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What is an Online Escape Room?

Online escape rooms deliver the thrill and teamwork of traditional escape games directly to your home or workplace. We offer two distinctive online experiences that bring the excitement of escape rooms to you virtually.

Play Now Game: This service allows up to six players to connect to a virtual server and embark on an online adventure together. In this interactive environment, you see all participants’ mouse pointers, uniquely named for each player, adding a personal touch to the teamwork. This is our most popular offer, thousands of teams have played our ‘Beneath the Dark Dark Wood’ game all over the world.

Live Hosted Online Escape Games: For a more guided experience, one of our skilled team members will host a game live for you. This option combines the challenge of puzzle-solving with the added excitement of a live host, making for an unforgettable online team-building or family fun activity.

Both services are designed to offer:

  • Collaborative Puzzle-Solving: Engage with your team to crack codes, solve puzzles, and find clues, all in a race against the clock.
  • Immersive Virtual Themes: Explore a variety of themes, from mysterious adventures to brain challenges, all from the comfort of your own chair.
  • Teamwork: Success is a group effort, making it an ideal choice for friends, families, or teams looking to bond and collaborate.
  • Thrilling Challenges: Enjoy the rush of trying to beat the game within the set time, enhancing the fun and excitement.

Why Choose Us?

In a strategic move that broadened our horizons, we were acquired by Know Escape, a UK based physical escape room company and the UK’s leading provider of live online escape room experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. Known for their unparalleled execution of over 5500 live online games with a games master throughout the lockdown periods, Know Escape brought their expertise and innovative approach to our platform.

Following the acquisition, Know Escape seamlessly integrated their highly acclaimed live online games into our existing offerings. This collaboration not only expanded our portfolio but also enriched the variety and quality of experiences available to our customers.

One of the most exciting outcomes of this merger was the reimagination of our core game. Our original ‘Black Knight’ was transformed into ‘Beneath the Dark Dark Wood,’ a process that involved revamping the graphics, maintaining the integrity of the puzzles, and crafting a compelling backstory which added audio and video. This evolution represents our commitment to delivering engaging, high-quality online escape room experiences under the combined prowess of Know Escape and The Escape Network brand.


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Online escape rooms deliver the thrill and teamwork of traditional escape games directly to your home or workplace. We offer two distinctive online experiences, Play Now and Live Hosted Games (with one of our staff with you live for the experience online).

We’re a premium product; our games are our own. For live-hosted games, we provide a dedicated Games Master who runs your game and only your game for our hosted game experiences.

You might jump, but then you’ll laugh. We want you to have fun and would never put you in danger!

Whatever you like, and you may switch your camera off if you don’t want us to see you!

You are playing online, so you’ll be able to look away or go make a drink at any time.

Generally, children over 8 enjoy our games.

Each game accommodates up to eight connections, ensuring our servers can efficiently handle multiple participants from across the globe for both our live hosted and Play Now games. This limit is set to ensure that everyone involved in the game has an equal opportunity to contribute and be heard. We’ve found that having more than six players can often lead to an overwhelming experience, compromising the quality of interaction and enjoyment for everyone involved.

Live hosted games are designed to last 60 minutes, providing a compact and immersive experience. For the Play Now games, you’ll have access for a duration of 120 hours. This access period starts counting down the moment you initiate the game, rather than from the time of purchase, allowing you flexibility in scheduling your playtime.

For Play Now games, the game commences from the moment the host (the individual who booked the game) initiates it. Participants have the flexibility to join or leave as they please throughout the gameplay.

In contrast, for our live hosted games facilitated by our staff, it’s essential that participants arrive in the online room via the provided link at least 5 minutes before the scheduled game time. Late arrivals may result in not experiencing the full 60-minute gameplay. We strongly encourage teams to be prepared and ready to start as scheduled. Our games operate on a tight schedule to accommodate subsequent bookings, making punctuality crucial for ensuring a smooth and timely experience for all players involved.

You will be locked in the room forever, and never be able to leave! Kidding! You are at home, or in the office, you can walk away from your computer freely at any time.

For Play Now games, as you and your team navigate through the game using the unique link provided, each participant will be visible as a named mouse pointer on the screen. This feature allows you to see all the mouse pointers simultaneously, enabling you to observe the movements and actions of all connections in real-time. This interactive aspect enhances the collaborative experience, as you can see how each team member engages with the game, making it easier to work together and solve the puzzles as a cohesive unit.

In our live hosted games, while the focus is on following the guidance of our games master, the immersive and collaborative spirit of teamwork is still a core part of the experience, with the games master facilitating the game and ensuring everyone is engaged and contributing to the adventure.

Unfortunately not. All sales are final. Please be aware our game is a live experience. Once the booking has been confirmed refunds and cancellations are not accepted. If you can’t make your live hosted booking please contact us as soon as possible (within 48 hours
at the latest) and we will do our best to reschedule your game.


Yes, although you must be able to look at a screen and see and hear the visual and audio.  Our systems do not work with screen readers, they are in a virtual world.

You should arrive no less than 10 minutes before your booked time for live hosted games. This allows for any questions you may have to be answered and a pre-game briefing.

No, we work to keep our games a surprise for everyone who comes to play.

You may, just don’t spill it down yourselves.

The terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of the page.

No! Never! If you book a room it is yours for the duration of the game, we never add additional players from outside of your booking to make up numbers.

No, we don’t provide parking for our online games.


Moulsham Mill

tel: 0330 043 8088 (UK)

The Escape Network was established in 2015.

Since 2020 we have been owned and operated by Know Escape Ltd.

We love escape rooms.