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Essex | Lakeside

Mix up your socialising with something a little different; immersive group gaming in the world’s smartest room!


Suitable for everyone over 8 years old, enter an interactive digital room featuring projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking, and surround sound, creating a hyper-immersive, 30-60 minute game experience. Whether you’re being graded by aliens, searching for rare martian minerals, or collecting coins in an ancient temple, at Electric Gamebox, we bring people together through shared play.


Electric Gamebox is the perfect experience for social bubbles!  You can find out all about the measures we have in place to ensure we are fully COVID-secure here.


Choose Your Game

Challenge Seekers · Latest Release

The Ace Chase

CAN YOU PULL A RABBIT OUT OF THE HAT? Le Marvellous Marcel, the world's greatest magician, is about to perform his famous final trick: pulling a rabbit out of a hat. But something has gone wrong, and you the audience find yourselves pulled inside the hat! Luckily the magic rabbit is there to give you a hand, and he knows his way around. Can you and your team find your way out of Marcel's magical world of tricks and puzzles? A team platformer adventure with a magical twist... Enjoy the show!

First-timers · Latest Release

Block Smash Mania

Keep the ball in play - smash the blocks! An immersive twist on classic arcade games

Challenge Seekers

Psychedelic Mansion

THIS IS A CIA TRAINING PROGRAM. Test your suitability for a career in international espionage with 4 different types of evaluation. You have an hour to complete as many levels as you can. Welcome, agents, to Psychedelic Mansion.

First-timers · Challenge Seekers

Temple of Coins

Dodge ghosts, pile on the power ups, and collect coins as you and your team make your way through the temple. Do you have what it takes to beat the Temple of Coins and reign triumphant?

Family Fun · First-timers · Best for groups

Alien Aptitude Test: London '84

It’s 1984, the aliens have taken over Britain, and they’re moving on to the next step of their invasion; grading the humans to see who is worth keeping around. Can you survive the scrutiny of these extraterrestrials as they grade your group from E- to A+?

First-timers · Best for groups · Challenge Seekers

Ticket to Mars

Tech billionaires have founded a new colony on Mars. Can you help with humanity's fresh start by mining enough Elonium (most humbly named by Elon Musk) and set up the largest colony possible? Blast off to the red planet today!

Best for groups

Alien Aptitude Test: New York '87

Aliens have now set their sights on late-80's New York. Does your team have the brains to impress them? As always, humans with good grades will be treated kindly - can your team earn your A+?

Family Fun

Rescue The Royals

It’s 2026 and Britain is no longer a monarchy, but instead has been converted into a huge game show run by an American live-streaming service. The Queen and the rest of her family have been taken captive and it’s your job to rescue as many of them as possible.

Family Fun

Temple of Coins Junior

Step into the Temple of Coins with your family, and collect as many coins as you can in this action-packed 15-minute game. Recommended for kids aged 5-7, but fun for the whole family!


Priced for your whole group to enjoy!

Child pricing is for under 16 year olds. Children under 12 must have a paying 18+ adult with them in the Gamebox. School and bank holidays are peak periods.

Pricing Schedule

15 Minute 30 Minute 60 Minute
Child Adult Child Adult Child Adult
Mon-Thu (Off Peak) £5 £10 £9 £14 £14 £24
Fri-Sun (Peak) £5 £10 £9 £14 £19 £29

Electric Gamebox, Lakeside Shopping Centre,
Thurrock, Essex, RM20 2ZP

Find us in The Quay just across from the Vue Cinema.

Opening Times

  • Mon: 11am — 7pm
  • Tue: 11am — 7pm
  • Wed: 11am — 7pm
  • Thu: 11am — 7pm
  • Fri: 11am — 8pm
  • Sat: 10am — 8pm
  • Sun: 10am — 7pm
    "Something different for date night. We booked not knowing what to expect but it was an awesome experience!"

    Liam, TripAdvisor

    February 2021
    "This is such a fun experience! My son and Husband and I really enjoyed it! We will definitely be back!"

    Marsha, TripAdvisor

    February 2021
    "Worth the money. Time flies because it is so much fun and works your brain and muscles out! Must try!"

    Ester, Google Reviews

    February 2021
    "Interactive gaming at its finest!"

