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5 Wits Albany

1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany, NY 12203
+1 855-955-9487
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My boyfriend and I were looking for something different to do and figured we would give it a try... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Audette A
via mobile
Tons of fun for a couple or more people!

We're in our late 40s and we LOVED LOVED LOVED this place! My wife and I were vacationing in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
renato_d
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5 Wits is cutting-edge, live-action entertainment that "immerses" you in realistic, hands-on adventures! Located in Crossgates Mall, we have three adventures: Tomb, Deep Space, and Drago's Castle. Your Adventure Awaits!
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good18%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 21:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany, NY 12203
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+1 855-955-9487
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I were looking for something different to do and figured we would give it a try. Staff was very friendly and answered all of our questions. Overall, it was awesome and a fun thing to do locally around in the Albany area!!...More

Thank Audette A
Zephyr G, General Manager at 5 Wits Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm thrilled to hear you guys had a good time - thanks for visiting and leaving your feedback!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're in our late 40s and we LOVED LOVED LOVED this place! My wife and I were vacationing in the area and decided to stop here for some fun activity time. We were not disappointed! We tried all 3 adventures - The Dungeon, Space Mission...More

Thank renato_d
Zephyr G, General Manager at 5 Wits Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the detailed and thoughtful review! We're thrilled to hear you had a good time and we hope to see you guys back for more adventures next time you're up this way.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 4 did all three. While not truly escape rooms (of which we've done about 20), the puzzles and overall experience matched those of some of the best we've done. The first 2 we did were Drago's and the Tomb. Both were awesome...More

Thank Richard H
Zephyr G, General Manager at 5 Wits Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by and checking us out! We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for the first time. It was just the 2 of us but it was fun. We tried the Drago's Castle. We are not acquainted with games like this. So we were not good at the puzzles. But it was...More

Thank Elwebby
Zephyr G, General Manager at 5 Wits Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Awesome! We're glad you had fun and we can't wait to have you back.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We took the kids to 5 Wits on a rainy day a few months back, and they have been asking to go back to complete the other adventures ever since. Each kid has his or her favorite adventure. Highly recommended, especially with kids. They get...More

Thank eluper
Zephyr G, General Manager at 5 Wits Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Nice to hear hear you guys had a blast! We look forward to seeing you guys for more rainy day fun in the future.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

I went to 5 Wits for a team building exercise. It was great for our team of 8. We were easily accommodated and it was something we could all easily participate in. The rooms take about 30 minutes to complete, which is awesome for people...More

Thank quirkymoon
Zephyr G, General Manager at 5 Wits Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks for your feedback! We're happy to hear your team building went well. Corporate and team building groups are always welcome, but we hope we get to see you back with some friends for some adventuring soon!

Reviewed 29 July 2017

My husband, 10yo. son and I spent the afternoon completing all three rooms. It took us about 1:45minutes. We had no lines and no waiting though. If you love riddles, puzzles and video games you will love 5 wits! We had no help it was...More

Thank Nicole C
Zephyr G, General Manager at 5 Wits Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

We always appreciate hearing from our guests and we're glad to hear your family had an excellent time! Thanks for coming by and checking us out. (And good luck beating your score in the future!)

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Happened to be walking through the mall with some co-workers. We were away on business and decided to "walk" since we had meetings all day. I happened to see this place and thought it might be an escape room. It was better than that! We...More

Thank Caliyork
Zephyr G, General Manager at 5 Wits Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thanks for giving us a shot! We're happy to hear you had fun and hope to see you at one of our sister locations soon.

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice. Once we went as a bachelorette party for a friend who loves gaming. It is wonderful! The staff were friendly, the interactive game/challenge is wonderfully done. We appreciated both times I have gone that although they could've grouped us with...More

Thank Ashlye C
Zephyr G, General Manager at 5 Wits Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Glad to hear you had a great time on both of your visits! Our grouping policy is such that we will always build parties of strangers together, but we do go out of our way to make sure the group is a good fit (right...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Stumbled upon this gem while on a work trip, and opted to give it a try. I've done other Escape Room Challenges but this was something of its own. I suggest going with a smaller group so you're not all fighting to be heard. We...More

Thank daniellebS5391MP
Zephyr G, General Manager at 5 Wits Albany, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

We're glad you had a good time! Thanks so much for coming out and giving us a shot.

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Di_R_22
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Response from ZL4 | Reviewed this property |
It is more mind challenging than physically, other than the crawl space, that you can use the door instead. My concern would be that one group we were in was about 12 people, and there were some people who were overly... More
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