What is BEAT THE BOMB™?
BEAT THE BOMB is the world’s first immersive social video game company. Our first location in Brooklyn has served close to 100,000 customers in its first 2 years of operations. The 1-hour experience mixes the best elements of escape rooms, immersive theater, cutting edge gaming technology and 90s game shows. Customers range from corporate groups doing team-building, bachelorette parties, kids birthdays and more. Beat The Bomb has over 1,000 4.8 Star Reviews on Google and was featured on NBC's Today Show.
Is the experience safe? What precautions have you put in place due to COVID-19?
The Beat The Bomb experience is very conducive to the new realities the world is facing and is following all government guidelines and best-in-class industry practices. See here for details.
What experiences are available at Beat The Bomb?
Beat The Bomb offers a variety of experiences to keep things exciting every time you come back! Pick Your Mode. Pick Your Mission. Pick Your Blast Ending! The choice is yours!
Learn more HERE!
Which Game Mode should I choose?
Beat The Bomb offers Classic Mode and Battle Mode. Classic Mode pits your team against the Bomb Clock to try and Beat The Bomb or GET BLASTED! Available for groups of all sizes split into Teams of 2-6 players each. Note, we have a 4-person minimum Fri-Sun. Battle Mode is a brand new offering currently available by request for groups of 7 or more players. You’ll be split into Teams and will go head to head to see who can Beat The Bomb first. The winning team blasts the losing team! Those interested in Battle Mode can sign up for their Mission here and follow up with email@example.com to make a request.
Which Mission should I choose?
Beat The Bomb offers multiple 1-hour Missions, each of which includes 5 unique Games. We encourage people to play Mission 01: Cyberbot first and then come back to try their hand at Mission 02: Block Monster. But the choice is yours! Learn more about each Mission here.
Which Blast Ending should I choose?
Beat The Bomb traditionally ends with the world’s largest Paint Bomb. Yes it’s messy, but Players are fully protected from the paint by Hazmat gear, gloves and face shields. You won’t regret the incredible FREE photos and videos. If you have already gotten blasted by the Paint Bomb and want to try something new, we will soon be offering the Ballz Bomb! Stay tuned for more information.
Does anyone actually Beat The Bomb?
Yes, approximately 10% of Teams actually Beat The Bomb! Don’t worry, if you still want to #GetBlasted and get those FREE photos and videos, just tell your Bomb Tech.
What does my Team get if we Beat The Bomb?
Teams that Beat The Bomb earn access to Pro Missions, Tournament Invitations, Exclusive Discounts and a FREE Mission Pin to proudly show off your prowess. Click here to learn more.
How many people can play at once?
Beat The Bomb is built for 2-6 Players per Team! Note that we require a minimum of 4 players Friday through Sunday. Reservations greater than 6 Players will be split up into multiple Teams - starting simultaneously, or every 15 minutes in succession.
Our Brooklyn location can accommodate groups of up to 50 people! Have a group bigger than 50? No Problem! We can do larger groups by staggering arrival times, or by setting up a custom tournament that takes place over multiple months.
Note timing of games may be temporarily adjusted due to capacity limitations as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 and Beat The Bomb’s enhanced safety measures. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. with any questions!
Are the Missions private?
As of March 14th, 2020 - Missions are private at no additional charge until further notice, regardless of Team size.
Where Is BEAT THE BOMB Located?
BEAT THE BOMB is located at 255 Water Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY, 11201.
By car or rideshare: You must enter Beat The Bomb NYC, and not our direct address when inputting into Google Maps or any other map based app.
By Subway: It is just a few blocks from the York Street (F) Subway Stop in DUMBO, and a 10-15 minute walk from the A/C at High Street and the 2/3 at Clark Street.
Stay tuned for news on future Beat The Bomb locations around the country!
How much does BEAT THE BOMB cost?
Thursday through Sunday the price per player is $44.95 + taxes and fees ($51.27). Reservations require a $1 non refundable deposit per ticket and are 100% cancellable or changeable until 24 hours prior to the date and time of the reservation, but not thereafter. Groups should book together to ensure you play together. We encourage that you choose the split pay option when booking. This allows multiple people to pay their portion of the reservation. 24 hours before your game, if the reservation is not paid in full the original card on the reservation will be charged for the balance. If you do not want to use split pay we encourage that one person pays for the reservation and get the other portions of the reservations using Venmo, Cash App or other pay apps.
Please see our temporary cancellation policy specific to players who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have recently been in contact with someone who has.
Group Packages are also available at different price points. School Groups & Summer Camps qualify for discounted rates during the week. A 50% non refundable Deposit for Group Events is due at booking. An invoice can be requested for cost purposes but does not hold your reservation.
