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The original escape rooms were launched in Budapest in early 2011. With more than a hundred locations now, live escape games have become the number one tourist action of the Hungarian capital.

The first PanIQ Room opened its doors in March 2012 in Hungary, and it belongs to some of the first escape rooms in the world. Entering the US market in 2014, PanIQ Room Hollywood opened with two themes, and after the great success of the first unit, PanIQ Room started to expand quickly opening new units in San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Phoenix and Chicago. In February our team has opened MagIQ Room in Beverly Hills, California. PanIQ Room will open a new location in Boston this summer (2016).


Our motto: “Flow Is King”. That became our core value and we trigger this fascinating “in the zone” feeling by creating a game that is very immersive and that really WOWs our guests. We are working on making a new form of live entertainment popular in the United States that lets people be the hero of their own movie for an hour and be creative in a way that we’re almost all missing out on.

The point of an escape room game is for a team to escape from locked rooms within a specified time period. Our games are inspired and developed based on the flow experience, which is the synonym of “being in the zone” in positive psychology, as Hungarian-born Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the father of flow puts it:  “Flow is completely focused motivation”.

The experience takes away players’ real life worries and places them in a different world. If looking for something unique that will entertain both adults and kids then live escape room games are a perfect choice for spending quality time together. Escape games garantee an unforgettable experience for friends, couples, families, birthday parties and corporate team building events.

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Live escape games have become one of the most popular corporate team building activities in the last couple of years. The nature of the games of this type, which involve problem solving, creative and logical thinking as well as teamwork in a fun and challenging environment, makes PanIQ Room a perfect and the most original choice for hosting team building events.

Our major clients include: Google, HP, H&M, Cisco, GoPro, Costco, The Cheesecake Factory, FOX, Nestlé, HBO, Oracle, Home Depot, L’Oreal, Red Bull, Chipotle, Publix, Univision, Peet's Coffee & Tea.



Being one of the best reviewed escape games in the United States escape room industry and now that more and more players come and experience the game, PanIQ Room Escape Rooms is aspiring to become the gold standard for escape rooms worldwide.

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A little more about Hungary

Hungary is located in the heart of Europe. Budapest is the capital city and the country has a population of about ten million people. We are considered a very talented nation with sixteen Nobel prize winners, and we are taking the 8th place on the all-time Olympic Games medal table.

It is also commonly known, that we have great cuisine, medical treatments, spas and Budapest's nightlife is one of the hottest ones in Europe. Good to know that Hungarian girls are the prettiest in the world!