Merlin’s House

60 min

You have wandered into a some strange house in the woods… A house that belongs to Merlin, the oldest known wizard in the world. It was he who helped King Arthur obtain the Sword of Excalibur. He even mastered how to flawlessly transform into any beast and back. Merlin has proved, time and time again that he is not to be messed with. Unfortunately for you, he is not a fan of guests as anyone who enters this house will stay here forever as a piece of furniture of even possibly a rat. Quick! You must get as far away as possible from here, Merlin will be back in exactly one hour. Trust me, you don’t want to be here when he returns…



The escape rooms here are super engaging. It's more than just decoding and unlocking things; it's way more challenging and in turn way more rewarding when you figure things out. The technology implemented makes it feel magical. Go to this place.
Jenna Hoogervorst
Had such an amazing time tonight!! We’re a large group of people divided into three smaller groups. Our group was “robbing the bank”! It was a pretty challenging yet super-fun! The staff is very friendly and helpful! We’re definitely coming back! THANK YOU! :)
Nicole C
We did The Ring and it was actually way more fun & entertaining than I thought! The Ring was a little scary because of the room but I honestly think it made it more fun. Def would recommend trying :)
Garshet Hatcher
This place is pretty dope. A perfect blend of challenge and fun. It's just difficult enough to feel like it's an actual escape room, but not too much that you get frustrated and stop having fun. Definitely recommend...
Octavia Davis
My dad and I are escape enthusiasts, and we've done over 120 rooms. Tonight we did Merlin's House and The Gold Bug, and they were some of the best rooms we've done so far! Smart Escape had some puzzles that we've never seen before. The technology was impressive and very creative! We cannot wait to go back to do their other rooms!
Ashlee Punte
We have escaped from Mafia's Bank. Awesome. Thank you!!!
Sally D.
I enjoy rooms where the clues are given on the tv screen, it makes communication clear and simple, preventing miscommunications. Loved the modern, hi-tech feel of this room. Very challenging and interesting. And loved the nice touch of the surprise at the end. A well crafted room. We look forward to trying again in the future and hope the kinks are worked out.
Ashley Jeffries
This was our family's first escape experience, so we were unsure what to expect. The Merlin Room was well thought out and had a great game play. No doubt, we struggled at times. The few clues provided helped to focus our attention on the right elements, while not giving us the answer. The good news was we "escaped" with only 12 seconds of play left. This really made us feel good about the experience. We will go back to experience another room. Thank you.
Larry Biegel
Room was fun and very different from the other escape rooms that I've completed. I liked that this one was not focused on locks but on actually doing things to solve the room. Very interactive and makes you think.
Cheraine Christian
The bank was was neat and very well put together
Austin Tamberino
Fantastic! I’ve played more than a dozen room escapes over five years and this is the most delicate one (also top 3 in difficulty on my list). Worth trying with your friends!
Linyuan Shi
We were the first team to experience the new Bank Robbery room and totally enjoyed the challenge! This one was different from others venues we had it was possible for the group to work on concurrent puzzles, which allowed for greater participation, and the electronic unlocking of the next puzzle was ingenious! The proprietors put effort into little details, which was great!
My friend and I recently did the "Merlin's House" escape room at Smart Escape, and I was really impressed with the quality of the experience. This was my 21st escape room, and I would easily rank it in my top 4. The decorations within the room are very high quality and consistent with the theme. There was a great variety of different puzzle types and good opportunities for teamwork.
Keith R
To say the least, this has been fun, challenging, and exciting. If you want an escape room that will keep you engaged this is the place to go. I’m normally good at thinking outside the box but this room really made me think. Highly recommend if you want to test your critical thinking. Great place.
Went looking for a new escape room to try while I was in town for family and was not disappointed! Smart Escape has some great things going on with their tech! We played The Ring and, my fiance and I having worked in escape rooms and having close to 50 under our belt, kept finding things that surprised and delighted us. Can't wait to come back and play their other two rooms! Arceniy was a great moderator!
Ian Anderson
This place was Awesome!!! Great service and the game was unlike anything I’ve ever experience I recommend everyone to try this place out!!
Amazing puzzles and a lot of fun with friends. You feel safe and it isn't scary. Thank you for dealing with some crazy peeps.
Gosha Kantsler
I've been to a number of such rooms around Baltimore. The "Ring" is hands down the best one so far! Well-designed puzzles and an immersive story line, unlike some where an assortment of locks needs to be open without much connection between them.
Great place! Very entertaining! My family really enjoyed solving the puzzle. We will definitely come back to solve some more!
Felix Kislyuk
I highly recommend trying this escape room to anyone! This escape room does not have you running around looking for random keys and locks, rather takes a very story driven approach with tech savvy escape elements making everything very very interactive! Best escape experience by far!
We have been to many escape rooms before but Smart Escape is way better than others. My kids loved it. Great place to spend time with family or friends. Highly recommend it!
Ina S.
Had a great time. This was my first time doing an escape room and I truly enjoyed myself. I thought I would just be able to breeze through the room. But, it really put my brain skills to the test. Although, we didn't make it out in time it still was a great experience. Staff was helpful and courteous also.
Devaldo Chappell
The best one
John Brown
We wanted a family adventure and went for the "Gold-Bug" room. It was perfect for the whole family and offered ample opportunity for the kids (11 and 14) to participate. A solid five-stars experience! We will definitely come back
Jean Rozin
My family and I had a spectacular experience here and they are above and beyond in customer service and entertainment.
This place is a blast, especially for groups! I loved seeing how group members of different personalities approached the puzzles.