See below for more information on our packages:
We offer a 15% discount for all Veterans and First Responders as well as College Students. To apply this code please bring your relevant ID with you the day of your event and advise our team at check in. This cannot be combined with other discount codes or offers. Only valid on weekdays. (Reservations are charged in full 24 hours. Discount code will be applied as a refund.)
How do I purchase Tickets?
Click here to Book Now. Choose your Mission, then pick a Date & Time and get ready to Have a Blast! You can request Battle Mode by emailing email@example.com for groups of 7+ after making your reservation.
For groups of 13 or more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve had Teams from Facebook, Etsy, Google, Chase, Viacom, MakeSpace, Spotify, Uber, Scottrade, PwC, Bleacher Report, Citigroup, Quip, Squarespace, and many others come out to Beat The Bomb. They’ve all had a great time and come away with a true team building experience that encourages communication, coordination and bonding. We can accommodate groups as small as 2 and up to 50 at one time or build a custom tournament spanning weeks or months for your entire company to participate in phases.
Our entire space can be rented for Company Holiday Parties or other group functions. Inquire with our Group Sales team to organize a truly unique experience.
Kids! (Birthday Parties, School Groups, Camp Groups)
We love kids, and kids love Beat The Bomb (with hazmat suits + paint + lasers + smoke machines, you can understand why!) To date we’ve hosted hundreds of school groups, camp groups and kids’ parties! Due to Covid 19 restrictions there is a limit of 1 adult per 12 kids group allowed in the facility for supervision purposes or to act as their guardian in case of any issues...
We have several Kids Birthdays packages available and can include private party space, a Beat The Bomb cake, gift bags and more! The Birthday child always plays for free!
We offer our lowest rates to School Groups & Camps. The bigger the group, the more you save! Beat The Bomb is a great, active field trip that forces kids to communicate and work together. Ask about customizing your trip with a STEM workshop.
You can email email@example.com to make reservations for a kids group.
Are There Any Age Restrictions?
The minimum age to participate in Beat The Bomb is 8 years old. Participants 8-9 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the experience (including the game itself). Participants aged 10-15 must have an adult on the Beat The Bomb premises.
Participants 16+ can participate without a guardian on-site. All participants under 18 must have a waiver signed by an adult guardian in advance of participation. Waivers must currently be signed on location.
Will I Have To Sign A Waiver?
Yes. Liability Waivers are required for all participants. Online waiver are temporarily unavailable but will be back soon.
Due to COVID-19 Contact Tracing requirements for businesses in NY State, liability waivers will need to be signed by all customers regardless of whether you are playing.
Can I bring my Bags?
We will provide standard gym lockers (and locks) upon your arrival for backpacks, purses, small shoulder bags, and coats. For larger items that need to be stored please ask our Front Desk Team for storage options. While we will do our best to help store larger items for you, Beat The Bomb is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Due to COVID-19, Beat The Bomb has temporarily suspended the storage of large personal items for customers. Beat The Bomb will continue to provide lockers for customers as described above.
How Long Does The Experience Last?
Just over 60 minutes. There will be a 5 minute introduction, 55 minutes of game play, and a 5 minute exit process. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your entrance time.
Due to COVID-19 capacity constraints specific to NY State guidelines, Beat The Bomb reserves the right to ask customers who arrive more than 30 minutes early to wait outside the premises if the business has reached its reduced capacity limit.
Please don’t be late! If your Team arrives more than 5 minutes late for your entry time, we reserve the right to cancel your booking entirely, or reschedule you later that day or another day! Unfortunately we cannot allow late arrivals to postpone the scheduling of other participants or cause other participants to have a delayed experience.
Will My Clothing Get Ruined During BEAT THE BOMB?
No. BEAT THE BOMB provides all participants with a protective outer layer as well as head and face protection. The suit goes over your feet, like a onesie, so that your shoes are protected.
That said, please leave your “best dressed” clothes at home, just to be on the safe side. The paint reacts differently to different fabrics and we cannot guarantee that it will come out of every type of fabric. If paint is found on any clothing following the experience, we recommend washing promptly.
Also please be sure to wear clothing and shoes that you can move around comfortably in at all times.
Can I Take Pictures Or Video During The Experience? (Yes!)
Everyone loves a good selfie! Yes you can bring your phones in with you, and take all the photos and videos that you want! In fact, we provide you with fanny packs for THAT VERY PURPOSE.
Unlike regular escape rooms, none of our challenges are ‘spoiled’ by any other people seeing them. You just may not want to have your iPhone out in front of you in the bomb room… SPLAT!
Additionally - all customers will get photos and videos from the Bomb Room after their experience! Remember to post on social media tagging @BeatTheBomb using #GetBlasted.
Did you say FANNY PACKS!?
Yes, we provide you with Fanny Packs to allow you to keep your phones with you through the experience.
Does the BOMB hurt?
