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Paranoia Quest Escape the Room in Buford has four themes, including this “Witch Hunter” room.

Your trick-or-treat days have come and gone, but you’re not about to be the one sitting at home giving out candy. 

So why not lock yourself in a room with a few friends — and maybe a frenemy for extra kicks.

You can’t get out until you find the clues and solve the riddles and puzzles. 

Area escape rooms have themes with witches and zombies to make it spooky. Maybe you’ll get out before the real monsters come out on Halloween. 

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Paranoia Quest Escape the Room

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and Sundays; 10 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays

Where: Mall of Georgia Location, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford 

How much: $33-38 

More info: paranoiaquest.com 

Paranoia Quest Escape the Room in Buford has four themes, and two are great for Halloween. 

In their “Witch Hunter” room, you become a witch hunter exploring a house where five witches once lived. It’s your job to find what the witches were hiding before a vampire awakens. 

If you’ve been planning for the zombie apocalypse, try the “Zombie Hour” room. You’re one of the few people left in the world, and a vaccine for the zombie infection was recently discovered. You’ve got to gather your special forces team and locate the vaccine without dying. 

And if you’re still up for something new, try their virtual reality adventures. Their headsets offer five other escape rooms.

Three Keys Escape Game

When: By appointment only Monday-Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Suwanee Office Park, Suite 102, 780 Buford Highway, Suwanee

How much: $28

More info: threekeysescapegame.com 

A spooky mystery in costume could be fun.

Grab your magnifying glass for “Finding Sherlock Holmes.” The only clues you’ve got are left in his apartment. 

A mummy wrapped in toilet paper is a classic and easy costume, though it might make it more difficult to escape “The Pharaoh’s Chamber.” You’ve got 60 minutes to find the golden capstone and escape. 

Dress to impress for the “Secret Agent Challenge - 007.” 

You’re now an agent with the famed 007, and together it’s your job to stop a biological weapon strike. 

Escape the Mystery Room

When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Sugarloaf Mills Mall, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Unit 134, Lawrenceville

How much: $20 

More info: escapethemysteryroom.com  

If your ideal Halloween costume involves a cape, try 50 minutes of crime fighting in the “Superhero’s Adventure” room. 

If you prefer a magic wand with your cape, there’s “Houdini’s Magic Cell.” See if you’ve got what it takes to be a magician as you search for clues to escape. Just leave the top hat and rabbit at home.

If you’d like to be more covert, try the “Black Ops” escape room, where you’re in an elite military group, and it’s your job to locate and defuse a massive bomb. 

Escape the mystery room
Escape the Mystery Room is offered daily at Sugarloaf Mills Mall in Lawrenceville.
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