Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Sydney’s newest escape room – Social Escape at Alexandria

Mark, the owner of Social Escape at Alexandria contacted me recently to let me know about his business, which has recently opened at Alexandria. 

Like most escape room owners (and escape room addicts, myself included) Mark’s interest in puzzles and games goes back to computer games (Commodore 64 games through to PC games like Myst and Riven).   Mark checked out an escape room in London last year and was immediately hooked.
Social Escape is a standalone business built by Mark, who is a software developer.  He currently has 2 rooms, but he has an enormous space large enough to accommodate 8 separate escape rooms, which he hopes to open by the end of 2017.  

The two current themes are:

1.      Paris Escape

You are on holiday in Paris, staying in the most beautiful hotel. Your holiday is finally approaching the end and you are preparing to leave. You must depart for the airport in one hour, however you cannot locate your plane tickets!

Can you find your tickets and escape to the airport in time?

​Suitable for children or solo players

2.      Baker Street Mystery

Baker Street Mystery challenges players to solve a murder mystery while attempting to dismantle the notorious Baker Street Five, a high-profile gang that has been terrorizing Victorian London.

​Can you carefully observe your surroundings, pick up on the subtlest of clues, and correctly piece together the information to identify the members of the Baker Street Five before the trail grows cold?

I’m really intrigued most by the concept of a one person escape room (Paris Escape) – it’s the first of its kind that I am aware of.  

Mark has kindly invited my team to check out his rooms, so I hope to get there before Christmas and will of course post my reviews here afterwards.

For more information, you can go to Social Escape’s website here.  



  1. The Baker St room was one of my favourites in Sydney and Mark was a fantastic host. Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

  2. We did the Baker St room and thought it was one of the best we've done! Would love to see what you think.

  3. Hi Scott,

    Thanks for the article and for adding us onto your fine blog. We look forward to hosting you and your team in our escape rooms soon.