Next Generaton Axe Throwing

THROW is proud to bring a one of a kind knife and axe throwing experience to the Pittsburgh & State College areas. While normally Axe Throwing involves throwing axes at a target, Throw in connection with IQ Escape is bringing a new environment to Axe Throwing so that you'll not only be using brawns but your brain as well!
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What is THROW?

IQ Interactive Games is proud to bring THROW to the Pittsburgh area. THROW is the only axe and knife throwing experience that will stimulate all of your senses. In connection with IQ Escape, THROW offers a diverse and enjoyable experience by incorporating more than just a boring axe target. We broke the mold on escape rooms, now come enjoy the next generation of axe throwing!

Experiences are tailored to your desire. Want to let off steam and just THROW, no problem. Want to challenge your friends or family, no problem. We have designed multi-level games that will inspire your inner-competitiveness. Play Smart Axe to determine who really is a dumb axe; like playing cards, try Ace’s & Axes; and lastly, forget about Words with Friends, try ScrAxel.

Ready to THROW?

Here’s the experiences you can choose from!


Exactly what it sounds like. Don’t feel like competing or playing a game-Just interested in feeling the axe between your hands? Well come and Just THROW!

Axe Throwing Matches

Keeping it simple your personal match will include 3 games. 10 axes per game (think bowling). With a total of 30 axes to be thrown. We will tally up your game totals at the end and declare a winner!

Smart Axe

Bring your “A” game for this one, as we will mix axe throwing and trivia to challenge you on every level. Aim for your category and unleash your inner nerd with trivia questions! Your aim will gain you points but get your question wrong and it’ll set you back!


A twist and new way to play the old school game, scrabble. Come prepared as your aim will gain you your 10 letters but in the end only your intelligence will bring home the win by spelling out the best word just like scrabble!

Axe High

Think poker but there’s no luck in this game! It’s all up to you and your aim to get the best hand and win it all! Get the best hand out of 5 throws and win the jackpot!

Leagues & Tournaments

Leagues are coming to you soon! 12 people per league- set up a private league or join ours! Tournaments are a double elimination structure…. Not familiar with that? Look it up Dumb Axe!! Contact us for more information! (6 team league minimum/4 people per team minimum).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I really throw axes?

Of course! Unleash your inner badass and give it a go!

And women, let’s not be scared here- Have you ever thrown a pan, shoe or other random item at your significant other? (We all know you’ve at least thought about it!) Well, now there’s a better outlet for that!

Is there an age limit?

We don’t have an age limit but limit it to strength restriction. If you are not strong enough to throw an axe in a safe manner, then we will not let you throw. (you will be refunded if we feel you are under the strength restriction).

All children under the age of 16 will need to have a guardian present.

All throwers under the age of 18 will need to have a parent/guardian sign a waiver in person, as well as themselves.

Is it safe?

We have safety procedures and pre-cautions to ensure a safe and fun environment. We take safety as priority #1! Any rule breakers will be asked to leave and forfeit their tickets purchased.

Review Our Safety Policy HERE

Do I have to sign a waiver?

Yes, when you arrive for your time you will be asked to sign a waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian to sign off on the waiver as well!

How do I book?

Visit our booking page for the Throw location of your choice and click the book now button for all of our available dates and times.

Will someone teach me how to properly throw an axe?

Yes! When you arrive for your booking our instructor will take the first 10 minutes to teach you how to properly throw an axe and/or throwing knife. There will be someone there during your entire event should you have any questions during your matches.

I'm allowed to bring Alcohol? HUH?!?

Yes, we are BYOB at THROW PITTSBURGH. That being said we will be monitoring your drinking and if we feel anyone is intoxicated and can cause a safety issue, they will be asked to sit out on the axe throwing and will forfeit their ticket.

FOOD? BYOF and Catering Options are available!

Just like the booze-you can bring your own grub as well! We also have catering options available-email us for more information!

How are you different from other Axe Throwing Facilities?

We are different in a couple of ways:

Our tournaments: Our tournaments last about 45 minutes and consist of 3 matches of 10 THROWS a person. While most Axe Throwing Tournaments consist of knocking some people out of the competition-we do not! Everyone THROWS every match!

Our experiences: We will be offering a number of game experiences that intertwine with the axe throwing. These games will not only bring your brawns to life but you’ll need that brain of yours as well! Stay tuned for more information on this one!

All Inclusive Event Options: For corporate retreats, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or private events we have special pricing for those wanting to enjoy axe throwing AND an escape room experience. Catering is also available. Contact us today for more details!

High Quality: Just as IQ Escape is committed to providing the best and most unique experiences in the escape room industry, we aim to do the same thing at THROW!

What do I wear?

Come dressed to the nines or in your PJ’s- it’s your call! The only requirement we have is that you have closed-toe shoes on and no heels ladies! Other than that we think you’re capable of dressing yourself!

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards

Can we bring our own axes?

Unfortunately, for insurance reasons you’ll need to leave the axes to us!

How much is it?

$80/target.  Each target can host up to 4 people. That’s $20/person!

Additionally, we will have walk-in hours each week in which it will be $20/person no matter what!

How long is the axe throwing sessions?

Our sessions are one-hour long. The session includes 10 minutes of practice and then you are off to the races!

Minimum/Maximum group sizes for private events?

Please contact us for private events. While we have regular retail hours we are available for private events during non-business hours.

Am I able to pick which game I play?

Yes! Once we release our fun interactive games the booking portal will ask you which game you are looking to play- and if you change your mind when you arrive? No big deal!

If you are arranging a private event/party we can discuss the itinerary and will be able to customize the experience to your liking. Contact us for more information!

What are you waiting for?

Our North Hills Location

THROW Axe Throwing Pittsburgh

4780 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Located inside IQ Escape, underneath Pool City
Phone: 412-548-3715

Our South Hills Location

Throw at Crafthouse
5024 Curry Rd,
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Our Waterfront Location

Throw at The Waterfront
172 East Bridge Street
Homestead, PA 15120

Located in between Primanti’s and The Improv.

State College, PA Location

Throw at IQ Escape
278 W Hamilton Ave,
State College, PA 16801

Pittsburgh Locations

Other Locations


North Hills - Book Now - Gift Cards
Throw @ IQ Escape
4780 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 548-3715

South Hills - Book Now - Gift Cards
Throw @ The Craft House
5024 Curry Rd,
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
(412) 548-3715



Waterfront - Book Now - Gift Cards
Throw @ The Waterfront
172 East Bridge Street,
Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 368-8963



State College, PA - Book Now - Gift Cards
Throw @ IQ Escape
278 W Hamilton Ave,
State College, PA 16801
(814) 862-9987