Clues & News

Breaking News!

Creating new rooms and experiences for our customers has always and will continue to be our passion. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that we will be opening 2 new rooms in the next few months! You read that right: 2 new rooms! One at each location. You might be wondering which current rooms we will be closing. The answer is simple: none! We will have 7 rooms at our South location and 5 at Exit North. Stay tuned for details!

New addition to the South family!

After 3 months of hard work, we are ready to open our brand new room: Twisted!

Whenever we open a new room, we always say that it’s different from any other room that we offer. The same can be said about Twisted! It offers a great combination of all the skills required in an escape room: hands on, visual, logical, communication and teamwork. There’s something for everyone. Even for us because you see, there’s a twist!

Check out the details right here!

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that…

… the final 60 minutes for Cabin in the Woods will happen soon! Cabin in the Woods opened in October 2014 and has claimed many victims over the years. Many egos were crushed in that room and many escape room addicts were initiated to the concept in those walls.¬†Although it is sad to see it go, we are excited to bring a new and more immersive experience (more details on that soon).

There is no definitive date for Cabin’s shut down, but it will be in the next 2 or 3 weeks. If you have yet to play it, hurry up! If you need redemption, stay tuned. Do over times will be announced shortly.

The age of reviews and social media

Reviews… They’ve made us proud, they’ve made us lose sleep. When we opened Exit South in 2014, reviews helped us get our name out there and eventually gave all escape rooms in the greater Charlotte area a fantastic marketing tool.

But reviews come with some challenges. We’ve received praise and words that warmed our hearts and constructive feedback that made us grow. Unfortunately, we’ve also had customers threaten to “blast us” on social media.

Bottom line is that reviews and social media play a great role in the growth of any business. But what happens when the system gets taken advantage of? Case in point: a fake restaurant in London that was ranked #1 on TripAdvisor. The only problem was that the restaurant didn’t exist… Not kidding! Read the full story here.

Get your Christmas shopping done!

You can’t think of anything for that special person who is either very picky or who never needs anything? Offer them an immersive experience with Exit Strategy! And from now until January 1st 2018, you can take advantage of some cool discounts.

10% off when you purchase a $50 or $75 gift certificate ~ 20% off when you purchase a gift certificate of at least $100 in value. Not too shabby! Click here to purchase and enter code giftcert10 (10% off) or giftcert20 (20% off) at check out.

Our gift certificates are valid at both Exit Strategy locations in Charlotte NC.

Do Over Sundays Are Back!

2018 is going to bring a few new rooms at Exit South so if you need closure, January will be a great month! As always, price is going to be $15 plus tax per person who has played the specific room before. If you’ve not yet played the room, you can’t join in the do over fun! Even though you might still play with strangers if you don’t book the entire room, they too will be seeking redemption. Here are the dates:

Exit South
Cabin in the Woods: January 7th
Quest of Honor: January 7th
Murder Mystery: January 14th
Lost in Space: January 21st
Bank Heist: January 28th

Exit North
Spy Trainer: January 7th
Subject Zero: January 14th
Mansion: January 21st
Ruins: January 28th

These cannot be booked online. Give us a call to reserve your spots!

Exit South at 704-837-0515
Exit North at 980-859-4482

Small Business Saturday Discounts!

Today is Small Business Saturday and we have a cool discount for you: 20% off per person for any booking from November 25th to December 1st 2017. Use code SBS when you book. Fine print: code can only be used once per customer – prepayment required – cannot be combined with any other promotion

A new layer of team building

What if playing an escape room as a team building activity could be more than just a fun time? What if coworkers could learn about themselves and their colleagues so that they can work together more effectively – while having fun?

That’s what Boost Your Game is all about.

Since we opened our first location in 2014, we have watched tens of thousands of people work together (or not!) as they attempted to get out of one of our rooms. It didn’t take very long before behavior patterns started to emerge. At first, we noticed the obvious: who stepped up to be the leader and who was content in doing what they were told to do. However, other roles, relationships and patterns also became evident.

While many companies coming to Exit Strategy for team building are satisfied playing “Just for Fun“, we were getting more and more requests from organizations who were looking for a way to improve their team’s performance. So, we put our heads together and designed a unique and transformative team building option: Boost Your Game.

In Boost, teams work with an expert trainer/educator for an hour on top of playing Mansion at the North location. The formal debrief that takes place goes well beyond who did what and what worked well. The dynamics and relationships that are set in motion during the game are also examined. By understanding how such dynamics help a group be successful in a fun endeavor like an escape room, work teams are better able to support each other in the workplace during challenging moments.

From the very beginning of the 60-minute countdown, escape room players take on different roles. Without any planning, players will naturally gravitate to a role that suits their personality or others’ expectations. Whether they start looking for clues, try to roll the first lock they see or simply stand back to take it all in, players find their purpose. It might not always be useful or productive, but everyone will eventually find their role or play the one that is expected of them. Will someone take the lead or will everyone refrain from sticking their necks out? If there is a leader, is he or she the leader of the team in the workplace as well? All these observations are made as participants are playing but aren’t there fascinating correlations to be made with the workplace?

An escape room is also a great opportunity to see how well the group flows (or not) between working together and setting off to work individually on different tasks. While individuality or teamwork can both be key assets in the workplace, how can we best utilize them to be productive?

Want to know more? We would love to help you plan your Boost Your Game session. Call us at 980-859-4482 or email to learn how you can help your team achieve more while having fun.