New Breakout Games, Activate Games now open in Gatlinburg TN

Activate Games in Gatlinburg

Activate Games in Gatlinburg is one of only two locations of its kind in the whole nation (photo courtesy of Activate Games)

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Breakout Games and Activate Games, two unique entertainment concepts originally based in Kentucky, have officially made their debut in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

The brand new attractions opened last month in downtown Gatlinburg, with a ribbon cutting ceremony held on June 22, 2021.

The two new gaming centers are sister companies and share a location in downtown Gatlinburg.

What is Activate Games?

Activate Games fuses technology and physical activity to create a live-action gaming experience for its guests.

Similar to escape rooms, Activate Games ignites your senses with a series of high-tech challenges. But unlike escape rooms, you go through a series of short challenges and track your score along the way.

From touch activated climbing walls to laser mazes and electronic basketball arcade-style games, Activate Games offers hundreds of interactive experiences where users will test their senses.

A wristband will track your score as you progress throughout the competition.

Are reservations required for Activate Games?

Walk-ins are welcome at Activate Games.

However, you can reserve a spot online to secure your plans. To reserve online, click here. Activate Games is recommended for ages 10 and up.

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Activate Games in Gatlinburg offers a variety of high-tech games that test your physical and mental agility (photo courtesy of Activate Games)

How much is Activate Games?

Admission for Activate Games is $25 per person, which includes 45 minutes of play.

If you have 2-5 players in your party, you may play as many 1-3 minute games as you can in that time frame.

For groups of 6 or more players, you can create multiple teams and switch them as much as you like.

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What kind of escape rooms will Breakout Games have?

If Breakout Games sounds or looks familiar, it’s because they are a well-known industry leader in the escape game industry.

They currently operate 37 locations across the country.

With escape rooms, players search for clues and solve puzzles within an hour to see if they can “escape” the room.

With Breakout, the company’s proprietary rooms include:

  • CLUE: The Escape Room
  • The Kidnapping
  • Mystery Mansion
  • Undercover Alley
Breakout Games is an industry leader in escape rooms, with intricate details and challenging puzzles in each room (photo courtesy of Breakout Games)

How much are the Breakout Games escape rooms?

Each escape room lasts for one hour and costs about $49.99 per person.

Rooms typically accommodate between 7-8 players, depending on the room.

It’s important to note that prices vary depending on how many people are in your group and which location and which room you are booking.

When will Breakout Games, Activate Games open in Gatlinburg?

Breakout Games and Activate Games are now open in Gatlinburg. The hours will be from 10 am-11 pm. However, remember that hours are subject to change and may vary by season.  

Breakout Games and Activate Games is located at 631 Parkway in Gatlinburg TN.

At the time of this writing, both Activate Games and Breakout Games have a perfect 5-star review on Google .

About Breakout Games

Founded in 2014, Breakout Games is a leader in the growing escape room industry, offering live-action entertainment at 37 locations across the nation.

Each Breakout escape room features multiple hour-long scenarios where visitors must crack codes, discover clues and solve puzzles in order to “escape” along with family, friends and coworkers.

Building upon the success of its interactive adventures, Breakout Games also offers Dispatch. This is a monthly subscription-based crime mystery game that is designed to be solved at home using physical clues and interactive websites.

To learn more about Breakout Games and Dispatch by Breakout, visit

About Activate Games

Located in Louisville, Ky., and Gatlinburg, Tenn., Activate Games is taking players into the future of physical play through a new live action gaming experience that fuses technology and physical activity.

Activate Games offers high-tech games created to test players’ physical and mental agility across a wide variety of real-life challenges.

This experience blends active play with the digital gaming experience.

Teams have the opportunity to choose from hundreds of game combinations and difficulty levels, giving participants a one-of-a-kind adventure.

To learn more about Activate Games, visit

Have you played at one of these new, interactive gaming experiences yet? Let us know in the comments!

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