    Niki, Google Reviews

    February 2021
    "So much fun!!! And great exercise as well!!!!! The guys are so nice and it was just amazing!!!!"

    Andi, Yelp

    March 2021


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Social Screen Time For Groups of All Sizes

Parties · School Outings · Team Bonding

Looking to book a bigger group to play our Gamebox games? No problem! Each Gamebox can have up to 6 people playing at one time, but if you have more people coming along to our venues we’ll reserve as many Gameboxes as you need, and you can compete for which group gets the best score...
Plus, you can get a discount of 15% per person on groups of 19-35, or 20% per person for groups over 35 people. We also offer options for exclusive access to our venue and can chat to you about hospitality too, so just click below to learn more or submit an enquiry!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there parking available at Electric Gamebox?

Our Lakeside venue is housed within the Lakeside Shopping Centre and as such there is loads of parking available.

Can you travel by rail or bus to the venue?

Yes, there is a railway station attached to the centre which is called Chafford Hundred. There is also a bus station with buses available to and from the local area. Please visit your preferred transport site to check times and stations.

What should I do if I'm running late for my booking?

While we can't promise that we'll be able to fit you in, the best thing to do is turn up as close to your booking time as possible (remember, your arrival time is 10 minutes before the session is due to start) and our team will do everything they can to get you into a Gamebox. Please be aware that this may include playing a shorter game.

What is the age suitability?

We recommend the adventures are suitable for ages 8+, but you know your children best and we’re happy to accommodate younger players too! Any participants under the age of 5 years will not be able to play but allowed into the Gamebox at their guardian's own risk, and only if the full group size does not exceed 6 per Gamebox booked. There must be at least one participating adult (18+) per Gamebox with children under 12. Please be aware of small children in the Gamebox with you as the lighting can be dim and players are very active! Those aged 12+ may play unaccompanied by adults. [US specific: Ages 12-17 can play unaccompanied, but will require an adult (18+) to sign the waiver on their behalf upon arrival.]

My child is under 8, can they play?

We have done a lot of testing and found that, although children under 8 years enjoy the lights and music, the adventures themselves can be too challenging to engage with properly. This is only guidance, and you are welcome to bring your child to play if you think they would enjoy it. Please remember that the technology on the visors is expensive, and will be damaged if it falls off!

How does pricing work?

We have different length adventures (30 minutes or 60 minutes) as well as peak and off peak pricing, so the amount will change depending on what adventure you’d like to play and when you want to visit us! You'll be able to see prices when you're booking your tickets.

What should I wear?

Please wear sensible footwear: flat shoes or trainers, no open toes or heels. We advise wearing just one layer, as you may get warm when being active in the Gamebox!

Are there any physical requirements?

You will be moving around your Gamebox as the controller of the game, however our games aren’t too physical and all activity is contained in one Gamebox, so you don’t need a specific level of fitness to play.

Can I bring my phone with me?

Absolutely! Feel free to take your phone in and get ready for some great photo ops in the Gamebox while you play. Remember to tag us @ElectricGamebox when you post!

Can I store my stuff?

We have lockers for small bags and coats, however we do not have storage for large items such as suitcases or bikes inside our venues. Please seek alternative arrangements for storing such items. Storage of pushchairs / strollers may be able to be accommodated, but space is limited so please contact us in advance if this is something you need and we’ll see what we can do.

Will I be put with other groups?

No, you won’t be put in with another group. Bookings are private and you will only be joined in your Gamebox by those you booked to play alongside, even if there’s only 2 of you.

If I have a disability or access requirements can I still take part in the games?

Most disabilities and access requirements can be accommodated but we want to make sure the games are safe and enjoyable for everyone, so if you’re not sure, please get in touch before booking and we can help you figure it out. For any players with photosensitive conditions please be aware that our adventures contain digital projections that are a source of flickering light. Please contact us if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to discuss.

Do you have discounted carer tickets?

We offer one free carer ticket per Gamebox. These are issued on a trust based system, please get in touch with us via our contact us page if you feel you're entitled to this.

Do you accept Apple Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal?

We accept Apple and Google Pay payments when booking an Electric Gamebox experience, however due to a compatibility issue with our booking platform, we're unable to accept PayPal payments at this time.

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