
We did the Escape your Fears room with 3 people. All 3 of us have done several escape rooms before and we agreed this was one of our favorites! Awesome theme - it was a bit scary at times, but we loved that.

The staff was enthusiastic and very attentive to the needs of the group. They were good at giving clues to help guide us, without making it too easy for us. The puzzles were challenging and very well thought out. Great quality props too.
Written July 2, 2017
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Thanks so much for the great review, Anna! Your team did an awesome job, and we're happy to know you had fun! Hope to see you again!
Written July 18, 2017
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Always_Globetrotting
South Carolina202 contributions
Friends
7 of us celebrated a friends birthday by starting our afternoon at Maine Escape Games. We booked the "Escape Your Fears" room, which we found out was the most challenging of all rooms. Apparently there is only a 25% success rate in this room, which we found out after we failed to escape (only 3 minutes late, but still a FAIL!). We were all disappointed in ourselves but had an excellent time. There are lots of surprises, which adds to the fun. We all agreed that we would like to return. We just wish we would have done one of the easier room since this was our first Escape Room experience. It would be better to save the challenging room for a second go round. All in all, a wonderful experience that I'd highly recommend. Just make sure to make your reservation early as they are a very busy place!
Written April 27, 2017
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Thanks so much for the great review! We're so glad you and your team had an awesome time! We hope to see you again soon!
Written May 8, 2017
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ChocoruaTraveler
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Family
Our family took our daughter to this room for her 40th birthday on January 28th. We all had a great time. All of us were first time escape room players except one, who had been to one other by the same company. We made it out with 1:26 to spare. We did the Escape Your Fears room, which was their most difficult room. The room was put together very very well and really tested your problem solving abilities. The theme was excellent and the hints that were given were perfect, not too much information but just enough that you would still have to think about the hint. I only do reviews for places that are truly deserving of one, as you will see if you've looked at the other reviews I've done (only one other to date). Highly recommend! Make your reservation early as they seem to sell out quickly.
Written February 10, 2017
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Thanks so much for the excellent review! We're delighted to know that you and your team had a great time escaping your fears! We hope to see you again soon for another escape room experience.
Written February 22, 2017
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Maine Escape Games is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM