The Top 5 Audio Escape Rooms

Audio escape rooms offer a unique and innovative twist on the traditional escape room experience. Instead of relying solely on visual clues and puzzles, audio escape rooms utilize sound to take you on an audio adventure–a whole new world of mystery and intrigue. By immersing players in a rich auditory environment, these escape rooms not only challenge players to solve puzzles, but also engage their senses in a whole new way.

In this article, we will explore audio-only escape rooms for days when you can’t make it to an escape room or do not have the eyesight for a traditional escape experience. Each game should be accessible for people who are blind or low-vision and can be enjoyed on transport or at home. For most of these experiences, all you need is a smart phone, smart speakers or headphones, and possibly a friend! 

Since Reason offers a full sensory immersive escape room experience, we wanted to shed some light on a different escape room experience type.

The Importance of Audio in Escape Rooms

The significance of audio in escape rooms cannot be overstated. Music and audio cues can be used to create tension, set the mood, and guide players through the game. By incorporating carefully crafted soundscapes and immersive sound effects, audio escape rooms enhance the overall gameplay experience and make the challenges feel more real and urgent.

Audio only escape rooms offer a unique experience where players rely solely on their hearing to solve puzzles and escape. Without the distractions of visual elements, participants are forced to rely on their listening skills to solve puzzles and uncover clues. This can be a challenge for those used to visual clues but for those used to text-based adventure games or tabletop RPGs, this auditory-focused approach adds an extra layer of challenge and excitement to the game. 

Each audio game is accessible for blind or low-vision players. Because escape rooms strive to provide a full-sensory experience, they tend to not cater well to individuals of different abilities, so it is great to see a small team of fans starting to grow this market.

Ultimately, audio escape rooms offer an innovative twist on the traditional escape room concept, providing a challenging and engaging experience that is sure to captivate players of all ages and skill levels. The focus on audio elements adds a new dimension to the gameplay, creating an exciting and memorable adventure for participants to enjoy.

1. Audio Escape Room

The simply-named Audio Escape Room app is built to work best at home on your Google Home or Amazon Alexa smart speakers. It is one of the first escape games to use the audio-only format. It is also one of the few that boasts about its blind accessibility and definitely has a good reason to be at the top of the rankings. Players can immerse themselves in unusual places all around the world like a mysterious place in India, an emperor’s  tomb in Kofun, Japan, or a Russian football stadium, solving treasure hunts and escape challenges.

With a wide variety and difficulty levels, Audio Escape Room has a very unusual and surprising riddles in each of its adventures, from the depths of the ocean to the top of Fort Boyard. Each challenge leads to the next rooms, offering a thrilling adventure that combines the excitement of a treasure hunt with an escape. 

2. Escape This Podcast

Escape This Podcast offers a unique experience, allowing players to get out of each escape on their own using pen and paper or they can follow along with the podcast’s guest players as they role-play characters trying to escape each week. You can delve into very unusual and surprising places, including escaping a bathroom, haunted mansion, and many other atypical places as well as traditional tropes. The podcast also interviews the people each puzzle was designed by. The games are all free to play as well.

3. Owl Field 3D Audio Storytelling 

Owl Field 3D Audio Storytelling offers a unique and immersive experience in the world of escape games. With one hour on the clock, players can navigate through the audio adventure series by solving puzzles and identifying the next audio file in the series. This is perfect for those who enjoy audio escape rooms and are looking for an escape adventure. They also have several experiences for fans of horror. For example, check out Overnight if you enjoy things that go bump in the night.

Whether you play just the first escape or continue on to the next rooms, Owl Field’s offering takes players to unusual and surprising places. Frequency is a must-try for anyone looking to discover very unusual and surprising adventures.

4. Ravensburger’s Echoes 

Ravensburger is a renowned puzzle and game company that has released a fascinating puzzle series called Echoes with Echoes The Dancer being its most famous game in the series. These trapped puzzle rooms are more like escape room board games where you must purchase the base game, but is paired with an app for all audio clues. You play as a detective who can hear the echoes of the past and must uncover the secrets of the past. These games are meant to be played in a group and though it is low-vision friendly, you will still need someone who is able to look at the objects provided.

5. John Taylor Tucker Split Audio Experiences

John Taylor Tucker has created an escape game called The Tucker Zone 3D Sound Adventure, hosted on YouTube. Each experience contains split audio surround sound, which brings you directly into the story. Though a small catalogue, the sound quality is fabulous and well worth a listen (it gave us chills!).


We hope you try this new and unmissable escape game format that is both is accessible for blind people and can be enjoyed at home or while on the go. The format will also be a fresh take on the usual escape room experience and might even serve as a memory game since you will need to keep track of all the clues in your head. So gather your friends and family, or embark on the adventure solo, and see if you have what it takes to escape in time.