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Our Immersive Escape Rooms

How an Escape Room Works

Escape Rooms are puzzle-based immersive adventures where you must escape from a locked room in 60 minutes.  Using teamwork, wit, logic, and keen powers of observation, you must find clues in order to solve a series of puzzles to escape the room.  Overcoming these challenges is the key to escaping.

Solutions to one puzzle will lead to something else – it may be a code for a padlock, the starting key for another puzzle, a door that opens to another room, or a piece for a meta-puzzle. A team of players will work on puzzles and share information about what is found. If they become stuck, they can ask for a hint that will help them to continue. As the time ticks on, the puzzles become more complex, feeding into a final puzzle which will provide the team with the key or code needed to open the door and escape.

Important Notes:

Our escape rooms are not meant to be scary. A way out of the room remains available at all time. The  “locked in” feel just adds to the intensity.  The rooms are monitored by cameras and a staff member watches on a television screen. Our state-of-the-art sound systems allow customers to interact with our staff throughout the entire escape room experience.

There is no climbing or physical activity. The only thing that a person in the room might have to do is bend down to see or reach something.

All rooms are handicap accessible.

Our Escape Rooms

Dr. Doug Testori designed all of our unique, one-of-a-kind room designs. You’ll never see our puzzles anywhere else.

Our Newest Escape Room – Motel 813

Enter a 1970’s era motel room filled with items from a long-dead family.  You and your friends must be incredibly daring – or incredibly foolish – enough to check into Motel 813 on a dark and stormy night.  In 1972, the exact motel room you booked became the scene of a grisly murder of a young family.  While most people blamed the husband, the murder was never solved. When a second couple went missing after checking into this room it was closed to the public.

Now, you and your friends become locked in this room. You have 60 minutes. If you have not been able to uncover the mystery behind their tragic deaths, your destiny will be no different than those of the guests that were here before you. Enjoy your stay.

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Blackbeard’s Escape

Notorious pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach) ‘s armed flotilla has landed of five vessels outside of the entrance to the harbor of Charleston S.C., Then, he blockaded the busiest and most important port of the southern colonies.  

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All vessels, inbound or outbound, can expect to be stopped and looted. Teach demands a chest of medicine and a pardon from the governor of South Carolina. You find yourself as a prisoner on the ship when you realize Blackbeard has left the ship to meet with the governor. You and the other prisoners have one hour to find your way off of the ship before Blackbeard returns.  

 

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Nuclear Countdown

As a member of a team made up of Russian and American diplomats team, you find yourself touring a nuclear command and control center in an underground bunker. The Cuban Missile Crisis has just come to an end. The two groups of diplomats meet to discuss disarmament. As you enter the bunker you realize that a nuclear activist has activated the launch sequence and sabotaged it. In one hour these missiles will launch, triggering a nuclear war.  It is up to you and your fellow diplomats to find the clues, which will enable you to deactivate the launch sequence.  If you do not find all the clues, mutually assured destruction is a certainty.   

What Guests Are Saying…

“We decided to give this a try as a team building exercise and I must say we enjoyed every minute! The employees — amazing!! We will be back! A lot of our Great Clips sister salons have also experienced this place and they loved it as well!!” Hannah M.

“Best team building experience! Can’t wait to do it again! I HIGHLY recommend this experience! The puzzles challenged us. An amazing experience.” Crystal F.

“Completed both of their rooms so far. Well thought out and extremely enjoyable. The owners were personable and accommodating. Every member of our team would recommend them to anyone.” Steve S.

“A MUST DO! We have done several escape rooms but this was well themed, unique puzzles, and an all around fun evening!!! This isn’t like the franchised escape rooms–it’s unique and MUCH better. Spend some quality time with friend, co-workers or family and check out this place! David G.

 

 



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