Everyone loves a good story. We love to watch movies and read novels. Sometimes, we can even feel as though we are the main character in our favorite story! What could be better than that? How about actively participating in a story, and bringing your family, friends, or co-workers along for the ride?
We at Escape This Place have set up two scenarios that will challenge your brain power with clues, puzzles, and beat the clock excitement.
So, if you're looking for something that is fresh and unique for a night out on the town with your crew, come and spend an hour with us and see if you can Escape This Place. We double dare you.
The Secret Library
The Artifact is one of the most valuable archaeological finds ever to be discovered. Its keeper, Booker McNeal Sr., has mysteriously disappeared while performing more research in Jerusalem. His son, Booker Jr., is searching for a team of intellectuals to enter his father's library and retrieve The Artifact before those at the L.O.C. can get their hands on it.
Back in 1861, two local disappearances were deemed unsolvable by the detectives in Rock Creek. The year is now 1866, and a new lead is pointing to the abandoned Rock Creek Mercantile. The city is now looking for a new team of detectives to continue the investigation.
All games are private/reserved. You will not be mixed with players outside your group.
Small Group$110plus taxYou'll get this flat rate when you're looking to book for a small group of two to four players.
Large Group$160plus taxIf your group size is five to eight, this will be your flat rate.
This pricing is good for both The Secret Library and Rock Creek Mercantile. Prices are subject to change at any time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an escape room?
An escape room is an interactive game. You and your friends will be "locked" in a room. You have an hour to find all the hidden objects and solve all the puzzles to find your way out.
How are you handling CoViD-19?
(tl;dr: private bookings only, fill out waivers before arrival, and if a teammate is sick, call to reschedule)
To best reduce the risk of SARS-COV-2 (CoViD-19) transmission in our space, we have made the following changes:
First, we have adjusted our booking policy. For now, we are only allowing private bookings. Social distancing is not practical in an escape room, and it is the responsibility of the players to judge whom to bring in their private group. Escape This Place™ cannot be held liable or responsible for SARS-COV-2 transmission between players. Prior to CoViD-19, private bookings were all one fixed price, but we have added a discounted rate for small groups (2-4 players).
Second, we have altered our schedule to provide ample time between each booking for cleaning.
Third, we have installed new rules for our players:
Waivers absolutely must be filled out and signed online before arrival, including contact information.
If any player feels feverish or ill upon arrival, the group will not be permitted to play. In this event, arrangements can be made to reschedule, but we can not offer refunds in this circumstance, as per our refund policy.
We have provided hand sanitizer in our lobby and in our games, and we encourage its use.
If you have any questions about the above policy, feel free to Contact Us.
What is Escape This Place?Escape This Place is a live action, interactive escape room experience. You and your team, in 60 minutes or less, will have to find the clues, use your wits, solve a series of challenging puzzles, decipher secret messages and escape the locked room. You will have to think outside of the box and use a combination of skills to reveal the room's secrets and may even find a surprise or two.
How long do we have to escape?
You have one hour and one hour only, unless otherwise stated. It is essential to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. When you arrive you will receive a quick briefing on the game. Players arriving after the start time will be denied entry. This will be considered a cancellation and will not be given a refund. Also, allow some time afterwards for some fun photos with your group.
Will we be placed in a room with friends or strangers?
That depends. If you book an entire room, then yes you will be with friends and you will get a nice discount. But, if booking only a few spots, then there is a chance you might have strangers too. Who knows, they might become your new best friends. Just remember, if you do not book the entire room, you could be playing with strangers. If that does not appeal to you, then book the entire room.
Are we really locked in?
Yes, the door will be locked, but you will never be trapped in a room. There will be an emergency key near the door for you. You will always be able to leave the room, especially if you have an emergency. Just remember, you must find the final piece of each game in order for your team to be considered successful.
Are any of the rooms scary?
None of the rooms are scary, however some rooms are more intense or have surprises in them and some may react differently. If they were rated, they would either be G or PG.
In case of emergency, what do we do?
Our players' safety is our utmost imoprtance. In the building we are in, a clearly labeled exit plan is easily viewable. Each game room, even when locked, has multiple exits, emercency keys, and personnel to assist that are only a few feet away in case of emercency. Feel free to Contact Us for more details or if you have any other questions.
Do I need a reservation to enjoy the Escape Room experience?
Yes, an online reservation is necessary. You can view the available days & times that each room is typically open on our booking page, but if you'd like to inquire about booking a room outside of our normal business hours, or if you have any other questions about booking, head on over to our Contact page. Online reservations are the best way to reserve your spot for game play.
Can I have my child's birthday party there?
This is a good venue to share a party experience as well as for family, friends, co-workers, tourists, travelers, visitors, couples & date nights, special moments, celebrations, and team building. We also have a small party room available. Please give us a call or use the Contact Form for more info.
How far in advance should I book?
We recommend booking as far in advance as possible to ensure your desired date and time are available. At this time, you can book up to 30 days in advance online. To be put on a wait list for more than 30 days, head on over to our Contact page to send us a message.
What is your cancellation policy?
We do not offer a cancellation or refund policy. However, you can change your reservation to a different available time if you reschedule at least 48 hours in advance.
If the game is cancelled by management, e.g. some natural disaster or inclement weather has caused us to temporarily close, we would then allow you to reschedule. We will email all of our customers whose reservations will be affected as soon as possible. We will give instructions for rescheduling. If in doubt, please call to verify if we are open.
What if I need to change my reservation?
You can change your reservations up to 48 hours before your event time by calling or using the contact form if an opening is available. No-shows without prior notice will forfeit their deposit.
Are mobile devices (phones) allowed in the room?
Yes, but you won't need them. We request that you turn them off while you are in the game as you certainly do not want to be distracted during your 60 minutes. No recordings or photos of any kind while participating in the game.
Is there an age limit?
Yes, any participant under the age of 17 MUST have a parent or guardian in the room with them AT ALL TIMES. Our rooms are not childproof, so please no children under the age of 12. Kids actually love the game, but may not be able to do it all on their own. Kids are great at finding things and putting clues together. Contact us with any questions or concerns.
Do you provide tips or clues?
Yes, most rooms get two clues when requested. Additional clues will be subtracted from your game time.
What other Escape Room tips or advice do you have before attending?
Not everything is a clue. There are plenty of benign items and red herrings.
Separate and search as there is plenty to find.
When you find something, keep them out for when you need them. Some will be found out of order, some will not apply and others are exactly what you need at the right time.
Communicate, communicate and communicate. When you find something, share it.
Ask each other questions and double check the answers. Some answers are obvious, some should be obvious and others need more thought or cleverness.
Do not climb on anything. There are no clues above normal reach.
There are no clues in cords, outlets, lamps, fans, drapes or shades.
Do NOT use excessive force on anything. Be gentle as usually no more than finger pressure is needed.
This is a game, it is interactive, it is to be enjoyed with others, have fun.