Nope. It feels like a wave of paint, or giant paint-filled water balloons hitting you, but it does not hurt. It is NOT paintball. We repeat NO paintballs or paintball guns are used in the mechanics of the paint bomb!
Is This Experience Safe?
Yes, BEAT THE BOMB is extremely safe. Every room is monitored by video surveillance at all times. None of the doors are locked. You can leave at any time if you are feeling uncomfortable by following our red illuminated Exit signs above the doorways on our egress routes.
Please see our specific warnings below on “Do I Have to Be In Decent Shape…” “Photosensitive seizure warning” and “Pregnancy warning.”
Covid 19 Special Policy: If you or any member of your party is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or has come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not come to Beat The Bomb. Plan to come back when everyone is well - reach out to us and we will be happy to reschedule your booking at no additional cost! (Please note: 24 hours prior to your reservation the original card on file will be charged the balance. If you do need to reschedule due to Covid 19 symptoms the Paid amount will be applied to the new reservation.)
In Advance: Guests may cancel a reservation or make changes to reservations up to 24 hours before their reservation time. Change requests made in a voicemail are only valid upon confirmation from Beat The Bomb Team. Cancelled reservations will forfeit their $1/ticket deposit.
Same Day Cancellations: The purchaser is responsible for the total value of their reservation. Beat The Bomb is happy to split payments between multiple players, cash or card. Beat The Bomb does not allow any cancellations or reductions in guest quantity on the day of the reservation.
Late Policy: Guests may check in up to 5 minutes after their reservation time. Availability permitting, late guests may reschedule their game for a later time slot that day. Guests who cannot reschedule for later in the day, or if no day-of reservation adjustments are available, will be charged for the total value of their reservation and sent vouchers to return to play on a different day of their choosing.
Unused Tickets: Guests may request vouchers for any unused tickets, valid for any day of the week. Vouchers do not expire. Vouchers will not be issued for unused voucher tickets. There is no rebooking fee for voucher tickets.
Right of Refusal
We reserve the right to refuse service to drunk, disorderly, unruly, or dangerous customers at the discretion of the Beat The Bomb team present in the building.
As per NY State Law, masks are required upon entering Beat The Bomb to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Any customer not wearing a mask will be denied entry.
Do I Have To Be In Decent Shape To Go Through Beat The Bomb? (Yes, a bit!)
Beat The Bomb is not meant to be a test of physical fitness, strength, or endurance. However, you will be encouraged to move quickly, crawl, and bend yourself through the laser room games (it can get sweaty!) You will also have to move your position around our 10’x14’ motion tracking room for 10 mins. Game rooms, except for the bomb room, are 10 minutes each.
Please contact us to discuss any physical requirements as well as access for persons with disabilities at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photosensitive seizure warning: Please consult your doctor
A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in video games. Even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause these “photosensitive epileptic seizures” while playing a game such as Beat The Bomb.
These seizures may have a variety of symptoms, including lightheadedness, altered vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation, confusion, or momentary loss of awareness. Seizures may also cause loss of consciousness or convulsions that can lead to injury from falling down or striking nearby objects.
Immediately stop playing Beat The Bomb and consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. Parents should watch for or ask their children about the above symptoms. Children and teenagers are more likely than adults to experience these seizures.
The risk of photosensitive epileptic seizures may be reduced by avoiding playing Beat The Bomb while you are drowsy or fatigued. Moreover, if you or any of your relatives have a history of seizures or epilepsy, consult a doctor before playing.
Pregnancy warning: If I’m pregnant, can I play BEAT THE BOMB?
This is entirely your discretion. We encourage you to play, and then sit out any games or elements of games you don’t feel comfortable doing, but please consult your doctor to discuss any concerns prior to playing Beat The Bomb.
Here is information you will want to know:
The ground in places can be wet, and while we have non-slip floors, we would recommend being extra careful. The bomb room is elevated 1″ and is often dripping with paint from a recent blast! Additionally, our rooms are dark. Tripping or slipping are not likely, but you’ll need to be extra careful!
The laser room is quite active, and encourages you to move quickly, crawl, and bend your way back and forth across a laser maze in a 10′ x 20′ room. However, you can decide which laser patterns you want to attempt, as well as play the “coach” on the sidelines if you’d like to sit this one out (if so, start practicing your “watch that Laser!”)
The Bomb itself may give you pause. It feels like a wave of paint, or giant paint-filled water balloons hitting you, but it does not hurt. It is NOT paintball. We’d be happy to show you a demonstration before you begin. And if you want to sit it out, we’d be happy to have you as our guest in the Control Room, sitting with our Bomb Tech to watch your Team play the final game!
a. Due to COVID-19 we are temporarily unable to have guests in our Control Room, but we will be happy to direct you to our lobby where you can watch your Team’s live stream on the big screen!