Top 5 Books for Escape Room Enthusiasts

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Welcome, Escape Room Enthusiasts! Are you looking to add a few new books to your collection? Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned escape game player, this blog post is for you. Here we’ll be exploring the top 5 books for escape room enthusiasts. From escape games in a book to thrillers, we have the perfect selection of books to inspire and challenge you. So grab a cup of tea and settle in for the ultimate escape room book list!

1. The Cypher Files – by Dimitris Chassapakis

If you are looking for an escape game in a book, The Cypher Files is the perfect option for you! This book offers more than a unique reading experience, it’s an interactive game that will transport you to the middle of the story and will put your detective skills to the test. You’ll solve puzzles on every page, and obtain keys to move forward by submitting answers online. To solve each puzzle, you’ll need to think outside the book!


You will be part of CY.P.H.E.R., the secret international agency working on ‘unsolvable’ code-based cases. As an agent of this organization, your job will be to investigate cryptic clues discovered in the wake of a series of mysterious disappearances. In order to solve this case and „escape the book” you must write, draw, search, fold and cut pages, explore virtual escape rooms, and think laterally to identify the perpetrator and solve the mystery.

2. The Escape Room – by Megan Goldin

Looking for an engaging, page-turning suspense novel that is based on a deadly escape room game? The Escape Room by Megan Goldin is the book that you are searching for. This book delivers all the elements for a perfect dark thriller with devious plotting and unlikeable yet vividly crafted characters that bring the story to life and keeps readers on their toes. 


This book will transport you into the vicious world of Wall Street, where four young rising stars mastered the art of the deal and celebrate their success with a life of extreme luxury. Invited to participate in an escape room challenge as a team-building exercise, they soon discover the price of ambition when an escape room challenge turns into a lethal game of revenge.

3. Hide– by Kiersten White

“Come out, come out, wherever you are……”
Escape room located at the terrifying amusement park meets with Hungry Games- Maze Runner vibes. Hide is a speculative supernatural horror book that has just the right balance of spooky, gory, and thought-provoking.


Fourteen young contestants are selected to vie for the ultimate prize of $50.000. All they have to do is play the game of “Hide and Seek” for seven full days at an old one-time famous, now abandoned and decrepit amusement park, and the last person “not found” will be the big winner. Among the contestants is Mack, an expert at hiding. But as the people around her begin disappearing one by one, Mack realizes this competition is more sinister than even she imagined, and that together might be the only way to survive.

4. All Your Twisted Secrets – by Diana Urban

A compelling young adult mystery that will keep you on your toes until the last page. If you are a fan of the Saw movies or Agatha Christie novels with a splash of Breakfast Club then All Your Twisted Secrets is the perfect book for you.


What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it was a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill … or else everyone dies.

5. Reprieve – by James Han Mattson

Based on a haunted house experience, Reprieve is a novel about a “full contact” escape room. Full of macabre and horror, the book tackles social horror, politics, race, and our obsession with fear as entertainment. Many of the characters in this book are fallible and unlikeable, but very real.


The story is centered around a brutal killing that takes place in a full-contact haunted escape room. The year is 1997, and our contestants make it to the final cell of the Quigley House, a full-contact haunted escape room in Lincoln, Nebraska. The house is full of deadly traps that only a few can escape. If the players can endure these horrors without shouting the safe word, “reprieve,” they’ll win a substantial cash prize. But before they can complete the challenge, a man breaks into the cell and kills one of the contestants.
Escape room books are a great way to get into the escape game mind-set. They provide puzzles and challenges that help you think outside the box and use your creative problem-solving skills. If you’re looking for a fun and challenging way to spend some time, reading escape room books is a great option.
From investigative to supernatural and horror themes, there are tons of escape room books you can choose for your next reading session.

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