East Coast Escape Room - Vampire's Lair - Review

Location: Toms River, NJ
Date Played: September, 2018
Team Size: 2 – 8 players.
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $28 per ticket

A team of vampire hunters have gone missing. Knowing their last location, your team must discover what happened to them as you enter the Vampire’s Lair.


Exploring this lair led our team to a wide variety of puzzles & tasks to complete. East Coast Escape Room incorporated puzzles that felt true to the setting. They also required us to work together to uncover the pieces in our journey to find out what happened to our predecessors.

Vampire’s Lair crafted an excellent juxtaposition as it was filled with “ah-ha” moments that kept our team engaged, while the creepy setting kept us on edge.

Production Value/Immersion

True to the narrative, we felt as if our team was recounting the steps of the missing vampire hunters as we progressed through this escape room. Everything from the set design to the innovative clue system felt like our team was inside Bram Stoker’s Dracula.


Through the duration of our creepy adventure searching through the Vampire’s Lair, our team was on edge. This room was uncomfortable for all the right reasons. We really appreciated how they incorporated a live actor into the game space & how hints were given without breaking immersion.

We hope most teams make it to the grand finale of this room, because its climax was one we won’t soon forget.


One late game puzzle left us confused until the debrief. The dark atmosphere hindered our team in deciphering what it meant.

This Room is a Good Match for

Vampire’s Lair is a stand out room along the Jersey Shore. The level of immersion provided by the set & live actor in the room made this a truly memorable escape. It’s accessible for newer players, while offering a competitive mode with an active leaderboard for enthusiasts looking for a challenge.

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