After so many weeks (even months!) of being at home due to the Malaysian government-imposed Movement Control Order (MCO), many Malaysians are dying to go out and catch up on things with friends and family. Other than the usual hangout spots like favorite restaurants and cafes, why not opt for enriching indoor activities instead? The following is the list of places that include best escape rooms, virtual reality theme parks and board games cafes that are sure to spice up your post-MCO plans!
1. Breakout Malaysia
Breakout Malaysia is one of the world’s first ever character-based escape room that features original storylines, varying levels of difficulty, and unique mind-boggling puzzles that players need to solve. There are up to 12 themed escape rooms for you to choose and each character possesses its own superpower that can be used to help you complete the game. Breakout Malaysia also developed a surreal online escape game as an alternative for you to do during the MCO!
Locations: Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur & Nu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Price per person: MYR36 to MYR50 (depends on the number of players in the group)
2. Mission-Q Escape Room
Be prepared to make full use of all your intellectual, teamworking and communication skills in completing your tasks here at Mission-Q. With five unique adventurous escape rooms each with its own theme, you need to escape from the room within an hour by collecting items, identifying clues, and solving puzzles and riddles.
Locations: Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Petaling Jaya & Queensbay Mall, Penang
Price per person: MYR32 (Monday – Thursday), MYR38 (Friday – Sunday)
Unlike any other ordinary escape room, Hauntu is a haunted house. Those who wish to challenge their fearlessness, be ready to enjoy the hair-raising experience by getting immersed in this attraction’s interconnected storylines, intricate mazes, live theatre performances, and roleplaying. In this spooky environment, this is your chance to test your mettle and wits to find out who is the bravest among your group of friends or family!
Location: The Linc KL
Price per person: MYR58
4. The Rift
Catering to a wide range of individual preferences, The Rift houses an array of immersive virtual and augmented reality games that blur the lines between virtual and reality. With over 20 high-tech fun offerings ranging from free-roaming virtual reality shooters to scream-inducing thrill rides, players are guaranteed with an exciting time!
Location: Midvalley Megamall, KL
Price per person: MYR36 to MYR142 (depends on the package chosen)
5. VAR LIVE
Transport yourself into the four-dimensional world of video games with VAR LIVE’s advanced technology and multi-sensory experience, a boon for the thrill-seeking, horror-loving gamers! Players can choose from the total of 12 games to suit the level of adventure and get a chance to battle zombies, explore a mystery house, become a super ninja and more through different kinds of adventures to choose from.
Location: MyTOWN Shopping Centre, KL
Price per person: MYR38 to MYR48 per game or RM98 for 3 games
6. We Play Games
If you are looking for a calmer and chill kind of space, why not spend your day at We Play Games, a cosy café in Cyberjaya that lets you play fun board games over a meal or a cup of coffee. Enjoy playing around 300 different board games ranging from classic family-friendly games to complex strategy games while at the same time munching on various pastries, desserts and pasta!
Location: Tamarind Square, Cyberjaya
Price per person: MYR15 to MYR28 (depends on package)
7. Number Eight Board Games & Café
With over 400 games, players who come to Number Eight Board Games & Café are spoilt for choice amidst a bright and comfortable interior that is ideal for big groups. Remember to go for the day pass that is definitely worth it if you were to be there long. You can also rent your favourite board game and enjoy it at home!
Location: Kota Damansara, Selangor
Price per person: MYR18 (first two hours), MYR24 (one-day pass)