The Other Tales - Escape Rooms

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The Other Tales - Escape Rooms

The Other Tales - Escape Rooms
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The Other Tales - Escape Rooms offers real life mystery adventure games. Our games are an immersive experience, where players become part of the story as they look for clues, solve puzzles and uncover the mystery. Movie-like sets, deep story, and unusual riddles are fun for adults of all ages.
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Chadventure
New York City, NY40 contributions
My friend and I had such an amazing adventure at The Other Tales with their Amazing Adventure Society Room. I am a veteran of many rooms across the county, and she and I have explored some in NJ and NYC. The Other Tales stands out for us as one of the best.

Why? The rooms are story-focused. They invite you to slow down and immerse yourself in the narrative without running from puzzle to puzzle. Everything leads toward a specific goal that is given to you at the very beginning of the game so that each piece of the narrative that you find leads organically to the next piece.

Mackenzie is such a great host. She never gave us outright, blatant clues but rather nudged us along the way. She allowed us to follow-through...sometimes not to the initial desired result...before she stepped in to offer guidance. This enabled us to participate fully in the story of the room without it feeling like a mad race to the end (although our adrenaline was high throughout).

We are looking forward to returning for Anomaly. Our only wish is that they offered some kind of discount or loyalty code for their other rooms once you complete a room.

Thank you again, The Other Tales!
Written July 20, 2022
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Robyn W
2 contributions
Family
We loved this escape rooms. We have a 14 year old and 10 year old twins, they adjusted the level for a family and the guide listened in the whole time, gently dropping us clues whenever needed. Amazingly he was able to offer the clues without breaking the “4th wall” and staying true to the adventure theme of the room.
We have been to the escape room at Palisades Mall and this blew it away, the decor, guide and experience were of an entirely different quality.
Highly recommend!
Written January 17, 2022
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Cindy M
Edison, NJ10 contributions
Lots of fun! I brought my adult niece and my nephews, aged 8, 10 & 12. Our gamemaster was terrific and gave great clues. We all had a great time.
The room was challenging, but doable for our group.
The kids were very happy when they solved the story!
Written January 16, 2022
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debbie r
passaic4 contributions
Friends
We had a fabulous time. Crystal was a great game master, knowledgeable, helpful without giving away too much, and just plain nice. The place was clean. The story was engaging. The room was challenging but not too. I especially liked the time Crystal spent with is afterwards going over different parts of the puzzles as well as her interest in getting our feedback. I’ve done a number of escape rooms and this was the best.
Written August 17, 2021
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Tyler B.
1 contribution
This escape rooms was excellent! Gil was super friendly and made the experience even better. The room was packed with things to do and had some very clever and unexpected puzzles. We solved it with just 15 seconds to go; it was such a rush! I'd highly recommend if you live near or are visiting the area.
Written February 8, 2022
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Noreen F
1 contribution
Had a great time, puzzles were not easy but we did escape. Ralph was great. We had the answers but were making dumb mistakes. He got us on back track. We were between 10 and 66 years of age and everyone contributed.
Thank you Ralph you made the experience a lot of fun.
Written May 24, 2021
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Debbie R
Passaic, NJ2 contributions
Our guide Gee was awesome. We had a fabulous time. 1) door not locked in case you care. We didn't but some people may. 2) there is a time limit but unlimited hints. 3) only your group in the room. No strangers. 4) both rooms are clean, very imaginative, challenging but not so hard that it's not fun.
The only thing that makes me sad is that we did both rooms. Not to worry. A new one is coming soon. Can't wait.
We've done a lot of escape rooms. This was the best.
Written January 2, 2022
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David G
New Jersey42 contributions
Delightful place. Staff were very helpful when we got stuck. Highly recommended for people that have done this as newbies. Don't know how this compares to other places such places as this, as this was the first time we did one of these. We were three novice couples, and we had a blast.
Written December 7, 2019
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RAS1996
New York City, NY6 contributions
Friends
What a fun night! Half had done an escape room before - the other half had not. Those of us who hadn’t done one before were nervous about being claustrophobic and had no problems - big room, they were clear we could leave the room if needed. The Gamemaster was very kind and helpful. The game was challenging but we had a good time and worked together. Highly recommend - go and enjoy the great experience!!
Written June 16, 2019
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Thank you very much for coming in and playing! We are very happy you enjoyed the game.
Written June 17, 2019
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Jessika L
Waldwick, NJ178 contributions
Friends
The adventure room was the easiest - although not easy, and we loved the theme. The sci-fi one was much harder and there were more items to get through. Both were a blast to play. The DMs were both awesome! One of the best set ups we have been to. Puzzles were smart and challenging, but logical. Much better than palisades mall. Highly recommend!!
Written March 1, 2021
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