Great Escape Adventures

Now 4 locations in Upstate NY ~ Organized Play ~ Geek & Pop Culture ~ Board Games ~ Escape Rooms ~ TCG's & CCG's
Go to Great Escape on the Lake – June 8-14, 2020

Great Escape on the Lake – June 8-14, 2020

Great Escape on the Lake 2020, is a week long 24/7 board gaming, LARPing, and Geek convention held at a camp on Lamoka Lake – just 15 minutes from Watkins Glen! Acres upon acres of enchanted forrest, from game tournaments to story telling around campfires, archery competitions to medieval reenactments, climbing wall, canoeing, and even an escape hunt ~ hidden treasure ~ and an island – this unique community convention will be one for the scrapbooks!

Go to Online Store

Online Store

Our online webstore is home to a growing selection of board games. You are able to purchase online and have it delivered direct to you or make a note to us that you would like to pick it up at your closest GEA game store. One of our goals is to provide easy access to affordable games for all gamers.

Go to Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms

An ESCAPE ROOM is a fully immersive adventure game where groups of up to 12 people work together to interact with objects and clues to solve ciphers, riddles, and puzzles within a full size room or series of rooms. The objective of the game is to attempt to solve the mystery and escape the room in under 60 minutes. Have you ESCAPED lately?

Go to Organized Play (OP)

Organized Play (OP)

Play with others across Upstate NY at our free tables. OP events from casual to competitive in all 4 locations. Warhammer 40k, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, L5R, and more… Walden Galleria – Buffalo; Oakdale Mall – Johnson City; Shops at Ithaca – Ithaca; Arnot Mall – Horseheads.


The GEA Community Foundation is a 501C3 community charity that utilizes creativity, adventure, and board gaming to add value to communities surrounding Great Escape Adventures and beyond.

The foundation went public on Jan. 1st, 2020 as the New Year tolled in Upstate NY! OUR PURPOSE for the GEA Community Foundation is to facilitate in the establishment of gaming communities and create opportunities for relationship in safe and healthy environments. These events will take place in local cafes, libraries, churches, restaurants / bars, camps, and vacation locations. We will create an educational and immersive environment by utilizing creativity and adventure, introducing helpful trade skills through LARPing and cosplay, and using games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering and other board games to heighten strategic thinking and problem solving. GEA Community Foundation will assist in calling out the best of each distinctive individual, encouraging self love, Suicide Prevention, Anti-bullying programs, after school programs in schools and churches, YMCA, Latchkey, hospitals, community organizations, clubs, colleges, universities, and so on.

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