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.
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 here.
Beat The Bomb is built for 2-6 players per team! 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 100 people! Have a group bigger than 100? No Problem! We can do larger groups by staggering arrival times, or by setting up a custom tournament that takes place over multiple months.
Not necessarily. Reservations made in multiples of 5 or 6 (10, 12, 15, 18 etc.) are guaranteed a private game based on players per room. Reservations of 2 - 4 players may be combined, as needed, at the discretion of the Beat The Bomb staff. During peak times (Friday - Sunday) combining groups should be expected.
BEAT THE BOMB is located at 247 Water Street, Suite #103 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.
Monday through Thursday the base ticket price is $39.95 + taxes and fees ($45.55). Friday through Sunday the price per player is $44.95 + taxes and fees ($51.00). Reservations require a $1 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. 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: Corporate Outings, Kids Birthdays, Celebrations, School Groups & Camps. 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.
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 communications, coordination and bonding. We can accommodate groups as small as 2 and up to 100 at one time or build a custom tournament spanning multiple months for your entire company to participate in phases. See here for a breakdown of our available packages and email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations for your corporate group. We also run a Corporate Paint Blast Challenge from June 1st to August 31st every year. This ‘virtual tournament’ tracks all corporate team scores on a dedicated leaderboard to crown top 3 performing companies who earn money for the charity of their choice. Our entire space can be rented for Holiday Parties in December. Inquire early to organize a truly unique experience.
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! For kids’ groups we ask that there be at least 1 adult in our facility for supervision purposes, or to act as their guardian in the 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.
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 can be signed online or onsite.
Yes. Liability Waivers are required for all participants. It is best to do the waiver in advance online which can be found by clicking THIS LINK. A Parent or Guardian must fill out a waiver for a minor in advance.
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.
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. 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 on time participants or cause other participants to have a delayed experience.
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 suede shoes, or your white Giorgio Armani or Gucci 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.
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.
Yes, we provide you with Fanny Packs to allow you to keep your phones with you through the experience.
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!
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. Please see our specific warnings below on “Do I Have to Be In Decent Shape…” “Photosensitive seizure warning” and “Pregnancy warning.”
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 be refunded 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.
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.
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 back and forth for 10 minutes (it can get sweaty!) You will also have to move your position around our 10’x14’ motion tracking room, also for 10 mins. Please contact us to discuss any physical requirements as well as access for persons with disabilities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 slippery, particularly as you step up into the bomb room (elevated 8″), or in the bomb room itself (think “paint-everywhere” room). Also, all of 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!