Find Basquiat: A Time Travel Adventure Through Basquiat’s Gritty New York

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Embark on a time-traveling adventure through the gritty streets of the East Village in 1980's New York with Basquiat, the renowned neo-expressionist artist. Decode his poetic musings and unravel the secrets of his iconic street art. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the era, exploring key landmarks and uncovering the cultural significance behind Basquiat's groundbreaking work. Can you complete your special mission and escape the clutches of 1980's New York?  
No booking needed. Just download the app, add it to your quests and start playing.
  • Game ends in another place than it starts
  • Cross the street carefully
  • Untimed Competition
  • Pause, continue exploring at your own pace or replay at any time.
  • No attractions ticket(s) required
  • The game is not timed, so take your time
  • Audio stories

Places you will visit


It will take you

54-84 mins

You will walk

2760 steps

Total distance

2.1 km


  • Entertaining, Immersive role-playing adventure. Uncover Basquiat's artistic journey and first apartment in the vibrant East Village. Explore iconic locations where Basquiat created his legendary pieces, gaining insight into his creative process. A unique and artsy date night to spark conversations and create lasting memories.


One electric New York City evening, full of chaos and wonder, you're behind a museum desk, doing your best to stay awake. Same old, same old. Another day, another dead-end dime at this boring 9-5. That's when you hear a thump. 

Basquiat's notebook is topsy-turvy on the floor. You pick it up. The room spins, rolls, and spirals out of control. You land hard on your back. You're in New York City 1985. If you don't get the notebook back to Basquiat, you'll be trapped in 1980s New York forever.

Game route

Starting point Starting Point
68 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003, USA
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Ratings and Reviews


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Tameka Mullins

25 Oct 2023
I truly felt transported back to the time when true artists roamed in search of inspiration, culture, and the defining experience that would uplift them to create great things! This is a tour I’d invite all Basquiat lovers to take more than once. Loved it!


09 Oct 2023
This app provides an educational, elucidating, entertaining walk through nyc vital art history - the making of Basquiat

Revolution Literary

09 Oct 2023
This game was amazing! it really felt like I was in the 80’s and the challenges were awesome. The storyline was so creative. sooo fun! if you want to know about Basquiat in an interesting way, play this game!

Elishia Merricks

09 Oct 2023
Amazing experience! A brilliant way to explore the city and learn about Basqiat’s amazing life and art!!

Shannon Rogers

09 Oct 2023
perfect way to spend an afternoon outside, learning things I never knew and noticing things I never noticed in my own city!

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outdoor escape game look like?

  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


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Revolution Literary
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